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Mike Richards had a very short-lived and controversy-filled tenure as the new host of

Who is ‘Mike Richards’? The $1000 question everyone is asking

Scout Carter, Contributing Writer September 17, 2021

“And here is the host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ Alex Trebek!”  For years of my life, I would get incredibly excited to hear these words, eager to test my trivia skills with my family. We always came...

“Fellini 101” retrospective kicks off with “I vitelloni” at the Cinematheque

Dylan Jewell, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

“Fellini 101” has premiered at the Cinematheque, and its meaning is dual: It's a crash course of master filmmaker Federico Fellini’s greatest hits, as well as a commemoration of his 101st birthday....

Go to a drag show at The Grog Shop—they are far from a drag

TJ Disabato, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 4, a couple friends and I had the pleasure of going to our first drag show, “Songbirds & Sirens” put on by GlamGore, at The Grog Shop in Coventry. Heading into the event, feelings...

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival returns for its 15th year

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor September 10, 2021

At the Cedar Lee and Atlas Cinema Eastgate theaters, Italian films graced the silver screens of Cleveland in the last weeks of summer. Running from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9, the Cleveland Italian Film Festival...

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” presents a new path for Marvel

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor September 10, 2021

Marvel loves to pretend that their films are more than just superhero flicks. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe making up more and more of the entire blockbuster space, pumping out four films and three...

MAX brings life back to campus in the first in-person concert since 2020.

Events are coming back to campus

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor September 3, 2021

As I walked from my apartment towards the central part of campus, following the throngs of students all headed towards promised fun, I was struck by a simple thought—“I’ve missed this.” For the...

Documenting the behind-the-scenes details of

“Feel Flows” sheds light on an oft-overlooked era for the Beach Boys

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor September 3, 2021

The Beach Boys are an enigma of rock music. A family band, the group initially consisted of brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, along with their cousin Mike Love and their childhood friend Al Jardine....

The all-black cover of

“Donda,” a divisive drop

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor September 3, 2021

After weeks of agonizing delays, Kanye West’s long-anticipated album, “Donda,” was finally released to streaming services on Sunday, Aug. 29. With most new music dropping on Fridays, this is definitely...

The contrived romances of

Watch a movie at the CIA Cinematheque. Just not “2046.”

Dylan Jewell, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

I had a theory, halfway through “2046”—recently screened at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque—that director Wong Kar-wai writes these simplistic yet overwrought love stories because he's...

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) take on the Time Varience Authority in the new Disney+ series,

“Loki” sets up the future of Marvel in tremendous fashion

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor August 27, 2021

Sitting down to watch one of Marvel’s latest Disney+ series, “Loki,” I was not expecting much. I wasn’t a huge fan of Marvel’s previous shows, with “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” coming...

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