Movie Theaters Look To Come Back with Summer Blockbusters

by Nia Peake ‘23 We’ve all been in the house enjoying the luxury of watching movies in our pajamas and grabbing snacks out of the fridge or cupboard, but nothing quite hit the spot of the fresh smell of hot movie theatre popcorn that hits your nose as soon you step foot in a movie theater and the colorful speckled … Read More

Merry Clayton Shows Enduring Power through ‘Beautiful Scars’

by Timaya Pulliam ‘23 In 1980, Merry Clayton released her album “Emotion.” For many years after that, many thought that was her final album after a career as a gospel and rhythm and blues (r&b) singer as well as a renowned backing vocalist for famous rock bands. Personal tragedy struck in 2014 after Clayton’s legs were amputated due to a … Read More

Ethan Hawke’s Ode to Theater

by Peyton Blumenfeld ‘22 If anyone can get away with writing about the struggles of a famous white guy—it’s Ethan Hawke.  The Academy Award-nominated actor proves himself to be a man of many talents with his new novel “A Bright Ray of Darkness.” The story follows the events of actor William Harding, as he deals with the guilt and shame … Read More

Greek Myth Meets ‘The Hunger Games’

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 Alexandra Bracken is no stranger to writing YA fantasy novels; her most popular books being “The Darkest Minds Series” and “Passenger.” Bracken’s newest release “Lore” takes the reader to the streets of New York where an age-old tradition begins to unfold. The Agon is an annual hunt every seven years made to punish the nine greek … Read More

for King and Country Delivers Songs with Substance

by Anna Haas ‘23 The music group for King and Country features brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, who are former Australian residents. They come from a family of nine who moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991. The first one in their family to get into the music business was Joel and Luke’s sister, Rebecca St. James, and the brothers spent … Read More

‘‘Godzilla vs. Kong’’ Is a Letdown

by Ryan Duvall ’21 The fourth installment of Warner Brothers “Monsterverse” is out. And unfortunately it is  disappointing. After three films, where many monsters were introduced, it appeared that only two were left standing, Godzilla and King Kong. In this film, the two heavyweights do face-off and while the action is great, the story-telling and acting are lackluster. Director Adam … Read More

Coming Back to America

by Rachel Klein ‘22 Thirty-three years ago a future cult classic, one-of-a-kind movie came out called “Coming to America.” The movie starred many well-known actors such as Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and many more. The plot centers around a young African prince named Akeem (Murphy). His father, the king (Jones), wants him to settle down and get … Read More

A Welcome Change

by Jack Miller ‘21 Since their formation in 2002, experimental rock band Xiu Xiu has made a name for themselves by confronting the darker facets of life through their harsh soundscapes and provocative subject matters. Frequently tackling issues such as depression, loss, and suicide, the band’s raw and often nihlistic style has, understandably, turned many away from their music. Their … Read More

All Conspiracies Are Real In “The Department of Truth”

by Dylan Friedman ‘21 We live in very strange times. The political landscape has become even more vitriolic, and misinformation has never been so widespread, reaching a boiling point at the storming of the Capitol. Fascism and the far right is unmistakingly on the rise, and it would be ludicrous to suggest otherwise given what happened oin January 6. Conspiratorial … Read More

Harry and Meghan’s Bombshell Interview Divides Generations

by Hailey Sepulvado ‘22 The United Kingdom’s political agenda is not a topic of conversation at the average American dinner table, but the royal family might be. From the grand weddings, tours around the world, and newest heirs being born, the social ins and outs and the glamour of “royalty” have always piqued American interest.  This, however, may be changing … Read More