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Warning!  This article will mention a spoiler from the first season and also discusses themes of the show. If you don’t want to know anything before watching it, please come back to this article once you’ve watched past the ninth episode. Thank you! “Mr. Robot” is a cyber thriller TV show that started in 2015 on...

On October 28, 2019, the last episode of “The Deuce” aired on HBO. The drama series started in 2017 and portrayed life and culture around Times Square in New York in the 70s and early 80s, when the area was a notorious red light district. This is a crass contrast to today’s experience where hordes of tourists are...

With the release of Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated album, Norman F**king Rockwell!, critics and fans alike agree that Del Rey has outdone herself while continuing to foster a musical style unmatched by modern artists. NFR! maintains a cohesive sound, but each song has its own unique energy, which proves Del Rey’s...

If you’re like me, you’ve heard all the hype surrounding the new Popeye’s chicken sandwich. If you’re also like me, then you haven’t had the chance to try it yet. As a person who pretty much only eats chicken sandwiches when they go out to eat, I might just be the most qualified person to judge where to get the best...

After the last movie of the X-men series flopped, “Dark Phoenix” was supposed to be a new start for the franchise instead. Yet the metaphorical bird coming from the ashes does quite the opposite; making the film the weakest of the series. Following the events of “Apocalypse,” Jean Grey still struggles to control...

“Crimes of the Heart” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that takes on some serious issues to make a thoughtful and entertaining show. The Alley Theatre’s performance of sisterhood through hardship is on point. Anyone with a sibling can relate to the rivalry, annoyance, and love between the three sisters. The...

By performing Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the era of the #MeToo movement, the Houston Grand Opera is shedding a different light on the classical masterpiece. The show’s namesake is a manipulative, lying, abusive, rich and aristocratic playboy. The last time the Houston Grand Opera performed “Don Giovanni” was in...

Theatre Under the Stars’ performance of “Ragtime” may be an even more relevant and cherished musical today than ever. Although the play debuted in 1998, it could have been written in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement. The story explores themes of race, gender, class and immigration through the lens of...

I was given an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. For as long as I’ve been able to comprehend the written word, I’ve been a reader. I remember walking through the halls of my school with my nose in a novel, staying up past my bedtime with a book and a flashlight under my covers and...

Director Zhang Yimou’s latest film is a monster film set in China during the Song dynasty “The Great Wall” tells the story of a warrior (Matt Damon) who is confined within the legendary Great Wall. While being held captive, Damon’s character learns the secrecy that lies behind one of the biggest spectacles of the...