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New Superstore season continues anti-ICE narrative

New Superstore season continues anti-ICE narrative

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

The fifth season premiere of the NBC comedy “Superstore” aired on Thursday, Sept 26. After an uncharacteristically dramatic season four finale, the new season picks off exactly where its predecessor left off. In the middle of a traditionally silly workplace comedy, “Superstore” writers explor...

New Orleans artists at New Orleans Comic Con

Trey Guillotine and Trey Guillotine

October 3, 2019

Between the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus and the big and small fan and comic conventions throughout the year, New Orleans is slowly making a name for itself with its geek community. This past weekend, the New Orleans Comic Convention, hosted by Mighty Con, was held at the Pontchartrain Center in ...

New Orleans horror film festival

New Orleans horror film festival

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 26, 2019

From Sept. 26 through 29, the 2019 New Orleans Horror Film Festival will take place at the uptown Prytania Theatre. This festival, the only of its kind in the city, offers viewers an opportunity to see a wide range of films and engage with a genre that has more to offer than just jump scares and...

Spotlight: Creative writing MFA grad Cate Root

Spotlight: Creative writing MFA grad Cate Root

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

When writer and literary salon organizer Cate Root moved to New Orleans in 2006 from Kansas City, she was fascinated by the ways in which Hurricane Katrina had changed the landscape of storytelling in the city. “Katrina changed a lot of perceptions about truth and story,” she says. “There were all of ...

Surviving social media

Surviving social media

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

Social media can make or break a person.    Lauren Duca, a Twitter warrior known for calling for the cancellation of others, is now finding herself with a one-way ticket to being “canceled,” herself.  Duca is a self-proclaimed social justice warrior who relies mainly on tweets to raise awareness ...

Falling into fashion

Falling into fashion

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Fall is approaching and some of us can’t wait to bring out our go-to spooky pullover and leggings, while others can’t wait to wear our favorite stylish sweater with booties.    Louisiana isn’t like some states, considering it is hot and humid nine months out of the year. Some apparel isn’t ...

Missed calls and no calls : A Ravens fan reflects on the Saints controversy

Missed calls and no calls : A Ravens fan reflects on the Saints controversy

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 20, 2019

At least last weekend went well for one of us. After a tough battle on Sunday, The Baltimore Ravens came away with a 23-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. It was a tense, suspenseful, hotly contested game with our new starting quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, walking off the field ...

It 2 Review

It 2 Review

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

For fans of the mostly perfect 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1,138 page novel “It” 2019 felt far away. You knew in the theater, watching Pennywise the clown terrorize a group of kids so much cooler than the “Stranger Things” gang, that he was going to return. And sure, we knew that the sequ...

Netflix ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Sparkles

Netflix 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Sparkles

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

I really don’t know how Netflix disperses its promotional funds. It would seem that “Dark Crystal” merch should be everywhere right now - think endless partnerships with Coca Cola and Target. Alas, I assume these things are just saved for shows like “Stranger Things” Season 3 - which needed all the...

Student Spotlight: Junior Film major, Paige Touzet

Student Spotlight: Junior Film major, Paige Touzet

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

Not every junior can say they were shooting a three-part music video/short film collaboration on location this summer. But film major Paige Touzet is an exception to this rule.    It wasn’t that long ago that Paige was working as an office production assistant on the Netflix film “The T...

Climax: dance, drugs and a descent into hell

One of the extensive choreographies in the film.

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

April 14, 2019

Anyone who’s seen Gaspar Noe’s films will not be surprised by these themes. Yes, there is sex and violence in “Climax,” just like in his previous works, but here they are explored with more finesse and sophistication. Noe’s filmmaking style can be described as “cinema of body” —  the ...

Ken Burns: the great American storyteller

The man himself, Ken Burns.

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

April 14, 2019

I walked in to search for a seat, and the house was packed to the brim with an eclectic group of people, old and young alike, waiting for one of the greatest American storytellers to take the stage. Most who showed up expecting a seat were directed to a little room outside the ballroom with plasti...

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