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Globes confronts politics amidst awards

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~ The 74th annual Golden Globes hosted by Jimmy Fallon aired Sunday, Jan 8. This year’s award show celebrated several notable productions but will be remembered by most for La La Land’s success as well as Meryl Streep’s politically centered acceptance speech. The ceremony opened with a musical nod to the … Continue reading

‘Hidden Figures’ finds acclaim in performances

By: Trever McKenzie ~Staff Writer~ If I had to rate Hidden Figures, I’d have to use math that doesn’t exist. The movie, unlike many before it, absolutely lived up to the incredible hype. I watched this movie with my mom. She cried at least three times, and I even felt like crying, too. There was … Continue reading

Victoria’s Secret sasses with fashion

By: Riley Head ~Staff Writer~ The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place Monday night. The self-proclaimed “greatest fashion show on earth” was set and filmed in Paris this year. The show featured six different lingerie segments, each with its own theme. The themes this year included “The Road Ahead,” “Secret Angel,” “Mountain Romance,” “Bright … Continue reading

Netflix ‘Gilmore Girls’ reboot leaves fans nostalgic

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ It is almost certain that if a television show is dead, the people at Netflix will find a reason to bring it back. Netflix thrives on dead or near dead television shows, and Gilmore Girls is the newest of zombie television to celebrate its return. When the original series ended, … Continue reading

New ‘Starboy’ spotlights vocal mastery

By: Trever McKenzie ~Staff Writer~ The Weeknd’s Starboy is his latest release, and while there are many similarities to his last album, Beauty Behind the Madness, there are quite a few standout tracks that deviate from his normal style. “Starboy,” the hit title track, is a very simple song that is made addictive by the … Continue reading

Long-awaited games make their debut

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ It collectively took both Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian roughly 20 years to be finished. Final Fantasy was developed by Square-Enix, and The Last Guardian was developed by Sony’s Japan Studio. However, the industry has changed greatly during this long development period. With each new delay, gamers’ tastes … Continue reading

Pokemon Go declared dead, what next?

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ At one point in every Pokémon Go player’s life, the question gets asked, “Why am I playing this?” After an initial wave of hype and media saturation, America’s love affair with virtual, mobile Pokémon has ended. When the game first arrived, it was beset with bugs and crashes. Add to … Continue reading

Marvel’s ‘Dr. Strange’ treats audiences

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~ Fans received another addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe last week with Doctor Strange. The film follows Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange and his journey to becoming one with the magical world around him. This film is definitely one of the standouts of the year and is entertaining in … Continue reading

XU Theatre ‘Diviners’ combats stigma

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photo Editor~ Xavier Theatre continues to impress with their newest show, The Diviners. The show opened Nov. 11 and will continue through Nov. 19. The play’s story is thoughtful and sentimental and a compelling cast performance will leave you stunned and heartbroken. The play follows the touching friendship of a … Continue reading

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog cook up good TV

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ The best hour of television I watched this weekend was Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. It is a new kind of cook-off show that combines hip-hop and Martha Stewart. This is the kind of television that puts entertainment in the surreal category. The cooking battle show really was born … Continue reading

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