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2016 video games worth a second glance

Leo Castell, Staff

November 2, 2016

With the end of the year being right around the corner, many of the most popular gaming magazines and websites will be posting lists of their favorite games of 2016 which are, more often than not, games you’ve already heard of because everyone’s heard of them. There’s nothing wrong with that,...

HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” visual journalism at its finest

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016

Vice Media, founded by Canadian billionaire Shane Smith, has, time and time again, tried to become the primary news source for millennials, a generation raised on technology, whose primary news source is Facebook. Other than being fantastically social-media savvy, they have never fully realized their...

The JimJims debut album reflects wide array of influences

Lones Gagnard, Staff

November 2, 2016

The JimJims, a budding UNO rock band, have just released their debut self-titled album. They have a mixed rock-and-roll, folk, Americana, psychedelic-rock and blues feel, with elements of jazz scattered throughout. The JimJims concentrate on the music and do not let genre-specific guidelines tell them...

Nate Parker stars, directs “The Birth of a Nation”

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

November 2, 2016

“The Birth of a Nation,” directed by Nate Parker, tells the historic story of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher who led a bloody uprising against white slave masters and their families in the south in 1831. Nate Parker himself stars as Nat Turner and does an incredible job leading the film. His...

Voodoo: Metal fans rejoice; everyone else, reconsider

Leo Castell, Staff

October 26, 2016

New Orleans’ annual Voodoo Music Festival will be held Oct. 28-30, Halloween weekend. The lineup offers a healthy mix of rock, metal, hip-hop, pop and everything in between: old and new alike. Friday’s lineup is probably the weakest, the only eye-grabbing, notable act being The Weeknd. G-Eazy,...

Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Original Series “13th” shows the journey from plantations to prisons

Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Original Series “13th” shows the journey from plantations to prisons

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016

The Netflix original documentary, “13th,” by award-winning director, Ava DuVernay, shines light on the issue lots of Americans choose to push to the side. While out of sight and out of mind for some, it is an unavoidable, damning reality for millions; many of whom wake up in a six-by-nine cell every...

Home Box Office bets big on “Westworld,” and it pays off

Home Box Office bets big on “Westworld,” and it pays off

Lones Gagnard, Staff

October 26, 2016

HBO’s new hit show, “Westworld,” premiered on Oct. 2 and has kept audiences captivated ever since. With “Game of Thrones” coming to a close, HBO needs another big-budget series to draw millions of viewers in each week, and they’ve decided to bet big on “Westworld:” The first season...

Your UNO-friendly Halloween guide to New Orleans’ most haunted attractions

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

October 26, 2016

All dressed up and no place to go this Halloween season? Here’s a UNO-friendly guide to get out there and hit up some of the area’s most notorious haunted attractions. If trick-or-treating isn’t cutting it anymore, consider attending one of these haunted houses. House of Shock Hours of operation: 27...

“Girl on the Train:” Novel does not deserves its success

“Girl on the Train:” Novel does not deserves its success

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016

“The Girl on the Train,” the third novel by British author Paula Hawkins, has become one of the decade’s best-selling books. The smash-hit, high-concept thriller novel that took the public by storm is now a major motion picture, and millions more are going to experience a version of Hawkins’...

“Girl on the Train:” Film version of bestseller novel disappoints despite Blunt’s performance

“Girl on the Train:” Film version of bestseller novel disappoints despite Blunt’s performance

Kelley Davis, Staff

October 19, 2016

“The Girl on the Train,” based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel, is a bit of a mess. The film portrays its main character, Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), as an alcoholic who spends the first half of the movie pining over her ex-husband, Tom Watson (Justin Theroux), who left her for real estate...

Plain and simple: Current season of “South Park” isn’t funny

Plain and simple: Current season of “South Park” isn’t funny

Ariana Longoria, Contributor

October 19, 2016

This season of “South Park” marks the show’s twentieth anniversary. For 20 years, America has loved watching these four maniacal, twisted versions of “Peanuts” characters every week. “South Park” has become, from its humble cardboard-cutouts roots, a premiere example of satirical, rapid-fire...

Luke Cage: Bullets can’t destroy this black man

Luke Cage: Bullets can’t destroy this black man

Regine Meridy, Staff

October 19, 2016

Netflix and Marvel continue to make a pretty powerful team. Following the success of “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage” promises another big hit. This show is so popular that it actually caused Netflix to crash. That’s pretty impressive. Mike Colter stars as the indestructible...

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