Arts & CultureTheater

University Theatre’s ‘Mr. Burns’ ends 2016-2017 season on a bold note

University Theatre’s final production of the 2016-2017 season is ending the school year not with a fizzle but a bang. Playwright Anne Washburn’s 2012 creation, “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play,” is a bold and unabashedly weird piece of art that follows survivors of a nuclear apocalypse as they remember and …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

Review: The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror celebrates its 25th year

The 25th installment of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (XXV) brought a sense of familiarity and silliness with what has undoubtedly become a beloved Halloween tradition from the oldest running animated series. We begin the episode with an alternate universe where Bart Simpson actually enjoys school and even ends up class valedictorian. …

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Video: The Emerald sits down with Matt Groening’s high school teacher

The Emerald’s Silas Valentino discusses Matt Groening’s high school days with David Bailey, one of Groening’s high school teachers. From his anti-establishment establishment ways to holding office as student body president, Bailey reveals what the creator of “The Simpsons” was like in his adolescence. Bailey also discusses the rumors of …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

D’oh! Bart Simpson doesn’t live in Springfield, Ore.

New Sodom. America’s Worst City. America’s crud bucket. The Simpsons’ Springfield has adopted many names over the years. And in the spring of 2012, the city of Springfield, Ore. cheered when news hit that they were America’s crud bucket. “Springfield was named after Springfield, Ore.,” “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening …

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From Springfield to New York City, you were jealous of these TV living spaces

Admit it: When you watched the opening of that “Simpsons” episode where Bart played out the introduction of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” using Homer as the giant boulder, you wished your house were as privy to such shenanigans. Over the years, several fictional domiciles have captured our hearts. Here’s …

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