Written by Zack Hohenstein, E23 Digital Director
December 10, 2019

A short time ago in a galaxy very close, the Oxford English Dictionary added another group of words to their official catalog. They do this every month. If you were to check the October additions, you would find a lot of curious words. For instance, cryptocurrency and easy-breezy are now included. However, there is another: Jedi.

Jedi, along with Padawan and Lightsaber, are now part of the official Oxford English Dictionary. While this may seem weird at first, it really shouldn’t be surprising considering just how big of a role “Star Wars” plays in our culture. Since the release of George Lucas’ original film in 1977, the series has made 9.31 billion dollars in gross box office, ranking only behind the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is not even considering the ridiculous profits from the various novels, comics, shows, attractions, toys and merchandise.

As we approach the release of the final film in the Skywalker saga, it’s inevitable that I would rewatch all ten live-action films (sorry “Clone Wars”). And as everyone close to me knows – I love to rank things. So, it seemed only fitting to me that I write my opinions down in a  little article and throw them out into the world for abuse. 

While these are of course only opinions, I did put a really embarrassing amount of thought into each of these choices. You might have your own that are vastly different. As Obi-Wan Kenobi told Luke, “Many of the truths we cling to depend on our point of view.” I love to discuss and debate movies, “Star Wars” most of all. So, if you want to waste some time from your day, feel free to let me know just how wrong I am. But just know that I have the high ground.

Before I get started, I really want to emphasize something. I enjoy every “Star Wars” movie. Even the ones that are admittedly lackluster, I find myself having a good time watching them, especially if my friends are around. Like millions of other kids, I grew up with the franchise. Whether it was catching an airing of “Return of the Jedi” on TNT or putting my own dusty “Phantom Menace” VHS tape into the VCR, one thing became clear:

I love “Star Wars”.

Now as we proceed to my list, just keep that in mind. I wouldn’t post an article like this haphazardly because these movies have been a huge part of my life. Yes, I am aware of how nerdy that sounds. Believe it or not, I do have a bit of self-awareness. With that in mind, let’s get going.

This is where the fun begins. 

10. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

Directed by George Lucas

Well. Are you surprised?

I want to reiterate this one more time; I enjoy every “Star Wars” film, including this flat and messy assembly of bad effects and wooden acting. And make no mistake, friends. That is exactly what “The Phantom Menace” is.

This is a flawed and confused film. On one hand, it is clear that George Lucas wanted to gear this one towards kids. An adolescent Anakin Skywalker at its center, brutally silly dialogue and slapstick from dumb droids make that abundantly clear. Oh, and there’s Jar Jar Binks.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not a sin to aim for a younger audience. It is a space adventure film, after all. But indulge me for a moment while I give any future screenwriters out there some advice:

If you’re going to write for children, do not center the conflict of the movie around a trade embargo.

Alas, I can be reasonable. I can forgive bad alien fart gags. I can get over awkward acting and casting. However, Lucas’ first episode in his prequel trilogy commits a far worse crime: it’s boring. The pacing is brutal. The plot, while well structured, moves at the pace of molasses. Even when things get pretty cool at the end with a three man lightsaber duel, it’s still cut between other conflicts that are far less interesting. Watching Jar Jar and the Gungan army fight Trade Federation droids on the subpar CGI landscape of Naboo can kill the momentum of any of the best fights in cinema.

Okay, but that fight is dope though. I’ve heard it argued it’s the best in the entire saga. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon’s duel with Darth Maul is expertly choreographed and more than intense enough to stand the test of time. Oh, and having “Duel of the Fates” as a backing score doesn’t hurt either.

Other positives of the film include the fun podracing sequence and Liam Neeson just being there. I, along with many others, have a good enough time watching this movie. However, I’d wager a lot of that enjoyment comes laced with a healthy dose of nostalgia.

9. Episode 2: Attack of the Clones

Directed by George Lucas

Okay, George, now we’re getting somewhere.

Lucas improved the formula for his second prequel with a more action-based approach. The increase in popcorn style filmmaking makes this an improvement over Episode 1, albeit not a huge one. The dialogue is still entertainingly bad, specifically between Anakin and Padmé (for the record, I agree with Anakin. Sand is the worst). The over-reliance on completely CGI sets is still annoying. And geez, this movie feels every second of its 142-minute runtime. But despite all of this, “Clones” is still pretty watchable throughout.

The unfortunate demise of Qui-Gon at the end of “Phantom Menace” left room for Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi to take on a much bigger role. Episode 2 is where he became a fan favorite character in the “Star Wars” fandom. While he is certainly my favorite part of the prequel films, he’s practically deified by many others. Seriously, it’s like a cult. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get it, though. He gives the best performance in the latter two prequels and his character is involved in all of the best moments. That beard is pretty fierce too.

“Clones” has a lot of very creative and fun set pieces. The speeder chase of the assassin through the crowded airspace of Coruscant is excitingly chaotic. Obi-Wan’s rain drenched clash against Jango Fett at the cloning facility of Kamino is undeniably fun. Seeing dozens of Jedi come together to fight during the film’s arena climax is cool. However, my personal favorite sequence is the final confrontation between Obi-Wan, Anakin and Yoda against Christopher Lee’s icy Count Dooku. Seeing Yoda fight with both a lightsaber and force abilities is the highlight of his prequel appearances. 

All things considered, “Attack of the Clones” is a good movie. It’s definitely not anything more than good, though. It’s corny lines and lack of practical effects don’t age particularly well, but it manages to entertain enough to justify not being last on the list.

8. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Directed by Ron Howard

Alas, we have arrived at the Disney era. The fourth “Star Wars” film released by the house that Mickey built is as unproblematic as it is unessential. However, being unnecessary isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After the seriously divisive Episode 8 in the Skywalker Saga, it would seem like a smaller scale adventure film would be exactly what the fans wanted. It didn’t exactly work out financially, but those that ended up seeing the movie found that it was actually quite entertaining.

I’ll admit it. My first viewing was a bit underwhelming. It felt awkward seeing this movie trying to pass off this stranger as someone I know already. I grew up with the iconic presence of Harrison Ford as Han Solo. He was arguably the coolest movie star of all time playing the coolest movie character of all time. Filling those shoes is an undeniably intimidating task. But all in all, despite incredible pressure as well as a turbulent production that included a director change and extensive reshoots, Alden Ehrenreich does a fine job. He has just the right mix of blind confidence, self-interest and charisma to successfully pass for the scruffy-looking smuggler.

The rest of the cast members are also diverting enough, if not remarkable. Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke both serve their purposes well as side characters that teach Han important lessons, even if their characters never get that much depth. However, the highlight performance of the film is Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Exuding some charm, Glover proves himself to be a worthy successor to Billy Dee Williams with an exuberant sense of sophistication and humor. 

The movie is fun but far from perfect. The romance at the center between Han and Qi’ra is hard to care about when you already know that it doesn’t work out. Lando’s droid L3-37 has her moments but is just as often out of place or annoying. The script isn’t too impressive and is obsessed with answering questions we didn’t need answers to (did any of us really want to know why Han’s last name was Solo?). Despite all of this, the film makes up for it with some impressive sequences. While the snowy coaxium heist on the rotating train is a clear highlight, the execution of the Kessel run is a tense and expertly designed mid-film set piece.

“Solo” has everything a movie about the iconic hero should have. Laced with fast-paced action scenes, humor, and good ol’ fashioned thievery, Ron Howard’s contribution to the universe serves its purpose. While it doesn’t come close to matching the holdover classic quality of the original trilogy, it does succeed in executing the same tone of reckless adventure. It’s hard to ask for more from a spin-off 41 years after the fact.

7. Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith

Directed by George Lucas

Hello there.

Arguably the only necessary chapter of Lucas’ prequels, it’s easily his most effective. But let’s be fair. The first two thirds of “Revenge of the Sith” aren’t much better than the first two prequels. The clunky dialogue and overwhelming amount of CGI is still there. The script is awkward and the story is aimless. Mace Windu’s confrontation of Palpatine is bad scene. Natalie Portman’s Padmé Amidala, who to this point has been a strong female character, literally dies of sadness after doing nothing the entire movie. But despite all of this, Episode 3 is thoroughly entertaining.

Darker than its immediate predecessors, “Revenge of the Sith” gives Anakin’s transition to the dark side the thematic weight it deserves. The change is certainly more rushed than it could’ve been, though. Going from an honorable Jedi to killing kids in one night is quite a character leap, even if his motivations are rooted in fear for his wife’s life. It doesn’t make his fall any less tragic, however.

Obi-Wan’s battle against General Grievous and Palpatine’s discussion with Anakin in the opera box are both fan favorite scenes. The execution of Order 66 is poignantly depressing. And of course, the inevitable battle between apprentice and master on Mustafar provides some of the best scenes in the entire series. The dialogue, basic as it may be, is eternally quotable and the lightsaber fight ranks among the most effective ever depicted. And that shot with the lava explosion (see above) is chills-inducing.

Very flawed but very fun, Episode 3 serves as a redemption for Lucas’ uneven prequel trilogy. Hayden Christensen is improved from Episode 2 and Ewan McGregor is as watchable as ever. Their relationship is the emotional core of the movie and its collapse is even more heartbreaking than the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise.

