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HBO’s “Euphoria” does everything right when it comes to costume design

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Shane Guilfyole, Writer

October 24, 2019

The fashion reflected in entertainment eventually trickles down to audiences, who in turn adapt and further develop the looks until a new trend is born, thus forwarding the fashion cycle.

“The Politician” doesn’t play by the binary

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Brianna Silva, Writer

October 22, 2019

Blending diversity, humor, music, high school politics and some blood, Murphy crafts a brilliant recipe for disaster. Proving once again that there is nothing more entertaining than the lives of dramatic teenagers.

“Riverdale” pays tribute to Luke Perry

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October 17, 2019

Archie put it best, “Fred Andrews will always be apart of Riverdale.”

The EIC Podcast: “Joker” and the future of DC Comics

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Jonathan Kermah, Co-editor in chief

October 15, 2019

Jonathan Kermah is joined by entertainment writer David Anderson to talk about "Joker" and the future of DC Comics on the big screen.

“Joker” in review: Masterpiece or Mockery?

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David Anderson, Writer

October 11, 2019

As any movie that follows a maniacal mass-murderer would be, “Joker” is uncomfortable, disturbing and hard to watch throughout quite a few portions. Despite the unpleasantries, your eyes are glued to the screen throughout the film as its story and central character are so compelling.

13 Spooky Halloween Tricks and Treats: Part I

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David Anderson, Brianna Silva, and Adam Buckley

October 9, 2019

Entertainment gives a weekly taste of movies and music to haunt.

YouTube star Shane Dawson documents life in the spotlight with “The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star”

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Alana Zeilander, Contributor

October 8, 2019

Dawson displays all the ups and downs of being an outsider on the inside of the chaos of the beauty world. From a news story about the dynamic duo not being on the best of terms, to discussing Star’s ex-friends, fans learn more about his perspective.

Five films to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Brianna Silva, Writer

October 8, 2019

Ranging from Spain to Brazil, each of these films explore different lives, cultures and genres. Regardless of your level of Spanish (and/or Portuguese), these films are sure to make you laugh, cry and fall in love.

The EIC Podcast: “Hustlers” review and “Saturday Night Live” season premiere recap

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Jonathan Kermah, Co-Editor in Chief

October 1, 2019

Jonathan Kermah is joined by Amherst Wire contributor Brianna Silva to talk about her review of the movie "Hustlers." Later Silva and Kermah are joined by assistant entertainment editor Julia Donohue to discuss the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live."

Put your singles away, “Hustlers” is more than just a stripper movie

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Brianna Silva, Contributor

October 1, 2019

Featuring a star-studded cast and a killer soundtrack filled with some of the best throwbacks, “Hustlers” seduces its audience to tears of ecstasy. 

Beyonce’s groundbreaking “Homecoming” gets snubbed

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Chloe Lindahl, Writer

September 23, 2019

“Homecoming” remains groundbreaking in so many different facets yet received no recognition for the work done and the achievements made, thus leaving fans rightfully angry.

What went wrong with “The Goldfinch?”

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Nasya Blackshear, Contributor

September 23, 2019

“The Goldfinch” had the potential to be something great, but with a gross box office of 3.7 million and a budget of 45 million, it has proven to be a flop.

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