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‘America’s Big Deal’ makes reality TV shoppable

In case you were looking for an hour-long advertisement, “America’s Big Deal” premiered on USA Network Oct. 14. As the first “shoppable” competition show, “Big Deal” gives four entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their product to the consumer watching at home every Thursday night. The ...


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Met Gala underwhelms due to disorganization

While the Met Gala is usually an opportunity to indulge in the pure aesthetics of wealth and fame — the red carpet flooded with celebrities and ridiculous costumes — this year’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” demanded more than a quick glance. The Met Gala is the annual fundraiser ...


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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ translates seamlessly to big screen

The “Dear Evan Hansen” film adaptation, to be released in theaters Sept. 24, proves that some musicals can shine both on and off stage. The six-time Tony Award winning coming-of-age musical originally captivated audiences at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in July 2015, before transitioning ...


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‘The Chair’ is Netflix’s love story in disguise

By now, you should have heard of “The Chair.” Starring a blazer-clad Sandra Oh, the Netflix original released Aug. 20 caters to the bookish, academic, higher ed-obsessed niche of the American population. If you’ve heard a lot about it, chances are you fit into that niche. And if you fit into that ...


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After ‘Much Ado,’ live theater returns to College Hill

On Wednesday, a group of first-year students performed Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” at the Nightingale-Brown House, where they will perform again Friday. The production was directed by Josephine Miller ’24 and Emily Mayo ’24.In the intimate garden space outside the ...


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Black Widow is a nostalgic, action-packed eulogy

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been waiting for a glimpse into the elusive Natasha Romanoff since her debut in Iron Man 2. After an 11-year long journey with the Avengers, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) finally got her own movie July 9. The film begins in 1990s Ohio, following Natasha’s ...


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‘Home Video’ shows Lucy Dacus at her best

For years, Lucy Dacus has been one of indie’s best kept secrets. After bubbling under the surface as a member of the group boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker and after the release of her first album "No Burden," Dacus’ sophomore record “Historian” garnered her a reach she’d never ...


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'Cruella,' the Disney villainess with a fashionable backstory

Directed by Craig Gillespie (“I, Tonya”), “Cruella” is a dazzling crime-comedy, villain origin story with a vampy flair distinct from the standard Disney live-action feature. Despite an untrimmed run time of 2 hours and 14 minutes, its plot contrivances and questionable character motives are ...



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