Christopher Panella

Christopher Panella is an Arts Editor and junior double-majoring in Film and Media Studies and English. Chris can be reached at [email protected]

Senior Profile: Ehrlich grows into hardworking filmmaker

The day after screening his senior thesis short film, Jacob Ehrlich was sentimental about his journey through the Film and Media Studies (FMS) department. “I came into the program with very little understanding of what it was like to make an indie film,” he said.  Ehrlich, a double major in film and media studies and […]

Take Care: what to do as the semester ends

After weeks of quarantines and stay-at-home orders, things might seem (relatively) hopeful for the summer. There’s vaccine progress, social distancing has helped save lives and it seems that the coronavirus has peaked in various countries. And while it might seem like a great time to begin returning to normal — whatever that means — the […]

Take Care: How to work and learn from home

Who thought that our anthem for our current school situation — online classes, working from home — would come from Fifth Harmony? But unlike “Work From Home” (2016) — its biggest song? Regardless, it’s not very good — it’s not as easy as Fifth Harmony makes it sound. Not everyone can work from home, ladies! […]

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ is pop music escape

Picture this: it’s 9:30 p.m. on a Friday night. Normally, you’d be getting all dressed up in some thrifted clothes to go pregame with some friends — and maybe that cute boy you like — before you go to a basement party or a club. But thanks to recent events, you’re stuck in your childhood […]

Take care: 10 films to watch while social distancing

The past week has been life-changing for students, families, children and workers across the globe. We’re facing a pandemic that’s disrupting the ways we work and socialize. It was a meme we could laugh at; now, it’s spreading rapidly. In order to make these next few months a little easier, Lexi Serino and I are […]

The 5 best gourmet makes from Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz

One of YouTube’s best offerings is the Bon Appétit channel, a page with over 5 million subscribers and a variety of wonderful videos, including chefs making gourmet treats, teaching kitchen skills and recreating food from tasting it. The channel is a part of Bon Appétit’s — the monthly American food media magazine — increasingly online […]

‘Stupid Love,’ Lady Gaga’s infectious return to dance-pop

With her new single, “Stupid Love” (2020), Lady Gaga returns to the blood-pumping, hair-raising dance-pop of her early career. For many fans, Gaga’s new single is a welcomed comeback. It’s radio friendly — unlike much of her last essentially pop endeavor “ARTPOP” (2013) — and connects to the aesthetic of her Las Vegas residency show […]

De Wilde, Taylor-Joy talk making Austen adaptation ‘Emma.’

Lovers of Jane Austen’s 1815 iconic novel “Emma” — and fans of the coming-of-age film genre — can rejoice at the release of “Emma.” (2020) this weekend. It’s a story we all know in some way (possibly from “Clueless” (1995); a girl who loves meddling in her friends’ love lives but doesn’t have a clue […]

Grimes’ frustrating art, ‘Miss Anthropocene’

The Canadian artist Grimes might be flooding the news recently: her drama with Azealia Banks (the highlight of which involved leaked text messages of Banks telling Grimes she “smell[s] like a roll of nickels”), her relationship with billionaire Elon Musk and confirmed pregnancy with his child and as of last Friday, her new album, “Miss […]

The Daily’s 40th anniversary: revisiting a 1999 “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” review

In 1999, the Daily wrote about the release of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”. The review — or rather, a short summary about the release of the film — followed the box office success of “Menace” and discussed some of the key takeaways with which critics were leaving the theaters with (too much computer-generated […]