Arts & Entertainment

Music school student Julianna Grabowski gives graduate recital

Music school student Julianna Grabowski gives graduate recital

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 11/14/19 In her second year of graduate school, Julianna Grabowski, a vocal performance major, has accomplished a much-anticipated project: her graduate recital. On Friday, Nov. 8, Grabowski performed four solo pieces in Mary Pappert School of Music’s PNC Recital Hall. The show, according to Grabowski, was open to the public, […]

Genesius Theater home to thought-provoking Endeavor Mind

Genesius Theater home to thought-provoking <em>Endeavor Mind</em>

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 11/14/19 Note: A member of the Duke editorial staff is involved in this production. Science is constantly pushing boundaries, always taking risks and looking for the next best thing. This is reflected in many works as the question of “what if?” is asked. What if humans could be made immortal? […]

Earl Sweatshirt’s Feet of Clay messy, but interesting

Earl Sweatshirt’s <em>Feet of Clay</em> messy, but interesting

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 11/14/19 Earl Sweatshirt’s latest album, Feet of Clay, is a 15-minute disjointed, chaotic jazz session with a little bit of rapping thrown in. Feet of Clay is sonically similar to Yugen Blakrok’s Anima Mysterium while it lyrically resembles Tyler the Creator. All in all, this album does not really tread […]

Despite flaws, Doctor Sleep is a fine follow-up

Despite flaws, <em>Doctor Sleep</em> is a fine follow-up

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 11/07/19 The Halloween spirit continues past its end with an early release showing of Stephen King’s newest novel adaptation Doctor Sleep. This past Wednesday, AMC Theater in the Waterfront held a special preview of this new horror movie, which will see a full theatrical release on Nov. 8. Directed by […]

Kerry Washington shines in film adaptation of American Son

Kerry Washington shines in film adaptation of <em>American Son</em>

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor 11/7/19 Christopher Demos-Brown’s hit Broadway play is brought to life in the new star-studded Netflix drama, American Son. Set entirely in the waiting room of a south Florida police station,  American Son tells the story of an interracial couple (Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale) searching for their missing son with […]

Netflix’s Daybreak, though not perfect, is action-packed fun

Netflix’s <em>Daybreak</em>, though not perfect, is action-packed fun

Hannah Boucher 11/07/19 Children turning savage in the absence of adults: William Golding first introduced the concept 65 years ago with his critically-acclaimed novel Lord of the Flies. Netflix re-introduces the idea with its new action-comedy original series, Daybreak. After an atomic bomb goes off, wiping out the entire adult population, the kids must learn […]

Students attend Phantom Fright Nights, learn through DUCares

Students attend Phantom Fright Nights, learn through DUCares

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 11/07/19 Residence Life posters advertising for the Halloween season appear everywhere throughout the campus in preparation for a safe, fun-filled “Halloweekend” for Duquesne students.  In spirit of the holiday, Resident Assistant Kayla Harris organized a Kennywood field trip for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., wherein students […]

2.5 Minute Ride a moving, funny monologue

<em>2.5 Minute Ride</em> a moving, funny monologue

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 10/31/19 The production of 2.5 Minute Ride, written by Lisa Kron of Fun Home acclaim, has all of the things I enjoy in a play: queer themes, a Jewish narrative and a startling depth punctuated by brilliant acting. Theatre professor Nancy Bach plays Kron in the one-woman show, taking the audience […]

Masterful Mean Girls musical adaptation comes to Pittsburgh

Masterful <em>Mean Girls</em> musical adaptation comes to Pittsburgh

Hanna Boucher | Staff Writer 10/31/19 The current trend of revamping pop culture’s most beloved films into musicals has selected a new target: Mean Girls. After enjoying more than a year of success on Broadway, Mean Girls is making its way around the country, with its current stop being Pittsburgh. Fifteen years after debuting in […]

Season 2 of Castle Rock off to chilling start

Season 2 of <em>Castle Rock</em> off to chilling start

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 10/31/19 Good news for the spooky season — Castle Rock, based on the works of Stephen King, has returned. The first season premiered on Hulu last year, and this past Wednesday, the horror anthology is back with the first three episodes of its second season that bring famous stories to […]

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