In episode three of the popular and increasingly controversial HBO series “Euphoria,” there is a sex scene. What rattled audiences was not the erotic content: it was the fact that the two participants were Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson of the once-famous band One Direction.
“The Boys” is Amazon Prime Video’s latest contribution to the behemoth that is the superhero genre, a slightly grunge, antihero story that turns what audiences have come to know and expect from action on its head. Based on a comic book series of the same name, the show strikes a balance of amusing and serious critical portrayals of a massive corporation breeding celebrity superheroes.
Recess staff and contributors share their favorites from the summer.
Twenty-seven years after the terrifying events of “It” (2017), the Losers Club returns to Derry for a final showdown with Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) in the recently-released “It Chapter Two.” The film features incredible performances, a phenomenal character driven story and stunning set pieces and special effects — but it’s just not that scary.
While Kline’s past releases were confined to the bedroom, the bus, the school hallways — the spaces she frequents — “Close It Quietly” broadens Kline’s scope, applying her introspection to the world.
Are you looking for a job? Picking your major? Thinking about the future? Confused about it all? Spill the tea.
When “Derry Girls” first came out in 2018, I immediately binged the first season, enthralled by awkward and absurd lead actors finding themselves in the most ridiculous situations. To me, each half-hour episode captured a unique part of the teenage experience, particularly one wrought with the background violence of war and division.
This summer’s Disney domination appears to only be the beginning of a perilous drop into media homogeneity precipitated by the massive company’s preoccupation with keeping its products family-friendly and inoffensive.
The cycles of nature and ego are one and the same in the world of Bon Iver. So when the trailer for “i,i” likens the record to the arrival of autumn, we can just as well interpret the album as the completion of a long personal journey.
For a record producer, underappreciation comes with the territory. Yet even by these standards, the recognition of Patrick Cowley, the producer who pioneered disco through the early 1980s, has been long overdue.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” the latest film from writer and director Quentin Tarantino, premiered in July. The movie follows Rick Dalton (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) as he navigates the ups and downs of a Hollywood career in 1969, as well as the looming presence of the Manson Family cult in Los Angeles. Editor Nina Wilder and Campus Arts Editor Kerry Rork chatted about their thoughts on Tarantino’s new film and the events that inspired it. Warning: spoilers below.
On July 13, Paul McCartney took the stage once again, wearing his classic white button down and black jacket (later removed as McCartney joked, “This is the one costume change of the night”), for the last performance of the 2019 Freshen Up Tour.
For our first column, we're taking questions related to the transition between summer and school, like your lingering doubts about an office affair or the anxieties driven by your return to Durham. Sounds like a problem you could use help with? Use the submission form below, and ask Alice.
What’s most shocking about “Anima,” Thom Yorke’s third solo album, is that it really doesn’t try anything new.
Bruce Springsteen has always been a journeyman, but these last five years have been different.
The problem with “Doom Days” is that Bastille seems to have forgotten that playing to your strengths and taking risks are not mutually exclusive, and the result is a collection of almost entirely uninteresting songs.
Each spring, the Metropolitan Museum’s annual Met Gala showcases some of the most noteworthy and daring looks in fashion, and the theme typically aligns with the Costume Institute’s annual exhibition. Accordingly, this year’s theme was camp.
Imagine the date is June 16, 1960 — the premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s newest film, “Psycho.”