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Ridley’s Scott’s new film “House of Gucci” stars Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani and Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci. The film follows the rise and fall of the Gucci family in the 1980s. (Image courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Review: ‘House of Gucci’ is a fashion catastrophe

By Isabella Armus, Deputy Arts Editor December 6, 2021

There was a palpable electricity in the air when I sat down to watch Ridley Scott’s directorial take on the infamous Gucci family murders. Maybe it was just the overpriced movie theater wine, but “House...

“Procession” is a 2021 documentary film directed by Robert Greene. It comprises six short films made by men who were sexually abused by priests. (Image courtesy of Netflix)

Review: ‘Procession’ is a meta masterwork on trauma

By Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. Meta and hybrid documentary filmmaking has grown in popularity in recent years. Last year’s “Dick Johnson is Dead” (dir....

“Encanto,” Disney’s newest animated movie, features a Colombian family and was released on Nov. 24. Receiving scores of 7.7/10 on IMDb and and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is likely one of Disney’s best films since “Frozen.” (Image courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Review: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ has the Latine representation we’ve all been waiting for

By Lorraine Olaya, Copy Chief December 3, 2021

Say what you will about Disney, Lin-Manuel Miranda or musicals — there is finally a movie representing me, a Colombian woman, so you know I had to see it.  I don’t even know where to start. “Encanto”...

Check out these new tracks you may have missed from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to this: Black Country, New Road releases new single ‘Concorde’

By Yas Akdag, Holden Lay, and Jack Peterson December 2, 2021

After a brief Thanksgiving break, we’re back. The releases are winding down as Christmas songs begin to dominate the charts. Nevertheless, there’s still brilliant new music coming out. Here, we review...

Musician Will Wood performs at The Bitter End, a rock club on Bleecker Street. Wood’s concert consisted of him singing his popular genre-defying songs while alternating between the piano and ukulele. (Staff Photo by Caitlin Hsu)

Review: Will Wood’s live show was as delightfully unhinged as expected

By Caitlin Hsu, Under The Arch Managing Editor December 2, 2021

I’ve always believed that Will Wood makes music for reformed emo kids, and nothing has strengthened this conviction more than the crowd outside The Bitter End on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 28. Decked...

“The Sex Lives of College Girls,” a television series co-created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, premiered on HBO Max on Nov. 18. The show follows the lives of four freshmen at a New England liberal arts college. (Image courtesy of HBO Max)

Review: ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ is a refreshing look at… well, that

By Sabrina Choudhary, Culture Editor December 1, 2021

I am an Indian girl who loves comedy, so I have to watch anything Mindy Kaling makes. Also, as a college student, any show about other college students instantly grabs my attention. And since I’m from...

Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: November edition

By Alexandra Chan and Joey Hung November 30, 2021

Welcome back to the K-pop burn book! Neither Alex nor Joey went to see aespa at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — Joey was in California and Alex just didn’t feel like it. BTS returned to the...

Stephen Sondheim, an American composer and lyricist, started his theater career by writing the lyrics for “West Side Story” in 1957. The eight-time Tony Award winner died on Nov. 26, 2021, at age 91. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Stephen Sondheim: a legend who lives on

By Sasha Cohen, Arts Editor November 30, 2021

A few days have passed since composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's sudden death at age 91, and I am still struggling to make sense of my grief. I grew up with Sondheim. I sang “Rose’s Turn” around...

British singer Adele, shown here performing in Nashville, recently released her fourth studio album titled “30.” The album’s songs capture Adele’s vulnerability, heartbreak and resurgent confidence. (Photo by Kristopher Harris, via Wikimedia Commons)

Review: Adele’s ‘30’ is more than just a heartbreak album

By Candace Patrick, Staff Writer November 24, 2021

When asked about the theme of her new album on Instagram Live last month, Adele responded without hesitation: “Divorce, babe, divorce.” She meant it. In her fourth studio album, “30,” the British...

Spotify podcasts and book-centric YouTube channels are a great way to take a deeper dive into your favorite books. (Staff Photo by Sasha Cohen, Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara)

How to gush about books when everyone else has moved on

By Zoe De Leon, Contributing Writer November 22, 2021

As a self-aware slow reader, I always find myself in one of two situations: I’m either catching up on an outdated bestseller list, or I’m picking up a book I left to collect dust several months before....

Alexander 23 performs for a sold-out crowd at Terminal 5 in Manhattan in early March 2020. The former New Yorker is performing songs he wrote during the pandemic on tour. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

An interview with sad-pop artist Alexander 23

By Yas Akdag, Music Editor November 22, 2021

Alexander 23 is notorious for writing sad music. His song “IDK You Yet” — written about a difficult period in his life — is certified gold and recently went viral on TikTok. In a TikTok video,...

Check out these new tracks you may have missed from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to this: Beyoncé releases new song ‘Be Alive’

Honestly, we don’t have much to add here. Beyoncé pretty much speaks for herself. This week, we also review new songs by British artist Nilüfer Yanya, indie duo Beach House and Canadian rock band PUP....