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‘Captain Marvel’ and the persistent fight against Internet trolls

“Captain Marvel” (2019), the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, did not hit theaters until March 8. That did not stop users on Rotten Tomatoes, the online movie review aggregator, from voicing their opinions weeks before the premiere. “Tired of all this SJW [Social Justice Warrior] nonsense,” wrote a user called “Jonathan B.” Another […]

Jonas Brothers reunion sparks mid-aughts nostalgia

The recent trend of 1990s nostalgia has brought with it a wave of boyband reunions. Iconic groups such as The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, whose members are now well into their 40s, are dropping albums and announcing reunion tours to the delight of their now-grown millennial fans. But what about the youngest […]

‘Othello’ at A.R.T. allows Shakespeare’s words to shine

Content warning: This review discusses racism and gender-based violence. One of the beautiful things about the work of William Shakespeare is that it’s in the public domain, and therefore artists are free to adapt, edit and perform it at will. Theatre companies can update the setting, cut and rearrange the play, or even add scenes to […]

Little Mix preaches self love, sisterhood on ‘LM5’

The news broke on Nov. 9: British girl group Little Mix has parted ways with Simon Cowell’s Syco record label just days before the release of their fifth album. For members Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, who — like boy band One Direction — had formed a group on Cowell’s show “The […]

John Legend offers a new holiday classic with ‘A Legendary Christmas’

December is over a month away, but John Legend just gave music lovers an early Christmas gift. The talented singer celebrated another religious holiday (and earned an EGOT in the process) with his leading turn in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” on Easter Sunday this year. He’s kicking off the most wonderful time of the […]