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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Andrew Garfield (pictured above) shows the struggles of turning 30 in the ’90s as playwright Jonathan Larson in Netflixs “tick, tick… BOOM!”

“tick, tick… BOOM!” has Jonathan Larson’s life leap onto the screen

Scout Carter, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

Jonathan Larson isn’t a name that a lot of people have heard of. Unless they’re a major theater nerd or have fallen in love with the radical rock revolution that is “RENT,” a reference to Larson...

If you can get over the one-inch barrier of subtitles, theres a whole world of K-dramas waiting for you.

Netflix K-dramas to watch after “Squid Game”

Priyanka Jain, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Many of you have most likely watched the insanely popular K-drama “Squid Game,” and it might just have been the first time you watched a K-drama or any foreign entertainment, for that matter. I appreciate...

Cuddle up with some friends, grab some popcorn, put on a costume, summon a ghost and enjoy these Halloween classics

Movies to stream on Halloween 2021

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor October 29, 2021

The air is crisp, the leaves are colored, the costumes are prepared, the pumpkins are everywhere—the time for Halloween has come. And while for many at Case Western Reserve University, this time will...

While Ted Lasso seems silly on the surface, the shows themes have are among the most prescient of everything on the air

“Ted Lasso” is the show for our times

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor October 22, 2021

Let’s face it. It’s been a tough year and a half. Having been faced with death around every corner, constant anxiety over receiving or transmitting the virus and the isolation that comes with being...

The classic 90s sitcom,Seinfeld brings its 9 seasons to Netflixs array of TV shows and movies.

“Seinfeld,” one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, is now on Netflix

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor October 1, 2021

Over the past few years, Netflix, the largest streaming service in the world, has progressively lost some of their biggest, most-watched shows. Between losing “Friends,” “Parks and Recreation”...

Witness the dark side of the fishing industry in this new documentary.

“Seaspiracy” lays bare the catastrophic costs of fishing to our planet

Priyanka Jain, Staff Columnist April 23, 2021

Yesterday was Earth Day, a day I feel I don’t give as much attention to as I should. The only memories I have of the significant day are the field trips I took in my elementary school where my teachers...

The giant lizard and giant monkey face off in the most ambitious crossover event of the century.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is the big action distraction we needed

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 9, 2021

The beautiful thing about movies is that it’s such a diverse medium. You can really tell a story about anything through the series of images spliced together that make up films. Sometimes, you want to...

Netflix anime shows and movies with strong female leads

Priyanka Jain, Staff Columnist March 12, 2021

March is Women’s History Month. This is a time to celebrate the resolve and accomplishments of women. It’s the women of yesterday who have opened the doors to the opportunities that we enjoy today,...

Nomadland stars Frances McDormand as Fern in this American story of poverty and persistence.

“Nomadland” reflects the America beneath the surface

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor March 5, 2021

America is a beautiful country. From coast to coast, there are millions of wonderful places to visit, beautiful sights to behold and kind people to meet. Yet behind it all, there’s a strange despair...

Daniel Kaluuya has garnered critical acclaim in his performance as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party.

“Judas and the Black Messiah” reframes the legacy of the Black Panthers

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 19, 2021

Much of Black history has been hidden or distorted in America; the story of the Black Panther Party is a prime example. Black radicals have never been accepted as the standard-bearers of the civil rights...

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