Arts & Entertainment

Gorillaz live in the “Now, Now”

Gorillaz live in the “Now, Now”

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 07/11/18 The Now, Now is the latest album by Damon Albarn’s musical side-project The Gorillaz, and for many fans, they’ll be wishing it was the “past, past.” To be clear, the album in and of itself isn’t bad. The music doesn’t stand out when compared to the work the project […]

Mike Shinoda’s latest album tackles tough subject, but doesn’t stand out

Mike Shinoda’s latest album tackles tough subject, but doesn’t stand out

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 06/24/18 On July 20, 2017, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington took his life. Nearly a year later, the same conversations many Linkin Park fans already had re-entered the mainstream, with the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade rocking the foodie and fashion worlds. While it is impossible to know […]

Queer Eye’s newest season impresses

Queer Eye’s newest season impresses

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 06/23/18 Queer Eye is back and there’s a reason its thumbnail on Netflix is now a box of tissues. Get ready for tears, laughter, smiles and a renewed sense of hope. From start to finish, the Fab Five made up of Antoni Porowski, the chef of the crew; Karamo Brown, […]

Nintendo Labo proves fun and innovative, but not flawless

Nintendo Labo proves fun and innovative, but not flawless

Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 04/26/2018 Back in the yesteryears of this past January, I wrote about my unfettered excitement for Nintendo’s latest doohickie, the Nintendo Labo. The hybridization of video games and model kits, Labo promised to justify all of the bells and whistles crammed into the Nintendo Switch console. How? By building toys out […]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine still an unlikely social pioneer

<em>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</em> still an unlikely social pioneer

Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Writer 04/26/2018 In 2013, Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered as Fox’s daring police sitcom with a heart of gold. Its creators brilliantly intertwined compelling, diverse characters with seemingly effortless humor from the start, all while daring to tackle issues rarely addressed in the world of situational comedy. With Season 4 delving into racial […]

Fortnite at head of rapidly growing genre

<em>Fortnite</em> at head of rapidly growing genre

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 04/26/2018 Since its release, Fortnite Battle Royale has captured the hearts of over 45 million players, claiming the title of most popular video game in the world. Epic Games’ smash hit is not alone though. It is just one in an ever-growing sea of recently released battle royale games, all […]

Into the Badlands astounds with riveting season premiere

<em>Into the Badlands</em> astounds with riveting season premiere

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 04/26/2018 Season 3 of Into the Badlands returned Sunday night with no punches pulled, delivering a heavy dose of beautifully choreographed fight scenes, engaging plot development and new mysteries on the horizon with the arrival of Pilgrim. Last season, the tides seemed to turn against the Widow (Emily Beecham) as […]

An inside look at Red Masquers’ production of Equus

An inside look at Red Masquers’ production of <em>Equus</em>

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 Disclaimer: This writer is also involved in this production. More than a year ago, John E. Lane Jr., the director of the Theater Arts program at Duquesne University, approached Justin Sines and said, “I would like to play Dysart in Equus, and I would like you to direct.” Sines […]

The Walking Dead ends eighth season with epic crossover

<em>The Walking Dead</em> ends eighth season with epic crossover

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 The much-anticipated Season 8 finale of The Walking Dead not only sees an end to the war between Rick and Negan, but also the start of a new chapter in Fear the Walking Dead as Morgan makes his move into the latter show. Last episode in TWD, Dwight’s status […]

Red Masquers saddle up for Equus

Red Masquers saddle up for <em>Equus</em>

Carolyn Palombo | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 Disclaimer: A member of The Duke staff is involved in this production. From April 12-29, the Duquesne Red Masquers are performing the production Equus every Thursday through Sunday. The show is a telling feature about a mentally ill young man, Alan Strang (Evan W. Saunders), working with his psychiatrist, […]

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