Hump Day Update: 2/15/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but if you’re still looking for the…

Off the Wall: Heat Maps

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer In today’s vernacular, the title “Syrian refugee” is a tight package of language, used to efficiently describe a mass of displaced human beings: a title capable of neatly grouping a people to allow for rationalization of empathy over cups of coffee in cafes. The “Syrian Refugee Crisis” has become a…

Comic Artist Appreciation Column

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer February 6 marks the anniversary of comic artist Jack Kirby’s death. The Marvel Comics creator left a legacy that will probably remain unchallenged as long as comic books are printed, having helped define the designs of Captain America, Fantastic Four, Hulk, X-Men, Black Panther, and several other Marvel and DC characters….

Riverdale: A Critic of the Pilot

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer If I am being perfectly honest, I am not especially versed in the ‘Archie’ universe. Introduced to the series by my girlfriend in high school, I was quickly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of lore, spin offs, characters, and continuity (which, to be fair, is an issue in super hero…

Hump Day Update: 2/1/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. Our old friend Taylor Swift was recently asked to…

Hump Day Update: 1/25/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. If you were looking for some comedy on…

Batman: Noel (Retro Review)

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Just when I thought I couldn’t think of final column for the Holiday Season, the answer hit me like a ton of bricks: Batman. Believe it or not, Batman has been the star of what might be one of the greatest holiday themed graphic novels of all time. I know…

Hump Day Update: 12/07/16

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. The Grammy nominations were announced this week and Beyonce…

“Bullets Over Broadway” (1994)

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer Can you distinguish the man from the artist? In “Bullets Over Broadway,” Woody Allen ponders this question as young playwright, David Shayne (John Cusack), faces the struggles of making a play without losing all creative jurisdiction over it. By intertwining a tale of Broadway and the mafia, Woody Allen masterfully…

Hump Day Update: 11/30/2016

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was finally…

Has Gwen-Mania Gotten Out of Hand?

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer A recent addition to my pool of comic news has been the onslaught of pressers Marvel Comics provides the Washington Square News. While I could never cover them all—and I feel focusing exclusively on them would turn me from a column to more of a marketer—one caught my eye. “The…

“Manhattan Murder Mystery” (1993)

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer Everyone enjoys the delight of acting as a private investigator, deciphering clues as the film proceeds, and when it is a Woody Allen film, hilarity ensues along the ride. “Manhattan Murder Mystery,” which reunites Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, follows an aging married couple, Larry (Allen) and Carol (Keaton), when…