Category: Activities

An Introduction to Self-Publishing

The Guardian is offering extremely helpful advice on self-publishing. In brief: This comprehensive one-day course offers advice on all the finer points of self-publishing. From designing a cover to managing your costs (and projecting your profits), plus essential tips on how to promote your work in the press and social media, get inside knowledge from […]

Free Film Fridays

For the month of March, the Museum of Science will be hosting Free Film Fridays. Each Friday, all day long, the Museum will be opening its doors for the public to enjoy free viewings in their IMAX theater. Some of the films that will be shown include documentaries such as; The Last Reef: Cities Beneath […]

The Penelopiad: A Great Experience

The Penelopiad turned out to be as interesting and multi-layered as we had expected, attracting about 35 Core students and many more theater fans! Following the events of the Odyssey from the female perspective, the play interwove the voice of Penelope and the voices of her twelve maids who are killed in the end at […]

Publication Opportunities for Students

The Core is pleased to present students with a fantastic opportunity to publish their work: The Agora, an on-line publication of Lynchburg College, specializing in responses to the great books of the world, has become a national journal of undergraduate academic writing. The journal, like the ancient Athenian Agora, seeks to be a marketplace for important […]

BU Today: The Penelopiad

This article by Susan Seligson of BU Today provides the first reactions to CFA’s rendi tion of Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad. Here is a sample of description: In this contemporary reimagining of The Odyssey, which the author adapted from her 2005 novella, the dead Penelope narrates her tale from a 21st-century Hades, in a state she describes as […]

Charles McNulty on Depictions of Violence in Theater

In this compelling article, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic McNulty discusses the controversial topic of violence in theater. Here is a sample: What is the line between acceptable and unacceptable violence in art? If gruesomeness is the criterion, much of Jacobean drama would have to be banned, including Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” with its graphic scene […]

Samurai!

The MFA will soon present the fascinating exhibition “Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection”. It will feature the extraordinary artistry of the armor used by samurai—the military elite led by the shoguns, or warlords, of Japan from the 12th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of the distinctive appearance and […]

MassMoca Trip in March

The Core encourages students to join the BU Art History Association on a trip to MassMoca on Saturday March 2nd. MassMoca is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country (for their official site, visit http://bit.ly/XwXaBv). The cost of the trip is $10 and includes transportation, guided tour, and box […]

Piano Concert at TSAI

Tomorrow, February 5th at 8 pm, in the TSAI Performance Center, there will be a Piano Department Concert, featuring works by Claude Debussy. The event is free and open to the public. The Core encourages students to drop by and dip their toes in the music.

At the MFA: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Students are encouraged to explore the arts, and such an opportunity is offered at the MFA from February 1st - February 24th, with the chronological showing of Stanley Kubrick Films. While not directly related to works studied in the Core, it is worth a visit, as the selection will include Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A […]