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Father of All… makes strong statement, but lacks musicality

<em>Father of All…</em> makes strong statement, but lacks musicality

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 02/13/20 California rock band Green Day is back with its thirteenth studio album Father of All…, released on Feb. 7. With punchy guitars and lyrics charged with political exhaustion, the album sounds like a pop-punk tribute to a society wrought with panic. If Green Day set out to make a statement, […]

Miss Saigon’s tale of love in ’70s Vietnam shines Downtown

<em>Miss Saigon</em>’s tale of love in ’70s Vietnam shines Downtown

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 02/06/20 A story of love, loss, war and sacrifice, Miss Saigon has made its way to Pittsburgh for one week only. The cast sends you on an emotional rollercoaster as soon as the curtain rises. Jumping right into the story, audiences find themselves in Dreamland, a night club that makes […]

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show stuns viewers

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show stuns viewers

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 02/06/20 Super Bowl LIV celebrates the first victory in 50 years for the Kansas City Chiefs, just as it celebrates the brilliance of women in Latino culture by featuring worldwide sensations Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. It takes stellar enthusiasm to be worthy of performing in pop culture’s biggest event of […]

The C-Word tackles difficult subject with fantastic cast

<em>The C-Word</em> tackles difficult subject with fantastic cast

Josiah Martin | Arts and Entertainment Editor 01/30/20 The Red Masquers have once again proven the stunning dramatic talent here at Duquesne with The C-Word. In this show, writer Olivia LeSuer, a Duquesne Student, has created three characters who want so badly to connect with each other but are in denial about their own inability […]

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens shows star’s comedic prowess

<em>Awkwafina is Nora from Queens</em> shows star’s comedic prowess

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 01/30/20 Awkwafina is Nora From Queens debuted Wednesday, Jan. 22 and all indications are that Comedy Central hit a home run with this series. The series has already been renewed for a second season, and after watching the pilot, I can understand why. This show, is like nothing else I […]

Track by track, Circles is a Mac Miller masterpiece

Track by track, <em>Circles</em> is a Mac Miller masterpiece

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 1/23/20 Prior to his death in September 2018, Pittsburgh rap/hip-hop phenomenon Mac Miller was in the midst of working on an album that posed as a call and response to his previous album: Swimming. Circles, which was officially released on Miller’s behalf on Jan. 17, seems to reflect the unanswered […]

Frozen 2 a well-crafted next chapter for franchise

<em>Frozen 2</em> a well-crafted next chapter for franchise

Katie SeCaur | Staff Writer 12/05/19 On Nov. 22, Disney’s much anticipated Frozen 2, hit the silver screen in theaters worldwide, sending many parents and their little ones to the theater to see the latest adventure of Anna and Elsa. The early box office receipts have been staggering, with a global box office take of […]

Les Miserables’ touring cast dazzles downtown

<em>Les Miserables’</em> touring cast dazzles downtown

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 12/05/19 On Friday, Nov. 29, the Benedum Theatre downtown was filled to the brim as a story of love, loss, revolution and redemption came center-stage. Les Miserables, Boublil & Schönberg’s musical magnum opus, is based on the 1862 novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. It follows the story of […]

‘NSP’ returns with slightly homogenous third cover album

‘NSP’ returns with slightly homogenous third cover album

Joseph Phillippi | Staff Writer 11/20/19 Ninja Sex Party (NSP) is a mostly comedic band centered around a man named Danny Sexbang and his murderous best friend Ninja Brian, the stage names of musicians Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht. Most of their songs are centered around their escapades to rock and seduce the general population […]

Genesius Theater home to thought-provoking Endeavor Mind

Genesius Theater home to thought-provoking <em>Endeavor Mind</em>

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 11/14/19 Note: A member of the Duke editorial staff is involved in this production. Science is constantly pushing boundaries, always taking risks and looking for the next best thing. This is reflected in many works as the question of “what if?” is asked. What if humans could be made immortal? […]

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