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Amazons “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” is a great espionage rom-com

Amazon’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” is a great espionage rom-com

Donald Glover and Maya Erskine lead this Trojan horse of a show that disguises its relationship dramedy as a spy story
Om Dighe, Arts & Entertainment Columnist February 22, 2024

“Mr. & Mrs. Smith” is a Prime Video spy comedy-drama from creators Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) and Francesca Sloane. Loosely based on the 2005 film of the same name, the show follows the titular...

Trinity’s English faculty recommend their favorite novels

Trinity’s English faculty recommend their favorite novels

Three professors share their passion and admiration for literature
Lottie Correia, Arts Reporter February 22, 2024

Trinity University’s English professors have encountered a wide range of literature in their studies and in their work. Here, three share their book recommendations that reflect their passion for their...

Swifties comment on the star’s environmental impact

Swifties comment on the star’s environmental impact

Fans walk a thoughtful line between support and criticism
Lara Lashus, Arts & Entertainment Columnist February 22, 2024

Scrutiny over pop star Taylor Swift’s private jet use and associated carbon emissions has been increasing this past year alongside her fame, attracting attention to her global image and impact. Her celebrity...

‘The Zone of Interest’: Ashes in the Garden

‘The Zone of Interest’: Ashes in the Garden

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist February 15, 2024

Disclaimer: content warning for the Holocaust and spoilers ahead for film Jonathan Glazer’s 2023 masterpiece film “The Zone of Interest” follows the lives of Rudolf Höss, his wife Hedwig and...

An unfortunate return to ‘Silent Hill’

An unfortunate return to ‘Silent Hill’

The iconic ‘Silent Hill’ franchise is coming back, but it’s not something to be excited about
Om Dighe, Arts & Entertainment Columnist February 15, 2024

“In my restless dreams, I see that town. Silent Hill.” The “Silent Hill” franchise is one of the most iconic series in all of gaming, with its titular town in Maine serving as the nightmarish...

Trinity’s new translation of ‘Agamemnon’ adds layers of extravagance and drama

Trinity’s new translation of ‘Agamemnon’ adds layers of extravagance and drama

Direction, acting and behind-the-scenes collaboration contribute to this new vision
Lottie Correia, Arts Reporter February 15, 2024

The Trinity University Theatre Department is producing a new take on the Aeschylus’ Greek tragedy Agamemnon that will run for the next two weekends. This production not only aims to highlight the drama...

Various artists standing with their Grammy awards, color

Older women in the arts should get more respect

Why the best part of the entire Grammys was Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman
Lara Lashus, Arts & Entertainment Columnist February 15, 2024

My favorite part of the Grammys on Sunday, Feb. 4 was not what I first expected. I followed the wins live, eagerly anticipating artist appearances and well-deserved awards. Taylor Swift and SZA and boygenius...

Lampo Leong speaks about his artwork to attendees

Trinity community gathers for artist Lampo Leong

Leong discusses his artistic process and his personal art inspirations in a lecture
Lottie Correia, Arts Reporter February 8, 2024

On Monday, Chinese-American artist Lampo Leong lectured at Trinity in the Chapman Auditorium about his decades-long creative career. He showed a visual history of his work and discussed in detail the process...

Social media knows more than you think

Social media knows more than you think

Do we realize how much algorithms dictate our online experience?
Aubrey Jackson, Arts & Entertainment Reporter February 8, 2024

So you want to have a conversation about social media in 2024 — I do too, but it’s hard to know where to start when we see everything moving at a speed so fast it feels like if we say anything about...

Norma E. Cantú introduces authors Irene Lara Silva and Octavio Quintanilla

Poet laureates of Texas join community at Trinity

ire’ne lara silva and Octavio Quintanilla discuss writing about loss and identity
Lara Lashus, Arts & Entertainment Columnist February 8, 2024

Poet laureates of Texas join community at Trinity ire’ne lara silva and Octavio Quintanilla discuss writing about loss and identity ire’ne lara silva, 2023 Texas state poet laureate, and Octavio...

My Coverage of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival

My Coverage of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival

I watched four Sundance films this year, and here are my thoughts
Om Dighe, Arts & Entertainment Columnist February 8, 2024

Sundance Film Festival is one of the most influential film festivals today. Since its inception in 1978, its focus on promoting independent films has launched the careers of numerous high-profile directors,...

Haynes v Fualaau: The Controversy of “May December”

Haynes v Fualaau: The Controversy of “May December”

The film “May December” has received acclaim for its portrayal of grooming, but its “subject” says otherwise.
Om Dighe, Arts & Entertainment Columnist February 1, 2024

Trigger Warning: Discussion of grooming and statutory rape “May December” is the latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes (“Far from Heaven,” “Carol”), and follows an actress who...

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