Watch whiteness work in HBO’s new drama ‘Big Little Lies’

Based on a novel by Liane Moriarty, “Big Little Lies” centers around the lives of three mothers from the wealthy town of Monterey, Calif., whose common denominator is that their children are all attending first grade together.

| Film Editor

Washington University showered with both rain and culture

This year, the 27th Annual Washington University in St. Louis Pow Wow celebrated the theme of children and youth, embracing the tagline “Honoring our ancestor’s sacrifice: Empowering children today to be the leaders of tomorrow.” Honoring the art and culture of American Indian and Alaska Native communities, the program invited the Washington University community—both those familiar and unfamiliar with native traditions—to experience the cultural knowledge that has been passed down through generations.

| Music Editor

‘Indiana Jones’ and the spring break concert adventure

This concert—a showing of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with the St. Louis Symphony playing the score by John Williams live—was an honest to god dream come true.

| Staff Writer

Alum’s political satire documentary premieres at Tivoli

“Tickling Giants”—written, directed and produced by Washington University alumna Sara Taksler—premiered at the Tivoli and other theaters nationwide Tuesday. The film follows Egyptian political satirist through his turbulent journey from heart surgeon to successful late night host to expatriate living in exile from the Egyptian government.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Who asked for a TV show about the 2016 elections? And other concerns

Last month, Ryan Murphy announced that the upcoming season of the television anthology “American Horror Story” will be election-themed. That is, this time around the horror will be about the 2016 United States presidential election. The news came less than a month after Donald Trump took office.

| Film Editor

Interview with WU alumni writers of hit comedy ‘Fist Fight’

Washington University alumni Van Robichaux and Evan Susser recently had their names grace the big screen during the premiere of “Fist Fight,” a comedy released last month that follows two public high school teachers the day before an epic showdown.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

True/False Film Festival: Documentaries in our backyard

The 14th annual True/False Film Festival wrapped up this past Sunday in Columbia, Mo. A short two-hour drive from St. Louis, the festival screened upwards of 40 documentaries to an audience of about 15,000.

| Staff Writer

The audio philes: This week’s top three see old friends step back into the spotlight

Last week the music forecast was brewing one major storm of new hits for the music industry early Friday morning, including Ed Sheeran, Lorde and Sylvan Esso, a bundle of very familiar names resurfaced onto the new music stage with content this week, proving that in their spotlight hiatus they have been hard at work.

| Music Editor

‘Logan’: High quality suffering in the superhero universe

I saw “Logan” over two weeks ago. At the time, I was tempted to hand in a two-sentence review: “They went there. Period.”

| Staff Writer

A superstar in disguise: Rapper Noname hits St. Louis stage

Noname is her own kind of superstar. The absence of glitz and flare onstage is replaced by a refreshing, laidback comfort that the rapper exudes in her music, her presence and her audience.

| Film Editor