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Netflix show explores stalking, relationships

YOU's Launch Poster

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 29, 2019

It’s been four months since the last episode of “You” premiered on Netflix, and I finally finished it. Although I’m a little behind, and thus had multiple friends spoil the ending, I thoroughly enjoyed the show and would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t watched it yet. “You” stars a gr...

The hogwash over Peppa Pig

The hogwash over Peppa Pig

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

March 22, 2019

When “Peppa Pig” was released in China, it quickly became a hit with children. Surprisingly, it also became a hit with teenagers, who began to use the British cartoon to subvert mainstream values. How did a pig-ture perfect children’s TV show become such a controversial subject in China? ...

Film festival created by alumnus showcases local, short films

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 1, 2019

When I first called alumnus Michael Suglio, he was in a meeting for Short. Sweet. Film Fest., a festival scheduled for March 1-3, that he co-founded. “We just sold out of Friday tickets,” he exclaimed. Suglio, who studied theater, psychology and political science at Case Western Reserve University, h...

“Roma” transcends film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the 91st Academy Awards celebrated the best films of 2018, although there were questionable choices for the lineup in certain categories.  While the ceremony went, for some areas, smoothly, I respectfully disagree with the final decision to award “Green Book” Best Picture. While...

Netflix gives a great “Sex Education”

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

Are you an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University? Yes   No If you circled yes, please stop reading this right now, pull up your roommate’s friend’s Netflix account, and watch all eight episodes of the first season of “Sex Education.” It’s a fantastically written and...

“The Umbrella Academy” challenges superhero stories

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

A little over a decade ago, My Chemical Romance (MCR) lead singer Gerald Way decided he wanted to tell stories using a different medium. So, in September 2007, he released his first limited series of graphic novels, illustrated by Gabriel Ba, that imagined an entirely new universe of superheroes ent...

“Games of Thrones” in space

“Games of Thrones” in space

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

On Friday, Feb. 8, all three seasons of “The Expanse” appeared on Amazon Prime. “The Expanse” is based on a book series by James S.A. Corey, the pen name for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who also write for the show. The books and show are set in a future in which a United Nations-governed Earth...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Dave Lucas, Poet

February 15, 2019

It’s happening again. Even as we speak, elsewhere—in a college dorm, maybe, or some recess of the internet—a word is changing. Just as “cool” evolved in African-American jazz circles of the 1930s and 40s, coming to refer to musical temperament instead of temperature, so this word—w...

We deserved Maroon 5’s bland Super Bowl halftime show

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Matt Hooke, Development Editor

February 8, 2019

Maroon 5 is the white bread of music. They are so plain and inoffensive that it is hard to hate them, but it’s also hard to love them. There have been few bands as ubiquitous and long-lasting in the realms of top 40 hitmakers while also lacking any flavor and substance. Much like how no one has ...

Why I can’t stop watching “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club”

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Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

Once it was announced, I knew I was going to watch “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club.” As Lohan has retreated from public life in recent years, the MTV reality show offered the chance of catching up with this once-familiar face. It promised the type of uncanny first-hand access to the celebrity and cel...

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