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Springsteen in 2020: “Letter to You” in review

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.
November 5, 2020

A minute and a half into Bruce Springsteen’s new album “Letter to You,” released Oct. 23, the now 71 year old musician reminds us that he is not the same prolific singer-songwriter that he was 50...

“Emma” in review

April 29, 2020

With not much else to do, more people are staying in to watch movies than ever. Not many movies have come out in 2020 so far, but there are still a good number of recent movies to enjoy during this time...

“Gaslighter” in review: A rousing, open-ended catharsis

Illustration by Nathaly Perez
April 3, 2020

As a lifelong Dixie Chicks fan, I was ecstatic when I heard that the Dallas-founded trio released a new song for the first time since 2006. When I saw that it was called “Gaslighter,” I was excited...

Review: “Isle of Dogs” is Beautiful but Disappointing

May 3, 2018

Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” is a visual spectacle that never quite escapes the stereotypes of a large-budget Hollywood release. Set in a near-future Japan, an authoritarian leader banishes all...

“The Shape of Water” a Beautifully Executed Film

March 29, 2018

In an industry that has been flooded with remakes, sequels, prequels and franchises, the place for creative film directors and screenwriters has diminished into obscurity, with the few films that are genuinely...

New “Beauty and the Beast” enchants audiences

March 30, 2017

The enchanting live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 musical “Beauty and the Beast” has captured the hearts and minds of viewers since opening on March 17, recounting with a modern twist the beloved...

Whitman Administration’s Email Peer Review Process

December 8, 2016

Much has been said regarding the chain of emails from Juli Dunn and Chuck Cleveland about the recent druggings on Whitman campus, and although disagreements exist on the nature of the administration’s...

The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Improv and comedy group brings "The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue" to Walla Walla
December 5, 2016

What do Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert all have in common? Each of them at one time or another, were a part of the Chicago-based improv and comedy group, The Second City. This year, The Second...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Illustration by Haley King
The director of "Selma" examines history of racial oppression in United States
November 17, 2016

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist...

The Best Tracks on “Lemonade”

Last weekend, Beyoncé released her sixth album “Lemonade” on HBO. Here are some of the tracks that stuck out.
April 28, 2016
Last weekend, Beyoncé released her sixth album “Lemonade” on HBO. Here are some of the tracks that stuck out.

Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

February 4, 2016
In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

Holiday Movie Catchup: A Look at this Winter’s Best

"Joy" is worth cheering for, "The Force Awakens" dazzles and "The Hateful Eight" just barely misses the bullseye.
January 28, 2016
With most of 2015's holiday releases wrapping up their box office runs, it's time to look back at three of the better films to grace theaters this past Christmas.
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