Weekly Roundup: Sudoku, Japanese Sound Rock and Scott Pilgrim

What our staff has been looking at, thinking about, listening to, etc… Andrew: I know what you’re thinking; “Scott Pilgrim is for losers.” But trust me, the new Netflix anime is a hilarious animation masterwork that remixes everything that made the original comic a bit… dicey. Amid the holiday season, “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” is […]

What Your Favorite Band Says About You

To say that optimism has infected music journalism is an understatement. The sickly, sticky-residue-on-a-countertop-sweetness that’s permeated the way we write about this artform has ruined too many great publications. Pitchfork used to be downright combative with artists, and now they praise the newest assembly line release as being “something fans will love.” Well sometimes, fans […]

“Don’t Worry Darling” Movie Review

Through systematic novels such as Brave New World and The Handmaid’s Tale, everyone is familiar with the trope of dystopian worlds and repressive societies. Although Olivia Wilde’s new film, “Don’t Worry Darling”, is classified as utopian, it is also classified under a “psychological thriller,” which doesn’t necessarily blend well with the emotions “utopia” invokes in audience members.

“Look Past the Rainbow”: Rainbow Capitalism

Monisha Mukherjee June 1st was upon us, and with it the rainbows descended. The first pride parade in two years was nearing and I was beyond excited for the festivities, the love, and let’s be honest, the outfits. I was ready to dress as chaotic as I wanted and then ride the metro like it […]

PrideFest 2022

With multi-colored balloons cascading on the bridge over James River, walking into a portal of multiple flags and accepting love through the air, PrideFest 2022 has officially launched.

Rice Evan’s Gallery Review

I had the privilege of attending a new art gallery showing at the ALMA’S Art Gallery right here in
Richmond on September 15, 2022. The art showing is called Subconsciously Monumental and
throughout the art gallery it takes you back a decade into the early 2000s teen world. While sauntering
through the exhibit I felt like I was time traveling back to 2012.

Richmond’s Pick Me Ups: What to Do in RVA When You’re Feelin’ Down

Article and Graphics By: Annie Chilton Back to school season can be both an exciting and overwhelming time. It’s important to take care of your mental health and practice self-care while classes start back up. No matter what, everyone feels down sometimes and has their own way of coping with that, whether it be snuggling […]

Eugenio Espinoza’s Onceptuales

To appreciate and comprehend Eugenio Espinoza’s new art exhibition, Onceptuales at the Anderson, you have to start with his past. Born in the 1950’s in the highlands of Venezuela, Eugenio Espinoza incorporates his infamous grid art style into his new exhibit, which ties back to his past art style of predominantly grid-like art. Some of

Black Body Amnesia Performance Review

Hosted by the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), Test Pattern is a monthly event to showcase different art and performances, including the performance I saw by artist and author, Jaamil Olawale Kosoka, which was called Black Body Amnesia. This performance was a live theatrical event exploring the worlds of black people.

Embrace The Chaos With ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

I have always loved a good family drama, but the director duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have created an insanely fantastical take on these broken dynamics in their new film Everything Everywhere All At Once, which was released in the U.S. on March 30th, 2022. The duo finds a way to encompass the fragility, rigidity, and complex nature of human emotion through a conversation of the multiverse.