6. Episode 7: The Force Awakens

Directed by J.J. Abrams

It is not an exaggeration to say “The Force Awakens” was the most anticipated movie of all time upon its release. The prequels had left a bit of a sour taste in the mouths of many “Star Wars” fans. The franchise remained theatrically dormant in the subsequent years. So, when Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy tapped super fan J.J. Abrams to co-write the script and direct the seventh film in the saga, there was a new hope.

Did you see what I did there?

Bad jokes aside, we all know the annoyingly accurate similarities between Episode 7 and the original film. So, I won’t list them because I’m sure you’ve all heard that speech by now. But yes, they are ridiculous and they hold the movie back from being ranked among the classics it tries to emulate. But make no mistake; “The Force Awakens” is a by-the-numbers story that is largely made up for in every other aspect of the film.

With the first chapter in the sequel trilogy, Abrams brings fun, new leads to match with the returning original trilogy characters. John Boyega and Oscar Isaac have good chemistry in their brief screen time together as Finn and Poe, respectively. Daisy Ridley’s Rey is an appealing protagonist who is easy to root for, even if everything might come a little too easily for her at times. She lives alone, waiting for a family that won’t return. She watches a distant ship blast off into the sky and notices an elderly scrapper washing parts in front of her, representing an image of her future if she doesn’t escape. So when BB-8 arrives with a map to Luke Skywalker, Rey’s journey is just as astounding to her as it is to us as she enters the world of the resistance and discovers her powers.

Perhaps the only disappointment is the character of Kylo Ren. Adam Driver is arguably the best actor out of the group so that’s why it’s frustrating that his villain is written as a Darth Vader wannabe who throws temper tantrums. While Driver does a good job in the role of a conflicted apprentice with Skywalker blood, Kylo wouldn’t become a compelling antagonist until his second appearance.

Featuring some of the finer shots in the series, seeing the world of “Star Wars” with modern effects was an experience when Episode 7 was released. The return of veteran actors is more than welcome, particularly the legendary Harrison Ford. Han trying to be a father to his troubled son in his last scene is some of Ford’s best acting as the character.

However, my personal favorite scene is the final lightsaber fight between Finn, Rey and Kylo. The snow covered forest and minimal accompanying music create an atmosphere of real, serious stakes. When the lightsaber flies beyond Kylo to Rey’s hand and John William’s “Force Theme” begins – that is how to execute a moment, ladies and gentlemen.

“The Force Awakens” is comfort food. It’s a comfortable ride that goes down smoothly, even if it isn’t the gourmet meal you wish it was. The lack of new ideas feels like a wasted opportunity for the franchise, but Episode 7 works well as a revisit to a galaxy far, far away. Introducing the series to a new generation of fans, Abrams provides enough intrigue and promise for the future to bring the franchise back to life.

5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Directed by Gareth Edwards

The first “Star Wars” film without a Skywalker, “Rogue One” had a lot to prove. A direct prequel to “A New Hope”, the audience knows the exact ending to the film, including a pretty educated guess on what will happen to all of its central characters. So, like “Solo”, Gareth Edward’s film isn’t a strictly necessary addition to the saga. But it’s also that separation from the Jedi-oriented storytelling that makes this one stand out.

To this point, we have only seen a force sensitive family struggle with their own integral involvement in battles between good and evil. But what about everyone else? Edwards answers that question, centering a story on the downtrodden folks that the Empire has oppressed. 

The cinematography captures the intimidating size of the Imperial weapons and power. Heroes are dramatically outgunned. The odds are terrible and the hope is dwindling. The rebellion feels more real and fleshed out here than it has in any other film. 

Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor has to kill an injured ally in his first scene to protect information vital to the cause. Forest Whittaker’s Saw Gerrera is an extremist who tortures an Imperial pilot defector with a squid. These scenes show the lengths that rebels will go to fight the stranglehold the Empire has on the galaxy. The gritty, tense tone of the film was unprecedented in the series and helps “Rogue One” stand apart on its own.

Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones is a more than capable protagonist as Jyn Erso. Her relationship with her father Galen, played by Mads Mikkelsen, is the driving force behind her involvement in the rebellion. He is the only reason she was coerced into a fight she had no interest in and it is his death that inspires her to fight for the cause, ultimately giving her life for it. Jyn’s arc is one of the better ones in the series, and all of it occurs in one film.

“Rogue One” has a plethora of intriguing side characters. Luna’s Cassian is a man who has fought the Empire for his entire life, making him a good foil to Jyn, who grew up the daughter of one of the Empire’s best weapon engineers. Donnie Yen is incredibly compelling as Chirrut Îmwe, a blind guardian who fully believes in the force. Director Krennic, played by Ben Mendelsohn, conveys a sinister indifference behind the stern demeanor of an Imperial officer. However, the most memorable character is K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial droid voiced by the always enjoyable Alan Tudyk. His snide remarks and dry humor help him stand out among the crowded cast of droids that “Star Wars” has featured in its decades-spanning run.

While the first two thirds of Edwards’ film work just fine as a look into how the rebellion works against the Empire, its final section is an intense look at a desperate mission for survival. The odds are against them, and things keep getting harder. On the tropical environment of Scariff, Jyn and Cassian lead a small band of rebels in an attempt to locate the Death Star plans. This long sequence of events is the most war-oriented the series has ever been and it is captivating from beginning to its end. Oh, and speaking of its end; how about that vicious conclusion with the Chosen One himself? We finally see the iconic villain Darth Vader use the full force of his power and it is terrifying.

4. Episode 6: Return of the Jedi

Directed by Richard Marquand

I actually know a lot of people who think Episode 6 is the best of them all. It certainly has the most action of the original trilogy and it brings Anakin Skywalker’s arc to a satisfying close. Not that it matters much for the quality of the film, but it also has the best title in the series, in my opinion. “Return of the Jedi” could refer Luke’s return as Jedi or even more likely and poetic, the true return of Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One. While there is certainly an argument for Marquand’s film to take the top spot, it just doesn’t quite make the cut in some areas.

While the opening section of the film at Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine is earnestly entertaining, the movie hits a bit of a lull in the middle. The movie is never boring, but the momentum takes a hit after Luke’s emotional, mythology-building goodbye with Yoda on Dagobah. The action on the moon of Endor just never did much for me, so most of my enjoyment of this movie comes from the confrontation between Luke, Vader and the Emperor on the new Death Star. The one exception would be the speeder chase when Luke and Leia have to catch two stormtroopers who spotted them. With everything on the line, they have to weave between trees in a crowded forest. The first person POV shots make it one of the most intensely shot scenes in the series.

The pathos of this movie are extraordinary. Luke’s conversation with Leia about her true heritage is handled well. However, the emotional nucleus of “Return of the Jedi” is Anakin’s redemption through the efforts of his son. The conflict within Vader makes him a more nuanced villain than he gets to be in the previous two installments. His final heroic act of defeating the Emperor and saving Luke, while perhaps underwhelming in execution, feels earned. 

The fight between the two Skywalkers leading up to that moment is also incredible. Vader draws Luke out of the shadows after baiting him by mentioning Leia. Drawing on the power of the dark side through his anger, Luke attacks Vader. Music swelling, their silhouettes clashing together in a lightsaber battle is some of the most cinematic cinematography the series has ever had. Fueled by rage, Luke continuously slams his lightsaber down on his father until he cuts off his hand. Then, at his closest moment to fulfilling the Emperor’s wishes, he withholds. It’s one of the most purely “Star Wars” scenes in the canon, pulling on the central themes of balancing rage and peace within one’s self. And all of it transpires between father and son.

“Return of the Jedi” is a more than worthy conclusion to the original trilogy. Though most of its Endor exploits hold it back (I am admittedly not a big Ewok fan), it works where it needs to. If the series had stopped here, it’d still be looked at as one of the best of all time.

3. Episode 8: The Last Jedi

Directed by Rian Johnson

Yup. Time to get out your pitchforks. Buckle up, guys. This is going to be a long one.

*Inhales*

I feel like I have to write the most about this one because this is the decision I have to justify the most. The movie garnered a rather divisive reaction from the fanbase. While I was unsure of how I felt after I first saw it, it has improved immensely in my eyes after each subsequent viewing.

Before I go into why I love this movie, I’ll give some of you angry readers a couple concessions. I am not a big fan of the side quest to find a master codebreaker with Finn and Rose. It doesn’t ultimately amount to much and Rose doesn’t really justify her existence in the plot (though the abuse the actress received online was disgusting). Also, Rose stopping Finn from sacrificing himself was a bit frustrating, given that he was trying to save literally everyone else.

World building is always cool and it was interesting to see a population of people on Canto Bight that don’t care about the Resistance or the First Order. They only care about money. Rich or not, it’s likely the majority of the universe is indifferent to the war. They’re either just trying to survive it or profit from it. Like DJ tells Finn, it’s just a machine and he’d be wise not to join it. This point of view is refreshingly new to the series. 

