Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Marvel superhero creates huge cultural uproar

By Calvin Spencer Jr.
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Marvel

Marvel’s highly anticipated “Black Panther” set new expectations for future Marvel films. To many, however, it is more than just a superhero movie. Continue reading

‘Black Panther’ packs powerful punch

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

Watercolor Illustration by Monica Mitrovic

For a Marvel film to surpass an ordinary superhero motion pic plotline is legendary, and that’s exactly what “Black Panther” does with its iconic cast, awe-inspiring cinematography and memorable screenplay. Continue reading

Netflix’s unorthodox ‘Paradox’ released

Cloverfield monster origins movie uses guerrilla-style marketing on release.

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Netflix’s acquisition of “The Cloverfield Paradox” signaled the  streaming giant’s move to obtain big budget productions that make an immediate impact and keep subscribers satisfied.

The messy sci-fi movie tells another cliché story of astronauts trying to save the world when something goes wrong. Continue reading

Classical pianist to play at BHC

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

World-renowned pianist and University of North Texas piano professor Adam Wodnicki will hold a free concert at 6 p.m. March 24 in the Performance Hall at Brookhaven College. Wodnicki is a three-time prizewinner of the annual Chopin Competition and will perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Muczynski, Claude Debussy and Frédéric Chopin. Continue reading

Dallas celebrates Chinese New Year

By Celeste Colon
Contributing Writer

Photo by Celeste Colon | Performers dance in lion costumes at NorthPark Center to celebrate the New Year Feb. 17.

NorthPark Center was filled with art activities and demonstrations, including a main stage with performances by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, traditional Chinese operas and dragon and lion dancers Feb. 17. Continue reading

Healthy habits help keep New Year’s resolutions

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | A jogger engages in a routine stretching exercise under a tunnel on the Brookhaven College jogging trail.

Although it is easy for people to start their New Year’s resolution, many struggle to stay motivated.Many students at Brookhaven College have been working toward their New Year’s resolutions.

According to NBC, the most popular New Year’s resolution in 2017 involved fitness and nutrition. Continue reading

Popular Dallas pizza joint reopens

Once located in South Dallas, Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern has a new home.

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Photos by Eriana Ruiz
Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern displays their infamous “Star Wars Last Supper,” a painting by local artist Clay Stinnet.

When Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern in Oak Cliff, Dallas closed its doors Valentine’s Day 2016, patrons were heartbroken. But the beloved pizza parlor returned 628 days later and is now situated at 14910 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, inciting a feeding- frenzy among fans when Zoli’s reopened Nov. 3. Continue reading

Focal Points returns with new panel of pros

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor
courierme@dcccd.edu

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Michael Granberry, arts writer at The Dallas Morning News, discusses his story, “Six-Tenths of a Second, Two Lives Forever Changed,” about Bob Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning image and Jack Beers’ image of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.

Brookhaven College’s Basement Gallery hosted the second annual Focal Points, a one-day photography workshop. The event featured professional Dallas-based photographers, photojournalists and a Pulitzer Prize-winner, all of whom shared the experiences, portfolios, careers, advice and stories behind their lenses to photography enthusiasts. Continue reading

Gallery exhibits landscape art

By Mira Scott
Staff Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Three of Lin Medlin’s landscapes, including “Early Light, Westcliffe,” hang in the Studio Gallery as part of the first exhibition of the semester.

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts held an exhibition for landscape paintings by professional oil painter Lin Medlin Aug. 21-Sept. 22. A closing reception was held for Medlin and his artwork Sept. 22 in the Studio Gallery. Continue reading

Visual artist displays analog art in Basement Gallery

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo courtesy of Evan Henry
An image from “Coalescence” is swirled using analog waves.

Multi-colored images of manipulated analog shapes adorn the walls of Brookhaven College’s Basement Gallery. The campus is filled with art, but the lower level of Brookhaven’s library showcases pieces of a different sort – curvature of melting snapshot visuals. Continue reading