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Nine Inch Nails’ two new albums capture the ups and downs of 2020

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at FYF Fest in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

We are living in weird times indeed. A global pandemic has put half of the countries in the world on lockdown, canceled almost all events and closed most schools. The star of “The Apprentice” is the president of the United States and he started 2020 by getting in a Twitter beef with Iran, putting...

‘Emma’ updates Jane Austin’s youthful love story for a new audience

Anya Taylor-Joy (right, with Mia Goth) as Emma.

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2020

The remake of Jane Austen's “Emma” is the perfect mix of witty, funny and heart clenchingly brilliant. Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a young girl, who loves being the center of attention and adores matching people up with the most unlikely of matches. When taking innocent orphan Harriet Smith (Mia...

Childish Gambino releases surprise album ‘3.15.20’

Donald Glover attends the Global Press Conference for Disney’s THE LION KING on July 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

Donald Glover has a career that spans multiple mediums, either under his real name or musician alias Childish Gambino. While many people know Childish Gambino as a Grammy-winning musician, Glover got his start as a writer for the comedy "30 Rock." In 2009 he was cast in the beloved NBC comedy "Commu...

5 Seconds of Summer differentiates itself from boy bands with new album ‘CALM’

5 Seconds of Summer attends the Jingle Ball 2015 red carpet on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Do you know what I really hate? I really hate advertisements. When you really sit down and think about it, ads are everywhere. If you turn on your phone, if you google something, if you check Instagram, Facebook, Reddit or Twitter, you can expect to see some company trying to sell you something. If you g...

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ is perfect to dance to

Dua Lipa backstage during the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Dua Lipa is a good example of what feels like an overnight success story. Okay, maybe not overnight, but the model-turned singer was 19 years old when she signed a record contract with Warner Music Group. She released a handful of singles, including hit "New Rules," and her debut album, all by the...

How to stay happy and healthy during quarantine

A sign on the front door of Jackson City Hall encourages hand washing on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Rebecca Harris, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2020

If you are anything like me, you are probably going a little stir-crazy during this COVID-19 quarantine. Classes are now online, the beach is off-limits and you cannot even meet up with your friends for $1 tacos at El Cerro Grande. There are so many people—doctors, nurses, truck drivers, grocery...

Introducing The Seahawk’s Quarantine Book Club

Re-shelving a library takes time, but there are unexpected rewards. (Christopher Knight/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

March 30, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19, with the university closed and North Carolina issuing a shelter-in-place order to start Monday, UNC Wilmington students are going to be spending a lot more time indoors. What better way to spend the extra time than with a good book? Starting on Monday, March 30, Lifestyles Edit...

‘I Still Believe’ is a movie America needs

K.J. Apa and Britt Robertson star in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

The film industry and theatrical exhibitors are not in a good position during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Major theater chains such as AMC and Cinemark have closed, and many upcoming movie releases are delayed indefinitely. "I Still Believe" is not the only film caught in the middle of an unprecedented...

‘The Invisible Man’ offers a thrilling escape despite COVID-19 setbacks

Elisabeth Moss faces off against an unseen antagonist in

William Becker, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

“The Invisible Man” has an interesting history in the world of entertainment. Originally, it was published as a novel in 1897 by H.G. Wells, who is often remembered as the father of science fiction. In 1933, the first film based on the novel came out, with a sequel arriving in 1940, followed by a...

‘The Sound of Music’ prepares for second weekend at Wilmington’s Thalian Hall

Maria and the Von Trapp family. (l-r, b-f)  Liesl (Jordan Davis), Captain Von Trapp (Zach Hanner), Maria (Elizabeth Stovall), Friedrich (Jakob Gruntfest), Kurt (Salder Selby), Louisa (Baylee Allen), Brigitta (Braelyn Sudduth), Marta (Piper Holmes), Gretl (Katie Grace Marinos) pose in for a photo in preparation for their performance of

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

A classic such as “The Sound of Music” is never viewed lightly, but there was no doubt how incredible director Ray Kennedy’s rendition was last Thursday at Thalian Hall. Kennedy, the director and choreographer of “The Sound of Music," is a man willing to take a risk and excelling at it by...

UNCW’s Boseman Gallery opens annual All Student Show

The annual All Student Show opened in the UNCW Boseman Gallery on Feb. 27, 2020. Photo by Lauren Wessell.

Lauren Wessell, Social Media Manager

March 4, 2020

The Association for Campus Entertainment’s (ACE) annual All Student Show, located in UNC Wilmington's the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery, opened Thursday, Feb. 27, featuring work from any student regardless of major and incorporated mediums ranging from digital illustration to oil on canvas to steel sculptures. Loraine...

Gallery dedicated to zine history opens in CAB

The Zine Gallery opened February 27 in the Cultural Arts Building main gallery area, featuring comfy couches to encourage visitors to engage with the exhibits. Photo by Zachary Kilby.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Touching the art in an art gallery is generally discouraged, but this was fully reversed Thursday night at the opening of the Cultural Art Department’s latest gallery dedicated to zines. Zines, a shortened slang-form of the word magazine, are independently-published and distributed booklets that ac...

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