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Endgame wraps up a generation’s favorite films

<em>Endgame</em> wraps up a generation’s favorite films

Griffin Sendek & Josiah Martin | The Duquesne Duke 05/02/19 It is near-impossible to think of a film series as expansive and long-lasting as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Nobody could have predicted 11 years ago that the franchise would grow to include 23 films, or that its flagship Avengers arc would conclude with the […]

She-Ra reboot returns with iffy second season

<em>She-Ra</em> reboot returns with iffy second season

Timothy Rush | Staff Writer 05/02/19 Second seasons can be hits or misses. It is hard to capture the same magic that made the first season great or continue the same story arcs efficiently. In turn, a new season grants a new opportunity to right the wrongs of the previous one. Overall, season 2 of […]

I Think You Should Leave is hilarious, but needs to abandon gross-out humor

I Think You Should Leave is hilarious, but needs to abandon gross-out humor

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 04/29/19 Sketch comedy is hard. Tim Robinson knows this, but has the tools to pull it off — he was a featured player and writer on Saturday Night Live. He has pulled out all the stops for I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, creating a sketch […]

Shazam! balances action with humor, thanks to cast

<em>Shazam!</em> balances action with humor, thanks to cast

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 04/24/19 After its opening weekend, Shazam! earned its rightful place at the top of the box office with $53.3 million. With 168 reviews, Rotten Tomatoes labeled this movie Certified Fresh. The movie was written by Henry Gayden and directed by David F. Sandberg with a cast that brought humor to […]

Come From Away explores small-scale effects of 9/11

<em>Come From Away</em> explores small-scale effects of 9/11

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/11/19 On April 9, the award-winning musical Come From Away came and landed in front of an almost sold-out crowd at Pittsburgh’s own Benedum Center. Set in the tiny town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, the musical takes place in the week following the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. […]

Santa Clarita Diet season 3 satisfying, worth a taste

<em>Santa Clarita Diet</em> season 3 satisfying, worth a taste

Timothy Rush | Staff Writer 04/11/19 Returning with gore and laughs to usher in April, the third season of Santa Clarita Diet delivers on many of its expectations. In this horror-comedy, the audience follows the events following Sheila Hammond’s (Drew Barrymore) transformation into an undead being with a hunger for human flesh. She must learn […]

Fosse/Verdon a masterpiece for theater nerds only

<em>Fosse/Verdon</em> a masterpiece for theater nerds only

Hallie Lauer | News Editor 04/11/19 Sweet Charity. Chicago. Cabaret. These shows and many others have become impossible to separate from their esteemed choreographer Bob Fosse. FX’s newest miniseries, Fosse/Verdon dives into the life of Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and his wife Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams), who was equally as famous in her own right. Produced […]

A Little Night Music is a Red Masquers masterpiece

<em>A Little Night Music</em> is a Red Masquers masterpiece

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 04/04/19 Admittedly, apart from “Send in the Clowns,” I knew very little about Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music going into the Red Masquers’ production this week. In a way, I’m glad this was the case; the plot’s turns and the rapid-fire jokes were all fresh to me, and executed […]

Choo Jackson’s Anime 2 can’t win rap fans in the streaming age

Choo Jackson’s <em>Anime 2</em> can’t win rap fans in the streaming age

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 04/04/19 The new album Anime 2, by Choo Jackson, formerly of Mac Miller’s Most Dope Family, fails to adapt to the times. Anime 2 hit number 158 on the iTunes charts in its first week but has not made the charts on any other music site. While this does not […]

Billie Eilish shares personal struggles in debut album

Billie Eilish shares personal struggles in debut album

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 04/04/19 On March 29, teenage pop sensation Billie Eilish dropped her long-awaited debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The 17-year-old has been producing music since her first single “Ocean Eyes” gained popularity in 2016. Her new album features her latest hits as well as […]

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