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‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

April 22, 2020 0 comments

When Esther Shapiro, known as Esty, jumps in the taxi for the first time, she can’t help but gaze out at the sky through the window as tears begin streaming down her face. She has escaped her past and is ready to start anew.

Netlix’s “the goop lab” delves into the wellness practices championed by goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.

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‘the goop lab’ is awesomely absurd

February 27, 2020 0 comments

“At the center of this glass bottle is rose quartz — the crystal of compassion, tenderness, and comfort,” describes an $80 water bottle on Santa Monica-based lifestyle brand goop’s web store. 

Adapted from the second book in Jenny Han’s “To All the Boys” trilogy, the sequel released two days before Valentine’s Day disappoints viewers after the success of the first movie.

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‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ fails to woo viewers

February 20, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 12 — just two days before Valentine’s Day — Netflix released “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” the sequel to the sensational 2018 rom-com “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”

The Netflix docuseries "Cheer" follows the Navarro College cheerleading team as they prepare for the National Cheerleaders Association National Championships in Daytona, Florida.

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‘Cheer’ redefines, challenges existing stereotypes of cheerleading

February 4, 2020 0 comments

“Five, six, seven, eight, one!” That’s the cue for Navarro cheerleader Morgan Simianer to hurl herself thirty feet into the air, flip twice at the top, then land back in the arms of four of her teammates. She groans upon impact but hops out of the stunt nonchalantly, clearly used to the pain.

“You” season two characters Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn bring U. alum Kepnes’ second “You” novel to life in hit Netflix series.

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Alum reflects on ‘You,’ her novel turned series

January 30, 2020 0 comments

Saccharine narratives of love are commonplace in the romance genre. But Caroline Kepnes ’98.5 subverts the tired romantic cliche that we all love so much in her psychological thriller “You” — now adapted into the well-known television series.