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‘Emma’ takes a novel viewpoint on a timeless story

What sets the 2020 adaptation of “Emma” (“Emma.” with a period at the end) apart from the others is the changes it allows itself. While “Emma.” is not an unfaithful adaptation, it does take calculated liberties.

‘Code Name Verity’ is a cunning read for quarantine

There are many historical fictions about World War II out there, but what makes “Code Name Verity” such a treat is the puzzle that is Wein’s writing.

CT Recommends: Polyphia

I’m a simple man: I hear a funky little sound, I listen to it nonstop for three weeks, I forget about it. One such sound I discovered in 2018 that I’ve yet to shake is an instrumental band called Polyphia.

COVID-19 inspires content renaissance on UR student meme pages

This meme renaissance, which took shape in hundreds of student-created images, is still ongoing, as new posts are being churned out every day.
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Todd play ‘Everybody’ has a role for everyone

I saw “Everybody” twice, because half the cast has to memorize virtually the entire script, as their roles are drawn by lottery each show.

College Feminists presents a range of stories at ‘Me Too Monologues’

Some stories were vivid, allowing the audience to be immersed in the experience. As an audience member, you could feel their pain when the performers paused, as if to wince at difficult memories. 

Visiting author Valeria Luiselli reads stories from the border in newest novel

“It’s a book with immigration, but not a book about immigration,” Luiselli said. “I’m not interested in writing a story that’s relatable.” 

CT Recommends: ‘Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground’

His gravelly moans and vibrated hums conveys a sorrow so gut-wrenching, it’s all too clear he carried an unimaginable burden in his heart. 

Not Vanilla: The quaint lesson of ‘Stardew Valley’

It’s a place where the complications of life are absent, where you can quietly and productively live the life of a (fictional) farmer.

King Krule’s ‘Man Alive!’ is a paranoid, genre-bending opus

His signature blend of punk, jazz and electronic sounds put him in a lane of his own, and his newest album “Man Alive!” is yet another reminder of this fact.