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Favorite “Simpsons” episodes

Favorite “Simpsons” episodes

| Monday, September 1, 2014

If you’re a “Simpsons” fan like me, you’ve probably already heard of the marathon to end all marathons, otherwise known as “Every Simpsons Ever,” the non-stop showing of every episode of the show’s 25 seasons. Hosted by cable station FXX, the 12-day marathon just ended on Sept. 1, and read more

Bloody beautiful

Bloody beautiful

| Monday, September 1, 2014

My puns can no longer resist the temptation: It sucks to suck when you’re a vampire in the movies. A supernatural substance combined with the science fiction genre have enthroned the mystery of the vampire into our fascination and artistic experimentation. I use the word “enthroned” to suggest a read more

Think on ink

Think on ink

| Monday, September 1, 2014

Living in an all-girls dorm is great, most of the time. There is almost always someone around ready and willing to give me outfit advice, the hallways are decorated with all sorts of celebrity heartthrobs, and someone is almost always baking something. It also means that there is always read more

“Boyhood” stands alone

“Boyhood” stands alone

| Monday, September 1, 2014

Keri O’Mara Richard Linklater’s epic 12-year project “Boyhood” finally arrived this summer. It is still in theaters and is screening at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center from September 19-21. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve probably heard only good things about it. Critics and fans are declaring read more

‘Henry IV’ impresses at DPAC

‘Henry IV’ impresses at DPAC

| Monday, September 1, 2014

Stepping into the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the audience members easily could see they was going to be transported to another world. The stage was transformed into an ancient hall: Two sets of crossbeams hung down above the triple-layered stage, signaling the world of “Henry read more

Q&A: Roadkill Ghost Choir

Q&A: Roadkill Ghost Choir

| Monday, September 1, 2014

Roadkill Ghost Choir, of Deland, Fla., just released their first full-length album, “In Tongues,” last week and soon are taking their show back on the road after an eventful summer with appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and other festivals. With unsettling, powerful American rock and awesome shows inspired by the likes read more

Weekly Watch: ‘The Master’

Weekly Watch: ‘The Master’

| Monday, September 1, 2014

When writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson began work on “The Master” following 2007’s critically acclaimed “There Will Be Blood,” talk about the film’s controversial themes was abuzz.  Namely, the film’s rumored focus on the Church of Scientology dominated the conversation leading up to the film’s release. Questions arose read more

Scene in South Bend: El Girasol

Scene in South Bend: El Girasol

| Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hidden away on Eddy Street, past Chipotle, Five Guys and the Robinson Center, lies a secret gem from Central America: Girasol. Coming from the Spanish word for “sunflower,” the restaurant features various dishes from Latin America, including tamales and horchata. The most notable dish is the pupusa, a speciality read more

A Different Vampire Story

A Different Vampire Story

| Thursday, August 28, 2014

What happens to love if it exists for an eternity? After you and your soulmate have been everywhere, done everything you could ever imagine? After millions of sunsets and miles and funerals? At the heart of Trophy Scars’ mind-blowing new record “Holy Vacants” is a couple of vampires who are just read more

Rejoice in Joyce Revival

Rejoice in Joyce Revival

| Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  The last words James Joyce uttered before relapsing into a coma were, “Does nobody understand?” Yet, one hundred years after the publication of his remarkable short story collection, “Dubliners,” we are still grappling and questioning and trying our best to, indeed, understand. With endless amounts of commentary on read more