By Greg Estabrooks, Staff Writer Just a short time ago, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States seemed inevitable. With the Republican party in firm control of the Senate, where they need only a simple majority to confirm the nominee, it appeared as though Kavanaugh would enjoy a cakewalk to a seat in the highest court of the land. … Continue reading The case for Kavanaugh still strong in light of allegations
By Thomas Griffin, Staff Writer Rap beefs and diss tracks have come to be an integral part of the modern rap scene. Often seen as the most competitive music genre, rap music has roots in bragging about what you’ve got. From money, to cars, to jewelry and clothes, to women, to power and respect, common themes and topics in rap center around the things you’ve … Continue reading Kelly v. Mathers and why it doesn’t matter
By. Samantha Wahl, Staff Writer The rise of reality television over the course of this century has been interesting to watch. TV shows like American Idol and America’s Got Talent have revolutionized the way that many Americans view fame; instead of some faraway, impossible dream, it has become something within the reach of the average Joe; at least, the very talented average Joe. People cherish … Continue reading Too Famous for America’s Got Talent
By Samantha Wahl, Staff Writer It’s not every day you hear someone tell you: “Feel free to talk during the movie”. But that is exactly what Sawyer Pollitt says at the beginning of 20 Cent Fiction’s Transgressive Cinema. This past Thursday, September 20, was the first showing of the newly revived film-viewing series, which had been on hiatus since 2006. Pollitt came across a mention … Continue reading What we did in the shadows: Transgressive cinemas rides again
By Gabriella Barthe, Staff Writer After years of cinematic feats, writers have began throwing in the towel for new ideas. Re-imaginings of notable 80’s works have begun gracing the big screen in increasing numbers. So much so that producers thought it was a good idea to revive a series nobody asked for: The Predator. Inspired by the original film from 1987, The Predator graced theaters … Continue reading The Predator (2018): bigger, badder, better?
By Benjamin Pfeffer, Staff Writer America’s Got Talent, a globally known show, has wrapped up its 13th season with its finale airing the night of Wednesday, Sept. 19. The winner of the show was, deservedly, Magician Shin Lim. Almost everybody on America’s Got Talent has to have some sort of incredible life story or they aren’t impressive enough to the judges to get through. Shin … Continue reading Massachusetts native wows and wins America’s Got Talent Finale
By Seth Tamarkin, Staff Writer This past week, the 70th Emmys Awards aired and many of the usual suspects took home awards, but there were a few surprises in an otherwise uneventful night. Right off the bat, Saturday Night Live magnate Lorne Michaels’s new role as Emmys showrunner was felt with a musical number consisting of SNL cast members old and new. Musical numbers at … Continue reading Netflix and HBO win big at an unremarkable Emmy Awards