Category: Culture

DATING DURING A PANDEMIC

How to social distance while you date BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER It might not sound terribly exciting, but it is possible to date and maintain a relationship while following social-distancing guidelines. Here are some fun and safe date ideas…

THE BOOKSHELF

“Doomsday Clock” by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER In 1986, DC Comics published “Watchmen” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, a comic book series that presented an alternate history where the existence of real-life superheroes…

ON THE SLATE

“The Queen’s Gambit” BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER The Netflix original “The Queen’s Gambit” directed by Scott Frank follows the story of an orphan by the name of Beth Harmon. It shows her prodigious journey to conquer what was a…

FALL FOR THE BOOK

Tara June Winch, author of “The Yield,” in conversation with writer Jacki Lyden BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER On Monday, Oct. 26, the Fall for the Book Festival hosted a virtual Q&A session with Australian  novelist Tara June Winch and…

TIPS FOR ON-CAMPUS LIVING DURING A PANDEMIC

Advice for on-campus living on campus during a pandemic BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER On-campus living has drastically changed this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With new rules and new challenges, there is a learning curve to…

ON THE SLATE

“Enola Holmes,” a Netflix original BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER There have been countless adaptations of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories — from Robert Downey Jr. on the big screen to the famous detective as a garden gnome. Since the…

ON THE SLATE

  “Mulan” (2020) BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER The story of Mulan has been a beloved Disney classic for over two decades. Both the original animated film, released in 1998, and last month’s remake follow a similar premise to the…

ADD TO QUEUE

“We Said What We Said” podcast BY CAYLA CADE STAFF WRITER With their colorful personalities, internet stars Denzel Dion and Rickey Thompson give listeners an insight into their lives and opinions in their new podcast, “We Said What We Said.”…

FALL FOR THE BOOK: SO TO SPEAK ROUNDTABLE

A roundtable discussion on intersectionality in publishing with past and present editors BY MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER On Saturday, Oct. 17, current and former writers of So to Speak, Mason’s graduate feminist literary journal, met in a digital roundtable as…