My second concession would be that Leia’s instinctual force float back to the ship could’ve been done better. My complaint isn’t that this event occurred, it’s simply that it looked silly. Some argue that it would be a logical place to let the iconic character die due to Carrie Fisher’s unfortunate death after production. That argument certainly has merit, though we would miss out on her emotional reunion with her brother at the end of the film. While we’re on the topic though, it is possible for Leia to survive in the vacuum of space for a brief period of time. Also, Leia is a Skywalker. Are we really complaining that she is force-sensitive? She is literally Luke’s twin. Her pulling of herself back to the ship is not passed off as a consciously enacted event but rather a survival instinct of the body. And you know what else? It’s a space fantasy movie. Let’s not get too technical here, guys. Moving on…

Mark Hamill gives his best performance as Luke Skywalker in “The Last Jedi”. There, I said it. This version of Luke makes sense. He’s much older. He’s been through the ringer. He failed as a teacher, almost instinctively killed his nephew and realized his entire religion is based on vanity and failure. 

For those complaining that Luke’s split second consideration of murdering Ben Solo in his sleep was out of character, let me drop some knowledge on you. As I mentioned earlier in this article, Luke tries to kill his own father after he insinuates that he could turn Leia to the dark side. In Episode 8, Luke feels the death of all that he loves within his nephew’s mind. He doesn’t sense the conflict he sensed within Vader. Snoke had already completely turned him. So, for a brief moment he almost gave in to the same instinct. And then, just like in “Return of the Jedi”, he withholds. 

Even still, he is overcome with guilt and shame. He exiles himself to an island to reflect on the mistakes he has made as well as the mistakes the Jedi have made in general. Revisiting an old hero 30+ years since his last appearance and finding him exactly the same would have been a wasted opportunity. Instead, Johnson did something new and unexpected. Luke could’ve easily been a boring rehash of his earlier exploits but instead we get to see something fresh – a natural development for his character.

Speaking of natural character development…

At one point in Episode 8, Rey calls Kylo Ren a monster. He takes a step forward before responding:

“Yes I am.” 

Adam Driver is way more interesting of an antagonist here than he is in “The Force Awakens”. No longer a whiny apprentice who hides behind a mask, Kylo seizes control of his own destiny. By killing Snoke, he becomes his own master. There is no more Sith. No more Jedi. He wants to forge something new instead of being just a part of the stories from the past.

“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.” 

You know the phrase. Whether you were quoting it out of respect or saying it ironically to make fun of it, those words are a perfect summation of Kylo’s arc in the film as well as the theme of Johnson’s movie in general. Dwelling on what came before prevents us from seeing the interesting and compelling possibilities that the future can hold.

Elsewhere, Poe Dameron’s relationship to Leia is developed further in the film. She rebukes him for disobeying her orders, even if he did achieve success in his own mission. He failed to see what really matters in the bigger picture. She respects his vigor, but she understands dramatic heroics are not always the best course of action. Maybe that’s a lesson that the audience needs to learn too.

Many complain that Leia’s immediate successor, Laura Dern’s Amilyn Holdo, shouldn’t have protected critical info from Poe. These complaints make sense, but let me counter with this fact; the second he was made aware of the plans to evacuate the crew through escape pods, the information leaked to the First Order. While Poe himself is of course not a spy, Holdo decided to be as conservative as possible with the plan to prevent that from happening. While we’re talking about Holdo, how gorgeous was the jump to lightspeed offensive?

Another complaint I want to briefly address would be the demise of two characters that I’ve heard some argue were premature. While it may be frustrating to some that Snoke died without a clear origin, he doesn’t really need one. It’s not like he was a particularly interesting character to begin with. There are other Sith lords in “Star Wars” who do not have given explanations in the films (Darth Maul for example). His death was necessary for Kylo’s development.

The other death I’m referring to is Captain Phasma. Anyone who thinks she deserved more development or a cooler sendoff needs to really consider her actions. She is literally the one who turned off the shields on the Starkiller Base in Episode 7. Because she gave in to Finn, the First Order’s biggest weapon (and any trooper on it) was destroyed. Yes, she looks cool in her armor. But she clearly isn’t much of an interesting antagonist beyond that.

Daisy Ridley’s Rey is once again an alluring character. Her resilience – or as Snoke called it, “fiery spit of hope” – is endlessly endearing. Her faith in the legendary Luke Skywalker is a perfect depiction of how the heroes we choose to believe in tend to let us down. As Ren states later, she is looking for family. She first sought it in Han Solo before his death. Now she’s hoping to find it in Luke. Her journey continues as she realizes – by means of a mesmerizing force vision – that she can’t keep searching for her meaning by way of lineage. She has to achieve it for herself. Whether her origin is explored further in Episode 9 is beyond my knowledge at the moment, but even if it is, her journey of self-discovery fits perfectly into the themes of the movie.

A driving force in “The Last Jedi” is – well, the force. Luke gives Rey different lessons in their time together on the subject. The central theme of the film is that the force belongs to everybody, not just the Jedi. After all, Obi-Wan told Luke that the force is what binds everyone and everything together. To say that potential mastery of the force should be relegated to only those in the Jedi Order is selfish. People worship the Jedi, but as Luke points out, their legacy is that of failure. They allowed the Sith to wipe them out and take over the galaxy. They might have even been a bit corrupt. After all, Mace Windu discusses his proposal for the Jedi to take control of the Senate themselves in Episode 3. This new perspective is an excellent development, turning age old tropes of the series on their heads.

Rey’s exposure to the force is fascinating, particularly the pull to the dark side. She feels it calling to her. It offers her something but Luke isn’t there to guide her. He has cut himself off from the force. It’s in this way among others that Johnson’s script explores everyone’s relationship to the force. Luke’s projection of himself to Crait during the climax is a clever addition to the possible applications of the force. Snoke is able to bridge the minds of Rey and Kylo. Their scenes together are some of the more intriguing in the film. And to anyone arguing that introducing new abilities is lame, I’d argue the opposite. Experiencing new things within a universe is exciting. Besides, I’d like to point out a couple things in defense of these developments:

  1. Force ghosts have long been a presence in the universe. Yes, I understand they are dead. In regard to astral projection of a live person, Kylo does remark that the effort of projecting herself across the galaxy would kill Rey. It does end up draining Luke of all of his energy and he gives himself away to the force. This makes sense as to why we haven’t seen anyone attempt it before.
  2. The bridging of the minds between Rey and Kylo isn’t that much different than the telepathic conversation between Vader and Luke at the end of Episode 5. Kylo even remarks that he can’t see her surroundings, only her. This isn’t much of a stretch.

Speaking of force ghosts, Yoda’s return to give his old apprentice one last lesson serves as one of the most moving moments in the saga. Luke, burdened by the depression of his own failures, is told that failure itself is the greatest teacher. Wisdom isn’t only accumulated through old books (though Rey snagged them anyway before she bounced). Everyone messes up, even Luke Skywalker. But that doesn’t mean it’s over for him. Inspired by the words of his old master, Luke connects to the force again and saves the Resistance. He inspires the hope that the galaxy needs. His redemption is secured and his arc is complete.

Technically speaking, “The Last Jedi” puts on a clinic. The cinematography is easily the best in the entire series. Whether it be Rey’s battle with Luke in the rain, the Resistance’s last stand against the First Order on the salt planet of Crait, or Luke’s final gaze into the sunset – there is plenty of brilliant imagery.

The action is exhilarating. Poe’s X-Wing exploits at the beginning as well as the return of the Millenium Falcon during the climax are quite possibly the two most thrilling aerial battle sequences in the series. It is in these moments that Johnson’s film feels the most like a “Star Wars” movie. However, my favorite part of the film has always been the throne room clash between Kylo, Rey and Snoke’s guards. Their brief union for survival during the fight only solidifies their chemistry, which is as engaging as the physical duel itself.

“The Last Jedi” will more than likely go down as the most divisive film of the series. I can understand some of the reservations that core “Star Wars” fans might have with the story. But for a single movie to take the mythology of an entire canon and not retcon it, but simply critique it all through a new context is a bold writing choice. It is because of that, as well as every other reason I’ve listed above, that I believe “The Last Jedi” is an outstanding “Star Wars” film and the best one made since 1980. 

*Exhales*

2. Episode 4: A New Hope

Directed by George Lucas

Luke storms out of the kitchen after being told by his Uncle Owen that he can’t join the flight academy. He needs to stay on the moisture farm for the next harvest. Walking toward the horizon, there is nothing in front of him. It’s just an endless stretch of nothing – just like his apparent future. He kicks the dirt as he steps before stopping to gaze at the binary sunset before him. He can’t help but imagine the adventures and action going on somewhere far away from him. As the pink and red light overcasts the desert of Tatooine, John Williams’ produces his most beautiful piece of music in the entire series. This is the scene that made me fall in love with “Star Wars”. It is the perfect representation of what the series is at its center: escapism.

The original “Star Wars” film deserves all of the credit for simply creating the galaxy far, far away. It all seems so commonplace now, but there was a time without all of the key mythos of the series. In one film, George Lucas introduced the iconic opening crawl, the force, droids, stormtroopers, the Death Star, lightsabers and some of the most prolific characters in the history of cinema. And of course there’s the astounding original score. And that’s all just scratching the surface.

Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker is a kid that anyone who ever wanted to be more than him or herself could relate to. Carrie Fisher’s strong-willed Leia Organa is more of a bad-ass princess than any character Disney was producing at the time. Alec Guinness plays Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi turned sage hermit who comes out of retirement to mentor Luke and send him on his path. The dark and robotic design of Darth Vader combined with the booming power of James Earl Jones’ voice come together to form arguably the most popular villain of all time. Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 are all legends. And of course, Harrison Ford as Han Solo is flawless.

The final assault on the Death Star in the film’s climax still holds up today. Han’s last second heroics pave the way for Luke to send one perfect shot into the external exhaust port. The resulting explosion is a quintessential image of good triumphing over bad.

The movie that started the biggest franchise in the history of the world remains one of its best. Lucas executed an ideal mix of humor and heart combined with a classic sense of adventure. While some aspects of the saga weren’t mastered until later on (the duel between Obi-Wan and Vader is lacking), the practical special effects and production design is still something to marvel at. “A New Hope” established the standard for the rest of the series as well as the future for blockbuster filmmaking. This is the definition of timeless.

1. Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back

Directed by Irvin Kirshner

I double dog dare you to find something wrong with this movie.

Justifiably regarded as one of the best films of all time, “The Empire Strikes Back” is a masterpiece. It takes everything that worked in the original and improves on it. The dynamic between the characters is even better, particularly the love story between Han and Leia. The set design is breathtaking, especially all of the scenes in Cloud City. The action sequences are more thrilling, specifically the Millennium Falcon chases and final confrontation between Vader and Luke. The force and its ways are more fleshed out. John Williams creates “The Imperial March”. Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and the Emperor are all introduced. And of course – Kirshner’s film also contains the biggest movie twist of all time.

Darth Vader’s revelation to Luke introduces a genius character complex. The iconic villain of the series is the hero’s father. Now things aren’t so simple. It’s not just a story of good versus evil anymore. It’s about family and the relationships we have with each other – the things that get passed on from one generation to the next.

Han and Leia’s story is my personal favorite aspect of the narrative. Their constant back and forth is equally funny and sentimental. Leia’s constant objections to her own feelings for Han serve the movie well. When she finally admits them it seems to be too late. Han is about to be frozen in carbonite and Leia finally comes forward.

“I love you.”

Han is calmly awaiting his fate. After insisting on her affections throughout the film, he audibly confirms what he’s been certain of the entire time.

“I know.”

The emotion of the scene is palpable. The music is beautiful and tense. The set design of smoky orange and blue light is exquisite. The performances are affecting. All of these elements assemble together to create one of the most powerful and gut-wrenching moments in the entire saga, if not all movies in general.

“The Empire Strikes Back” is darker than its predecessor. Following the celebratory finale of “A New Hope”, this sequel instead ends on a much bleaker note. Luke loses the fight to his father. His hand is cut off. And Han is frozen and sent to Jabba the Hutt. But even after all of this trauma, the movie finds a way to end with optimism, even if it is just an idyllic visual.  Luke, Leia, 3PO and R2 are staring at celestial cloud of stars. This final shot serves as a comforting reminder that despite all of the violence and turmoil present, the universe is a beautiful place.

 

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The Best (and Worst) of Milan Fashion Week

The Best (and Worst) of Milan Fashion Week

By Brooke Knappenberger, E23 Reporter Sadly, Milan Fashion Week has ended, but some seriously cool fashion moments came out of it. Designers carried on some of the major trends from New York Fashion Week like ‘80s maximalism (think bold shoulders and bright prints) and neon colors, but new trends appeared as well such as waist-cinching […]

E23: March 1, 2018

This week on E23, John Messer reports on the major headlines of the week including the movie “Black Panther,” Elon Musk’s latest space adventure and Donald Trump’s stance on gun control. Resident movie critic Michael Donelan gives viewers his review of Alex Garland’s latest film “Annihilation.” Janelle Finch and Savannah Ritzen attend Mizzou After Dark’s […]

E23’s Table Talk- February 25, 2018

On this week’s Table Talk, host Josie Clark sits down with guests Bryce Cross, Marcelesce Cooper and Nathan Wright to talk about the rise of black-led movies like “Black Panther,” inspirational celebrities, the importance of seeing your race represented in media and more for Black History Month. Table Talk: February 25, 2018 from MUTV on […]

“Annihilation” Review: An Absorbing Action Thriller

“Annihilation” Review: An Absorbing Action Thriller

By Josie Clark, E23 Reporter “Annihilation”, directed by Alex Garland, is a science fiction movie with horror elements. My feelings toward the film are quite complex. Some aspects I really enjoyed, while others I found disappointing. For instance, I enjoyed the concept and female cast but would have liked more fleshed-out characters. There were plenty […]

London Fashion Week reaffirms the fashion trends of 2018

London Fashion Week reaffirms the fashion trends of 2018

By Brooke Knappenberger, E23 Reporter Following New York Fashion Week, London was the second destination for a month-long stream of fashion shows. British designers showcased their newest collections for fall, and as with any fashion week, there were some defining moments and trends. First off, plaid has been standing the test of time season after […]

Review: MU’s “The Green Duck Lounge” Is a Modern Look at Racism’s Present and Past

By Michael Donelan, E23 Reporter “The Green Duck Lounge” is a stunning and honest portrayal of how racism has stayed the same in the U.S. throughout its history. It also highlights societal flaws that are seen so often in the wake of tragedy. The Green Duck Lounge is a real place. In Kansas City, Missouri, […]

E23- February 22, 2018

This week on E23, Caitlin Brenner gives us the rundown on Columbia’s Portugal the Man concert. On this week’s edition of Everyone’s a Critic, reporter Michael Donelan tells us what to expect from “Incredibles 2” based on its newest trailer. E23’s Brooke Knappenberger and Josie Clark talk about their favorite and least favorite looks during […]

Critical Inklings, Ep. 2: Superheroes, Superzeroes and Black Panther

This week, our guest is JP Killam, joined by your regular host John Messer. The two talk about their recent viewing of Marvel’s “Black Panther” (2018), dig into other superhero movies and digress plenty as always. Our intro song, as usual, is “Heartbeat” by Jeddi, and you can find this week’s background music here.

Highlights from 2018’s New York Fashion Week

Highlights from 2018’s New York Fashion Week

By Brooke Knappenberger, E23 Fashion Reporter New York City’s eight-day fashion week ended over the weekend, and a slew of new trends hit the runways. These trends are ready to inspire upcoming fall fashion. Major ‘80s trends like fuchsia, animal prints and suits were among the biggest trends spotted, while minimalist clothing also had a […]

E23’s Table Talk- February 18, 2018

This week on Table Talk, host Josie Clark talks with MU Tonight director and head writer Elmer Guardado about his show, the writing process and how MU Tonight has grown since it began in 2016. Later, the two are joined by Caitlin Brenner to talk about the importance of late night talk shows. Table Talk: […]

Review: “Everything Sucks” Doesn’t Sucks

By Savannah Ritzen, E23 Reporter On February 16, Netflix released its latest comedy, “Everything Sucks!” Created by Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan, the series is set in the mid-1990s at a high school in Boring, Oregon. (Yes, Boring is a real place.) The show is set around the life of Luke O’Neil, a freshman […]

Critical Inklings, Ep. 1: The State of Sci-Fi

When it comes to entertainment, there’s broad appeal content, and then there’s niche content. “Critical Inklings” is a casual, conversational podcast focused on discussing these kinds of non-mainstream entertainment. Join John Messer as he hosts a variety of guests in conversations on video games, TV, movies, anime, literature and so much more. This week, for […]

Review: “Black Panther” Is One of Marvel’s Best Films

Review: “Black Panther” Is One of Marvel’s Best Films

By Bryce Cross, E23 Reporter Unlike any Marvel movie before it, ”Black Panther” easily stands out. It boldly goes in new directions with the superhero formula, revealing a rich, Afrofuturistic world and tackling real-world ideologies alongside its action, relatable cast and compelling antagonist. Not only does it stand out as a tale about the duty […]

E23- February 15, 2018

This week on E23, Rachel Zalucki talks about the Winter Olympics, President Trump and Valentine’s Day. E23’s private investigator Brooke Knappenberger locks down rumors about Kylie Jenner’s baby, a possible Office reunion show and a Spice Girl reunion. John Messer sits down with rapper NicDanger to talk about the artist’s career, influences and preferred superpower. […]

10 Movies to Watch If You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

10 Movies to Watch If You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

By Rachel Zalucki, E23 Reporter Being single isn’t fun 364 days of the year, but it’s especially hard to be single on Valentine’s Day. Not being in a relationship doesn’t have to be the end of the world, even though it feels like it sometimes. So instead of suffering, here’s a list of ten movies […]

“The Shape of Water” Is a Visually-Stunning Treat for Movie Lovers

“The Shape of Water” Is a Visually-Stunning Treat for Movie Lovers

By Michael Donelan, E23 Reporter “The Shape of Water” is showing at Ragtag Cinema through Tuesday, February 20. Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is a whimsical and gorgeous fairy tale that is sure to please moviegoers all around with its beautiful cinematography, intriguing story and wonderful performances. Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a […]

Songs for Your Galentine’s Day Playlist

By Hal Robison, E23 Reporter In February, the month of love, the most important holiday you can celebrate is Galentine’s Day. Coined by Leslie Knope in the iconic “Parks and Recreation” episode “Galentine’s Day,” Galentine’s Day is, well… via GIPHY Source: giphy.com Girlfriend love is the most important love, and the best way to get […]

E23- February 8, 2018

This week on E23, Brooke Knappenberger and Hal Robison discuss the commercials that were successful and those that flopped during the 2018 Super Bowl. Reporters Michael Donelan and Josie Clark talk about the top news stories including the Super Bowl commercials, Kylie Jenner’s new baby and why Prince fans are upset with Justin Timberlake. Resident […]

E23’s Table Talk- February 4, 2018

Host Josie Clark brings on guests KCOU DJ Trina, E23 Digital Director Sam Mosher and fact checker Jacob Douglas to talk about the movies, TV shows and music coming up in 2018. Topics include “Ocean’s 8,” Kanye West, the new season of “Westworld” and more. Table Talk: February 4, 2018 from MUTV on Vimeo.

