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Dave Chappelle SNL Monologue

'Saturday Night Live' guest host Dave Chappelle during the monologue on Saturday. (Will Heath/NBC/TNS)
KURT HAUSMAN November 18, 2020

On Nov. 7, President and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris delivered their victory speeches at their campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Del.. Customs like the victory speech and the concession...

Ace Attorney: A Classic Reimagined

Ace Attorney: A Classic Reimagined
Erin Simmons November 16, 2020

Oct. 12, 2005, the first Ace Attorney game, “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney,” was released for the first time in the United States.  Developed and published by Capcom, this classic visual novel series...

“Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able” by Black Thought

Sam Berkooz November 6, 2020

On Oct. 16, 2020, Philadelphia rapper, Black Thought, released his debut studio album, “Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Able.” The star-studded tracklist of 13 songs featured the likes of Pusha...

Baroness Von Sketch Takes the Stage: A Review

Baroness Von Sketch Takes the Stage: A Review
Erin Simmons November 5, 2020

Comedy sketch shows have been popular for decades, from Saturday Night Live to Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and many more in between. In the last couple years, however, a new show has surfaced in Canada...

“Hold On”

Grace Wang November 5, 2020

This past weekend, the R&B artist H.E.R., from Vallejo, Calif., released her newest single, “Hold On.” With 11.6 million monthly listeners, the song has already gained a significant amount of recognition.  The...

“The 100”

Shannon Kahan October 28, 2020

“The 100” is a CW television show based on a series of novels by Kass Morgan. It was released in 2014 and produced by Jason Rothenburg. In the first episode, after spending countless years in a space...

“Killing Commendatore:” art and loneliness in Japan and elsewhere

Eliot Klus May 18, 2020

Fantasy books let you see different worlds, but realistic fiction can take you there. Haruki Murakami’s “Killing Commendatore” is self-contained and perdurable, a tale of art and loneliness. The...

Quarantine book recommendations: Set one

Quarantine book recommendations: Set one
Sophie Fetter April 28, 2020

I remember how excited I was. The buzz of walking into the massive Fox Theatre in Detroit. As we were scanning our tickets, we asked the woman if Mr. Sedaris did book signing before or after the show....

“Happiness is Baking”

Lily Sickman-Garner April 15, 2020

“Happiness is baking cookies. Happiness is giving them away. And serving them, and eating them, talking about them, reading and writing about them, thinking about them, and sharing them with you.”...

All American review season 1

All American review season 1
Zack Schueler April 13, 2020

Inspired by ex-NFL player Spencer Paysinger, “All American” follows Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), a talented football wide-out living in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles. He’s the star of...


Jenna Jarjoura April 11, 2020

On a warm night this past week, I sat down with my family to watch a movie recommended to us by our cousins. All we knew was that it was a story about a man that knew The Beatles’ songs and nobody else...

“Welcome to Commie High” comes out

Lucy Tobier April 6, 2020

Community High School may not have an official school color or any sports teams, but it does have a feature length documentary. “Welcome to Commie High,” directed by filmmaker Donald Harrison of 7...

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