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Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” surprises

Nick Keeley

February 15, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since 1989’s “Sex, Lies and Videotape,” Steven Soderbergh has been one of the most influential filmmakers in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning director of films like “Traffic,” “Contagion” and “Ocean’s Eleven” helped...

The King’s Singers deliver moving and amusing performance

Justin Vanden Ende

February 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Grammy-winning sextet, The King’s Singers, brought a sold-out crowd to its feet at Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center with solemn melodies as well as bouncing love songs on Wednesday night. The ensemble showcased their...

As video games develop, so must discernment

Thomas Brown

February 11, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  As each new form of media comes into existence it is necessary for people to discern it, to uncover what parts of the new media are healthy, and which parts are not. When a new media is born, people try out new ideas...

‘Cloud Atlas’ a passable film incarnation

Jonathan Hielkema

February 11, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

More than two years have passed since I first read David Mitchell’s intricate nesting-doll novel ”Cloud Atlas.” In it, Mitchell uses dizzying construction in an effective attempt to make sweeping statements about the ...

Beyonce proves herself to be a legend

Sierra Savela

February 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I have to say that the super bowl halftime show was definitely the highlight of my Sunday. Not the commercials, not the power outage, not the fact that the Ravens beat the 49ers. No, the best part of the night is when “Sash...

Anticipated movies of 2013

Christian Becker

February 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Another year has come and gone, which means a new year of movies has arrived. Unlike your favorite sports seasons, movies are released every single weekend with no off-season. Luckily, the worst month of the year for film is...

Netflix’s new series ‘House of Cards’ captivates

Nick Keeley

February 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since its inception, Netflix has been a service for DVD rentals, streaming television shows and movies online. In recent years, Netflix has attempted to branch out as a distributor of original programming. Netflix’s first series,...

Silver Linings Playbook a multi-genre wonder

Christian Becker

January 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every now and then, a movie comes along that makes you feel good without being overly cheesy. Director David O. Russell made his comeback a couple of years back with the Oscar winning crowd-pleaser, “The Fighter,” and now...

‘Love: A History’ criticizes of modern view of love

Landon Oakes

January 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Almost two thousand years — and not a single new god!” wrote Nietzsche in 1888. But he was wrong, argues philosopher Simon May. There was a new god, just then emerging, and the new god was human love. The Western tradition’s...

‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ a moldy clementine?

Nathan Groenewold

January 22, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Religion

I was at my girlfriend’s apartment for lunch a few days ago, and we were snooping around for a few more things to eat. We opened a dark cupboard, stood on our tip-toes and looked in: a box of three-week-old clementines. I dug...

‘Silver and Gold’ explores secular twists on Christmas

Jonathan Hielkema

November 29, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Between 2006 and 2010 Sufjan Stevens released only a single album, a recording of a classical piece written for a film dedicated to the infamous Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Since 2010, we have been graced with a bounty of music, fr...