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? […]

Earl Sweatshirt’s Feet of Clay messy, but interesting

Earl Sweatshirt’s <em>Feet of Clay</em> messy, but interesting

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 11/14/19 Earl Sweatshirt’s latest album, Feet of Clay, is a 15-minute disjointed, chaotic jazz session with a little bit of rapping thrown in. Feet of Clay is sonically similar to Yugen Blakrok’s Anima Mysterium while it lyrically resembles Tyler the Creator. All in all, this album does not really tread […]

Despite flaws, Doctor Sleep is a fine follow-up

Despite flaws, <em>Doctor Sleep</em> is a fine follow-up

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 11/07/19 The Halloween spirit continues past its end with an early release showing of Stephen King’s newest novel adaptation Doctor Sleep. This past Wednesday, AMC Theater in the Waterfront held a special preview of this new horror movie, which will see a full theatrical release on Nov. 8. Directed by […]

Kerry Washington shines in film adaptation of American Son

Kerry Washington shines in film adaptation of <em>American Son</em>

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor 11/7/19 Christopher Demos-Brown’s hit Broadway play is brought to life in the new star-studded Netflix drama, American Son. Set entirely in the waiting room of a south Florida police station,  American Son tells the story of an interracial couple (Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale) searching for their missing son with […]

Netflix’s Daybreak, though not perfect, is action-packed fun

Netflix’s <em>Daybreak</em>, though not perfect, is action-packed fun

Hannah Boucher 11/07/19 Children turning savage in the absence of adults: William Golding first introduced the concept 65 years ago with his critically-acclaimed novel Lord of the Flies. Netflix re-introduces the idea with its new action-comedy original series, Daybreak. After an atomic bomb goes off, wiping out the entire adult population, the kids must learn […]

2.5 Minute Ride a moving, funny monologue

<em>2.5 Minute Ride</em> a moving, funny monologue

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 10/31/19 The production of 2.5 Minute Ride, written by Lisa Kron of Fun Home acclaim, has all of the things I enjoy in a play: queer themes, a Jewish narrative and a startling depth punctuated by brilliant acting. Theatre professor Nancy Bach plays Kron in the one-woman show, taking the audience […]

Masterful Mean Girls musical adaptation comes to Pittsburgh

Masterful <em>Mean Girls</em> musical adaptation comes to Pittsburgh

Hanna Boucher | Staff Writer 10/31/19 The current trend of revamping pop culture’s most beloved films into musicals has selected a new target: Mean Girls. After enjoying more than a year of success on Broadway, Mean Girls is making its way around the country, with its current stop being Pittsburgh. Fifteen years after debuting in […]