Arts & Entertainment
Batman and Superman fight, and the audience loses
Contrary to popular belief, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is not a bad movie. In fact, it, at times, excels and revels in some truly awe-inspiring scenes that bring mythological depth to the titular characters of the film—a feat that not even some critically-acclaimed Marvel movies can claim.
A subjective ranking of the One Act Play festival
The unfolding plays in the International Theatre Program’s 18th Annual One Act Play Festival caught my attention with the mystery of what was yet to come, and then held that attention with twists and turns packed into the short time allotted to them.
VIMTV: friends, or something more?
VIMTV, or “Velocities in Music,” is a hidden gem of a YouTube channel. The channel features two friends, Jake and Tom, who sit at a table in front of a camera and talk about albums. They haven’t been as active the past few years as they were when I discovered them in 2010. They used to mainly cover popular indie releases from this era—think Black Keys “Brothers,” “ James Blake’s self-titled album. They would review Top 40 pop albums, too, like Britney Spears’ “Femme Fatale” and Justin Bieber’s second album.
An emotional album: ‘The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg’
“The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg,” the first proper album from South African pop group Beatenberg, is an album that furthers this idea. Released in 2014, the album is a compilation of stories—of youth, of bittersweet happiness, of nostalgia—and is one of the most innovative pop albums released in recent memory.
Gender and race in entertainment: Matt McGorry’s take
Matt McGorry sits down with the CT to talk about #OscarsSoWhite, feminism and “Orange is the New Black".