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Lana Del Rey exudes intimacy in “Norman F*****g Rockwell!”

Lana Del Rey exudes intimacy in “Norman F*****g Rockwell!”

Harshita Neralla, Social Media Editor

October 11, 2019

Lana Del Rey expresses confidence and nonchalance in her sixth studio album, “Norman F*****g Rockwell!” With her infamous smoky vocals and intricate lyrics, this record proves to be her most intimate and deep one yet. It suffices to say that Del Rey has come a long way since the release of her break...

Taylor Swift returns with “Lover”

Taylor Swift returns with “Lover”

Caroline Lobel, Riya Bindlish, and Daniela Wise

October 8, 2019

Taylor Swift released her dreamy, pastel hued, seventh studio album “Lover” on Aug. 23. The album heavily lives up to its reputation as a “celebration of love,” a title deemed by Swift herself. The 18-track album echoes vibes from her most popular past albums such as “Red” (2012) and “1989...

Karen Russell whisks wonder and weirdness into “Orange World”

Eva Shen, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2019

In her latest collection of short stories, “Orange World and Other Stories,” Karen Russell warps together eight outlandish tales of the whirlwind sort, intoxicated with dizzying language, whiffs of magical realism and a subtle sort of wildness. Russell, the New York Times best-selling author of “Swamplandi...

“Ready or Not” is here to thrill

Anika Garg, Features Editor

October 3, 2019

“Ready or Not” weaves intense scares, hysterical punch-lines and pertinent themes into a comedy-thriller joyride that is well worth the 90 minute investment, if you can overlook the film’s blatant predictability. It follows a slew of thriller films within recent years - from “Truth or Dare...

Netflix originals capture diverse audiences

Netflix originals capture diverse audiences

Katie Williams and Pranav Chillappagari

May 12, 2019

Over the last several years Netflix has become more than a streaming platform for the television industry. Recently, Netflix has begun to produce its own movies and shows as part of their brand. Dubbed “Netflix Originals,” these series tackle a wide range of topics and genres for all viewers from...

“Shazam!” zaps DC into a brighter future

“Shazam!” zaps DC into a brighter future

Siddharth Nandy

May 5, 2019

Following the critical and commercial failure of "Justice League" in 2017, Warner Bros. has attempted to move away from Zack Snyder’s dark vision for the DC Extended Universe, yet “Shazam!” acts as both a love letter to the DCEU of the past and a tonal step forward for the universe. The film is t...

Captain Marvel spurs new era of female representation

Captain Marvel spurs new era of female representation

Caroline Lobel, Sarah Kim, and Claire Zhang

April 29, 2019

“Captain Marvel,” the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, promotes female empowerment and gender equality by featuring the franchise’s first female lead while retaining the generic aspects of superhero movies. The film met every expectation of a Marvel movie. In fact, it grossed $455...

Glossier plays too much

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Photography Editor

April 20, 2019

Skincare and makeup brand Glossier launched their new line, Glossier Play, taking a more playful approach to makeup and encouraging consumers to explore the artistry and play with a range of colors and textures. The company took a multitude of steps in order to manifest the playful, childlike nature o...

“Us” catches America red-handed

“Us” catches America red-handed

Taylor Atienza, Megan Tsang, and Anika Garg

April 19, 2019

Jordan Peele’s newest movie “Us” is a wonderfully dark and disturbing mosaic of scares, symbolism and social commentary that marks his second venture into the horror genre a success. The highly-anticipated film follows the story of Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband Gabe (Winston...

“Nine Perfect Strangers” satisfies, but doesn’t stun

“Nine Perfect Strangers” satisfies, but doesn’t stun

Eva Shen, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2019

It might not be fair to compare Liane Moriarty’s latest novel to her past bestsellers, but “Nine Perfect Strangers” does not live up to expectations. Despite this, Moriarty manages to shape an enticing story and capture stirring ideas in her words. Moriarty typically shines when it comes to m...

Netflix’s third season of “One Day at a Time” raises the bar for the comedy-drama genre

Netflix’s third season of “One Day at a Time” raises the bar for the comedy-drama genre

Sneha Cheenath, Sports Editor

March 30, 2019

Though insightful, Netflix sitcom “One Day at a Time” sacrifices genuine conversations to make its political statements. The show is the reboot of a sitcom of the same name. The first “One Day at a Time” aired in the ’70s, and its plot lines are paralleled in the remake. Both center on a woma...

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