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“Hazbin Hotel:” The internet phenomenon finally takes the stage
Noah Phillips, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

In the ever-expanding world of indie animation, no project has had quite as much recognition as Vivienne Medrano’s (better known online as...

A poster for Carolina Ballets Rhapsody in Blue. (Carolina Ballet)
REVIEW: Carolina Ballet’s “Rhapsody in Blue” puts a uniquely American twist on ballet
Megan Eesley, Copy Editor • February 10, 2024

The spotlights shone on the Fletcher Opera Theater and heralded Carolina Ballet’s latest performance, “Rhapsody in Blue,” which opened...

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The 96th Academy Award Nominations, snubs and surprises
Noah Phillips, Staff Writer • January 30, 2024

It goes without saying that the annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, is a massive event that rivals the Super Bowl as...

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Willy Wonka in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “WONKA,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Jaap Buittendijk)
REVIEW: "Wonka" was a 2023 box office surprise
Megan Eesley, Copy Editor • January 17, 2024

Despite the lack of hype, “Wonka” proved to be a “scrumdiddlyumptious” box office success. Starring Timothée Chalamet as the title...

Cover art for Disneys Wish. (Courtesy of Disney)
REVIEW: Disney’s “Wish” is a heartwarming homage to 100 years of magic
Sarah Carter, Staff Writer • December 4, 2023

Disney debuts “Wish” in the year of its 100th  anniversary and pays tribute to the studio’s years of magic. Audiences can look for...

Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. (Courtesy of Lionsgate)
REVIEW: "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" deserves the highest praise
Sarah Carter, Staff Writer • November 30, 2023

The release of the movie adaptation of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” brings viewers back to Suzanne Collin’s...

Kevin Kosicki Performing in the pre-show of Dracula.
Behind the scenes: "Dracula"
Samantha Hill, Staff Writer • November 28, 2023

The UNCW theater department put on a performance of a lifetime with the production of “Dracula.” Held in Kenan Auditorium, the show lasted...

A variety of candy apples for sale at Kilwins on Market St.
Fall activities in Wilmington
Samantha Hill, Staff Writer • November 11, 2023

  Fall is here in the Wilmington area, bringing in an abundance of activities to do. Check out some of these activities in the local...

Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” in theaters now. (Apple Studios)
“Killers of the Flower Moon:” Cinematic masterpiece and American tragedy
Noah Phillips, Staff Writer • November 7, 2023

The following review contains major spoilers throughout. The newest film from Martin Scorsese, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” seems...

UNCW Department of Theatres Dracula is approaching its third and final week of performances from Nov. 9 to Nov. 12. The show is based on the iconic gothic novel by Bram Stoker.
REVIEW: UNCW's bone-chilling production of "Dracula"
Sarah Carter, Staff Writer • November 4, 2023

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) theater department brings the story of "Dracula" to the stage demonstrating the gothic...

A poster for Carolina Ballets Frankenstein. (Carolina Ballet)
REVIEW: Carolina Ballet’s “Frankenstein” is an ode to death and humanity
Megan Eesley, Copy Editor • October 27, 2023

Performed by the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh at the Fletcher Opera Theater on Saturday, Oct. 14, “Frankenstein” based on the novel by...

A collection of books that have been banned or challenged across the country. In the foreground is The 1619 Project, which re-examines the influence of slavery in the founding of The United States. The books title references the first reccorded arrival of African slaves to North America in 1619.
Celebrating banned book week at Randall Library
Samantha Hill, Staff Writer • October 9, 2023

Libraries across the United States celebrate banned book week from Oct. 1-7. Randall Library held their annual banned book read-in on Thursday...

Ryan Gosling, left, and Margot Robbie scored the biggest hits of their careers with “Barbie.” (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS)
The bombs and hits of 2023's summer box office
Noah Phillips, Staff Writer • October 1, 2023

Every summer, all the big Hollywood studios release some of their biggest films into theaters for the world to see. Every summer, a majority...

The cover of Happy Place, a contemporary romance novel by Emily Henry. (Penguin Random House/Graphic by Nate Mauldin)
REVIEW: Emily Henry’s 'Happy Place' is the perfect read to start off your summer
Grace Lanham, Staff Writer • May 31, 2023
Emily Henry never fails to exceed reader’s expectations, and her recent release, “Happy Place,” is no exception. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading all of Henry’s books, but “Happy Place” is the perfect follow-up to her three most recent romance titles, all of which I have read: “People We Meet On Vacation,” “Beach Read,” and “Book Lovers.” “Happy Place,” published on April 25, will find a new spot in all readers’ hearts.
The Guardians reunite for one final mission in the third installment of this galactic franchise. (Marvel Studios)
REVIEW: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' encapsulates the heart of the trilogy in a touching final adventure
Anna Ford, Assistant Culture Editor • May 13, 2023
In a bittersweet and satisfying conclusion to the beloved trilogy, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (“Vol. 3”) follows the events of "Thor: Love and Thunder" as Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)—a.k.a “Star-Lord”—and the rest of the team race to save Rocket's (Bradley Cooper) life and come to terms with their ever-shifting group dynamics.

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