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“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

Lauren DeFelice

September 14, 2018


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I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the 2000s. But when I told my mom I was watching “Queer Eye,” her eyebrows rose. “Oh, you mean ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’?” she asked. I didn’t know the Netflix show was a reboot. So, I researched and learned how Netflix improved the formula. ...

“Love, Simon” a love letter to closeted teens

“Love, Simon” a love letter to closeted teens

Andrew Wang

May 4, 2018


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One of the best things about Love, Simon for me was the feeling that lingered after the 110 minute run time. Directed by Greg Berlanti and written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, Love, Simon feels fresh and exciting, especially in the creative ways that it subverts the classic -and sometimes ti...

New series has more than meets the eye

New series has more than meets the eye

Veronica Yaron

March 2, 2018


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Netflix underwent a series of changes since its founding in 1997, evolving from an online Blockbuster to an on-demand streaming service. Yet, its biggest revolution was the introduction of its  Netflix Originals in 2013, and since then the site has distributed over 500 self-commissioned hits – and ...

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

Veronica Yaron

October 13, 2017


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The first thing many people learn about me is that I love Halloween; all of October is dedicated to making a homemade costume, decorating, and watching horror films. The latter is actually more of a year-round hobby, but during October nothing beats curling up with a good slasher and some warm apple cid...

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

Phillipa Soo is the saving grace of ‘Amelie’

April 19, 2017


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Dreamers. Goldfish. Garden gnomes. Elton John. Paris, France. The unifying factor that links all of these seemingly unrelated aspects into a single Broadway musical is one woman: Phillipa Soo. Broadway’s newest musical “Amélie” stars Soo in a decidedly different role, playing the quirky titula...

“Newsies” establishes a new precedent for movie musicals

“Newsies” establishes a new precedent for movie musicals

Alexandra Weitzman

April 19, 2017


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Playing for a limited time only, Disney’s “Newsies: The Broadway Musical” premiered on the big screen for four days. Although the show was initially set to show only on Feb. 16, 18 and 22, an extra day was added on Mar. 4, totaling box office sales to $3.47 million, according to Playbill.com. Unlik...

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

Jack Hester

April 16, 2017


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One of the worst and most unthinkable thoughts is to imagine a life without your existence. Would people notice if you just vanished? Is it even worth continuing to go on? Many have tried conveying these thoughts into PSA’s, short films or other types of media, but rarely in a musical. “Dear Evan ...

“Get Out” does not disappoint

“Get Out” does not disappoint

Veronica Yaron

April 13, 2017


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Driving to the theater with the only friend who would see a film with me at 5:45 on a Tuesday night, I wondered if the 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes was worth me failing a test. Spoiler: it was. Jordan Peele, one half of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” made his first directorial deb...

Thundercat releases solid new album

Thundercat releases solid new album

March 30, 2017


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On his latest record “Drunk,” Thundercat shows us all that he still knows how to have fun and entertain listeners while doing it. The bassist isn’t just coming off his first charting album, “Apocalypse;” he’s also gained a wider audience after collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on the rapp...

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Julia Pardee

March 24, 2017


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The humble “6 God” promised his 22-song playlist would become “the soundtrack of your life.” He promised it would be released in December – actually, in February. But the underwhelming album “More Life” ruined the Toronto native’s credibility as it was released three months late and ...

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sam DeCuicies

March 2, 2017


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After his hiatus from the music scene, the famous ginger from Britain has finally returned. Ed Sheeran’s newest album "÷" is set to drop on March 3. To promote the album, Sheeran released two singles on Jan. 6. Prior to these songs, Sheeran’s latest release dated back to 2014 with his album “X” (pronoun...

‘Silence’ explore loyalty, perseverance in Christian missionaries’ journey

‘Silence’ explore loyalty, perseverance in Christian missionaries’ journey

Sawyer Barth

February 20, 2017


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The recent release of historical drama film “Silence” marks the end of a nearly 30-year-long journey. Since 1989, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, known for films such as “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” had been in the process of developing and financing his piece, but...

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