Director Jordan Peele Does It Again 

by Ayana Antoine ’20 In 2017, the film “Get Out” made more than $33 million in its opening weekend. The chilling thriller showed the creativity of the director and writer Jordan Peele, who explained after that the film was not going to be the end of his horror films with people of color as his protagonists. While “Get Out” focused … Read More

New Heist Thriller “Triple Frontier” Distinguishes Itself

by Nick Hermosilla ‘19 “Triple Frontier”, directed by JC Chandor, is a Netflix film that gives a good mix between other military-themed heist movies like “Three Kings” and modern crime thrillers like “Sicario” and Netflix’s “Narcos”. The movie stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund as former soldiers who set off to the border between … Read More

‘Monopoly’ Celebrates Success and Friendship on New Single

by Adam Levine ‘20 Not two months after the release of her fifth studio album, “thank u, next,” and eight after her fourth, “sweetener,” Ariana Grande has released a new single, “Monopoly.” Co-written and sung with her best friend, Victoria Monét, the single, which Grande deems “a thank u to them fans,” celebrates not only the musical success the two … Read More

Marvel’s New Captain Leads the Way

by Sudha Sudhaker ‘21 On March 8, Marvel Cinematic Universe released its first ever movie with a solo female lead, as Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, better known as Captain Marvel. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, “Captain Marvel” sheds light upon why Nick Fury sends a message to Captain Marvel before Thanos wipes out half of life … Read More

‘Finding Dorothy’ Provides Insight into a Classic Story

by Adina Brenner ‘20 Whether you are eight or 80 years old, it is more than likely you are familiar with the widely known quote, “there’s no place like home.” For generations, “The Wizard of Oz” has brought smiles and laughs to faces all over the country. Originating as a book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, the story … Read More

‘The Empty Bowl’ Will Have Listeners Hungry for More

by Sarah Nove ‘20 While modern radio dramas and political news shows seem to be at the forefront of podcasting, “The Empty Bowl” defies genre. It’s all about cereal –– not to be confused with “Serial,” the popular investigative journalism podcast –– and that’s it. There’s no punchline or underlying storyline; it’s just two guys talking about the latest in … Read More

Origins of the Real Slim Shady

by Andrew Ventura ‘19 Twenty years after its initial release, Eminem just dropped the new expanded edition of his classic album, “The Slim Shady LP.” As soon as I heard it, I knew this was not a traditional rap album. It made me smile and laugh at all the ridiculous stories and funny bars embedded through it. Marshall Bruce Mathers … Read More

Anthem Has Potential, But is Seriously Lacking at Launch

Jack DeGonia ‘19 EA and Bioware’s newest game, “Anthem”, provides a fun game with very little content. Despite having satisfying and intuitive controls and a decent story, once the story is finished the player has next to nothing to do.  This, accompanied by exceedingly long load times, provides an average experience in a game that could be great. “Anthem” provides … Read More

Slapfish Slaps

by Sophia Wooden ‘20 Slapfish opened on Rockville Pike in June 2018 and offers a new twist on a seafood restaurant. Advertised as  “A Modern Seafood Shack,” and surrounded by many other trendy restaurants in a strip mall, Slapfish has a nautical vibe and is a great place to meet up with friends after a long, tiresome day. This new … Read More

Oscars Breaks Free From 30 Year Tradition

by Brynn Smith ’19 Instead of premiering with a monologue from Jimmy Kimmel about the former years best picture fiasco or Chris Rock and the lack of black nominees in the running for the awards, the band “Queen,”, featuring Brian May, Roger Taylor, and current frontman Adam Lambert opened the award show. With a medley of the most famous “Queen” … Read More