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‘Uncut Gems’ breathes new life into Adam Sandler’s acting career

(01/09/20 5:03am)

Adam Sandler is notorious for starring in bad films. From “Jack and Jill” to “Grown Ups,” it seems as though Sandler’s characters play into a modern form of slapstick comedy and poorly-done antics that almost never quite succeed. Rarely, in the past two decades of Sandler films, have audiences found a standout piece, one that shows the possibilities and depth of Sandler’s acting career. This year, with the release of “Uncut Gems,” Sandler has begun to show a new side of his career.






I can’t stop thinking about JoJo Siwa

(01/09/20 5:02am)

YouTube is where I go when I want to be entertained — effortlessly, thoughtlessly, mind-numbingly entertained. It is a perfect receptacle for that desire, overstuffed with content tailored exactly to my scatterbrained preferences, algorithmically designed to be easily digested and impossible to look away from. According to the “recommended” videos YouTube’s homepage thrusts at me upon arrival, I have a weakness for talk show clips, “Key & Peele” skits and compilation videos centered on drag queens, movie stars and drama-hungry makeup gurus.



Friends, colleagues remember life and legacy of Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke

(01/07/20 2:51pm)

One day, Wilhelmina Reuben and Gene Kendall left East Campus to see the new James Bond flick at a local theater. The two grabbed a hamburger after the movie. Suddenly, Reuben realized that she needed to rush back to East. Taking off her shoes, she and Kendall sprinted back to campus. He may have been on the track team, but she still beat him back to campus—in the nick of time.






Thoughts on the AP poll: Duke men's basketball remains at No. 2 despite dominant week

(01/06/20 5:11pm)

After Duke put the finishing touches on one of the best decades in program history, college basketball rang in 2020 in appropriate fashion with a pair of top-five upsets on back-to-back nights. The Blue Zone will be here every Monday at noon until March giving you the biggest takeaways from each poll:


Recruiting roundup: Where more than a dozen Duke sports stand with future talent

(01/09/20 12:10am)

When it comes to Duke recruiting, almost all the focus surrounds which future NBA star will grace Cameron Indoor Stadium. However, there are also blue-chip recruits coming to Durham in many sports other than men's basketball. With early signing day in the rearview mirror, the Blue Zone takes a look at the Class of 2020.