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REVIEW: ‘Cuties’ is the opposite of cute

REVIEW: 'Cuties' is the opposite of cute

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

If the Maïmouna Doucouré, the director of "Cuties", really wanted to comment on the over-sexualization of children, she should not have done so by putting heavy camera-emphasis on genitals and thrusting motions. The glamorization of this is not decreased at all by covering it in music that glorifies sex just as much as the movie does. It isn’t right, not even remotely so.

“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 18, 2020

The conversation spans the width of various touchy topics—the 1898 Coup’s lingering debt, the “trend” of the Black Lives Matter movement, the responsibility of white people—and each panelist offers their thoughtful responses, bolstered by their years of research and experience.

Let’s talk about the Coup of 1898

Let's talk about the Coup of 1898

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 15, 2020

The subject of the Coup, and the idea of possible reparations to the descendants of its victims, is long overdue for discussion. On September 15 at 6 PM, you can join a live Zoom panel discussion with the creator of “Wilmington Fire” and other members of Wilmington’s community. 

UNCW hosts a viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”, a documentary on the Massacre of 1898

UNCW hosts a viewing of

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 13, 2020

Five minutes to 7:00 pm, cars were lined up outside the Sarah Kenan Auditorium at UNCW on September 11—a full hour early to a drive-in viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”, a documentary about The Massacre of 1898 and subsequent racial injustice embedded in Wilmington’s history.  UNCW’s Off...

REVIEW: “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is a cinematic brain freeze

REVIEW:

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Charlie Kaufman’s latest foray into cerebral cinema, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a film that is perhaps the least accessible film to the general public that Netflix has ever released—which in turn makes it their most exciting original film to date.

Baking for Beginners: Stress-free shortbread cookies

Turkish coffee shortbread cookies. Photo by Cierra Noffke

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 10, 2020

This recipe, a variation on shortbread cookies, is for Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies and takes in entirety about 20 minutes to make (10 min to prep, 10 min to bake).

REVIEW: UNCW’s “Evening with Eric Andre”

REVIEW: UNCW’s “Evening with Eric Andre”

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

If there’s something to be said about “An Evening With Eric Andre,” it felt like a really bad episode of the Joe Rogan Podcast and I mean that deeply and passionately. DJ Douggpound served as something of a moderator and sampler, while Eric Andre lazily answered questions from students asking for advice about how to deal with the stresses of COVID and becoming an entertainer.

Mulan’s $30 price tag: Disney rolls the dice

Mulan's $30 price tag: Disney rolls the dice

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

September 5, 2020

The novelty of a big film readily available through streaming may be hard to resist—and at a time when ticket and concession prices continue to skyrocket, families may very well see $30 as a ‘steal’ of a price worth taking advantage of.

REVIEW: “Chemical Hearts,” mediocre teen angst

Lily Reinhart and Austin Abrams in

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2020

Pulled out of the overdone genre of 2000s teenage angst flicks, the only new things “Chemical Hearts” does for audiences today was to recruit experienced teenage players Lili Reinhart from “Riverdale” and Austin Abrams from “Euphoria.”   What follows is a mediocre love story of two teenagers somehow fully aware of how confusingly misguided their actions are but still doing them anyway.  

6 Women in politics you should know

Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks at a town hall meeting at the Colin Powell Center in Minneapolis. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

August 28, 2020

Even though each of the women who are running or currently hold a political office has her own agenda, it’s refreshing to see Congress inching toward better representation of the American people. Here are six women, in particular, to keep an eye on during these turbulent times. None of these introductions are meant to be the full picture. Each woman has her own backstory, complete with scandals, backlashes and bullying that are worth the exploration. 

REVIEW: The Killers new album ‘Imploding the Mirage’

Island Records, the Killers

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 27, 2020

If you want the definition of a mega-hit, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers might just be that. It was always really impressive to me just how successful “Mr. Brightside” ended up becoming. It was certified a double-platinum single in the United States, it went platinum five times over in the United K...

REVIEW: ‘John Was Trying To Contact Aliens’

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

You would be forgiven for thinking John Shepard, the subject of “John Was Trying To Contact Aliens,” is a strange man. You would also be forgiven for thinking (at least before viewing) that “John Was Trying To Contact Aliens” is a boring, alien conspiracy documentary. You would not, however, be forg...

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