Arts & Entertainment


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Teju Cole is a photographer, historian and artist, as well as an author.

Teju Cole reads selections of his poetry and prose

November 16, 2017

The President’s Reading Series and the Writing Seminars Department presented a reading by Chaffee Visiting Writer Teju Cole on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in Mudd Auditorium. Cole read some of his lyrical, lilting prose from his books Blind Spot and Open City, which feature a combination of his essays and photographs.


Justice League is a step in the right direction for DC films

November 16, 2017

Almost everyone our age grew up with Saturday morning cartoons. You remember, don’t you? You’d wake up (relatively) early, get your bowl of cereal and sit down to watch an episode of Batman or Superman on Kids’ WB. It was the thing you’d look forward to after a long week of school.

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Justice League features an ensemble cast that includes actors like Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot.

Swift fails to find unique sound in Reputation

November 16, 2017

Everyone has a guilty pleasure artist, and, for me, it has always been Taylor Swift. There’s a certain shame that comes with knowing that she doesn’t make what people would call “good” music, whatever that even means.

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Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation dabbles unsuccessfully in hip-hop.

Thor: Ragnarok surprises audiences

November 9, 2017

Ever since Marvel Studios attached the post-credits scene of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury talking to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man at the end of Iron Man, fans have been treated to about 17 films, a few network TV shows and multiple mini-series on Netflix that have expanded the Avengers universe.

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Thor: Ragnarok, which stars Chris Hemsworth, is the third in the Marvel series.

Students enjoy evening at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

November 2, 2017

On Friday night, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) held a special college night event following their regular weekly concert, offering Baltimore students free food, giveaways and the chance to mingle with members of the orchestra.


Suburbicon is a tepid take on a controversial topic

November 2, 2017

I did it for the fans. In a week when the biggest film being released was Jigsaw (because we need another Saw film) and when the film that I was looking forward to watching got critically panned (Suburbicon), I thought I’d have to watch Geostorm.

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Haunted attractions like Field of Screams are popular around Halloween.

Field of Screams lives up to its fearful reputation

November 2, 2017

As you may know, Field of Screams is an annual haunted house extravaganza located in Lancaster, Pa. It has been rated the “Best Extreme Haunted Attraction” by USA Today, and its website boasts many testimonials that make it perfectly clear that Field of Screams is a terrifying place.