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Beef is Not Your Typical TV Comfort Food

“Beef” is Not Your Typical TV Comfort Food

By Chloe Fong, Managing Editor February 29, 2024

Netflix’s hit show Beef raked in a total of eight awards, including five Primetime Emmys last month. In today’s media, I’ve often found many shows overrated, bland, or generally disappointing. While...

Saltburn: Directorial Genius or Clever Clickbait?

Saltburn: Directorial Genius or Clever Clickbait?

By Salome Valter, Writer February 7, 2024

Emerald Fennel, known for her award-winning movie Promising Young Woman, has done it again. Her provocative movie Saltburn has garnered an audience of crazed fans and psycho–thriller buffs (yep! the...

Movie Review: American Fiction

Movie Review: American Fiction

By Salome Valter, Writer January 10, 2024

Cord Jefferson, an ex-journalist and television writer known for shows like The Good Place has delivered his directorial debut. Openly ironic and subtly political, American Fiction begs the question: what...

Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman: A Book Review

Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman: A Book Review

By Awujoola Akinwande, Writer December 8, 2023

In a world stunned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the overwhelming power of artificial intelligence (AI), the ongoing climate crisis, and intractable conflicts, a better future may seem distant. A poll from...

Book Review: Where the Children Take Us

Book Review: Where the Children Take Us

By Temisola Akinwande, Opinion Editor May 5, 2023

You may have seen her on TV reporting on the biggest international business and economic issues of the day. You may have read or watched her ground-breaking reports on the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping...

Harry Styles for Harrys House

Harry’s House: A Review

By Emma Backbier, Writer June 13, 2022

“Style is the answer to everything [...] to do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art,” echoes the introduction to British singer-songwriter Harry Styles’ sold-out 2021 arena tour. Accompanied...

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Being Quiet in a World That Can’t Stop Talking: A Book Review

By Temisola Akinwande, Writer April 16, 2022

“Shy,” “cold,” “aloof,” “sensitive,” “indecisive,” “serious,” “anti-social,” “apathetic,” and “slow.” These are some of the adjectives used for people who tend to listen...

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Your UNISVerse Guide to the Oscar Noms

By Miles Brust and Maya Mukherjee March 24, 2022

In these unsettling times, the anticipation of an award show provides a welcome distraction from doom scrolling. It looks like our latest boost in serotonin is coming soon; not just is it Spring Break,...

From Netflix.

Don’t Look Up Movie Review

By Ma-Sadio Faye, Writer March 23, 2022

Since the Oscar season is coming up, I decided to check out the science fiction film Don’t Look Up, and here are my thoughts. While humorously morbid and satirical, the film’s trivialization of the...

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Are New York City Tourist Attractions Really Worth It?

By Sofia Tambalotti and Abigail Losi March 7, 2022

New York City is one of the most famous cities on Earth, which makes practically everything in it a tourist attraction. However, everyone seems to have different opinions on what’s worth visiting or...

The dining room at the Park Slope location.

Restaurant Review: A Burger Joint For Everyone

By Claudia Smithie, Culture Section editor June 22, 2020

Located on the corner of 87th and 1st avenue, Bareburger, an eco-friendly burger joint run by vegan chef Rudy Ramos, offers far more than a regular cheeseburger and fries. As the restaurant is vegan-friendly,...

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