Arts & Entertainment

Expanded UR Bhangra swings into new semester

Anyone who has spent a week or two on campus can safely assure any foreign readers of the popularity of Bhangra, the Southeast Asian dance.

River Campus musicians play to their own tune

To get a feel for UR’s music scene, I spoke with four upperclassmen whose varied involvements include for-credit lessons at Eastman and underground basement shows.

‘Harry Potter’ play dives into the series’ past

The play finds its characters struggling with the past.

‘Stranger Things’ scares up some nostalgia

It's the kind of show with a superficially tidy premise, easily described in a neat two or three sentences.

Captain America is mediocre, inconsequential

The film, unfortunately, makes the same mistakes that “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” made just over a month ago.

Oeuvre app annotates art

The creation of a digital space to talk makes art more approachable.

The force is strong in After Hours’ spring show

Ten minutes past eight, the After Hours a capella group was on stage, clad in galaxy leggings and look-alike outfits to iconic Star Wars characters as they sang the series’ famed theme song.

Eastman takes on Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”

The Eastman School of Music recently put on its spring opera—”Le Nozze di Figaro” (in English, “The Marriage of Figaro”), one of Mozart’s most famous operas.

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.

The dawn of a channel

Now it is 2016, and I've listened to Britney Spears’ “Femme Fatale” and a little bit of “Blackout” almost every day for the past month. What once repelled me like some sort of insect on a stick is now a divine thing.