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Procrastination through streaming: A Cadenza guide to binge-watching

With reading week and finals coming up, you’ll certainly find yourself in the library or a study room for hours on end reading notes, making flashcards and finishing up those final papers, but what better way to finish out the semester is there than starting a brand-new television show?

Summer movie preview

On hot, humid summer days, there’s often no better relief than sitting inside a dark, cool movie theater and enjoying the latest blockbusters, indie films and everything in between. Check out what Cadenza thinks you should—or shouldn’t—see this summer! May “X-Men: Days of Future Past” One of the first big summer blockbusters is “X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Now hear this!: Indie rock band Local Natives play The Pageant tonight

California five-piece Local Natives are making their return to St. Louis on Thursday, April 24. They played Loufest in 2013 and have been continuing their tour in support of last year’s album, “Hummingbird.” They put on a great show at Loufest, so if you missed them then or just want to see them in a more intimate venue, this is the chance.

In defense of recent seasons of ‘The Simpsons’

There’s a belief among fans of “The Simpsons” that the show has declined drastically in quality since its “golden age” (around seasons 2-10). Check out fan forums and you’ll see mostly negative reviews of recent seasons, with some fans arguing that the show should have ended years ago.

W.I.L.D. drinking game

It’s important to stay hydrated during W.I.L.D., but drinking water at intermittent times throughout the day is no fun at all. Here’s a fun drinking game to keep your body healthy and your mind entertained. (Student Life does not take responsibility if the liquid you drink is something other than water.)


#MyLouWishlist Loufest recently asked its Twitter followers to reveal their #MyLouWishlist for a chance to win VIP tickets to the festival. Whether it is as successful as Social Programming Board in giving the people what they want remains to be seen. Here is Cadenza’s Wishlist of artists we want to see at Loufest.

A Childish Gambino music primer

When Childish Gambino takes the stage in Brookings Quadrangle this coming Friday, his set promises to be ambitious and exciting. Childish Gambino has been on his Deep Web Tour for the past few months, and the biggest question is whether he will try to replicate aspects of the tour at W.I.L.D.

‘Mad Men’ Season 7 premiere: ‘Time Zones’

The times, they are a-changin’ on “Mad Men”—but we already knew that. For the past few seasons, we’ve seen Don, Roger and the rest of the old guard struggle to adjust to a society that has less and less need for their brand of hard-drinking, womanizing machismo.

‘Looking for the human behind the characters’: A Q&A with the cast of ‘Twelfth Night’

The Performing Arts Department production of the hilarious Shakespearean comedy “Twelfth Night” opens Thursday, April 17. Student Life recently sat down with the cast, featuring junior Kiki Milner as Viola, junior Anna Richards as Olivia and senior Will Jacobs as Malvolio, for a brief discussion on what we can expect from their production.


“You spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren’t,” hit man Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) tells Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) while sitting in a cafe booth. This sensibility is at the heart of not only Malvo’s character but the entire premiere of FX’s “Fargo.

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