Movie review: ‘Hail Caesar!’

Films by the Coen Brothers—the directing and writing team of brothers Joel and Ethan Coen—fall into two rough camps: the goofy ones and the existential ones. Of course, the lines between the two aren’t firm. Each has a little of the other, but you can often sense a leaning towards one side.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Student band 8 Dollars Off returns to the WUStock stage

If you’ve been paying any attention to the campus music scene lately, you might have started seeing one band around quite a lot. This four-person tour-de-force has been making its way around campus: deafening the Co-op, entertaining Ursa’s patrons and rocking the small music practice room in Park House.

| Music Editor

Cadenza’s hopes and wishes for the Super Bowl halftime show

Coldplay is the headliner for this Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show, and, while that’s nice, many other scenarios would be more exciting, which is why none of Cadenza’s (largely implausible) hopes and wishes for the performance feature Coldplay performing any of its songs.

Cadenza’s favorite Super Bowl commercials

The Super Bowl is like Christmas for advertising agencies, because it’s the one day of the year when everyone gets excited about the commercials they normally skip when they watch shows on digital video recorder. Cadenza’s playing right into their game by listing our favorite Super Bowl commercials of years past.

‘A Day in the Life’ aims to inspire action against exploitation

This Friday and Saturday, 13 Washington University women will take to the stage in the Village Black Box to share true stories of young women affected by commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. “A Day in the Life,” directed by Anna Richards (`l5) and produced by Thyrsus Student Theatre, makes its St. Louis debut this weekend and strives to shed light on stories usually hidden or ignored.

| TV Editor

In defense of B.o.B, who really, seriously, definitely believes the Earth is flat

So the Earth is round. Let’s get that straight first. There is absolutely no argument to be made that the Earth is not round. We have known that the Earth is round since roughly 240 B.C., i.e., we have known that the Earth is round for the past 2256 years.

| Senior Forum Editor

Album review: Sia, ‘This Is Acting’

On her new, most recent album, “This Is Acting,” Australian singer and songwriter Sia Furler—who performs under the stage name Sia—displays her eclectic creativity through both word and voice. Although “This Is Acting” has been criticized as being an uncoordinated collection of singles, Sia offers her audience a wild combination of thematically messaged and musically styled songs originally meant for other artists to perform.

| Staff Writer

TV review: ‘You, Me and the Apocalypse’

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” seems like it would fit in perfectly on a streaming service like Netflix. It’s a one-hour dramedy that explores some intense themes (a la “Orange is the New Black”), it features an interconnected web of international characters (a la “Sense8”) and it has a generally offbeat, surreal quality to it (a la…take your pick).

| Managing Editor

Cadenza’s most anticipated pop culture of 2016

Cadenza is always excited about pop culture, but 2016 has promised us more than a few fragrant gems to drool over. Here are the shiniest apples of our collective longing eye.

Why you should learn to stop worrying and love Bill Belichick

The New England Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship last Sunday. This made most football fans happy, since American sports culture has a strange inferiority complex that pushes fans of not-great teams to hate, rather than to admire, great teams.

| Senior Cadenza Editor