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From The New Yorker magazine

Red Band Society

Moving. Entertaining. Spectacular. “Red Band Society” premiered on FOX this fall. (Photo courtesy of the New Yorker.)


Editors’ Picks 11/14

A smart Italian flick, free magazines, and more.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: A New Take on an Old Formula

Fox’s second-season sitcom is refreshingly funny and original.


Editors’ Picks 10/24

Decadent desserts, musical therapy, and more…

Divergent: Does Not Diverge From the Novel

Poster by Summit Entertainment, Lions Gate Natalie Kane ’14 It seems that one benefit of the recent trend of adapting every popular young adult series for the big screen is…

The Book Thief Wrenches Heartstrings

Rachel Cheng ‘17 One thing you should take away from this article: do not watch the movie if you have not read the book. The book is much better than…

The Sound of Music Live! Cannot Compare to Film

Sophia Duke-Mosier ’15 On December 5, 2013, NBC aired its latest television special, a three-hour live production remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The…

Sea of Monsters Awash with Uneven Writing

Photo credit Natalie Kane ‘14 When it was announced that the second Percy Jackson & the Olympians book was being made into a movie, many fans of Rick Riordan’s bestselling…

Eleanor and Park Captures the Epitome of Young Love

  Photo credit Rachel Cheng ‘17 Eleanor and Park, set in 1986, is a contemporary teenage love story between Eleanor, an eccentric redhead, and Park, a half-Korean misfit. Eleanor is…

The Not-As-Great Gatsby

Maddy DiGiovanni ‘13 Photo courtesy of The Great Gatsby has been causing quite a flurry of conversation lately. Opinions of the new movie range from adoration to disgust, although…