E23- February 1, 2018

This week on E23, Airyanna Hines and Zoe Romyn talk John Legend’s new Japanese toilets, Trump’s Davos interview and Lil Uzi Vert’s fashion choices. Resident movie critic Michael Donelan introduces us to some of the 2018 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Director and Supporting Actress. E23’s Hanna Nielsen and Josie Clark talk the Grammy’s red […]

Review: “Altered Carbon” Is Hardly Common

By John Messer, E23 Reporter “Altered Carbon” is a dystopian science fiction noir television series created by Netflix. Set in a future of the ultra-rich, ultra-corrupt and ultra-grim, season one follows Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman). He is the last survivor of an attempted uprising and is revived after 250 years in stasis to solve the […]

Where Justin Timberlake’s Been Hiding for 5 Years: “Man of the Woods” Review

Where Justin Timberlake’s Been Hiding for 5 Years: “Man of the Woods” Review

By Janelle Finch, E23 Reporter Justin Timberlake ditched his “Suit & Tie” in favor of flannels and blue jeans with his newest album, “Man of the Woods.” Just days before his much-anticipated Super Bowl halftime performance, Justin Timberlake dropped his latest album, “Man of the Woods,” Friday at midnight. Timberlake took a different approach with […]

Migos, “Culture II” Review: For the Culture Again

Migos, “Culture II” Review: For the Culture Again

By Joseph Hernandez, E23 Reporter Following the success of 2017’s “Culture,” hip-hop supergroup Migos released the sequel aptly titled “Culture II” January 26, 2018. The release of “Culture” last year started a chain of quality album releases and the group, comprised of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, aim to start a similar chain with their latest […]

E23’s Table Talk- January 28, 2018

This week on Table Talk, host Josie Clark and fact checker Caitlyn Brenner bring on panelists Rachel Zulucki and Vox film critic Cameron Flatt to talk about the Oscars: snubs, who they think will win and the politics around the Oscars. Table Talk: January 28, 2018 from MUTV on Vimeo.

E23- January 25, 2018

This week on E23, John Messer and Bryce Cross debate the flaws, best parts and reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. E23 reporter Bryce Cross gives a rundown of 2017’s best movies and Michael Donelan talks government shutdowns, tapeworms and Stormy Daniels. Meanwhile, Emerson Davis shows us how to get back in the swing […]

Must-See Movies of 2017

Must-See Movies of 2017

By Michael Donelan, E23 Reporter Over the past year, mainstream and independent studios released some of the best films of recent memory. From intimate indies to Hollywood blockbusters, here are my five favorite movies of last year. 1. “Call Me By Your Name” “Call Me By Your Name” is by far one of the most […]

Restaurant Week 2018: Best Spots in Columbia

Restaurant Week 2018: Best Spots in Columbia

By John Messer, E23 Reporter New to Columbia? Want to broaden your palate? Just want to see your favorite food places get some notoriety on a college website? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In honor of Restaurant Week, E23 has prepared a list of some of the best places to eat in Columbia. […]

75th Golden Globe Awards Predictions

75th Golden Globe Awards Predictions

By John Messer, E23 Movie Expert This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, and with it the same flaccid enthusiasm the average moviegoer gives such award shows. Perhaps surpassed only by the Academy Awards (the Oscars) in notoriety, the Golden Globes are an acknowledgment by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of […]

E23- December 7, 2017

This week on E23, Josie Clark and Caitlin Brenner give an update on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, how Melania Trump has decorated the White House and more. Resident Star Wars expert Michael Donelan tells us what we need to know before the release of  “The Last Jedi.” Bryce Cross gives a breakdown of the new […]

E23’s Table Talk- December 3, 2017

In this week’s Table Talk, host Josie Clark is joined by panelists Michael Donelan and Caitlyn Brenner with fact checker John Messer and special guest singer Ian Teoh. They talk about their favorite holiday movies, songs and the best college gift ideas. Table Talk: December 3, 2017 from MUTV on Vimeo.

“Lady Bird” Review: Funny, Emotional and One of the Best Movies of the Year

“Lady Bird” Review: Funny, Emotional and One of the Best Movies of the Year

By Michael Donelan, E23 Reporter Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is a fantastic and fresh look at the life of a teenage girl, and I hope that you will love it as much as I do. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is an extremely strong-willed young woman who always seems to be engaged in a […]

“Low in High School” and the Problem with Morrissey

“Low in High School” and the Problem with Morrissey

By Liam Quinn, E23 Reporter   When I got to college, I decided to give The Smiths a listen. Formed in 1982 in Manchester, the group is credited as a pioneer of alternative rock. I fell in love with their unique sound and in many ways, their music changed the way I look at life. […]

Booyah: “Justice League” Review

Booyah: “Justice League” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic, E23 Reporter Minor spoilers follow for “Justice League.” The DC Extended Universe had a shaky start with “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman,” and “Suicide Squad.” As competition to Marvel’s bevy of popular hero flicks, many have longed for DC films to have a solidly crafted story with relatable characters, and these […]

E23- November 16, 2017

This week on E23, Josie Clark talks Trump’s latest tweets, how Cards Against Humanity is saving America and why people are throwing out their coffee machines. E23’s John Messer talks about first-person shooter “Doom” and its Switch port. E23’s resident DC and Marvel fans Josie Clark and Matt Luke battle it out over which is […]

“Daddy’s Home 2” Disappoints: A Review

“Daddy’s Home 2” Disappoints: A Review

By Josie Clark Minor spoilers follow for “Daddy’s Home 2.” If you are looking for a wholesome, funny and heartfelt Christmas comedy this season, I have the perfect recommendation for you: anything but “Daddy’s Home 2.” How this movie was greatly anticipated is beyond me. The first movie was dumb but funny, and this sequel […]

E23’s Table Talk- November 12, 2017

On this week’s Table Talk, host Josie Clark is joined by panelists Caitlin Brenner and Janelle Finch and fact checker Sam Mosher to talk about women in media. Table Talk: November 12, 2017 from MUTV on Vimeo.

Riverdale, “Chapter 18: When a Stranger Calls” Review

By Bryce Cross Spoilers follow for “Riverdale.” Just when it seemed like things couldn’t get any worse in Riverdale, this hair-raising episode drops, gladly proving us all wrong. “Chapter 18: When a Stranger Calls” is easily the most frantic and eventful episode of the show thus far, as it juggles blackmail, heartbreak and deception in […]

Top Five Anime for Beginners

By Ashley Hagstrom Anime is a japanese style of animated film, popular around the world for its creative storylines and beautiful animation. For beginners, trying to find a good anime to ease their way into its culture can be challenging. Due to the abundance of anime across multiple genres, it can be hard to figure […]

E23’s Table Talk- November 5, 2017

In this week’s episode of Table Talk, guest host John Messer talks with Sam Mosher, Nnamdi Egwuonwu and Noah McGee. They dive into the topics of MU’s NABJ, the recent prominence of black culture in mainstream media and diversity versus tokenism in Hollywood. Table Talk: November 5, 2017 from MUTV on Vimeo.

