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Tate McRae’s new album “Think Later” is a smashing success

Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae released her second studio album Think Later. I love this entire Pop album as it intertwines emotional lyrics with memorable melodies.  McRae released her album on December 8, 2023. It features 14 songs, two of which are previously released singles. She was inspired by her recent […]

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“Totally Killer” is not totally killer 

Totally Killer, a comedy/horror movie directed by Nahnatchka Khan, came out in September 2023, currently streaming on Prime Video and rated R for bloody violence, language, sexual material, and teen drug/alcohol. This movie is great if someone is looking for a light, slightly scary, and funny movie. It’s Halloween night, […]

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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes movie is a must watch

I recommend that you watch The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a new movie that came out on November 13, 2023 based on The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes novel by Suzanne Collins. This movie is a prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy– a series of four […]

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New Netflix Christmas movie’s simple plot is sure to make you feel good 

Best. Christmas. Ever is a simple, comforting Christmas movie that was released in late November on Netflix. Unlike most Christmas movies, which are either family oriented or romances, this movie is about adult women’s friendships. The movie is directed by Mary Lambert and debuted at number 1 on Netflix and […]

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Sophia Coppola’s “Priscilla” reveals the untold story of Elvis’s marriage

Sophia Coppola’s Priscilla (2023) is based on the memoir Elvis and Me (1985) by Priscilla Presley. The film focuses on the private moments within the marriage, giving viewers a different perspective of their relationship than what was portrayed in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis (2022). Elvis Presley is considered the “king of […]

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Who was Noah Kahan before “Stick Season”? 

In October 2022, Noah Kahan, a Vermont native folk-pop singer-songwriter, released his third studio album, Stick Season. His newest album has brought in listeners from all around the world, and even here at Dana Hall. While many people have Stick Season on repeat (for good reason), I would also recommend […]

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Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” started great but is declining

Only Murders in the Building is a comedy, mystery, and thrilling tv series about three strangers who come together to solve murders in their apartment building while documenting their journey through their podcast called “Only Murders in the Building.” There are currently three seasons available to watch on Hulu. I […]

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“I Will Always Write Back” bridges the gap between two continents

When people ask which book is my favorite, I will always say it’s I Will Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, with Liz Welch, published in 2015. This is a story where two different worlds collide, and everything that happens in the memoir is a telling of real […]

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True Biz gives readers an honest portrayal of the Deaf community

 True Biz by Sara Novic is a novel about the students and staff of River Valley School for the Deaf as they navigate between the Deaf and hearing worlds, new relationships, and the threat of their school closing down. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the young […]

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The Metamorphosis is an exploration of isolation and identity

Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a work of classic literature written in late 1912, but it is a timeless book that I found to be very inspiring. The book was originally written in German and I read the English translation of it. I read this book on my own and […]