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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds upon the Caped Crusader’s legacy

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds upon the Caped Crusader’s legacy

Druw Van Der Werff, Media Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Comedy, charm, and endearment are the three words that came to mind when I was watching “The Lego Batman Movie.” The Warner Brothers’ latest movie is an absolute masterpiece that just barely misses the bar set by its predecessor released in 2014, “The Lego Movie.” “The Lego Batman Movie”...

Mixing Mediums

Mixing Mediums

Edward Benner, Entertainment
February 17, 2017
Filed under Artist Profile, Entertainment

As student artists work to hone their talents, they discover what media best enable them to express themselves. Featured are three artists who speak about their backgrounds, favorite works they have created, and where they find inspiration.

Food Fight: Waffle House and IHOP

Food Fight: Waffle House and IHOP

Anna Sullivan and Elizabeth Harmison
February 14, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Two breakfast restaurants, Waffle House and IHOP, battle it out to see which one offers the better 24 hour service.

Fondue restaurant provides unique dining experience

Fondue restaurant provides unique dining experience

Adriana Guidi, Perspectives Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Cheese and chocolate fondue what more could you want? If you are looking for a unique dining experience, look no further than The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot is a fondue-style restaurant, where guests can enjoy several different dishes, all of which are cooked with a fondue. Fondue is a type of coo...

Dress destinations for this dance season

Dress destinations for this dance season

Alyssa Kraus, Copy Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

With Prom and Ring coming up, many students are searching for the perfect dress. In order to make your dress-finding experience easier, here are some local store reviews to help you out: Elegant Touch Bridal and Tuxedo: Elegant Touch is primarily a store for wedding dresses located in Nottingham. However...

Finding the best Netflix Original for you

Finding the best Netflix Original for you

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

If you're looking for shows or movies to stream instantly, Netflix has a large selection of original productions for every genre. Here's a list of Netflix Originals for the sci-fi fan, the comedy lover, the documentary lover, and anyone who loves a feel-good movie. For the sci-fi lover - “Stranger Things” This eerie...

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

James Keller, Copy Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Entertainment

“The Dark Side of the Moon” is one of the greatest albums of all time. It holds the title as one of the best-selling albums with over 45 million copies sold. Although the band Pink Floyd had already reached stardom with their prior albums, “The Dark Side of the Moon” set their name in stone as...

Benner’s B-Sides: ‘Run the Jewels 3’ raps in hopes of a revolution

Benner’s B-Sides: ‘Run the Jewels 3’ raps in hopes of a revolution

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Killer Mike passionately raps, “You defeat the devil when you hold onto hope; cause kinfolk life is beautiful and we ain’t gotta die for them other men” on the stunning track “2100” off of Run the Jewels’ latest album “Run the Jewels 3.” The new album is a bold, defiant, and extreme political...

“Split” will grab your undivided attention

“Split” will grab your undivided attention

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

As I hear the blood-curdling scream coming from the innocent and traumatized teenage girl, my heart starts beating faster and possibilities race through my head of what could possibly happen to her next. The psychological thriller “Split” was released on Jan. 20, with a suspense filled plot line tha...

Best and worst dressed at People’s Choice Awards

Best and worst dressed at People’s Choice Awards

January 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

On Jan. 18, the People's Choice Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. Perspectives Editor Adriana Guidi and News Editor Elizabeth Harmison chose their top five best and worst looks from the night.

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ is anything but an unfortunate series

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ is anything but an unfortunate series

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
January 20, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Whimsy, humor, satire, and dramatic plot twists all culminate into eight amazing episodes in “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the new Netflix original series that’s anything but unfortunate. The show tells the story of the Baudelaire children and their adventures to find an appropriate guardi...

‘Hidden Figures’ showcases the confidence within us all

‘Hidden Figures’ showcases the confidence within us all

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

As I arrived at the theatre and saw a crowd of people lining up to get inside, I realized that this movie had to be something. As the credits rolled through, I knew that I would happily stand in line for days just to watch this film over and over again. Inspiration. That’s what “Hidden Figures...

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