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An Evening with Silk Sonic is the debut album of new band Silk Sonic, made up of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak.

“An Evening with Silk Sonic” is an evening well spent

Christie Lanfear, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

The release of “An Evening with Silk Sonic” by Silk Sonic has been anticipated for what feels like forever. The superstar duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak released two teaser songs from the album...

Red (Taylors Version) is a metamorphosis of a classic and cherished album.

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” somehow improves on Taylor Swift’s best album

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 19, 2021

There is no denying it: “Red” is Taylor Swift’s best album and one of the best albums of the last decade. Though the 2020 dual releases of “folklore” and “evermore” give it a run for its...

Dylan OBrien and Sadie Sink star in Taylor Swifts All Too Well music video.

“All Too Well” short film highlights Taylor Swift’s masterpiece of a song

Hannah Yan, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Without a doubt, Taylor Swift is the defining artist of the era. Even Billy Joel has dubbed her “the Beatles of her generation”—her influence permeates throughout almost every music genre and across...

Arcadia comes to the new Maltz Performing Arts Center, starting a new era for theater at CWRU.

“Arcadia,” the Department of Theater’s latest production, brilliantly mixes science, philosophy and comedy

Shejuti Wahed, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

“Here I am in Arcadia.” As Lady Croom proclaims these words, I jolt with awareness, remembering where I am. I sit in the middle row of the new Maltz Performing Arts Center, watching “Arcadia,”...

Taylor Swift returns with another re-recording, this time for Red, fully embracing its autumn vibes.

All the songs from “Red Taylor’s Version” ranked by how “Sad Girl Autumn” they are

Hannah Yan, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Have you just been broken up with? Or perhaps you failed that exam you spent five hours studying for the day before? Or maybe you’re just feeling those seasonal blues? Well, Taylor Swift has officially...

Home Sweet Home Alone (2021), starring Archie Yates (above), is the latest in a series of franchise flops.

“Home Sweet Home Alone” confirms that Disney should’ve left the franchise alone

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 19, 2021

I don’t think anyone was particularly expecting this movie to be any good. “Home Alone” came out in 1990, directed by Chris Columbus, who later went on to direct “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's...

Darby Camp and Jack Whitehall (above) lead the way for a modern retelling of Clifford the Big Red Dog.

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” tells a story of puppy love

Scout Carter, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

When I was little, all I wanted was a big red dog. This desire was shaped by the media in my life, as I wanted one just like the one I saw in the books my mom read at bedtime and in TV episodes on PBS...

Timothée Chalamet stars in The French Dispatch, a love letter to journalists and the power of journalism.

“The French Dispatch” uses nostalgic whimsy to spread the joy of stories and storytellers

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 19, 2021

There is a very specific feeling you get when watching a Wes Anderson movie. A certain nostalgia pervades his projects, giving all his work a familiar glow. Unlike most, the dreamy nostalgia he seeks to...

Eating pizza while walking on 4th St. is one of the true joys you can have in Cleveland, and with Cleveland Pizza Week, all sorts of slices are available at a discounted rate.

Cleveland Pizza Week is here: These places are my favorite so far

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 12, 2021

Despite being only a mid-sized city, Cleveland has a significant number of food options—and nowhere can this be seen more than in the local pizza scene. Though Cleveland doesn’t necessarily have a...

Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peeles Candyman (2021) subvert the racist ideologies central to the original film (1992) in a compelling, relevant and tasteful social commentary that calls into question troubling trends in the genre of Black horror.

“Candyman”: An effective Black horror film

Shanice Gitau, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

When I was a kid, Candyman was just one of the many horror movie villains that reappeared every fall season, a character as faceless as Michael Myers and as nameless as the Boogeyman. It wasn’t until...

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