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Column: The Tragedy of MoviePass

Column: The Tragedy of MoviePass

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist The rise of subscription streaming caused a drop in movie theatre attendance with 2017 having the lowest theater attendance in 25 years. Since 2002, the box office has generally been on the decline (there were small upticks in 2009, 2012 and 2015 correlating with blockbuster ...

Column: Streaming is dooming the medium budget movie

Column: Streaming is dooming the medium budget movie

April 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist I watched Duncan Jones’ new movie “Mute” last weekend from the comfort of my room. While I might have skipped the film if I couldn’t have watched it on Netflix, I couldn’t help but feel like I was cheating Jones. Netflix is inherently a non-theatrica...

Column: Tips for eating healthy as a student

Column: Tips for eating healthy as a student

April 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

Since beginning college, it has been a miracle if I can sit down for three meals a day. I remember my mom being concerned that 15 meal swipes wouldn’t be enough for a week, but I often have plenty left over on Saturday. Between balancing classes, work, meetings and everything else that comes with be...

Column: Indulge in these cheap eats around Boston

Column: Indulge in these cheap eats around Boston

March 15, 2018


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By Allie Kuo, lifestyle columnist As tempting as it may be to pop into Amelia’s every time a dining hall meal doesn’t sound too ideal, there are so many other places around Boston to try that are just as delicious and reasonably priced. Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending the last of your...

Oscars 2018: The predictability of Best Picture

Oscars 2018: The predictability of Best Picture

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Multimedia

By Lal Birali, guest columnist Unfortunately for this year's Academy Awards, all four acting categories seem to be decided. Barring any major upsets, prohibitive favorites will have won nearly every guild award this Oscar season. Those favorites are: Best Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” ...

Column: Poutine’s popularity proves calories are just a number

Column: Poutine’s popularity proves calories are just a number

February 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

Poutine, a Canadian staple named after a Québécois slang word meaning “mess,” is an unbeatable combination of French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy. Each component of poutine is indulgent enough on its own, but when you layer them together on a plate, it creates a perfect balance o...

The winter films worth watching

The winter films worth watching

November 1, 2017


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By Mohit Puvvala, Lifestyle Columnist While 2017 may not have the best box office run of recent years, there’s no denying there were some gems across various genres. Superhero fans loved “Wonder Woman,” while horror enthusiasts were terrified by “IT.”  History buffs marveled at “Dunkir...

Column: Hipsters are actually the mainstream

Column: Hipsters are actually the mainstream

April 20, 2017


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By Vy Thai, A&E columnist Before I get started, I have to admit that about five years ago, I identified as a hipster. I took pride in my alternative fashion style and I was all about that 1990s nostalgia, which I still like today. But this was way before I actually grasped the meaning of what it really mea...

Column: Miniseries should stay mini

Column: Miniseries should stay mini

April 13, 2017


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By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist   Well, reader, I’ll let you in on the creative process behind this week’s column. I originally intended to praise the maturity and craftsmanship of two recent hit miniseries – HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” – ...

Column: It’s time for film to get creative

Column: It’s time for film to get creative

April 6, 2017


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By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist Midway through “Even Lovers Get the Blues,” a Belgian film that screened as part of this year’s Wicked Queer film festival, one of the characters narrates her thought process as she prepares for her first night out since the death of her boyfriend. As the voiceover...

Column: ‘Kong’ film distorts history

Column: ‘Kong’ film distorts history

March 30, 2017


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By Vy Thai, A&E columnist From the original movie in 1933 to its remakes throughout the decades, the “King Kong” franchise has always been more than just a cliché about a giant ape climbing skyscrapers and pursuing forbidden love with women of the human race. Filmmakers have often included metap...

Column: Desperate times call for deeper reporting

March 22, 2017


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By Vy Thai, A&E columnist Almost 45 years ago, the Watergate scandal helped define investigative reporting—in-depth investigation and critical analysis that surpasses the scope of mere fact reporting and often involves the unearthing of secrets—as a crucial part of journalism. Today, however, ther...