Category: entertainment

ON THE SLATE

The Adam Project BY AUDREY MORALES, STAFF WRITER The action sci-fi movie, “The Adam Project,” follows a 12-year-old boy named Adam Reed, who is grieving the loss of his father. Ryan Reynolds plays the older version of Adam, who is…

VOICE ACTRESS TARA STRONG SPEAKS AT MASON

Strong shares insights, advice at Game Mason event BY KENDALL BARNHARDT, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: The questions and responses have been edited for length and clarity. The questions were asked by those in attendance. Tara Strong is well known for…

KICK OFF YOUR SUNDAY SHOES WITH ‘FOOTLOOSE’

Mason School of Theater and Mason Players take on the film-adapted musical BY MAGGIE ROTH, CULTURE EDITOR Mason’s Theater Department cut loose this Halloween weekend with their production of the famous jukebox musical “Footloose.” The production ran from Thursday, Oct….

MASON JAZZ FACULTY AT JAMMIN’ JAVA

Swinging into a New Semester with a Live Performance  BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR Mason’s Jazz faculty rang in a new semester of live music with an off-campus performance at Jammin’ Java, an eclectic concert venue, bar and café in…

THE BOOKSHELF

“Little Weirds” by Jenny Slate BY DANA NICKEL SENIOR STAFF WRITER During the monotony of everyday life in COVID-19’s new normal, I’ve started to drift further and further away from my usual love of nonfiction literature. Before 2020, I almost…

ON THE SLATE

“Happiest Season” BY DANA NICKEL SENIOR STAFF WRITER  Hulu subscribers and fans of corny Christmas movies to kick off the holiday season will be delighted by the recent release of “Happiest Season.” This lesbian romantic comedy is a thinly veiled…

On the Slate

New HBO Drama “Lovecraft Country” BY SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY  STAFF  WRITER “Lovecraft Country” cannot fit neat and tidy within one genre. It’s an experimental show where the writer obviously plays with the ideas of several different genres at the same time….

The Bookshelf

“Batman: Three Jokers” #1 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER   After four years of development, the comic “Batman: Three Jokers” finally makes its long-awaited debut. This narrative arc was first teased in 2016’s “Justice…

Movie Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” leaves the viewer wondering what is real and what isn’t BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER The film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” written by Charlie Kaufman and based on the book by Ian Reid, was…

Movie Review: Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems showcases Adam Sandler’s surprisingly serious role in this surreal A24 film BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER I think most anyone around today knows who Adam Sandler is, whether it’s from his early days on “Saturday Night Live” or…