No time to watch

No time to watch

‘No Time to Die’ marks progress for female Bond characters but is otherwise uncompelling

As Daniel Craig’s time as James Bond draws to an end, “No Time to Die” shines a light on the new era of Bond girls and their impact on femme fatales in film but brings a dull and unsatisfying conclusion to one of film’s most iconic characters. As Craig’s last...

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Ask Sophie: Study tips

Ask Sophie: Study tips

Now that midterms have mostly come to an end, you may be feeling confident, ambivalent or even dreadful about your grades. Regardless of how you think you did, it can’t hurt to reflect upon your current study habits and refine them or adopt new ones altogether to improve your performance...

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What’s What: October’s Local Art Highlights

It’s midterm season, and let’s be honest: you’re looking for anything to distract yourself from school right now. There’s nothing like local art to help you reset and get back into your academic groove. Clear your mind with this month’s DFW art highlights: 1. Paulo Nimer Pjota “Every Empire Breaks...

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J-pop music strikes a chord strikes a chord with student with student pianists

J-pop music strikes a chord strikes a chord with student with student pianists

Four. Strike. Five. Strike. Three. Strike. Six. Strike. ATEC junior Caleb Wang strikes a wave of upbeat J-pop chords in the rhythm of “Fireworks” by DAOKO and Kenshi Yonezu. Chemistry freshman Nathaniel Nguyen sits next to him on the worn piano bench, rocking his head back and forth and animatedly...

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A powerful slice-of-life

Yanagihara uses beautiful prose to play with her audience’s heartstrings in the enthralling novel A Little Life

Despite being called “A Little Life,” Hanya Yanagihara’s bestselling novel brings more than just a little heartache to readers by using beautiful language to combat the emotional and physical trauma she unleashes on her characters. The novel follows the lives of four men as they navigate the joys and trials...

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SP/N Gallery honors ATEC Professor

SP/N Gallery honors ATEC Professor

Acquaintances memorialize artist who heavily impacted the DFW art scene

Richard Brettell, a prominent art historian and educator, transformed the Dallas art scene during his lifetime. His brief tenure as the director of the Dallas Museum of Art earned him the affectionate title of “Art’s Bad Boy,” and his passing in 2020 left a significant void in the local and...

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Ask Sophie: Test Anxiety

Ask Sophie: Test Anxiety

Tips for managing stress during midterm season

After a long, hard week of studying, you take a deep breath and print your name on your exam booklet, eyes skimming over the first question. But as you try to make sense of the words, your heart sinks, your stomach churns and your mind suddenly goes blank. If this experience...

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‘Malignant’ movie is a mediocre mess

‘Malignant’ movie is a mediocre mess

Overused tropes, bad script create film that waffles between intense and campy

While there are well-written horror movies and comical horror movies, “Malignant” was a mediocre mash of overused tropes combined with a laughable script. After being beaten by her husband, Madison Mitchell (Annabelle Wallis) struggles with visions that incapacitate her, forcing her to witness gruesome murders committed by a dark force...

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$5 for 5 hours: SNKRX

$5 for 5 hours: SNKRX

In essence, video games are just moving pixels on a screen given meaning by game developers. And while SNKRX is basically just a modified Snake game, it’s one of the most entertaining collections of polygons in recent memory. There are two ways to describe SNKRX’s premise. The simple way is...

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Music, mythology and Madonna

Music, mythology and Madonna

Local artist Armando Sebastian discusses his eclectic sources of inspiration

Touting an impressive three solo exhibitions this year alone, Dallas-based visual artist Armando Sebastian is dominating the DFW art scene. Sebastian’s work captures a dense collection of inspiration, from Mexican folk art to Madonna, in unique and engaging portraits. “Serenade,” Sebastian’s current exhibition at Cluley Projects, features the artist experimenting...

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