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Director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lucy Hale discuss “Fantasy Island”

Guests of the resort must figure out the mystery behind the island, as the idyllic landscape holds horrific secrets.

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

February 13, 2020

Less than two years after director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lucy Hale’s “Truth or Dare” came out on Friday, April 13, 2018, the duo are back this Valentine’s Day, integrating horror into their new movie “Fantasy Island.” Wadlow and Hale shared their experiences working on the film in an internatio...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

TJ Disabato, Contributing Reporter

February 13, 2020

In honor of couples walking even slower down the middle of the sidewalk, I made this playlist specifically for people celebrating Valentine’s Day. If you wanted more vulgar and graphic love songs, I apologize, but this is a wholesome, family-friendly holiday, and kids might be reading this. “Yo...

On writing love poetry

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

February 13, 2020

Writing a love poem is an attempt at figuring out what humans have been struggling to figure out for thousands of years. It is trying to find the right words to describe an indescribable feeling, to reconcile the words in your head with the emotions in your heart.  Love poetry is one of the oldest genres of p...

A typical night at ABC the Tavern

Although ABC the Tavern is not the only bar in University Circle, it is a safe go-to, in the heart of Uptown.

Tobili Hatcher, Contributing Reporter

February 13, 2020

There’s a certain aesthetic that comes with going into 11434 Uptown Ave., also known as ABC the Tavern, a popular late-night bar where all the cool kids go. Rather, where all the kids who think they’re cool go to be hip, have fun and drink. At ABC, the lights go up strictly at 1:45 a.m. and Nick,...

uISA throws Taste of India to showcase the gastronomy of the sub-continent

A selection of food on display at Taste of India.

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The Undergraduate Indian Students Association (uISA), one of the largest clubs on campus, held Taste of India on Feb. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Thwing Center Ballroom. The event touted food, activities and games. In the first of what uISA hopes to be an annual event, Taste of India featured nine ta...

Blue Sky Brews brings life back to Rising Star’s former location

A barista behind the counter of Blue Sky Brews, which opened its doors on Feb. 7.

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The corner of Murray Hill and Cornell Roads feels built for a coffee shop—the location, design, everything about it, really, is perfect for sipping a latte. So when Rising Star Coffee Roasters closed its doors late last year, it left behind a hole in the neighborhood—at least until this week, when Blu...

The 92nd Academy Awards: Where do the Oscars go from here?

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

Although 2019 was a strong year for movies, the 92nd Academy Awards was one of the most confusing and disjointed ceremonies in a long time, despite monumental historic achievements. I’ve been watching the Academy Awards telecast every year for as long as I can remember. There was always something m...

Young: What am I listening to?

Emily Young, Developmental Editor

February 6, 2020

Spotify has been giving me some truly awful suggested playlists, lately. The Daily Mixes either have songs from artists I haven’t listened to in years or overly produced noise, instead of music. Normally, I use the skip function with impunity, but today, I decided to stop skipping and review what S...

Enjoy tacos at Barrio on a budget

Director of Business Operations Sarah Parr's choice of tacos. Not pictured: the dreaded Crab Rangoon Queso.

Sarah Parr, Director of Business Operations

February 6, 2020

Prime dinner time on Sunday in a college town promises a comfortably spacious dining experience at one of the just-off-campus hot spots for food and drink. Bright lights and grayscale skeletons with personalities perfect for a mariachi band adorn the tasteful and busy walls of Barrio, and creative c...

“The Irishman,” and the state of film

Frank Sheeran and Russell Bufalino eating at the restaurant where Sheeran meets his second wife, who is their waitress. Courtesy of Netflix

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

What is cinema? In an age where movie theaters are dominated by reboots, superhero movies and continuations of decades-old franchises, the must-see movies seem to have become these event films that have to be seen on the big screen in order to avoid spoilers and appreciate the spectacle.  Two thousan...

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