Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

North Texas’ used bookstores are still ‘booked up’

By Ellen Case
Senior Staff Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar Recycled Books, Records, & CDs – Denton, Texas

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Recycled Books, Records, & CDs – Denton, Texas

 

Thousands of new books are published every year, but some shops are still turning a profit on books from years past. Many stores in North Texas provide an exciting adventure on the shelves. Continue reading

Lost in translations

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Student recounts her experiences visiting the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ over summer vacation.

By Ellen Case
Senior Staff Writer

Photos by Ellen Case The sun sets behind the skyline in Nagoya, Japan.

Photos by Ellen Case
The sun sets behind the skyline in Nagoya, Japan.

 

I walked through Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, after arriving for a 10-day trip that took me through three different cities. I was visiting the island as part of a mission team that travels annually to assist and Continue reading

Boycott threat insults First Amendment

 

 

Pastor Protection Act prompts filmmakers to consider removal of projects in Georgia.

 

Hollywood filmakers and entertainment goliaths misunderstood the intentions behind a House Bill proposed in February in Georgia, causing arguments and an unnecessary threat of retraction from several studios in the state. Georgia House Bill 757, also known as The Pastor Protection Act, proposed allowing religious officials to refrain from performing marriages that went against their beliefs. However, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the bill March 28 after the controversy began. Continue reading

Chaplin masters silent comedy

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

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“City Lights” (1931) was filmmaker and actor Charles Chaplin’s first film since the introduction of sound synchronization in talkies, the name given to movies with sound, three years earlier.

Chaplin is a master of silent filmmaking, and this proto- rom-com’s ability to win over hearts and minds through sentiment alongside animated gags only further proves his genius. Continue reading

Super heroes battle it out in new film

By Juan Betancourt

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Director Zack Snyder brought the world’s strongest man and the world’s greatest detective to the big screen in one of the most anticipated superhero movies of the year with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Continue reading

National Videogame Museum opens doors

By Jacqueline Arredondo

Associate Layout Editor

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo | A Pac-Man board game is displayed in the Unplugged exhibit in the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo | A Pac-Man board game is displayed in the Unplugged exhibit in the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

The clash of Link’s sword, the lash of Simon Belmont’s whip and the blast of Doomguy’s trusty double-barreled shotgun echoed through the halls.

These sounds can be heard alongside the laughter of video gamers of all ages at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas. The museum is the first of its kind, being solely dedicated to video games, according to nvmusa.org. Continue reading

Band behaves badly during brawl

 

 

By Erasmo Viera

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Trash cans of vomit flew through the air, along with a few punches, when Illinois rock outfit The Orwells headlined at Trees during the 2016 Spillover Fest. Fans of the band usually anticipate some sort of wild shenanigans at their shows and were likely expecting the level to which the band stirred things up March 19. Continue reading

Wildlife reserve combats extinction

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas, has over 50 species of native and non-native animals living at the 1,800-acre center.

Photos by William De La Cruz | A giraffe comes in close in hopes of food.

Photos by William De La Cruz | A giraffe comes in close in hopes of food.

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Theatre Brookhaven performs ‘Arabian Nights’

By Aina Abdul-Qader

Contributing Writer

Photos by Aina Abdul-Qader  | Several scholars, along with Harun al-Rashid, played by Charles Grissom, stand in anticipation.

Photos by Aina Abdul-Qader | Several scholars, along with Harun al-Rashid, played by Charles Grissom, stand in anticipation.

Theatre Brookhaven captivated its audience with an awe-inspiring production of “The Arabian Nights” in the Performance Hall, March 4-13.

“The Arabian Nights” was written by Mary Zimmerman and first produced theatrically in 1992. The play is an adaptation of “The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night,” a collection of Middle Eastern and Indian stories, according to Encyclopædia Britannica. Continue reading

Allen’s breakthrough film stands test of time

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Film Review

Rating: Five out of five “Diamonds”

In 1977, “Annie Hall,” starring, written and directed by Woody Allen, edged out the original “Star Wars” blockbuster sci-fi flick directed by George Lucas and won the Oscar for best motion picture. Allen won best director and best screenplay for the film.

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