Ready Player One is Spielberg at his most mediocre

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer Ready Player One is a good time, and not much else.  Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One follows the story of Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), your average pop culture obsessed nerd in the dystopian future of 2045. In this future world, people across the globe have become obsessed with a virtual reality video game called “The Oasis”, which … Continue reading Ready Player One is Spielberg at his most mediocre

Who’s to blame for the Facebook scandal?

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer For the past couple of weeks, scandal has rocked social media giant Facebook to its core. To break it down for those unaware, in mid-March the New York Times ran a story that claimed that Facebook had essentially been scammed. According to the report, all the way back in 2014 Facebook had given troves of its personal and private user … Continue reading Who’s to blame for the Facebook scandal?

Legendary guitarist Mike Stern joined UMass Dartmouth for a night of music and conversation

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer On Thursday March 29, 2018, legendary guitarist Mike Stern played an incredible concert at the UMass Dartmouth auditorium. Whose Mike Stern you ask? Well, he’s a musician with a long and storied history in the business, working with all-timers ranging from well known rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears to the always reliable Miles Davis. He’s also received six separate … Continue reading Legendary guitarist Mike Stern joined UMass Dartmouth for a night of music and conversation

Giraffees are amazing, here’s why

This is a source of parody, satire, and humor and is for entertainment purposes only, published for the week of April Fools. Said posts or stories may or may not use real names, always in semi-real and/or mostly, or substantially, fictitious ways. As the purpose of said stories is to entertain and amuse and not to disparage any persons, or institutions, in any way and no malice … Continue reading Giraffees are amazing, here’s why

It’s about time: White Panther

This is a source of parody, satire, and humor and is for entertainment purposes only, published for the week of April Fools. Said posts or stories may or may not use real names, always in semi-real and/or mostly, or substantially, fictitious ways. As the purpose of said stories is to entertain and amuse and not to disparage any persons, or institutions, in any way and no malice … Continue reading It’s about time: White Panther

The impossibility of teaching in the digital age

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer When was the last time you studied for a test? No, I’m serious, when was the last time you honestly thought about whatever class it is that you’re taking? I know many a student who don’t even know the names of their classes, let alone the contents within. And while some professors may be mortified at that statement, I think … Continue reading The impossibility of teaching in the digital age

Marvel Studio’s Black Panther and the market for diversity

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer Let’s be clear about this right up front, Black Panther is a massive success. Now, many certainly expected the film to make money, what with it being part of the incredibly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series of films, which haven’t really had anything close to a box office bomb. But the level of success that the film has obtained … Continue reading Marvel Studio’s Black Panther and the market for diversity

Annihilation review: The highest budget art film you’ll ever see

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer If there’s one thing you can say without certainty about Alex Garland’s new science fiction-horror film Annihilation, it’s that it definitely swings for the fences. Before we even get to the film itself I think that really needs to be stated. This is a big budget studio film in 2018 that does everything big budget studio films in 2018 hate. … Continue reading Annihilation review: The highest budget art film you’ll ever see

Social commentary and classic horror thrills collide in Get Out

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer If anyone ever tells you that a smart movie can’t be fun, you should show them Get Out. The best picture nominated film is one of the best horror films of the last decade, a beautifully acted thrill ride that plummets from scene to scene with Carpenter-esq intensity. It also has a brain underneath that sheen, with some incredibly insightful … Continue reading Social commentary and classic horror thrills collide in Get Out