ARTS ENTERTAINMENT


2/21/2024, 9:37am

Review: Noah Kahan's 'Stick Season (Forever)'

Noah Kahan, one of many individuals nominated for Best New Artist at the 2024 Grammys, is a folk-alternative musician giving inspiration to many. Kahan is known as an artist who puts his fans’ interests first, digs into his soul to provide fulfilling storylines and utilizes a creative outlet throughout his music. 


2/21/2024, 9:33am

'Madame Web' must be seen to be believed

“He was in the Amazon with my mom when she was researching spiders just before she died.” I wanted to get the joke out of the way, because sadly, this incredible line is not in the finished movie. However, that does not mean there are not plenty more hilariously awful lines to be found in “Madame Web.”


2/13/2024, 9:24pm

'The Bachelor': Leaps, lies and love

Though my interest in "The Bachelor" series depends on the various ensembles in each season, this season has been an especially entertaining experience only three episodes in. Former "Bachelorette" contestant (and Pennsylvania native) Joey Graziadei made his debut as the 2024 Bachelor three weeks ago, but in my opinion, this season’s entertainment can be credited to the women who are fighting tooth and nail for that final rose.


2/13/2024, 12:35pm

Grace’s Weekly Record: ‘Everything I Know About Love’

If you are looking for an album to listen to this Valentine’s Day, then Laufey’s debut album, “Everything I Know About Love,” is the one for you. With modernized jazz and classical music, Laufey captures the feeling of being a hopeless romantic.


2/13/2024, 12:26pm

Top 10 rom-coms of all time

Some of my favorite movies in the whole world are romantic comedies, or rom-coms. Rom-coms are movies that contain romantic plotlines, but those that are generally light-hearted and humorous. These films are often overlooked in the film world, as they are seen as “chick flicks,” movies that women typically enjoy that men don’t see value in. However, I think that many chick flicks can be valuable to the viewer. Aside from many being genuinely good movies, they are light-hearted and fun and can take your mind off of the bad things happening in the world. Rom-coms are a form of escapism for many of us, including myself. 


2/13/2024, 12:21pm

Drum Tao is on a roll at Luhrs

Drum Tao, a Japanese drum and dance ensemble, came to the Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night and wowed the audience with their remarkable talent. 11 performers played various instruments: taiko drums, shinobue, koto and syamisen. 


2/13/2024, 12:16pm

Luhrs Center cruises through ‘The Change’

Have you ever experienced brain fog, saggy breasts or hot flashes? If you answered yes to any of those questions, the Luhrs Center was the place for you Friday night as it welcomed the national tour of “Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change.’”


2/6/2024, 12:00pm

From screen to stage: 'Back to the Future' musical shines on Broadway

Of all the movies of the 1980s, none have stood the test of time — pun intended — more than “Back to the Future.” Robert Zemeckis' time-travel classic has been a favorite for nearly 40 years. But despite its legendary status, the series has been dormant since the end of the trilogy back in 1990. However, while we are not getting a new movie anytime soon, the DeLorean has crashed its way onto the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre in “Back to the Future: The Musical.”


2/6/2024, 12:00pm

'Argylle' is worse than kitty litter

Whatever happened to Matthew Vaugh? I mean obviously he’s still working, but why can’t he make a good movie anymore? “X-Men: First Class” is the best “X-Men” movie and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is one of the best action films of the past decade, but ever since then it’s been dud after dud. 


1/30/2024, 12:00pm

What was I made for?

What was I made for? This is a question that has haunted humanity for thousands of years, and was recently brought to global attention through the highly rated and successful 2023 film Barbie by Greta Gerwig. Throughout the emotional and humorous movie, a storyline of natural imperfection was perceived by Margot Robbie (Barbie) and Ryan Gosling (Ken). 


1/30/2024, 12:00pm

Grace’s Weekly Record: ‘Snow Angel’

Reneé Rapp’s debut album “Snow Angel,” released Aug. 18, 2023, is a deep dive into the up-and-coming pop artist’s emotions and experiences. With shimmery pop songs, R&B influenced tracks and powerful ballads, Rapp lets listeners in on the most vulnerable side of her.


12/5/2023, 4:10pm

Scott Pilgrim takes off in new anime

The series “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” was released on Netflix Nov. 17 and changed the classic story around, with Ramona Flowers and friends taking the lead. 


12/5/2023, 4:09pm

Review: ‘A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

Katniss Everdeen was my idol when I was about 12 years old. It got to a weird point where I would wear my hair in a single braid off to the side just like she did. Thankfully I grew out of that phase, but the inner child in me came back when I saw “A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”


12/5/2023, 3:28pm

‘The Golden Bachelor’ ends in heartbreak

SPOILER ALERT: I give you permission to ignore this article if you have not watched the finale of “The Golden Bachelor.” But it aired five days ago; go watch! Gerry Turner is good television. It is as simple as that. The man dubbed “The Golden Bachelor” has charmed 21 eligible women and millions of viewers, including me, over the past nine weeks.


12/5/2023, 3:26pm

Student Artist Spotlight: Sophia Chovanes

Sophia Chovanes is a so-called “super” senior art education major at Shippensburg University. She currently has work displayed in the Brindle and Kauffman galleries in the Huber Art Center on campus.