“Super Mario Odyssey” Review: Globe-trotting Good Fun

“Super Mario Odyssey” Review: Globe-trotting Good Fun

By John Messer I recall a while ago Nintendo claiming that “Super Mario Odyssey” would be a spiritual sequel to classics like “Super Mario 64” and “Super Mario Sunshine,” as opposed to more recent Mario games that have been considerably more forgettable and lackluster. I was incredulous to say the least. On the one hand, […]

The Return of Sam Smith: “The Thrill of It All” Review

The Return of Sam Smith: “The Thrill of It All” Review

By Caitlin Brenner With the release of his single “Too Good at Goodbyes” in September, fans of Sam Smith knew his next album would be something special. Now that “The Thrill of It All” has come out, fans are anything but disappointed. Sam Smith’s sophomore LP is the perfect amount of melancholy and soul that […]

A Godlike Return: “Thor: Ragnarok” Review

A Godlike Return: “Thor: Ragnarok” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic With the first two “Thor” films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe being some of the worst received by critics and fans, a much-needed revision was needed. Boasting a colorful ‘80s direction, a respected director in Taika Waititi, well-paced writing and knockout casting, “Thor: Ragnarok” gifts audiences with one of the most entertaining […]

Riverdale, “Chapter 17: The Town That Dreaded Sundown” Review

By Bryce Cross Spoilers follow for “Riverdale.” Finally, all hell has broken loose in Riverdale, and everyone, including Archie, is powerless to stop it. “Chapter 17: The Town That Dreaded Sundown” served as an excellent episode to showcase just how disorderly and chaotic the characters have become under the looming threat of death. At the […]

E23- November 2, 2017

This week on E23, Brooke Knappenberger talks with Sustain Mizzou president Megan Tyminski about sustainability and sustainable clothes. Caitlin Brenner dishes out the details on the new characters in “Stranger Things 2.” Resident movie critics Jonathon Potochnic and Bryce Cross share their favorite movies from the Citizen Jane Film Festival and Skyler Navarro checks out […]

Citizen Jane Review: Marianna Palka’s new mature comedy is a miss

Citizen Jane Review: Marianna Palka’s new mature comedy is a miss

Citizen Jane Film Festival: “Bitch” Review By Bryce Cross “Bitch” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Spoilers follow for “Bitch.” One could probably guess that this film’s title, “Bitch,” could work both as a double meaning and a clever joke. Unfortunately, this dull and overtly feminist satire only succeeds in one of those aspects. […]

Citizen Jane: “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” Review

Citizen Jane: “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Creating a narrative that takes on themes of rape, murder and sexism and presenting these themes in a heavily stylized manner is a tall task for a storyteller. Acquiring a style comparable to Quentin Tarantino’s work is difficult. […]

Citizen Jane: “Blame” Review

Citizen Jane: “Blame” Review

By Bryce Cross “Blame” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Spoilers follow for “Blame.” In “Blame,” a high school drama, “Hot for Teacher” is unnervingly taken to the extreme. The writing, starring and directorial debut of 22-year-old Quinn Shephard manages to capture an authenticity that comes with being a teenager. The awkwardness, jealousy […]

Citizen Jane: “In the Radiant City” Review

Citizen Jane: “In the Radiant City” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic Correction: A previous version of this review incorrectly stated that “In the Radiant City” tried to emulate “Manchester by the Sea.” “In the Radiant City” was shot before the release of “Manchester by the Sea.” “In the Radiant City” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Spoilers follow for “In the […]

Citizen Jane: “In Case of Emergency” Review- A True Emergency

Citizen Jane: “In Case of Emergency” Review- A True Emergency

By Jonathon Potochnic “In Case of Emergency” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Movies like “Alien,” “Juno,” “Amélie,” “Fargo” and “Rosemary’s Baby” illustrate the power that females can bring to films, especially as the leading character. With the growing prevalence of female-lead productions, continued excitement gathers around the diverse selection of films being […]

Citizen Jane: “Lemon” Review- Misled Quirkiness

Citizen Jane: “Lemon” Review- Misled Quirkiness

By Jonathon Potochnic “Lemon” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Quirkiness has often been a theme that has translated well to film. Earlier in his career, Johnny Depp found success working alongside Tim Burton with visually appealing, estranged, larger-than-life affairs. It drives the unpredictable character arcs and motivations in Tarantino films. The Coen […]

Citizen Jane: “Landline” Review

Citizen Jane: “Landline” Review

By Bryce Cross “Landline” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Spoilers follow for “Landline.” “Landline” proves itself to be an entertaining and emotional drama-comedy that may be a blast to the past for some and a heavy reminder of adulthood for others. Directed by Gillian Robespierre and written by Elisabeth Holm, “Landline” marks […]

Citizen Jane: “Sami Blood” Review

Citizen Jane: “Sami Blood” Review

By Mawa Iqbal “Sami Blood” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Spoilers follow for “Sami Blood.” Every preteen, teenager or young adult must endure a timeless struggle in order to pass their coming-of-age rite. The search for one’s identity has been highlighted in classic teen films such as “The Breakfast Club” and “Mean […]

Citizen Jane: “The Light of the Moon” Review

Citizen Jane: “The Light of the Moon” Review

By Mawa Iqbal “The Light of the Moon” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival. Spoilers follow for “The Light of the Moon.” With TV shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “13 Reasons Why” and “Pretty Little Liars” bringing rape and sexual assault to the forefront of the media, it’s becoming easier […]

“Jigsaw” Review: The Final, Final Chapter

“Jigsaw” Review: The Final, Final Chapter

By Caitlin Brenner Spoilers for “Jigsaw” follow. When you watch a “Saw” movie, you probably know what to expect. The first scene opens in a dimly lit room, with trapped human guinea pigs about to endure the worst torture of their lives. “Jigsaw” was no different; however, the eighth installment of this franchise surprisingly wasn’t […]

Citizen Jane: “Faces Places” Review- French villages with a universal message

Citizen Jane: “Faces Places” Review- French villages with a universal message

“Faces Places” played this last week at the 10th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival to a packed Mecklenburg Theater on the Stephens College campus. The film is directed by legendary director Agnes Varda and the enigmatic artist known only as JR. It follows the two as they embark across the French countryside, searching for interesting […]

Riverdale, “Chapter 16: The Watcher in the Woods” Review

By Bryce Cross Spoilers follow for “Riverdale.” Everyone should watch their backs because true evil has come to town. “Chapter 16: The Watcher in the Woods” finally introduces us to the bloodthirsty murderer who’s been stalking its neck of the woods. The show gets close to slipping back into season one’s breakneck pace as it […]

E23- October 27, 2017

This week on E23, Headlines reporter Michael Donelan talks Melania Trump conspiracies, cyberbullying, and Stranger Things. Ashley and Brooke plan Halloween costumes on Coffee and Couture. Caitlin Brenner and Josie Clark battle it out on this week’s Pop Takes on which type of Halloween movies is the best. We ask tigers on the street which […]

“Carried Away”: A Short Review for a Little Game

“Carried Away”: A Short Review for a Little Game

By John Messer Some of the first games I ever played were simple in-browser Flash games. These games were rudimentary but were enough to get my child self hooked on the interactive medium. Very popular among these were bridge builders, or games with two-dimensional physics allowing you to simulate the construction of bridges to facilitate […]

“The Walking Dead” Season 8 Premiere Review

“The Walking Dead” Season 8 Premiere Review

By Caitlin Brenner Spoilers for “The Walking Dead” follow. In the aftermath of season seven’s devastation, “The Walking Dead” returned with a vengeance for its 100th episode. Rick and his sidekicks have joined forces with the Kingdom and the Hilltop, all prepared to take down the big bad Negan once and for all. While this […]

Pretty Much What You Expected: “Geostorm” Review

Pretty Much What You Expected: “Geostorm” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic There is no shortage of poorly made disaster flicks flowing out of Hollywood’s capitalistic gates. Whether the narrative consists of a terrorist group, aliens, sharks or nature reclaiming earth, the desire for these screenplay disasters never ceases from many studio heads. In this regard, “Geostorm” is no different. While I might argue […]

Riverdale, “Chapter 15: Nighthawks” Review

By Bryce Cross Where’s the best place to go after your friend’s father has been shot and your former teacher murdered? Go out for milkshakes and a night on the town at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe, of course! While the newest episode of “Riverdale”, “Chapter 15: Nighthawks” slows down to focus on more mundane issues than […]

E23- October 19, 2017

This week on E23, headlines reporter Mitch Soell talks movies, Obama’s comeback and the world of sports. John Messer and Rachel Zalucki examine the new Justice League trailer. Josie Clark breaks down Beck’s new album “Colors” and goes in-depth with each song. Joseph Hernandez gets to the bottom of Mizzou’s Hackathon and 23News’ Mawa Iqabal […]

The Current State of Microtransactions

By John Messer We’ve all seen them. They’re too pervasive to miss. No free-to-play game would be complete without them: microtransactions. They’re growing in popularity, as the digital frontier makes implementation all the more manageable. Are they a nuisance or an improvement? Are companies just greedy, or is this a realistic industry growth? Most importantly, […]

A Surprising Comeback: “The Meyerowitz Stories” Review

A Surprising Comeback: “The Meyerowitz Stories” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic Adam Sandler has fallen under considerable criticism as of late for his acting roles and the movies made by his studio, “Happy Madison Productions”. Some of his work has a following, and movies like “Billy Madison”, “Happy Gilmore” and “The Waterboy” are even considered comedy gems by some. Over the last few […]

“Battle of the Sexes”: A Fun, Fresh and Feminist Sports Movie

“Battle of the Sexes”: A Fun, Fresh and Feminist Sports Movie

By Michael Donelan “Battle of the Sexes” is an amazing and different sports movie full of female empowerment, smart comedy and incredible performances. In 1973, a tennis match between Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (played by Steve Carell), two of the most famous and skilled tennis players at the time, […]

