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Review: Insurgent

Review: Insurgent

Daniel Kibbe, Contributor
April 1, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, The Media Room

Insurgent picks up immediately where Divergent left off. The “divergent” heroine Tris (Shaliene Woodley) is on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the evil enforcers of her strictly enforced, segregation-centric societal system. Her ultimate goal is to stop Jeanine, but to do so, she must seek...

Taking on the city

Taking on the city

Sara Saavedra and Hannah Hassel
March 23, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

A 35 to 40 minute drive might be all it takes to enjoy a low budget weekend in the art-filled city of Houston. Lawndale Art Center The Lawndale Art Center is a perfect place to admire contemporary art exclusively by regional artists, featuring four galleries, three artist studios and an outdoor s...

2015 Oscar Predictions: Daniel Kibbe’s Top Picks

2015 Oscar Predictions: Daniel Kibbe’s Top Picks

Daniel Kibbe, Contributor
February 21, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, The Media Room

Best Picture What will win: Boyhood Possible upset: Birdman The nominees: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash This category could really go either way: Boyhood and Birdman have an equal chance, with the forme...

‘Hobbit’ trilogy satisfies casual viewers but leaves book fans disappointed

‘Hobbit’ trilogy satisfies casual viewers but leaves book fans disappointed

Brynne Herzfeld, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

This trilogy of Hobbit movies delivers everything a LOTR movies fan could hope for, but fails to deliver to fans of the book.

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s another superhero movie!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s another superhero movie!

Eryn Lyle, Staff Writer
December 13, 2014
Filed under Entertainment

In 2012, almost 8.5 percent of the US population attended showings of “The Avengers” within three days of its release. That is an unprecedented amount of people, but the trend doesn’t stop there. Since 1998, Marvel Comics have made $6.7 billion off of 34 films, and DC Comics $2.6 billion off...

Baby, it’s fun outside

Baby, it’s fun outside

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment
December 12, 2014
Filed under Entertainment

Staying home during winter break does not have to consist of baking everything on Martha Stewart’s website or sleeping in until the late afternoon for the sole reason of not having anything to do. Sure, it is no beach off the coast of Florida or mountain slopes in Colorado, but winter break in Houston...

Swift embraces new genre, tops the charts

Swift embraces new genre, tops the charts

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment Editor
November 2, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Replay

Known for her quirky personality and love songs, Taylor Swift’s 1989 effortlessly transitions her sound from country crooner to pop sensation. Along with the genre switch, Swift’s usual boy-centric theme is thrown out almost completely, centralizing instead on new beginnings and embracing oneself....

Sticking to the top

Sticking to the top

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment Editor
October 15, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Replay

Every so often the music industry is rocked with major acts originating from a specific country. The 90s were defined by the British, as Oasis and Blur battled each other on the charts while the Spice Girls and Sclub 7 took over the world’s biggest pop bands. Now, Australian musicians are starting to get more recognition with Chet Faker, Flume and Tame Impala, and most recently with Sydney-based band Sticky Fingers.

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Motherload of talent

Motherload of talent

Emily Burleson, Managing News Editor
October 15, 2014
Filed under Entertainment

Motherhood looks good on Lily Allen. A stage dripping with neon-lighted baby bottles set the tone for the feminist singer’s sold out Sept. 13 show at the House of Blues, the third stop on her American Sheezus tour. The crowd, ranging from grown-ups with carefully indifferent expressions, to Bri...

The Maze Runner is fresh, exciting

The Maze Runner is fresh, exciting

Eryn Lyle, Staff Writer
October 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment

Despite being 'yet another' dystopian film to appear on the big screens this year, The Maze Runner is surprisingly fresh and entertaining.

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La Femme concert review

La Femme concert review

Maura Rowell, Entertainment Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Entertainment

You do not have to be fluent in French to understand the hip, musical language of La Femme. From their classic-with-a-twist Parisian style to their entrancing and wacky instruments, it is nearly impossible to find them as anything less than the coolest band on the planet. The crowd at the 11 p.m....

St. Vincent reborn in self-titled album

St. Vincent reborn in self-titled album

Molly Wade, Co-Editor in Chief
April 11, 2014
Filed under Entertainment

The room is buzzing as it is before every concert at the House of Blues in Houston. This night is different, perhaps because of the way the crowd is murmuring or the low hum of nondescript music in the background. Most concerts draw a specific target audience, but not in this case. People from all walks...

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