TikTok: the New Home of Music

by Katie Gough ‘23 On October 22, 18 year old indie artist Shauna Dean Cokeland released her first single, “Moving in Place” on streaming platforms. In only 48 hours after its release, the song had garnered more than 150,000 streams on Spotify alone, likely because of her nearly 400,000 followers on  TikTok.  Since 2020, Cokeland has been releasing short clips … Read More

Pinocchio Twists the Classic Tale

by Connor Pugh ’24 Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio marks the latest in an impressive line of adaptations and reimaginings of the classic 19th century tale. In 2022 alone Del Toro had to compete with two other adaptations, one of which was a live-action remake of the critically acclaimed Disney’s Pinocchio from 1940. Due to the wide variety of adaptations, Del … Read More

New Black Panther Film Sets Marvel Back in the Right Direction

by Devin Kosiorowski ‘24 In 2018, Marvel released Black Panther which introduced a new superhero played by the late actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman portrays the character T’Challa, known as the Black Panther, who rules over the technologically and militarily advanced nation of Wakanda. The film was a hit with audiences and received stellar reviews from critics.  Two years after that … Read More

Lady Detective Returns in Enola Holmes 2

by Anna Haas ‘23 Two years after the first installment was released, Enola Holmes 2 hit viewers’ screens on November 4. A Netflix original series, the first movie followed young Enola, played by Millie Bobby Brown, as she investigated the disappearance of her mother, Eudoria, played by Helena Bonham Carter. Along the way, Enola makes the acquaintance of young Lord … Read More

Taylor Swift’s New Album Depicts Journey through Terrors and Sweet Dreams

by Lauren Frank ‘23 On October 21, Taylor Swift crashed Spotify with the release of her 10th studio album Midnights. If one new album wasn’t already surprising enough, Swift announced the release of seven more songs, Midnights (3am edition), after she released the original tracklist. Within hours, Swift’s album became the most streamed album on Spotify in one day, reaching … Read More

Colleen Hoover Does It Again

by Maggie Reese ‘24 As TikTok has become increasingly influential, the #booktok subculture emerged in recent years. Colleen Hoover became a TikTok sensation with more than one billion tags that laid the path for her to become a #1 New York Times bestseller with a Goodreads award-winning book with over a million reviews. As Hoover’s 2016 book It Ends with … Read More

Chainsaw Man Starts Off Strong

by Genevieve Mayle ‘23 After its opening episodes, Chainsaw Man has set the stage to become one of the most watchable dark fantasy anime of the season. MAPPA, a renowned Japanese animation studio famous for animating Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan: The Final Season, has decided to take on recreating this famed manga, which had won the Harvey Award … Read More

A Romance Veiled in Mystery

by Liam Trump ‘24 On a South Korean mountaintop, two detectives are scaling its side, intent on surveying the scene of a new presumed murder. Reaching the summit and nearly out of breath, Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) and his partner Soo-wan (Go Kyung-pyo) make it upon the crime scene. The camera cuts to a wide shot as the detectives stand atop … Read More

Black Adam Collapses under the Weight of Its Own Expectations

by Connor Pugh ‘24 The 2008 release of Iron Man marked the beginning of what would become 14 long years of near complete domination of the film industry by superhero films, and shows little sign of stopping anytime soon. Warner Bros. arrived late to the superhero film scene, releasing the first film in the DCEU (DC Extended Universe), Man of … Read More

Legally Blonde Tackled by Theater Program

by Aidan Therrien ‘23 This year, Sherwood’s theater program is taking on a challenge as Director Elizabeth Kominski and the cast will be presenting Legally Blonde, a 2001 film that was turned into a Broadway musical. Containing complicated choreography, large sets, difficult music for the pit, and some of the most daunting vocal parts on Broadway, Legally Blonde is a … Read More