Review: ‘Bone House’ by Scott Laudati
Apr17

Review: ‘Bone House’ by Scott Laudati

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer “maybe the buffalo jumped the cliff for fun, left their bleached white skulls in the pits looking up. they’re hidden until the thaw. that’s when you’ll find them grinning with the spring bloom. don’t worry, eventually we all shiver in the sun.” This is just one of the many exquisite lines from ‘Bone House’, the second collection of poetry by New York based author Scott Laudati, whose...

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Netflix to Cancel ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘OITNB,’ and Other Originals to Update Company Image
Apr01

Netflix to Cancel ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘OITNB,’ and Other Originals to Update Company Image

By Jacqueline McMahon, Staff Writer In a shocking turn of events, the popular streaming service Netflix has announced that it will be pulling the plug on many of its beloved original programming, including popular shows like Stranger Things, The Crown, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black, in order to revamp the company’s image. “It’s a new era for Netflix, and right now we really want to focus on what we think is the future of...

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‘Love, Simon,’ ‘Black Panther,’ and Why Representation Matters
Mar26

‘Love, Simon,’ ‘Black Panther,’ and Why Representation Matters

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer It’s strange to think that there has never been a major studio film centering on a gay teenager, or a blockbuster movie centering on a black superhero, before now. In the 21st century, we may think that we’ve achieved equal representation in the media – undoubtedly, we’ve come a long way, but the fact is people of color, the LGBT community, and members of other marginalized groups are still often...

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The 90th Academy Awards: The Complete List of Winners
Mar07

The 90th Academy Awards: The Complete List of Winners

By Jackie McMahon, Entertainment Critic Hollywood’s biggest night of the year has come to a close, and Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” won big. The film took home four awards: Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Director for del Toro, and the coveted Best Picture. (And yes, we can confirm that this is the correct winner – del Toro even checked the envelope to make sure after last year’s “La La...

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2018 Oscars Predictions
Feb15

2018 Oscars Predictions

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer The nominations have been announced, the stars are getting red carpet ready, and the 90th Academy Awards ceremony is set to air on March 4 on ABC. That means it’s time to place our bets on who will take home those coveted golden statuettes. Here are this author’s predictions for who will win Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture, and if you want to fill out your own Oscars...

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