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Why critics are calling for Sia’s movie “Music” to be excluded from the Golden Globes

Hannah McDonnell, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

Sia’s new movie “Music” has amassed so much controversy, a viral petition to have the film condemned by the industry and for it’s two Golden Globe nominations to be rescinded is circulating the...

My first attempt at homemade bread anything. It took 6 hours.

Baking for Beginners: Monkey Bread

Emma Smith, Contributing Writer February 24, 2021

Baking can be intimidating for those who lack experience or can’t figure out how to work an oven. But fear not, I have discovered a simple recipe here that can make any person, with or without experience,...

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11 of Wilmington’s best coffee shops

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor February 24, 2021
One of the cornerstones of Wilmington’s appeal are its coffee shops, and new ones seemingly spring up every year. Navigating the scape can be overwhelming, so we’ve  rounded up some of Wilmington’s finest coffee places, accounting for the overall vibe, the indoor space and the variety and quality of the menu.
The 2020 film, Nomadland.

REVIEW: ‘Nomadland’ drives off into the sunset

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

The politics and discourse of the pandemic have been anything but consistent, but one thing that’s stayed rigid for months has been the rapturous critical reception of Chloé Zhao’s poetic drama film...

A new building for the Film Studies department is under construction.

An inside look into the film studies major and new building

Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer February 21, 2021

UNCW’s Film Studies program is one of the university’s major academic attractions. Blending film theory and production, both undergraduate and graduate students learn the essentials of the craft while...

Brenna Flanagan, Addison Hamlet, Dajah Glenn, and Kara Shoup perform in Psychosis.

REVIEW: ‘4.48 Psychosis’ is a mind-bending success

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNCW theatre department has continued to dedicate themselves to putting on excellent performances, working with top-tier material and displaying great production...

Sabrina Balent and Alexis Pean as Homecoming royalty.

ACE’s 2021 Homecoming: celebrating Seahawk solidarity

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor February 19, 2021

From Feb. 6 to Feb. 13, the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) celebrated Homecoming week for the year 2021. Choc full of safe, inventive and virtual activities, this year’s Homecoming was much...

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UNCW Theatre Department to perform “4:48 Psychosis”

Caroline Straubel, Contributing Writer February 17, 2021

UNCW’s theatre department is performing “4:48 Psychosis” by Sarah Kane in the Cultural Arts Building and on a livestream. The live performances will be on February 18-21, the 25-28, at 8 p.m., and...

Tea time.

Seven cozy recipes for surviving cold, rainy weather

Emma Smith, Contributing Writer February 16, 2021

Surviving the season of cold rain while quarantined at home can be tough, but with some simple, warm and quick recipes, survival can be easier. With some honey, a cup of tea and a bowl of soup, you can...

Whether Agnes (Kathryn Hahn, center) is Agnes Harkness or not, her amazing performance as the generic

The biggest moments from the latest episodes of “WandaVision”

Boyce Rucker February 16, 2021

Since Marvel Studios made its Disney+ debut with “WandaVision” in January, it has been universally praised by critics and viewers alike for its daringly unique take on the MCU mythos. The series follows...

LaKeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).

REVIEW: “Judas & the Black Messiah” is masterfully executed, timely and liberating

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer February 15, 2021

Although historical biopics serve as a retelling of history’s brightest or darkest moments, they also serve as a message that not much has changed in the present day. Released on Feb. 12, 2021, to theaters...

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REVIEW: ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ makes tacky the new black

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

Hollywood comedies are a dime a dozen: very few of them go out of their way to dispense their humor in ways that challenge film form and introduce new ideas to the genre. For every “Palm Springs”,...

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