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Review: NBA 2K20 brings it back

Review: NBA 2K20 brings it back

By Aeneas Nicholas

October 9, 2019

The latest installment of the NBA2K series was anticipated for the entire year prior to its release, and was hailed as the beginning of a new era for the 2K series.

Review: Taylor Swift takes a breath and a step forward on Lover

Review: Taylor Swift takes a breath and a step forward on <em>Lover</em>

By Benjy Wall-Feng

September 15, 2019

The singer's seventh album is a mature, overlong record that reflects her best and worst tendencies.

Mary Poppins Returns: A Spoonful of Sugar

Mary Poppins Returns: A Spoonful of Sugar

By Johanna Meezan

May 1, 2019

With the release of Disney’s live action Aladdin movie just around the corner, it seems prudent to reflect on some of the other live action Disney animated movies that went unnoticed when they came out to theaters. One such movie was Mary Poppins Returns. Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Retu...

Stay Cheesin’

Stay Cheesin’

By Charlie Rosgen

April 5, 2019

Mac and cheese will always have a special place in my heart, right next to my slowly clogging carotid artery. The warm, gooey pasta, the crunchy breadcrumbs that cover the top, the infamous cheese pull, the creamy sauce that makes me ignore my stomachs constant reminder of my intolerance to lactose. T...

Review: A Star is Born

Review: A Star is Born

By Emily Spears

March 26, 2019

There’s a lot that goes into the making of a good romance movie, and frankly, romantic films seem to be sparse in the past couple of years. But A Star is Born, released October 5, 2018, hit a lot of sweet spots for audiences across the country. Produced by, directed by, and starring Bradley Cooper, th...

Grey Area

Grey Area

By Benjy Wall-Feng

March 23, 2018

My first brush with the cultural tsunami that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" was in fourth grade, when I noticed, in one of the magazines my class was gleefully vivisecting for collage fodder, a book review with the alarming first sentence: "There are three kinds of sex — sex in the kitchen, sex in the...

The Hidden Gem of Tam Lunch Destinations

The Hidden Gem of Tam Lunch Destinations

By Milo Levine

December 3, 2017

During the school week, Tam students are given 40 minutes of freedom a day: lunch. School would be infinitely more bleak if we weren’t given a certain amount of time to do whatever we want. Off-campus lunch is pretty much a blessing from the administration. It’s kind of like the string that guards ...

Hidden Figures Review

Hidden Figures Review

By Raqshan Kahn

February 2, 2017

Taking place in 1960’s Virginia, where Jim Crow’s racial segregation was a fact of life and workplace sexism was widely accepted, Hidden Figures tells the story of three brilliant African American women working at NASA to put the first man into space. Based on the nonfiction book of the same tit...

The Health Food Store that’s Been Here the Whole Time: 7-Eleven

The Health Food Store that’s Been Here the Whole Time: 7-Eleven

By Milo Levine

October 14, 2016

As I walked through a double door that read “pull” but really needed to be pushed, I couldn’t wait to see what kind of cliental was lurking on the other side. Could it be truckers, ex-cons, current cons, rural Americans, young entrepreneurs, the confused elderly that thought they were at the M...

SFMoMA’s Triumphant Return

SFMoMA’s Triumphant Return

By Claire Donohue

May 13, 2016

For the past three years San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) has been closed down for renovations and expansions. Saturday, May 14 marks the grand reopening of what is now the largest modern art museum in the country, surpassing New York’s MoMA and Los Angeles's Broad. I used to feel...

I Don’t Read… But I Read This Book and Here is Why You Should Too

I Don’t Read… But I Read This Book and Here is Why You Should Too

By Francis Strietmann

May 12, 2016

It was a typical Sunday afternoon. My parents and I were visiting an old friend of theirs who lives with her husband and two daughters. The older, who will start high school next fall, had just moved out of her shared room with her little sister and was eager to show me her “new room,” the cleared o...

Antone’s East Coast Sub Shop: Ideal Location and Taste

Antone’s East Coast Sub Shop: Ideal Location and Taste

By Piper Goeking

March 1, 2016

In the dog-eat-dog food scene of Miller Avenue, Antone’s East Coast Sub Shop has opened its take-out windows at 558 Miller Ave.  A minute walk down the street from the arches, Antone’s is a strong contender to make it on the ave due to its ideal location, quick and friendly service, and its hardy...