“Happy Death Day” Review: A Unique Murder Mystery

“Happy Death Day” Review: A Unique Murder Mystery

By Josie Clark Minor spoilers follow. “Happy Death Day” is a new horror-comedy with a “Groundhog Day” twist. Doomed to relive her “death day” until she finds her killer, Tree (played by Jessica Rothe, and yes, her name is Tree) repeats her birthday over and over again. This is an interesting enough premise to keep […]

The Head and the Heart light up Summerfest

The Head and the Heart light up Summerfest

By Ashley Sheppard and Rachel Zalucki In 2009, according to Billboard, The Head and the Heart found their start at open-mic nights in a small Seattle pub. From there, the band began touring around the U.S., opening for various bands such as Vampire Weekend and Death Cab for Cutie. After two successful albums (2011’s “The […]

E23- October 12, 2017

This week on E23, Josie Clark talks about the top five worst tattoos. Resident pop culture expert John Messer talks about the rise of the VHS. Michael Donelan talks Trump, Pence, and sexual assault scandals. Ashley Sheppard goes to MIzzou After Darks’ Coffee and Canvas and our tigers show off the hottest looks this fall. […]

Riverdale Season 2 Premiere Review

By Bryce Cross Teens usually spend their time with friends, shopping, playing video games or going to the beach. This is not the case with those in Riverdale. These kids have more pressing matters: new mysteries to uncover in their deceptive little town of lies, blood and so much drama. The season two premiere, titled […]

“Mr. Robot” Season 3 Premiere Review: Who Is In Control?

“Mr. Robot” Season 3 Premiere Review: Who Is In Control?

By Caitlin Brenner Spoilers for “Mr. Robot” follow. The third season premiere of “Mr. Robot” left fans excited but also very confused. As an avid fan of the show, there is always a common feeling of confusion that comes along with every episode, but “Power Saver Mode” was next level. However, in no way does […]

Dame Dolla, “Confirmed” Review

Dame Dolla, “Confirmed” Review

By Joseph Hernandez Damian Lillard, the NBA player best known by his stage name “Dame D.O.L.L.A.”, released his second studio album, “CONFIRMED”, this past week. Lillard burst onto the hip-hop scene late last year with a respectable debut album, “The Letter O”, paying homage to his Oakland roots. Like this release, Lillard’s newest album is […]

Never Time For Retirement: “Blade Runner 2049” Review

Never Time For Retirement: “Blade Runner 2049” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic A cold, desolate night in the confines of an abandoned building awaits a studied detective. A created body struggles with the futility of understanding what being human means, how it differentiates one from another and what a soul could mean to someone lacking one. The rain is palpable, indiscernible from the perspiration […]

E23- October 5, 2017

This week on E23, Josie Clark brings up the celebrity rule of three, Donald Trump’s golfing habits and more. Resident gaming expert John Messer talks about Nintendo and how the company saved home gaming consoles in North America. Bryce Cross talks about the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer. We hit the streets to ask […]

Judah and the Lion brings “Folk Hop N’ Roll” to The Blue Note

Judah and the Lion brings “Folk Hop N’ Roll” to The Blue Note

By Nathan Ford Judah and the Lion is an alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee and has been releasing music since 2013. They performed at The Blue Note on Thursday, Sept. 28.

“The Gifted” is a thrilling new superhero drama

By Michael Donelan Marvel’s “The Gifted” is a fast-paced drama full of heart and politics that also stays true to its source material. Set in a world where the X-Men have vanished, “The Gifted” focuses on one group of mutants, or evolved humans with extraordinary powers, who are running from the government. Such mutants include […]

Leon Bridges takes Columbia to the river at Roots N Blues

Leon Bridges takes Columbia to the river at Roots N Blues

By Ashley Jones It was around 9 p.m. when The Mavericks finished performing at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival at the MO Lottery Stage. Hundreds of people, ranging from 50 to 90 years old, left the area. The demographic took a complete turnaround when young students crowded the gate to wait for Leon […]

Band of Horses leaves Roots N Blues audience nostalgic and entertained

Band of Horses leaves Roots N Blues audience nostalgic and entertained

By Olivia Jackson A household name in the world of indie-rock music, Band of Horses made its Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival debut Saturday. With widely popular songs such as “The Funeral” and “No One’s Gonna Love You,” many people in the crowd were waiting in great anticipation for the show. “I feel like […]

“Gaga: Five Foot Two” Review: An Intimate Look at Stefani Germanotta’s Life

“Gaga: Five Foot Two” Review: An Intimate Look at Stefani Germanotta’s Life

By Michael Donelan Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two”, is an incredibly intimate and emotional peek into the life of someone, who after all these years, we thought we knew so well. At the start of “Five Foot Two”, Lady Gaga is suspended in the air by a wire, moments before her […]

“American Made” Review: Historical Fiction with Tom Cruise

“American Made” Review: Historical Fiction with Tom Cruise

By John Messer   I have a bad habit of getting excited over movie trailers, and this habit persisted with American Made’s trailer some few months ago. I recall waiting for “Baby Driver” to start, seeing “American Made” in trailer form, and being excited. Tom Cruise excels as an in-over-his-head character, which is exemplified in […]

Spot to Stop: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Spot to Stop: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

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 and whether or not they are worth the money. 1. Chef Tito American Fusion With […]

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

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

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, Charlie Brown”. It was put on by my middle school drama teacher, who had also […]

Starboy shines bright on a cloudy September night

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, it won’t be his last. XO member NAV and Atlanta legend Gucci Mane opened the […]

E23- September 28, 2017

This week on E23, Ashley Jones talks about the NFL kneeling during the National Anthem, Trump’s White House invitation and Steph Curry’s rejection during Headlines. Resident music critic Deja Blue lets you know why you should Spare the Skip with Zara Larson’s new album “So Good”. John Messer gives insight on the new Kingsman movie […]

MU celebrates International Day with parade and bazaar

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 Bazaar. The Missouri International Student Council hosted the day’s events to showcase the rich diversity […]

Macklemore, “Gemini” Review

Macklemore, “Gemini” Review

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 Lewis. After nine years of working together, the separation of the duo has no official […]

“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 that heavily deals with social media. It’s known aptly as social media horror. Other films […]

E23- September 21, 2017

E23- September 21, 2017

On this week’s E23, Caitlin Brenner talks about Sean Spicer’s appearance at the Emmy’s, Chance the Rapper and more. John Messer explains the video game crash of 1983, including Atari’s meteoric rise and fall on Pop Culture Rewind. Josie Clark lets us in on the top 5 moments at the Emmy’s. We ask some tigers […]

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 “Collabos” series. Tech N9ne and Strange Music artist and right-hand man Krizz Kaliko rocked The […]

The Poetic Risk: “mother!” Review

The Poetic Risk: “mother!” Review

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 him from both the movie and the review. The young man’s manager approaches him and […]

Heritage Festival showcases Missouri history

Heritage Festival showcases Missouri history

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 Heritage Festival educated grown-ups and children on the lifestyles present in 1800s Missouri. The free […]

Absurdly Generic: “American Assassin” Review

Absurdly Generic: “American Assassin” Review

By John Messer Minor spoilers follow for “American Assassin”. Michael Cuesta’s “American Assassin” released this weekend to little fanfare and even less critical praise. The movie maintains a run-of-the-mill military thriller plot, and action scenes that are equal parts lazy Jason Bourne and store-brand Jack Reacher. Budget cuts are noticeable in places. Story points are […]

E23- September 14, 2017

E23- September 14, 2017

This week on E23, John Messer talks about Hurricane Irma, John Woo and Snoop Dogg’s Columbia concert. Josie Clark lets us in on the top five Taylor Swift’s “that are dead”. Bryce Cross and Nathan Ford talk about their most anticipated fall games of 2017 including Super Mario Odyssey, FIFA 18, NHL 18 and more. […]

“Bojack Horseman” Season 4 Review

“Bojack Horseman” Season 4 Review

By Ashley Jones This article contains minor spoilers for “Bojack Horseman”. Back in the ‘90s, he was in a very famous TV show. He’s Bojack the horse, and don’t act like you don’t know. If these words carry any meaning to you, then you are well aware of the dilemma our favorite horse gets into […]

Third annual Berlin Bazaar is a boisterous success

Third annual Berlin Bazaar is a boisterous success

By Josie Clark Café Berlin hosted its third annual Berlin Bazaar Saturday which boasted over 40 vendors, food from Café Berlin and activities for children. It also featured live music from local artists. A mix of Columbia residents and out-of-town visitors came to be a part of the festivities.   Local residents Sidney Hanson and […]

“Fear The Walking Dead” Midseason Premiere Review

“Fear The Walking Dead” Midseason Premiere Review

By Caitlin Brenner This article contains spoilers for “Fear The Walking Dead” season three. The return of “Fear The Walking Dead” brought the shock factor and surprises that everyone expects from one of AMC’s biggest hits. However, even with moments of action and fan favorites getting plenty of screentime, “Minotaur/The Diviner” left fans worried for […]

