review

Is “Midnights” by Taylor Swift “‘MID’-nights”?

Some students loved it and listened to it on repeat, gushing publicly about her genius, others did not. I am a self-declared Swiftie (ENORMOUS Taylor Swift fan) and to be honest, I was underwhelmed. 

| Contributing Writer

A Must-See: The Black Rep is back with a spin on a Shakespeare original

In the St. Louis Black Repertory Company’s production of Carlyle Brown’s play The African Company Presents Richard III, William Shakespeare lingers like one of his own ghosts. He stands as almost a representation of art itself and as such, this immortality brings out the best and worst in people as they strive for artistic perfection. […]

| Contributing Writer

House of Dragons: Gore, Sex, and Family Drama

When HBO announced a GoT Prequel House of the Dragon (HotD), which premiered on August 21, I was skeptical. The prequel takes place 300 years before the first season — but how would it avoid the problems that occurred at the end of GoT? What would make HotD a success, when the ending of GoT failed?

| Contributing Writer

Live-action ‘Mulan’ provides drama where original provided humor

A big fan of musicals, Senior Cadenza Editor Sabrina Spence expected that the lack of music in the new “Mulan” would be a problem. She was wrong.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘BoJack Horseman’ season five: How to get better

Warning: Major spoilers for the first four seasons and minor spoilers for the fifth season of “BoJack Horseman” lie ahead.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Stepping Out: Three Kings Public House

Three Kings Public House, a bar and grill across the street from the Tivoli Theatre, offers filling fare served with smiles in a handsome space. However, the pub lacks any attribute that makes it noteworthy.

| Senior Scene Editor

Cadenza discusses ‘Deathly Hallows’

It’s officially the beginning of the end: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” the first part of the last movie in the Harry Potter series. The end is near, and Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is trying to destroy all parts of his nemesis Lord Voldemort’s soul.

| Cadenza Editors

‘Morning Glory’

“Morning Glory” begins with a firing. Becky (Rachel McAdams), a loyal producer on a local affiliate’s morning show, is unceremoniously dumped. All doom and gloom, her mom tells her that since she’s 28 years old, her dream of becoming a television producer is basically over. Five minutes later, Jerry Barnes (Jeff Goldblum) of IBS is on the horn and offers her a job to executive produce the network’s embarrassment of a morning show, “DayBreak.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Jackass 3-D

I will say this: Jackass knows exactly what it is. If you liked the first two movies, you’ll probably like this one, too. It’s not highbrow or complicated, and it doesn’t try to be.

| Cadenza Reporter

App Review: Metro STL

Metro STL is a simple, useful app, but it isn’t ambitious enough. At a very basic level, it has what you’d expect in a MetroLink app.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

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