“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” first five episodes expand upon the lore of J. R. R. Tolkien’s world

Twenty-one years ago, audiences around the world heard Cate Blanchett’s ethereal voice whisper “the world is changed,” with no idea how “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” and its sequels, would change the world of pop culture.They had no idea of the cinematic experience of epic proportions they were in for. […]


Let’s rehearse ‘The Rehearsal’ of a rehearsal   

Twenty-one years ago, audiences around the world heard Cate Blanchett’s ethereal voice whisper “the world is changed,” with no idea how “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” and its sequels, would change the world of pop culture.They had no idea of the cinematic experience of epic proportions they were in for. […]


Weekender: The issue of queer representation in ‘My Policeman’

With the upcoming release of the feature film “My Policeman” (2022) set to screen in theaters nationwide starting Oct. 21, it’s only appropriate to dive into the novel the feature film is based upon, Harry Styles’ upcoming role in the production and the general dehumanization of queer characters in literature. Originally published a decade ago […]


Sweatshops in America and sustainability in fashion

The slow fashion movement was first introduced in 2007 by journalist Kate Fletcher, who detailed fashion’s responsibility regarding transparent practices, production of environmentally sustainable items and fair conditions for workers. Since then, interest in sustainable fashion has increased in niche groups and gained more public interest during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated and […]


Performance, fashion and diversity take center stage at Vogue World

Anna Wintour is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry. Wintour has led Vogue as its editor in chief since 1988 and in her 30-year reign has revolutionized the fashion industry. Whether it be putting together the iconic September issue or turning the Met Gala into the global fashion event it has become […]


Rihanna to headline Super Bowl LVII halftime show

Rihanna fans, known collectively as the Rihanna Navy, were in luck on Sept. 25 when Rihanna announced via social media that she would be headlining the halftime show at Super Bowl LVII. The posts announcing the news garnered much attention. As of Sept. 27, her tweet has amassed over 1.8 million likes, and her Instagram […]


“What We Do in the Shadows” makes the old feel new again in season 4

As far as comedies go, nothing on television right now is as creative as “What We Do in the Shadows” (2019–). Although the show treads familiar territory in season 4, it’s still a joy to watch as the characters we know and love are sent in new directions. Based on Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s […]


‘Elvis’ doesn’t add much to the King’s life story, except Austin Butler

“Elvis” (2022) is, in a word, captivating. From his impoverished childhood in rural Mississippi where he discovered music, his adolescence in Memphis where he frequented Beale Street to his rise to stardom and subsequent crash and burn, “Elvis” takes us through the whole Elvis Presley story, but doesn’t add much to it. Baz Luhrmann, the […]


SuperCarlinBros rewrite the Harry Potter fictional universe

Storytelling is a clear form of art — one that takes bounds of talent to be done right. Whether it’s through novels, film, or theater, a storyteller must create characters we can root for and have an interest in, a world that draws us in, and stakes that hold real weight.  Fanfiction is an entire […]


‘Sins of Our Mother’ revisits shocking story of Lori Vallow

The blonde woman standing before a podium answering questions is contestant number 13 in the Mrs. Texas pageant, Lori Ryan. “Being a good mom is very important to me, and a good wife, and a good worker, and being all those things together is not easy, so I’m basically a ticking time bomb,” Ryan says […]


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