Archive | E23 Articles RSS feed for this section

“American Made” Review: Historical Fiction with Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise adorns the "American Made" poster.

By John Messer

Tom Cruise adorns the "American Made" poster.

Even the poster illustrates Cruise’s manic character, complete with a messy shirt, loose bills and a fast plane in the background. (Source: FanFest)

 

I have a bad habit of getting excited over movie trailers, and this Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on “American Made” Review: Historical Fiction with Tom Cruise

Spot to Stop: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

A smoked brisket sandwich

By Caitlin Brenner

This year’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival brought crowds by the thousands, all eager to hear live music and eat great food. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the food vendors that were in attendance Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on Spot to Stop: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

MU students bring Peanuts to life in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Charlie Brown stands on stage with Snoopy and other Peanuts characters as they fly kites.

By Rachel Zalucki

MU Theatre’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” nearly brought me to tears with their spot-on rendition of a nostalgic masterpiece.

As a child, my first experience with musical theater was “You’re a Good Man, Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on MU students bring Peanuts to life in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Starboy shines bright on a cloudy September night

By Joseph Hernandez

R&B superstar The Weeknd brought phase 2 of his “Legend of the Fall” arena tour to the Sprint Center. The Tuesday concert marked the first time he performed in Kansas City, and judging by the crowd’s excitement, … Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on Starboy shines bright on a cloudy September night

MU celebrates International Day with parade and bazaar

By Janelle Finch

Adorned by 30 flags from around the world, Carnahan Quadrangle was set for International Day.

The University of Missouri held its ninth annual International Day Wednesday, beginning with the International Flag Parade and followed by the International Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on MU celebrates International Day with parade and bazaar

Macklemore, “Gemini” Review

Macklemore stands at a microphone

By Ashley Jones

Macklemore’s newest so-called solo album has only one track that is solely him. The rest of the songs on “Gemini” vary in decency.

This is Macklemore’s second solo studio album created without his usual musical companion Ryan Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on Macklemore, “Gemini” Review

“Friend Request” is the Most Mediocre Media Movie

By Nathan Ford

One of this year’s biggest horror films is in theaters right now, and IT is not “Friend Request”. Unfortunately, that is the movie I saw this weekend.

“Friend Request” is the newest horror film in a subgenre Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on “Friend Request” is the Most Mediocre Media Movie

Tech N9ne rocks The Blue Note with “Strange Reign” concert

By Joseph Hernandez

Tech N9ne, days after having the honor to perform the first act at Kansas City’s new theater The Truman, brought his “Strange Reign” tour to Columbia. The tour is promoting the upcoming album, “Strange Reign”, in his … Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on Tech N9ne rocks The Blue Note with “Strange Reign” concert

The Poetic Risk: “mother!” Review

"Cinema Reel" logo. Cinema Reel is the title for Jonathon Potochnic's review column.

By Jonathon Potochnic

A young man finds himself toiling away at his job just like every other Friday. A slow Friday he finds himself in. He has an article to write, a movie review that is, but his job keeps Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on The Poetic Risk: “mother!” Review

Heritage Festival showcases Missouri history

Little girl standing in encampment recreation

By Skyler Navarro

The 40th Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show was hosted this past weekend by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at Nifong Park.

Through carnival-style food, engaging activities, demonstrations of lost arts, storytelling and performances, the Annual Read the rest

Read More Comments Off on Heritage Festival showcases Missouri history