Monthly Archives: April 2015

Knopfler’s straits no longer ‘dire’ on reflective release

“The crowd calls for the emperor, raise their hands to hail another king. But he’s been so long a wanderer another crowd can never mean a thing.” These lyrics, from…

‘Cinderella’ casts enchanting spell on viewers

One of the most-beloved fairy tales, “Cinderella,” has been bippity-boppitily brought to the big screen in the over-the-top, yet heart-warming, manner signature to only Disney. If you have just arrived…

‘Leviathan’ depicts modern Russia in chilling masterpiece

Despite the decline of the USSR, corruption remains rampant in many rural areas of Russia, as depicted in Andrey Zvyagintsev’s 2014 film, “Leviathan.” “Leviathan” focuses on a jobless fisherman, Nikolai…

Anti-social types find solace in online shopping

As an avid member of the 21st century, I have often come into contact with a computer and, therefore, the Internet: that endless expanse of information, cat videos and people…

Float like a butterfly: Kendrick changes the game

“To Pimp a Butterfly,” released March 16, follows Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 breakthrough album “good kid, m.A.A.d. city.” Billed as “a Short Film by Kendrick Lamar” on the cover, “good kid”…

Attempting to beat the 35 min. lunch-time crunch

  When CHS students need to flee campus for a mental-health break during lunch, each trip is a race against the clock—provided students care about attendance. There are a number…