Arts & Entertainment

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, […]

Jessica Lange makes much-anticipated return to AHS

Jessica Lange makes much-anticipated return to <em>AHS</em>

Kevin Sheppard | Staff Writer 10/25/18 Ladies and gentlemen, kings and queens, witches and warlocks. Jessica Lange is back to make American Horror Story great again. On the Oct. 17 episode, Lange shook the American Horror Story world by making a cameo as Constance Langdon, the first of many of Lange’s iconic characters. Hopefully we […]

Talented cast tackles real social issues in The Hate U Give

Talented cast tackles real social issues in <em>The Hate U Give</em>

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 10/25/18 Last weekend, The Hate U Give opened with a high rating of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has a stacked cast of actors that portray their characters with ease, such as Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, KJ Apa and Common. The story follows a […]

Halloween takes horror’s iconic series back to its roots

<em>Halloween</em> takes horror’s iconic series back to its roots

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 10/25/18 The iconic white-masked slasher Michael Myers returns to the silver screen on the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, Halloween. While the story of Halloween has spawned a large multi-movie franchise, Halloween (2018) director David Gordon Green disregards all the prior sequels/adaptations and instead uses […]

The Night Comes for Us is action-packed, gory

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 10/25/18 Netflix’s The Night Comes for Us is two hours of pure gory, blood-soaked goodness mixed with a story about life and death. Based on a graphic novel by director Timo Tjahjanto, this Indonesian film follows Ito, a former member of the Six Seas: an elite group of men and […]

DU’s three choirs impress at joint performance

DU’s three choirs impress at joint performance

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 10/25/18 Saturday, Oct. 20,  the Mary Pappert School of Music presented a student choir performance in the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The performance was titled There Was A Time and featured three groups: the Pappert Women’s Chorale, University Singers and Voices of Spirit. There Was A Time was made possible by […]