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The shrimp and grits bowl and the hot chicken sandwich were among the editorial staffs favorites. 

Restaurant Review: Miss Jackson’s serves Southern comfort food at steep price

Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 30, 2022

Adding to the growing list of new faces on College Hill this semester, Don Juan owner Juan Martinez has opened Miss Jackson’s Kitchen. Featuring a menu with a Southern flair, Miss Jackson's can be found...

Septimus Hodge and Thomasina Coverly are played by Peter Canevari 23 and Ani Brutus ‘26, respectively.

Performance review: ‘Arcadia’ overflows with wit, energy and spectacle

Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 30, 2022

Do you ever wish "Bridgerton" included more discussions of chaos theory and Romantic poetry? If you're intrigued, then be sure to snag a ticket to “Arcadia,” a Lafayette College production that premiered...

The cover of Iona Iversons Rules for Commuting. The words Sometimes you have to break the rules are the top. It is bright orange with pink purses throughout the cover. A logo of a dog is at the bottom.

Book Review: ‘Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting’: Undeniable charm, lovable characters

Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 23, 2022

Imagine yourself on the train to work. Of course, no one talks to each other on the train — it’s one of the golden rules of commuting. But when a man in front of you starts choking on a grape, you...

Baz Luhrmanns Elvis biopic, featuring Austin Butler in the titular role, is now available on HBO Max. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: Overly simplistic ‘Elvis’ biopic hits streaming services

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist September 16, 2022

When I saw the trailers and ads for "Elvis," I wasn’t particularly excited. I didn’t see why his story was worth telling again at this particular moment in history. However, with a strong box office...

Alice Wongs memoir Year of the Tiger: An Activists Life is made up of past essays, interview and podcast transcripts, mantras and more. (Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House)

Book Review: Activist Alice Wong releases fierce, biting and hilarious memoir with ‘Year of the Tiger’

Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 16, 2022

Under the Chinese zodiac, those born in the Year of the Tiger are said to be confident, passionate and ambitious. It seems fitting then that “Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life,” a memoir by Alice...

Hana Sushi and Teppanyaki has offerings for everyone from sushi beginners to the most adventurous eaters.

Restaurant Review: Hana Sushi and Teppanyaki rolls onto College Hill

Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 9, 2022

Sushi lovers, rejoice! This past July, Hana Sushi and Teppanyaki opened on College Hill. As much as we love playing salmonella roulette every time we grab sushi from Lower, we on the editorial staff decided...

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island details one strange habit of Frick Islands townspeople through the investigation of a curious journalist. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Book Review: ‘The Invisible Husband of Frick Island:’ Intriguing premise, disappointing resolution

Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 9, 2022

A tiny island in the throes of climate change. A town of people talking to a dead man. A journalist looking to uncover the truth. These are all ingredients for the head-scratcher that is Colleen Oakley’s...

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On took the top spot among summer movies with impressive aesthetics and heartwarming themes. (Photo courtesy of Plex.tv)

Movie Review: Top five movies of the summer

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist September 2, 2022

For perhaps the first time in several years, mindless action movies did not dominate the theaters this summer. Interestingly, there was a strong focus on meaningful, thematically complex pictures that...

Book Lovers tells the story of big city editor Charlie and literary agent Nora, who cross paths in a small town over the summer. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Book Review: Emily Henry strikes rom-com gold with ‘Book Lovers’

Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 2, 2022

For the third time in three years, Emily Henry has taken her rightful place on the romantic comedy throne. “Book Lovers,” released this past May, details the story of Charlie and Nora, literary rivals...

Everything Everywhere All at Once explores the fractured relationship between a middle-aged Chinese immigrant and her daughter through a series of parallel dimensions. (Photo courtesy of IGN)

Movie Review: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ successfully embodies experimental filmmaking

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist April 29, 2022

If you haven't watched "Everything Everywhere All at Once," you might be thinking: could a film have a more pretentious and arrogant title than this one? Is it even possible for a film with a name like...

Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a sequel to the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie, brings the speedy video game protagonist to the silver screen once more. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Despite enjoyable moments, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ ultimately disappoints

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist April 15, 2022

It’s very rare that films based on video games are well-constructed, which is a real shame because there is so much potential for crossover between the video game and film industries. Unfortunately,...

Moon Knight premiered on March 30, and a new episode will be released every week. (Photo courtesy of Marvel.com)

TV Review: ‘Moon Knight’ premiere offers intriguing ideas but lacks direction

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist April 8, 2022

The success of a TV show premiere is typically based upon how well it garners the audience’s interest while also providing narrative foundations of the story it will progressively unfold. The opening...

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