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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

Nintendo steps up its game with Switch

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ The biggest mysteries of the Internet over the past year have been the rise of Harambe’s fame and Nintendo’s NX. One of those mysteries has been solved. This past week, Nintendo unleashed a video upon the masses about its most closely guarded secret. No longer the NX, Nintendo’s newest console … Continue reading

‘Harry’ receives yawning reception

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ In the ‘90s, singer/songwriter/ actor Harry Connick, Jr. was blown up in the film Independence Day. That film launched Will Smith’s career, but Harry had to play the long game. Harry has always been a likeable guy. He helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina, he loves his family and his … Continue reading

XU ‘Diviners’ returns to a simpler time

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Theatre has a penchant for picking the right production at the right time. The Diviners offers a simple exploration of redemption. Perhaps now more than ever it’s a story that we need to hear. The Diviners is centered around the relationship between CC Showers (Aaron Robinson), a disenchanted preacher, … Continue reading

‘Jitney’ captures the Black experience

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ Five Black men held back tears, centering themselves around a question all too familiar to the Black-American experience: what now? A product of the literary genius of August Wilson, Jitney is a story that follows five African- American adult males as they struggle to maintain a jitney car service station. … Continue reading

XU ‘Music Man’ receives singing praise

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ Xavier Theatre’s outstanding performance this weekend had The Music Man marching right into our hearts. The musical follows con man Harold Hill to Iowa as he convinces the people of River City to let him form a boys’ band before he skips town. Harold struggles with exposing his charade … Continue reading

‘Rocky’ reboot time warps to nowhere

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~ Following in the footsteps of NBC, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again is the latest attempt from FOX to cash in on the musical bandwagon. A remake of the cult classic, it follows Brad and Janet, a recently engaged couple, who are looking for shelter … Continue reading

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