Ariane DeBose was the first openly queer woman to win an Oscar. courtesy Trusted Reviews

2022 Oscar Wins overshadowed by drama

The 94th Academy Awards featured movies, actors and commotion unlike any other year. This year’s Academy Awards are likely to go down in history for multiple reasons, though it’s unfortunate that most of the accomplishments will be overshadowed by the drama that took place during the ceremony. Regardless, the 94th Academy Awards were full of […]

Weezer released "SZNZ: Spring" on March 20. courtesy Picador

Weezer’s “SZNZ: Spring” EP offers optimism

The first of four seasonal EP releases, Weezer’s “SZNZ: Spring” delivers upbeat songs inspired by Vivaldi’s “Spring” movement. Earlier this month, Weezer announced their plan to release four EPs, each one coordinating with the change of season. The first EP of the tetralogy, “SZNZ: Spring,” released on the spring equinox, March 20. In an Instagram […]

"Devil House" was published in January 2022. courtesy Picador

“Devil House” an excruciatingly addictive read

John Darnielle’s “Devil House” follows a true crime writer who moves into a home where two brutal murders took place Perhaps one of the most troubling aspects of reading true crime novels — besides the profitting due to the suffering of others — is the author’s inability to make the victims and murderers seem like […]

There are 24 death row inmates involved in the lawsuit concerning Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Oklahoma executes Donald Grant by lethal injection

Grant’s execution comes with controversy as he was denied the right to be a part of a lawsuit concerning Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols. On Jan. 27, Oklahoma executed its third death row inmate, Donald Grant, since resuming capital punishment after the botched executions of Clayton Derrell Lockett and John Marion Grant. Grant was a 46-year-old […]

No injuries or damages have been reported, but the airways surrounding the area closed briefly. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts for the first time this year

Shooting volcanic ash 6 miles into the air, Mount Etna’s most recent eruption brought a volcanic storm with it. On Feb. 11, Europe’s largest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, experienced a major eruption for the fourth time in less than a year, sending a column of ash and smoke nearly six miles into the […]

"The Hand of God" was released in December 2021. courtesy Netflix

“The Hand of God” a love letter to home and the past

Sorrentino’s film “The Hand of God” tells a coming-of-age story that mirrors his own. It is often said that our childhood experiences shape us into the person we become as adults. Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God” is a prime example of this fact. A modern day “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young […]

When We Were Young takes place on Oct. 22nd and 23rd. courtesy Live Nation

Is When We Were Young Festival a scam?

Live Nation’s festival promises to bring together a legendary lineup, but is it too good to be true? If you’ve been on social media this past week, then you have certainly seen the announcement for Live Nation’s When We Were Young Festival. Featuring bands like My Chemical Romance and Paramore, this festival seems like the […]

"The Storyteller" was released in Oct. 2021. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Grohl’s autobiography is a gift to readers and music lovers

In “The Storyteller,” artist Dave Grohl gives readers endearing and candid insight into his life. From Scream to Nirvana to Them Crooked Vultures and Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl has lived an extraordinary life, which he has extensively penned down in his autobiography “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music.” When the world shut down at […]

Starting in 2012, Scott has become a prominent rap artist with a large sway over his audience. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Travis Scott to blame for festival disaster

While Scott did not directly harm any individuals, he has encouraged violent behaviors without regard to safety. On Oct. 5, a deadly crowd crush occurred at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, a music festival hosted in Houston, Texas. This disaster left nine dead, 25 hospitalized for serious injuries—two of which are still in critical condition—and over […]

Green Day released “Holy Toledo” on Nov. 5, 2021. courtesy Mark, Mary, & Some Other People

Green Day ushers in new era of music

With new single “Holy Toledo,” Green Day sharply contrasts their past style of music. This past week, Green Day released its newest single, “Holy Toledo,” which is featured in the film “Mark, Mary, and Some Other People.” This marks the fourth single Green Day has released just this year. Their first single “Here Comes the […]