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5 characters in the film Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves gathered around a magical device.

“Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is This Year’s Biggest Surprise

Eric Banks, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

Chances are, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves wasn’t your most anticipated movie of the year. Making a D&D movie in the first place is a fool's errand. The last adaptation of the popular...

Person reading on the beach, book opened to Chapter 1.

The Crossover’s Must-Read Books for Summer Break (2023)

Crossover Staff May 2, 2023

Haley Seymour, Editor in Chief My top pick of this year (so far) has to be The It Girl by Ruth Ware. Ruth Ware is one of my favorite authors, and I was lucky enough to interview her for my Capstone project,...

A piece of Depeche Modes newest album, featuring photos of their former band member.

Depeche Mode Uses New Album as Mode to Deal with Grief

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

Death impacts us all. As a writer, I've been influenced to create because of death in the past. Others have made their magnum opuses out of their pain and grief. Examples of this would be songs or entire...

Ruben from The Sound of Metal wearing headphones.

“The Sound of Metal”: A Beautiful Tale of Finding Oneself

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

If you grew up listening to music, chances are you heard the same spiel from your parents; “you’ll go deaf if you keep listening at that volume!” You’d pay it no mind and continue listening, but...

Spotifys logo for the AI DJ

Is Spotify’s AI DJ Overstepping Boundaries, or Does it Have Good Taste?

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

The use of AI in making art has been a topic of heavy debate as of late. Is AI art stealing? Is it helpful for artists? The answer will most likely remain subjective to anyone. However, it seems like AI...

Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4.

“John Wick: Chapter 4” is an Ode to Joy, Violence, and the Human Body

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

For years, brave individuals have risked their lives for cinematic stunt work, putting their body through hell for jaw-dropping action set pieces. Some have lost their lives to the profession, while others...

Screengrab of Pedro Pascal in The Last of Us official trailer.

The Last of Us: A Tragically Human Zombie Show

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

The Last of Us is one of the greatest video games of all time. Released in 2014 by Naughty Dog Studios, Neil Druckmann’s achingly poignant apocalypse story was immediately recognized as a towering achievement...

Screengrab from the Cocaine Bear official trailer.

Cocaine Bear: The Bear Does, In Fact, Do Cocaine

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

Is a review of this movie even necessary? Chances are, you’ve already read the title and decided whether or not this cinematic venture is worth the price of admission. Elizabeth Banks’ Cocaine Bear...

Screengrab from The Legends of Vox Machina official trailer.

The Legends of Vox Machina Portrays the Artistry of D&D

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

Whenever I’m asked my thoughts on tabletop role playing games, I always cite Mabel Pine’s pitch perfect description for the Gravity Falls version of Dungeons and Dragons: “Ugh, this is like homework,...

Author Sheila Liming and her book Hanging Out.

Hanging Out with Sheila Liming: Discussing the Author’s Newest Book

Kelley Lebahn, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

When looking at the college experience, evenings in a common room surrounded by friends just passing time are often overlooked moments. Professor Sheila Liming claims these moments may even be happening...

Screengrab from Dopes Believe music video.

“Blood Money Part Zer0”: How a Niche Band Revives a Dying Genre

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

Almost everyone who lived through the 1990s will tell you that they were a wild time. One such person would be Brian Ebejer, better known by his stage name of Edsel Dope. In 1997, he created a band, aptly...

Wen in Knock at the Cabin. Screengrab from  official trailer.

Knock at the Cabin: A Spiritual Home Invasion

Eric Banks, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

No one shoots a movie like M. Night Shyamalan. The man has an undeniable gift for brilliant composition, possessing a distinct cinematic eye that’s entirely his own. You cannot look at any of his films...

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