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Turns out some good stuff has snuck onto Netflix

Let’s face it: There’s a lot of crap on Netflix. On the level playing field of auto-playing thumbnails, it can be difficult to tell the good stuff from the bad. Netflix doesn’t care if you… Read More...

Panelists question how far university has come since Ford Hall 1969

Alumni who led the Ford Hall 1969 protests that established the department of African and African American Studies (AAAS) gathered to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Feb. 8. But some of the panelists expressed the… Read More...

Hoot Recommends: March 1, 2019

“Head Above Water” She ain’t no sk8er boi anymore. Since her more recent, self-titled album, “Avril Lavigne,” was released in 2013, Lavigne has really been laying low. And no, she was not replaced by a… Read More...

Duel Links: a(nother) card game review

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links boasts one of the most engaging and rewarding competitive experiences I have had in a card game, aside from the real-life Trading Card Game (TCG) of the same name. I say this… Read More...

‘The Visitors’ an immersive musical and emotional experience

Ragnar Kjartansson’s exhibit “The Visitors” is a masterpiece. Held in one gallery at the ICA, “The Visitors” is a sweeping nine-screen experience of video and audio recordings of a performance at a mansion in upstate… Read More...

Hoot Recommends: Feb. 8, 2019

Jablinski Games Jack Black’s new YouTube channel “Jablinski Games” is unapologetically dumb fun. By all accounts, the man is the same persona we see in his movies: a loveable, earnest goof. Filmed and edited by… Read More...

Ansel Adams exhibit combines photography and environmentalism

There are few things in life that I love more than pretty pictures and good music. As an aspiring photographer, I always love to look at the works of famous photographers and see how nice… Read More...

‘Greenbook,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and leaving the Oscars behind

On March 4, 2018, “Get Out” won an Oscar. This was an enormous victory. Writer/director Jordan Peele walked away with the golden statue for Best Original Screenplay, awarding his work on a horror movie, a… Read More...

‘Free Solo’ doc climbs to great heights

“Free Solo” is a 2018 documentary from Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. The film follows Alex Honnold, who in June 2017 became the first free solo climber to conquer the 3000 foot high El… Read More...

Howardena Pindell: “What Remains to Be Seen” career retrospective opens at the Rose

Last Friday, the Rose Art Museum unveiled its career retrospective of Philadelphia-born artist Howardena Pindell. Pindell’s work spans over 50 years, with the exhibit showing a variety of works from various styles. “Howardena Pindell: What… Read More...
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