What’s Really the Best Veggie Burger on the Market?

by Adina Brenner ‘20 Veggie Burgers. They’ve been the craze for the past few years now and have only gotten more popular. With the climate crisis intensifying, scientists are pointing out that reducing one’s red meat intake can have a positive impact on our environment. In turn, this discovery has prompted more people to want to go greener or even … Read More

A Mesmerizing Plunge into Madness

 by Jack Miller ‘21 Writer and director Robert Eggers follows up his stupendous debut feature film, “The VVitch,” with the terrifically audacious “The Lighthouse,” a stunning black-and-white psychodrama starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse-keepers working on a deserted island post in 19th-century Maine. Dafoe gives a career-defining performance as Thomas Wake, the aging sea captain in charge … Read More

Taco Bar Is Not Just Your Typical Mexican Chain

by Reade Fenner ‘22 The Northeast corner of Olney-Sandy Spring Road and Georgia Avenue is the center of a bustling Olney intersection. Jerry’s Subs and Pizza used to occupy this venue, but it closed in August of last year because it didn’t get enough business. Taco Bar opened in the place of Jerry’s on August 31 of this year. Taco … Read More

‘Joker’ Is No Laughing Matter

 by Conall Sahler ’20 “Joker,” Todd Phillips’ 2019 alternative take on DC’s most popular villain, is tracking a lot of reactions and opinions. The movie follows Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a mentally ill man who is neglected and beaten down by society until he feels there is no other choice but to turn to violence and murder. This premise has … Read More

The Pen-and-Paper Prequel to ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Is Brutal and Beautiful

by Sarah Nove ‘20 In the late ‘80s, R. Talsorian Games released the first edition of “Cyberpunk,” a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) which has since become a classic. More than three decades after its initial release, a video game spin-off, “Cyberpunk 2077,” is set to come out this spring, featuring stars like Keanu Reeves and Samuel Barnett. In the meantime, … Read More

Warner Bros. ‘Joker’ Sparks Wild Controversy

by Alex Cohan ’20  Warner Bros. released its newest DC Comics spin off movie “Joker” in theaters on October 4. In the movie, Arthur Fleck, a children’s clown during the day and a failed comedian by night, gets isolated and bullied by society as he tries to find his place in Gotham City. Fleck’s downward spiral into madness keeps the … Read More

90s Alternatives Revisited – “Weezer” by Weezer

by George Yiallouros ’20  The grunge era was a great example of producing hard pounding but depressing melodies that resonated with many teens and adults alike.  Then Kurt Cobain died in 1994. Suddenly all the sad undertones of grunge just felt too real and too close to home. Everyone wanted to ignore all the melancholy things for a while and … Read More

Who Killed Bryce Walker? A Viewer’s Guide to “13 Reasons Why”

 by Selene Ashewood ’22 Season Three of “13 Reasons Why” came out in late August after months of promotion for it. Of course, when the words ’13 reasons’ ring in the air, everyone wants to know what “the scene” of this season is. What shocking act did they portray on screen to get people tweeting? Well, this time, there is … Read More

‘Parasite’ Is A Daring and Unpredictable Marvel

by Jack Miller ‘21 Acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s newest film, “Parasite,” is his best yet– a socially conscious genre-transcending masterwork that is funny, thrilling, moving, thought-provoking, and superbly crafted. The film follows an impoverished family of four that spends their time working low-paying gigs and moping around in the dinginess of their basement-level Seoul apartment. The four eccentric … Read More