Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

From the opening scene of the rubble previously known as District 12, to the characteristically cliff-hanger end only two hours later, “Mockingjay—Part 1” grips its audience in intrigued suspense for its entire duration, relenting not for a bathroom run or even a two-second glance at a watch.

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The best of SPB’s spring 2015 WILD and comedy survey

If you’re still stumped on how to rank the choices, Cadenza has picked both the artists and comedians we’d like to see come to campus next semester.

Album Review: “The Endless River” by Pink Floyd

This is the end of the line for Pink Floyd. Or, at least, so says guitarist David Gilmour, who called “The Endless River” the band’s final studio album. Syd Barrett is long gone. Bassist Roger Waters left back in the ’80s, claiming no further affiliation. Keyboardist Richard Wright passed tragically in 2008. Only Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason remain.

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Hollywood’s miracle men: How Phil Lord and Chris Miller manage to continue turning garbage into gold

Phil Lord and Chris Miller don’t make movies; they make miracles. Taking Hollywood’s most cynical, profit-driven ideas and injecting them with undeserved doses of wit and humanity, they violate every maxim that relates art and commerce in Tinseltown.

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Now Hear This!: Craig Ferguson at the Pageant

In just a month or so, you’ll no longer be able to see Craig Ferguson behind the hosting desk on CBS’s “Late Late Show.” But for those of you mourning the Scottish-American comedian’s departure from late-night TV, don’t fret: you can also see him live right here at The Pageant on Wednesday.

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One-season shows that need a comeback

In honor of this beloved, satirical series “The Comeback” making its return nine years after its one-season run, Cadenza chose five other series that we think deserve a second chance.

‘Bloody Bloody’ sheds light on Andrew Jackson’s legacy

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” part of the Performing Arts Department’s 2014-15 season, opens this Friday to a sold-out audience. The wild musical portrays Andrew Jackson, one of America’s most controversial presidents, as an angsty, impulsive teenager.

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What you need to watch right now: Decoding ‘Too Many Cooks’

I couldn’t breathe the first time I saw it. I was in shock. The world was spinning. So much of my life had passed by and I had hardly noticed it. I knew only one thing. Too many cooks will spoil the broth. Too many cooks. Too many cooks. Too many cooks.

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Theater troupe to bring history, humor to Edison Theatre

Nicknamed the “bad boys of abridgment,” the men behind the Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC), a theater troupe that performs short, witty synopses of broad subjects, are coming to Edison Theater this Friday to perform “The Complete History of Comedy (abridged).”

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American Ballet dancers bring choreographer’s legacy to Washington University Dance Theater

This past week, Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner served one of the guest artist residencies for the upcoming annual Washington University Dance Theater performances.

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