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The Mirror

Adult Swim’s “The Shivering Truth” is one of the greatest shows of our time – and no one’s talking about it

Must Watch: Is “The Shivering Truth” the best show of the century?

Inspired by something out of a haunted children’s novel or a late-night halloween special, the show plays out as a never ending story.
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-EditorPublished Jan 23, 2023
Inspired by something out of a haunted children’s novel or a late-night halloween special, the show plays out as a never ending story.
SOSs album cover drew inspiration from an image of Princess Diana sitting on a diving board on a yacht, at sea.

S.O.S! SZA’s new album is sparking charts!

When the clock struck 12 a.m. on Friday December 9, many fans and fellow artists took to Instagram, Twitter and TikTok to post the emotions and fever that went through their heads as they streamed the album. 
By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment EditorPublished Dec 12, 2022
When the clock struck 12 a.m. on Friday December 9, many fans and fellow artists took to Instagram, Twitter and TikTok to post the emotions and fever that went through their heads as they streamed the album. 
Cozy comfort films for the holiday season

Cozy comfort films for the holiday season

As the demand for holiday movies draws nearer, here is a curated list of warm and melancholic films for the month of December that you probably haven’t ever seen.
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-EditorPublished Dec 7, 2022
As the demand for holiday movies draws nearer, here is a curated list of warm and melancholic films for the month of December that you probably haven’t ever seen.
Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You has earned a staggering amount of cash since its release: $60-$70 million dollars, or about $2.5 million dollars a year since 1994 (the year of release).

All I want for Christmas is $$$

The yearly earache has some interesting statistics on what makes it so popular.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Dec 7, 2022
The yearly earache has some interesting statistics on what makes it so popular.
Daniel Giménez Cacho is versatile in “Bardo, False Chronicle of A Handful of Truths”

Bardo (or how I learned to stop criticizing and love the movies)

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s newest masterwork is an out-of-body experience.
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-EditorPublished Dec 1, 2022
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s newest masterwork is an out-of-body experience.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sees the kingdom of Wakanda going head-to-head with the powerful undersea nation of Talokan over the use of vibranium by other countries.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a somber tribute to Chadwick Boseman

It can’t keep up with the original, but Wakanda Forever is still the MCU’s best hope for setting up Phase 5.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Nov 29, 2022
It can’t keep up with the original, but Wakanda Forever is still the MCU’s best hope for setting up Phase 5.
As Americas second favorite holiday draws near, families all around the world prepare to celebrate.

Turkey-tickling Thanksgiving trivia

As Thanksgiving looms near here are 5 interesting facts you should know about the special holiday.
By Katrina Gomez, Arts & Entertainment EditorPublished Nov 23, 2022
As Thanksgiving looms near here are 5 interesting facts you should know about the special holiday.
Michael Grandages new film fearlessly portrays the realities of the queer sexscape.

“My Policeman” finds little passion in the mundane

Michael Grandage’s forbidden tale of gay love is as cookie cutter as it gets.
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-EditorPublished Nov 15, 2022
Michael Grandage’s forbidden tale of gay love is as cookie cutter as it gets.
Kanye Wests career is over - and rightfully so.

Ye (or How This Generation Separates Art From The Artist)

How much of Kanye’s controversial reign is justifiable? Trick question: None.
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-EditorPublished Nov 5, 2022
How much of Kanye’s controversial reign is justifiable? Trick question: None.
“Triangle of Sadness” (or The Hardest I’ve Ever Laughed in a Theater All Year)

Eat the rich and sh*t them out: “Triangle of Sadness” movie review

The upper-class gets put through the wringer in “Triangle of Sadness”
By Dashiell Dekker, Arts & Entertainment Co-EditorPublished Nov 2, 2022
The upper-class gets put through the wringer in “Triangle of Sadness”
Going crazy over Psycho

Going crazy over Psycho

The godfather of modern psychological horror films, Psycho, still leaves audiences – and me – reeling.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Nov 1, 2022
The godfather of modern psychological horror films, Psycho, still leaves audiences – and me – reeling.
Zeno, an ancient Greek philosopher, is most well-known for his list of paradoxes trying to prove that motion was an illusion.

Quick Take
Zeno’s Paradox

How a centuries-old thought experiment taught me something important.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Oct 19, 2022
How a centuries-old thought experiment taught me something important.
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