by Leah Schroeder ’13 If at first you don’t succeed, die, die again. In Duncan Jones’s “Source Code,” Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) re-lives and manipulates the last eight minutes of the life of another man, Sean Fentress, through an experimental program called source code. His goal is to identify the bomber of a Chicago commuter train and determine … Read More
by Hannah Chertock ‘12 With each change in season, the fashion world reveals what will soon be the trends and fads in the consumer realm. Common themes always appear in the collections of top designers such as DKNY, Chanel, and Dior and these commonalities dictate what will soon be in style that season. Ralph Lauren, for example, just unveiled his … Read More
by Andi Hubbell ‘11 Dim, dingy and rundown, the Ottobar in Baltimore hardly seems like an ideal venue for a performance by a 17-year-old actress turned songstress. However, Taylor Momsen, frontwoman of alternative rock band The Pretty Reckless (TPR), is no Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato. The headstrong, outspoken “Gossip Girl” star refuses to conform to the cookie-cutter mold followed … Read More
by Darby Whitehair ‘12 David Cassidy, the man who dominated the stage in the 70’s as a singer and actor, was the object of affection for thousands of teenage girls. Even now in his sixties, he still makes his fans’ hearts skip a beat. Allison Pearson, a devoted fan of Cassidy, channels her old obsession into her novel “I Think … Read More
by Ryan Coulter ’12 Known for their unsubtle lyrical commentary on social and political events, Rise Against continues their switch to a type of punk rock that doesn’t quite meet the sound fans used to adore. With the release of their sixth studio record “Endgame” this past month, Rise Against shows not only their transformation away from their previous, more … Read More
By Michaela O’Donnell ’13 When deciding where to go for a classy dinner, a rundown shopping center in Olney isn’t what comes to mind. Near an old beer and wine store, a Popeye’s fried chicken restaurant and a Rite Aid, however, is Taste: Mezze Tapas Lounge. Walking into Taste is like taking a breath of fresh air. Candles flicker on … Read More
Rock n’ Roll Revival #40 officially opens on Friday, March 5. Rock n’ Roll is MCPS’s longest running muscial preformace and will celebrate its anniversery with a checkerboard stage, song medlies and surprise ending. Some senior leads include Tori Rhodes, Brian Duffy, Sloan Friedman, Cristy Intoccia, and Amy Dinnerman. Above, sophomore Matthew Kovalsky preforms “Nobody but You,” made famous by the Human … Read More
by Katie Nolan ‘12 Hydra Kyll The summer of their sophomore year, seniors Zachary Moustafa, Rohan Mathur and Tim O’Connell decided to form a heavy metal band. After they recruited Sherwood graduate Michael Collins and senior Stephen Prentiss, Hydra Kyll was formed. “We play many different styles of heavy metal, whether it’s slow, Black Sabbath-type Doom Metal, to the speedy, … Read More
Neo-Folk band Honey Stone, which comprises of seniors Noah Booz (vocals/guitar), Stephen Daniels (bass) and Eric Armstrong (vocal/drums), won 15 hours of recording time at Cue Recording studios after the band came in first place in The Next Big Things Tour on December 12 at the 9:30 Club, the renowned music venue in Washington D.C.
On paper, the characters are intriguing, the plot fascinating and the dark, puzzle-like vibe captivating. Yet, in actuality, the show, “The Cape” disappoints, falls flat and leaves the viewer with endless questions.