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Miley Cyrus’s ‘Plastic Hearts’ is the album she was born to make

Miley Cyrus’s new album “Plastic Hearts” captures feelings of complex youthful sorrow and navigating identity through the lens of pleasure and pain in her lyrics. The inaugural track of “Plastic Hearts,” titled “WTF Do I… Read More...

Switching ‘positions:’ Ariana Grande’s latest album is a sensual fantasy

Ariana Grande’s latest album, “positions,” is an enigmatic, provocative, vocal dream where Grande is attempting to solidify her status as an R&B singer. Put simply, this album is sexy. It reveals an Ari who is… Read More...

‘Blood of Zeus:’ a contemporary take on ancient myths

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers on what happens in “Blood of Zeus.” “Blood of Zeus” offers a vibrant and new-dimensional take on ancient Greek mythology. The new Netflix anime series stays true to classic… Read More...

Hoot Recommends: Halloween edition

“Halloween” The 1978 spooky classic Halloween is perfect if you are looking for a nostalgic 70s movie about a rogue psychiatric patient turned stabbing murderer. Although the violence definitely appears toned down to modern day… Read More...

“The Boys” season two ups the violence and the satire

Wildly entertaining and relevant, “The Boys” is one of the few shows that achieves a superior second season. As much as the show is a psychological, action-filled thriller, it is also a political satire with… Read More...

‘Mulan’ live action was a deep dishonor to fans of the original

Who is this live-action “Mulan” for? Fans of the original “Mulan,” like myself, love the Fa ancestors (renamed Hua in the live-action), Mulan’s grandmother, Mushu the tiny dragon, the cricket, General Shang, the songs, the… Read More...

Avatar: The Last Airbender: A Beautiful Anomaly

With many people quarantined at home and their eyes glued to Netflix, the recent addition of “Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA)” on the streaming service has offered itself as a form of escape in these… Read More...

Modern voices of Black American poets

“Poets fill in the spaces other types of storytelling can’t reach.” —Tananarive Due Black lives matter. With the recent uprisings shining a light on systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder at… Read More...

Hoot recommends: quarantine edition

“Beastars” Okay, so hear me out. Paru Itagaki’s comedy manga “Beastars” about a bunch of anthropomorphic animals going to high school might look like furry fluff fodder—and it kind of is—but the series is a… Read More...

‘The Tempest’ took Brandeis by storm

“The Tempest” is a widely established Shakespearean play about an ex-duke of Milan, Prospero, who is exiled to a remote island with his daughter, Miranda. Using magic, he tries to seek revenge on his brother… Read More...
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