Arts & Entertainment

Illumination’s Grinch a weak adaptation

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 11/15/18 With the holiday season fast approaching, Illumination Entertainment took a stab at another adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch (2018) boasts a famous cast including Benedict Cumberbatch (The Grinch), Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson and Pharrell Williams, to name a […]

Tragedy postpones TV’s Heathers for a third time

Tragedy postpones TV’s <em>Heathers</em> for a third time

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 11/08/18 The 2018 TV reboot of Heathers recently had two episodes pulled from the air following the Squirrel Hill Synagogue shooting, marking the third time a mass shooting has interrupted the show from airing. In the current age of constant remakes, reboots and reimaginings, there are some movies that should […]

Davidson and Grande drama continues post-breakup

Davidson and Grande drama continues post-breakup

Kevin Sheppard | Staff Writer 11/08/18 Let’s hope we all have a spare pair of Versace sunglasses in our purse or murse (hey, we don’t judge) because honey, we have some shade. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have captured the attention of pop culture queens worldwide with their sudden breakup. Many people suspect the breakup […]

FM! uses radio motif to tackle real-life issues

<em>FM!</em> uses radio motif to tackle real-life issues

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 11/08/17 Vince Staples’ latest work FM! is a surrealist interpretation of gang violence, pop culture and the glorification of rappers. As impressive and daunting as this selection of topics is, Staples really shines in the cohesiveness and flow of the concepts on this album. In the opening track “Feels Like […]

Football Manager 2019 brings together fun and realism

<em>Football Manager 2019 </em> brings together fun and realism

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 11/01/18 Football Manager 2019 can best be described as the Gameboy Advance version of soccer if FIFA is the sport’s Gamecube equivalent. The game has lower quality graphics and fewer features, but the emphasis on fun is identical. Football Manager 2019 is an annually upgraded version of a simulation game […]

John Legend kick-starts holiday season with A Legendary Christmas

John Legend kick-starts holiday season with <em>A Legendary Christmas</em>

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 11/01/18 Although Halloween has barely passed, John Legend wasted no time releasing his first Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas at the end of October. With six original tunes and eight traditional classics, Legend adds his own personal touch to the release while remaining perfectly nostalgic to the […]

Hogwarts Happy Hour delights Potterheads

Hogwarts Happy Hour delights Potterheads

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 11/01/18 On Oct. 26, the Honors College kicked off the Duquesne University Halloween festivities by hosting its annual Hogwarts Happy Hour, better known as the “Harry Potter Party.” This two-hour event featured games, food, prizes and a whole night of fun centered around the “Wizarding World” of Harry Potter. The […]

Castlevania returns with more action, but not flawless

<em>Castlevania</em> returns with more action, but not flawless

Timothy Rush | Staff Writer 11/01/18 Netflix’s original series Castlevania, based on the prolific video game series of the same name, returns with its second season just in time for Halloween. It follows the protagonists Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), Sypha Belnades (Alejandra Reynoso) and Alucard (James Callis) in their quest to kill Dracula (Graham McTavish), […]

Hasan Minhaj returns with Patriot Act

Hasan Minhaj returns with <em>Patriot Act</em>

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 11/01/18 In today’s society, learning about politics is tiring and emotionally draining, but Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is making the act of learning about today’s current political climate something that can both entertain, inform and motivate viewers to learn more. This show premiered on Netflix with two episodes this […]

‘Happy little students’ paint at Bob Ross event

‘Happy little students’ paint at Bob Ross event

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 11/01/18 When the stress of midterms hits, sometimes you just need someone to calm you down and let you know that everything’s going to be OK — and, if it all possible, you need that person to be Bob Ross. “I believe that painting can be very cathartic, […]