Movies

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" explores Black America during the early 20th century

Released on Netflix at the tail end of 2020, George C. Wolfe’s film adaptation of August Wilson’s original 1982 play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is a potent close to an important year...


Movies

Sam Levinson's new film "Malcolm & Marie" provides new take on black-and-white arguments

Sam Levinson was ambitious when he wrote and directed “Malcolm & Marie.” However, the attempts to create multiple layers of the characters contribute to the movie falling flat. Levinson presents the complex...


Television

"The Queen's Gambit" explores addiction, compassion through chess

The new Netflix miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit” reveals the underlying similarity that humans have with the game of chess: complexity. Protagonist Elizabeth “Beth” Harmon, played by Anya Taylor Joy, leads the show...


Music

Songs of love for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and whether you are in a relationship, situationship or living your best single life, it is a great day to celebrate the love of all...


Fashion

Harry Styles’ Vogue cover stirs up conversation on gender-neutral fashion choices

Harry Styles has come a long way since his days in One Direction — in regard to both his singing and songwriting talents as well as his fashion game. Styles went from...


Lifestyles

TikTok became a major factor in determining popular culture trends in 2020

I’m addicted to TikTok, which is something that many other college students and people of all ages can relate to. The app was born out of the remnants of the former popular...


Music

Look back at 2020's biggest hits

Despite the rocky year — one that consisted of a presidential election, protests over social injustices and a global pandemic — 2020 was a strong year in music. The popularity of TikTok...


Staff Picks

Staff Picks: Holiday Traditions

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Arts & Culture Editor “A holiday tradition I had with friends was an on-the-spot Secret Santa! What we would do is meet up in a shopping area in New York...


Lifestyles

Holiday shopping guide for the college student in your life

The holidays are approaching and chances are you have at least one person you want to buy a gift for. Whether that person is a sibling, cousin, friend or significant other, you...


Music

How music can help you concentrate on finals

As we enter into the fast pace of finals week, many students may find themselves scrambling to stay focused at home. Though music can’t transport you to your favorite study area in...