Arts & Entertainment

Silent Night, Deadly Night: Q&A with the film’s crew

By: Joel Frehn | The Duquesne Duke Outside of Halloween, Christmas is the only American holiday that has a massive film canon built around the setting. This canon is spread over several decades and genres including crime (Die Hard), home invasion (Home Alone), superhero (Batman Returns) and comedy (Jingle All The Way). This week, I […]

Xbox One perfect fit for family fun

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor The Xbox One, released Nov. 22, did not sell as well as the PlayStation 4, but it has edges over the PS4 in certain areas that will make it an attractive choice for years to come. The console has focused on taking over living rooms all over the world and […]

Looking back: five standout films from 2013

Looking back: five standout films from 2013

By: Joel Frehn | The Duquesne Duke Earlier in the semester, I listed my favorite cinematic selections for this past summer, which I consider a legendary one, in terms of the quantity of excellent films. It is fitting that I conclude this column for the semester with a list detailing the best films released this […]

Weekend events

Christmas Ball 7 p.m., Dec. 6 The event will be held at the Sheraton Station Square. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table, which seats 10. A ticket includes admission, transportation and dinner. For more information, email Anthony Green 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 The artist will perform at Mr. Small’s in […]

PlayStation 4 impresses despite flaws

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor There are two machines coming to gamers that are going to change the way people experience entertainment forever: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4, released Nov. 15, is supposed to be the console that is focused strictly on gaming. The PlayStation is the smaller sleeker machine. It […]

Brendza’s Beat: Brand New, Stevie Nicks and Celebrity stuff

By: Zach Brendza | Features Editor Brand New sells out The New Jersey four piece made waves last week when they announced four shows, two on the East Coast and two on the West Coast, in December. At each show, Brand New will play two previous albums in full, including B-sides, unreleased songs from the […]

Weekend events

Jake Miller 6 p.m., Nov. 21 The artist will perform at Altar Bar in the Strip District. Also performing is Action Item and Air Dubai. For more information or tickets to this all ages show, visit Light Up Night Nov. 22 The annual event will be held in Downtown and will include fireworks, skating […]

Thor: The Dark World on verge of perfection, but falls short

By: Joel Frehn | The Duquesne Duke Director Martin Scorsese said that young filmmakers should “study the old masters, enrich your palette, expand your canvas. There’s always so much more to learn.” This principle – studying what has been done and why it worked – is present in the newest Marvel film, Thor: The Dark […]

Young Legs best release for veteran Anthony Green

By: Greg Perciavalle | The Duquesne Duke Circa Survive’s famed frontman Anthony Green returns for his third solo album, Young Legs, released Tuesday. On the album, Green is backed by the instrumentation of his fellow Circa Survive guitar player Brendan Ekstrom and all three members of the indie trio Good Old War. This time around, Green’s sound […]

Batman Arkham Origins delivers in sight, sound

By: Joel Frehn | The Duquesne Duke Christmas is a time of celebration and gathering. It is also the setting for some of the best Batman stories. The newest tale, Arkham Origins, prequel to the games Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, is one of the franchise’s best releases, along with graphic novel Batman: Noel and […]

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