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Time at home leads to overeating

April 19, 2020

Gone are the carefree days of just getting out a pack of ramen and cooking it for only myself. Well, that’s not entirely true, but for the most part since I have been home, I have been eating and cooking much more than I would at school. I had a pretty good setup going before quarantine. I would normally...

Netflix’s miniseries ‘Unorthodox’ is a triumph

Netflix's miniseries ‘Unorthodox’ is a triumph

April 19, 2020

Inspired by Deborah Feldman’s memoir, ‘Unorthodox’ tells the story of Esty, a young woman chafing against the confines of her ultra-orthodox Hasidic community in Williamsburg, N.Y. Though Williamsburg is located in the heart of 21st-century Brooklyn, life in the Satmar community feels straight...

Netflix’s “Self Made” falls flat

Netflix’s “Self Made” falls flat

April 5, 2020

Netflix’s four-part miniseries based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, which premiered March 20, had the potential to be outstanding. The real Madam C.J. Walker, née Sarah Breedlove, was a remarkable woman. Born into poverty as the daughter of recently freed slaves, she went on to build a haircare...

Quarantine Movie Club: ‘Contagion’ offers clarity in uncertain times

Quarantine Movie Club: 'Contagion' offers clarity in uncertain times

March 31, 2020

Given that all the movie theaters in the United States are closed for the time being, streaming services are seeming to become more essential to everyday life than they were before. Taking this into consideration, it is important to not only talk about what new shows are coming out for each respective...

Sharp comedy ‘Feel Good’ picks up after the happy ending

Sharp comedy ‘Feel Good’ picks up after the happy ending

March 22, 2020

Comedian Mae Martin stars as herself in “Feel Good,” a semi-autobiographical Netflix series that is as searing as it is funny. Mae the character is having a rough go. A newcomer on the London stand-up circuit, she’s scraping by with gigs at a friend’s comedy club and crashing on his couch. When...

Supernatural dark comedy premieres on Netflix

Supernatural dark comedy premieres on Netflix

March 18, 2020

The latest Netflix series blends elements from coming-of-age classics while still delivering a fresh viewing experience. In “I Am Not Okay With This,” 17-year-old Syd Novak is dealing with the aftermath of her father’s suicide, confusing sexual feelings and the usual woes of high school. To top...

Move ‘Onward’ with Pixar’s latest family film

Move ‘Onward’ with Pixar’s latest family film

March 18, 2020

Released March 6, Pixar’s “Onward” hit theaters with very little fanfare to say the least. There were very few trailers that made the rounds online, and for that matter, there were many people who had very little idea that it was even coming out, despite being a Pixar film and having an all-star...

Netflix brings the action in ‘Spenser Confidential’

Netflix brings the action in ‘Spenser Confidential’

March 11, 2020

Given the amount of original content that Netflix puts out on a regular basis, it can be hard to figure out what is worth watching and what isn’t. For some people, the idea of binging a whole show that they may not end up liking can seem like a waste of time, and lucky for those people, Netflix has...

Musical adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ debuts September

Musical adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ debuts September

March 11, 2020

Fairytales are something that I hold near and dear to my heart. Ever since I was small, I’ve been heavily invested in stories of princesses and happy endings. Perhaps one of the most recognizable fairy tales that I grew up with was “Cinderella.” “Cinderella” is the story of a poorly treated...

Empathy Pop-Up Gallery date postponed

Empathy Pop-Up Gallery date postponed

March 11, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the decision was made Wednesday morning, March 11, to postpone the Empathy Pop-Up Gallery scheduled for Friday of this week. Information will be disseminated once the event has been rescheduled. Questions can be directed to [email protected] The organizers ...

Schuster Gallery features local, global female artists

Schuster Gallery features local, global female artists

February 26, 2020

The latest exhibit at Schuster Gallery is a vibrant celebration of life and culture through a feminine lens, premiering just in time for Women’s History Month, which is observed throughout March. Lori Steadman, the gallery director, is pleased to bring works by female creators to the forefront; the...

Answer ‘The Call of the Wild,’ in theaters now

Answer ‘The Call of the Wild,’ in theaters now

February 26, 2020

The latest adaptation of Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild,” starring Harrison Ford, is out in theaters now, and audiences are raving. It’s a classic tale about a dog named Buck, who was stolen from his life in California and is thrown into the frozen wilderness of the Yukon against his will. Along...

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