Arts & Entertainment


Avengers: Infinity War next up in chronology

April 26, 2018

If you were anything like me in high school, then you were probably excited for the release of Marvel’s The Avengers. The Avengers debuted in 2012, just as we current college seniors were finishing up our sophomore year of high school.

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Avengers: Infinity War brings together stars from the Marvel canon, including films such as Thor and Blank Panther

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Daria Ramos-Izquierdo plays one of the leads in Esther Rodriguez’s play.

Student’s play touches of difficult topics

April 26, 2018

Free staged readings of We All Fall Down, by Esther Rodriguez, were performed on April 21 and 22 at the Arellano Theater in Levering Hall. The Hub event page provides a short blurb of the plot of the play: “Six months after Amanda Lewis-Ramirez’s suicide attempt, she and her family must redefine their relationships with each other in light of the secrets they’ve been keeping.” 


Spring Fair concert was an unexpected success

April 26, 2018

The Spring Fair concert was destined to be a failure. The artist reveal disappointed people, and there were rumors of a heavy underselling of tickets. All around campus you could feel this general disinterest. Days before the concert, tickets were being sold for less than half of the original value. 

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Rapper Earl Sweatshirt was the opener at the 2018 Spring Fair Concert.

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JHU Film Festival streams eclectic collection of shorts

April 30, 2018

Last week, I attended a screening of short films at the 21st Hopkins Film Festival. Its overarching theme was prom, and it took place at the JHU-Mica Film Centre. Not knowing what to expect before the screening, I was surprised at how many different emotions the films provoked.


Student authors showcase their original writing

April 26, 2018

My friend, who is not only a self-described legend but perhaps the Freud of our time, spent late Monday evening proselytizing about his new classification of emotions. Although psychologist Paul Ekman, after seminal cross-cultural research, identified anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness and surprise as the six basic human emotions, my friend argued that there are “only two: anger and content.” 


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Waiting for Godot is the work of famed Irish playwright Samuel A Beckett.

Druid’s take on Godot is not worth waiting for

April 26, 2018

If you have a past, present or future in theater, you have heard of Samuel Beckett’s famous Waiting for Godot. Godot’s main characters are two friends, Vladimir and Estragon, who are, you guessed it, waiting for Godot, a named yet unseen character of seeming importance — if you consider anything in this play important.


Remington’s Parts & Labor is a carnivore’s dream

April 19, 2018

I think I speak for every vegetarian and vegan when I say I am not vegetarian or vegan. There’s always a place in my heart for a good meat, both figuratively (in my eternal love for the flesh of a slain animal) and literally (in the cholesterol that will probably eventually kill me). 

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The dad bod: a mashup of smoked ham, pit beef, and polish sausage.

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Cardi B is following up on the success of her breakout single “Bodak Yellow.”

Thoughts on Cardi B’s inspiring debut album

April 19, 2018

Cardi B’s first full-length studio album Invasion of Privacy had been out for a week when it reached number one on the Billboard 200 albums list and became the most-streamed album by a female performing artist on Apple Music.


New projects from Pac Div and Jones impress listeners

April 19, 2018

As we near summer, more and more music continues to drop. Recently there has been a swell of releases, especially in terms of hip hop. Here are two records that haven’t been getting the coverage they deserve: Pac Div is a group that is rarely mentioned in the grand pantheon of hip hop. 

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Jim Jones is making a comeback with his new album, Wasted Talent.

Poet Terrence Hayes visits Hopkins

April 19, 2018

Terrance Hayes, nationally-acclaimed poet and artist, read from his works and answered questions from on April 10 from 6-7 p.m. The event, which took place in Mudd 26, was part of the Turnbull Lecture Series. 


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Hopkins professor N.D.B. Connolly spoke about the film Black Panther.

Professor analyzes Black Panther at Bird in Hand

April 19, 2018

Not unlike the enchanting Amelia Isaacs, who, though “very allergic to dairy,” covered a cake competition (the Sheridan Libraries’ fifth annual Edible Book Festival) for this section, I covered a conversation of Black Panther despite having never seen the film. 


ASA hosts first ever fashion show at Glass Pav

April 19, 2018

The African Students Association (ASA) held Flavors of Africa: A Fashion Show, on the evening of Friday, April 13. Showcasing Maryland designers representing countries from across the African continent, the fashion show filled the Glass Pavilion with students eager to see their friends walk the runway in African-inspired clothing. 

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Students modeled clothing from five Maryland designers last Friday.

Fashion Trends perfect for Spring Fair

April 19, 2018

Spring Fair is the one weekend on the Hopkins campus where you can truly enjoy yourself with good food, drinks and music. If you want to be appropriately dressed but to also stand out from the crowd, I’ve compiled a list of spring fashion and beauty trends fresh from the music festival scene that will definitely help ensure that you’re Instagram ready at any moment. 


Smokler Center hosts "An Evening of Yiddish Shorts"

April 12, 2018

On Tuesday, April 2 “An Evening of Yiddish Shorts” was held at the Smokler Center for Jewish Studies, also known as Hillel. The evening was hosted by Beatrice Lang, lecturer of Yiddish Language through the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures and the Jewish Studies Program.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cast performs live at The Lincoln Theatre

April 12, 2018

Of course, the travelling live production of the musical comedy TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CExG) started out by playing with my expectations of the night’s proceedings. Going into the Washington, D.C. venue, I thought for sure that the performance would open with “West Covina,” the first song ever performed on the show. 

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The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cast put on an entertaining, charming show.

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Real life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star in A Quiet Place.

John Krasinski's A Quiet Place lives up to the hype

April 12, 2018

Not only does the film effectively up the suspense and horror but it adds an emotional element that has an extremely effective payoff. It doesn’t come off as a forced narrative and the motivations of the characters involved are completely in line with what we’ve seen prior to this pivotal moment.