Jack Johnson’s “All the Light Above It Too” Is More of the Same, in a Good Way

Jack Johnson’s “All the Light Above It Too” Is More of the Same, in a Good Way

By Jacob Douglas, E23 Executive Producer From the opening chords of “All the Light Above It Too,”, Jack Johnson fans knew they were in for another stylistically pleasing album. Johnson is back to his usual laid-back style that his fans have waited four long years to hear. Before releasing this album, the surfer turned musician […]

You’ll Float Too: “It” Review

You’ll Float Too: “It” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic Stephen King is a household name thanks to his beautifully strange, detailed and terrifying writing. His writing is so impactful and visually resonant that it was only a matter of time before his books were going to be adapted to the screen. Starting with “Carrie” in 1976, over 60 movies have been […]

Tyler, The Creator, “Flower Boy” Review

Tyler, The Creator, “Flower Boy” Review

By Ashley Jones Tyler, The Creator is a special character in my book. Tyler’s music can be pretty hard to digest because his lyrics are vulgar, the images he depicts are grotesque and everything else he produces, such as his TV show “Loiter Squad” and segments on Viceland, have references to genitalia and controversial race […]

The Fall Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing

The Fall Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing

By Brooke Knappenberger Looking for a new trendy outfit to wear this fall season? Here are five outfit ideas that are sure to be in style. Not so standard ankle boots It’s no surprise that ankle boots have been one of fall’s hottest trends for years. Ankle boots are versatile enough to wear from day […]

Fall TV Shows to Binge Watch

Fall TV Shows to Binge Watch

By Caitlin Brenner The upcoming fall season has everyone excited about multiple things: comfy flannels, pumpkin spice lattes and of course, the return of our favorite television shows. Here’s an overview of my five most anticipated shows coming this fall. This article contains spoilers. 1. “Mr. Robot” Returning for its third season, “Mr. Robot” is […]

 Why Game of Thrones’ Seventh Season Has Fans So Split

By Rachel Zalucki, E23 Reporter I’ve been hooked on “Game of Thrones” long before it was a popular HBO series, way back when it was only “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin.  A dark, gritty series that isn’t afraid to flex its emotional muscles from time to time. That sentiment translated […]

E23’s Table Talk- April 30, 2017

E23’s Table Talk- April 30, 2017

This week on E23’s Table Talk interim host Sam Mosher moderates a series of debates between executive producer Nnamdi Egwuonwu and technical producer Davis McCondichie in the final episode of this season of Table Talk. The debates include X-Men movies, awards shows, and James Cameron’s “Avatar”.

E23- April 27, 2017

E23- April 27, 2017

On this week’s E23, Africa Baker and Nnamdi Egwuonwu deliver the latest news on Fox News, the Trump family and Kendrick Lamar. Cameron Flatt gives us his most anticipated movies for the summer of 2017. Davis McCondichie explains why “Casablanca” is considered one of the greatest films of all time. E23 reporter Ian Teoh sits […]

Why the Writers Guild Strike Matters

Why the Writers Guild Strike Matters

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Technical Producer Picture this: You sit down to watch your favorite show on HBO. You browse through HBO GO searching for it. The new season was supposed to debut today, but you cannot seem to find it. Suddenly, you realize that no one wrote it. The writers have gone on strike, […]

MU Theatre’s “The Laramie Project” Review

By Destinee Patterson, E23 Reporter Today, hate has become an issue that everyone wants to confront. In the Trump era, many people have found the confidence to speak about the hate they have always felt, while others have made moves to end it. Directed by Cat Gleason, “The Laramie Project” is a play that addresses […]

E23’s Table Talk- April 23, 2017

E23’s Table Talk- April 23, 2017

This week on E23’s Table Talk interim host Nnamdi Egwuonwu is joined by resident pop culture expert Lanitta Collier, fashion stylist Taylor Jancetic, and MUTV assistant general manager Lauren Magarino to discuss the latest trends in fashion, including the resurgence of ’90s looks. The panelists also review the outfits worn by host Jacob Douglas.

E23- April 20, 2017

E23- April 20, 2017

On this week’s E23, Destinee Patterson gives us the latest news in the entertainment industry, including Bella Thorne’s new show, the Coachella music festival and Bill Nye’s Netflix series. Cameron Flatt shares his thoughts on the newest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise. Nnamdi Egwuonwu raves about the newest album from rapper Kendrick Lamar. […]

R&B artist JoJo rocks The Blue Note

R&B artist JoJo rocks The Blue Note

By Mariah Doss, E23 Reporter (more…)

Louis the Child comes to the Blue Note

Louis the Child comes to the Blue Note

Louis the Child’s energy made for an unforgettable concert By Alaina Randazzo Louis The Child put on a dance-out, sold-out concert to say the least. The new and upcoming EDM duo opened their stage with a remix of the song “Inside out” originally by The Chiefs. The crowd could not get enough of their music. […]

Teen heartthrob Harry Styles made his triumphant return to music this past weekend on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”.

By Mariah Doss, E23 Reporter This past week, Styles released the first single off his self-titled, debut album, “Sign of the Times”. Since his hiatus with boy band One Direction, Styles’ first single was much anticipated by fans all over the world. This was reflected in “Sign of the Times” dominating the charts and rising to […]

Kendrick Lamar: A Generation’s Storyteller

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Technical Producer “DAMN.”, Kendrick Lamar’s new album, cements his legacy as a master of all things hip-hop. Lamar has stunned his fans yet again by producing another excellent album, and it is a welcome change of pace in the hip-hop scene. Lamar’s streak of near perfect music seems so uncommon in […]

E23’s Table Talk- April 9, 2017

E23’s Table Talk- April 9, 2017

This week on E23’s Table Talk Nnamdi Egwuonwu starts off as host and is joined by E23’s Bailey Pierson and resident pop culture expert Lanitta Collier to talk about recent controversies in the media. Jacob Douglas returns as host later in the show and is joined by E23’s Cameron Flatt, Ian Tech and Davis McCondichie […]

“Fate of the Furious” lacks wow moments

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Technical Producer The Fast and Furious franchise seems to have finally run out of runway with this lackadaisical eighth installment, “Fate of the Furious” (2017). The plot of the movie is relatively simple. That would not be a critique if the movie could justify its two-hour run time. Spoiler: it cannot. […]

E23- April 13, 2017

E23- April 13, 2017

On this week’s E23, Destinee Patterson reports on the latest entertainment news. Beyoncé and Rihanna have long reigned as queens of pop music. Which artist is better? Matt Luke weighs in on the debate. Jacob Douglas shares his thoughts on the 2017 “Power Rangers” reboot. Are Kylie Jenner and Tyga broken up? Are Mel B, […]

The Five Best Ways to Celebrate Easter on a College Campus

The Five Best Ways to Celebrate Easter on a College Campus

By Destinee Patterson,  E23 Reporter The best time of year is always the holidays when you get to hang out with your family and friends. Everyone shares a meal and family issues are momentarily resolved (or at least brushed under the rug). Easter is right around the corner, but unfortunately, not everyone gets to go home […]

Columbia College’s Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo summons gamers from all over the country [Photo Gallery]

Columbia College’s Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo summons gamers from all over the country [Photo Gallery]

By Cameron Flatt, E23 Reporter  

Mizzou Takes on Sustainability Week

By Lucy Reis, E23 Reporter Kermit the Frog said that “it’s not easy being green.” However, living sustainably in college is easier than it seems. This week, April 10-14, is Sustainability Week at Mizzou. Here are some tips to help you live a green lifestyle. Turn off the lights when you’re not in the room […]

Fresh First Fridays in Columbia

Fresh First Fridays in Columbia

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter Columbia comes alive during the evening of the first Friday of every month. From 6 to 9 p.m. several businesses in the North Columbia Arts District open their doors insupport of the monthly art crawl. I wasn’t quite sure to expect as I walked up to Fretboard Coffee in the fading light […]

Father John Misty, “Pure Comedy” Review

Father John Misty, “Pure Comedy” Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter Father John Misty’s “Pure Comedy” demands an attentive listener. I don’t say that as a critic. I say that because Father John Misty himself demands you listen to his lyrics, which are the most interesting part of “Pure Comedy”. Without these lyrics, the album becomes incredibly forgettable, as much of […]

Spoon, “Hot Thoughts” Review

Spoon, “Hot Thoughts” Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter I was not a fan of Spoon before hearing the single “Can I Sit Next to You”. The track’s dance grooves, mixed with traditional indie rock, immediately caught my attention. Lead singer Britt Daniel’s howling vocals, the sparse electronic touches and the orchestral flourishes are absolutely brilliant details that make […]

E23’s Table Talk- March 19, 2017

E23’s Table Talk- March 19, 2017

This week on E23’s Table Talk Host Jacob Douglas is joined by Noah McGee and Liam Quinn (with a surprise appearance by executive producer Nnamdi Egwuonwu) to talk about the state of todays rap scene and where they think it will go in the years to come.

E23- March 16, 2017

E23- March 16, 2017

On this week’s episode of E23 Jacob Douglas and Sam Mosher talked about their favorite video game character’s fashion in this installment of Coffee and Couture. Cameron Flatt talks about the five strangest facts of Disney’s new release of “Beauty and the Beast”. Destinee Patterson and Manuela Kalamboukas discuss the Nicki Minaj and Remi Ma […]

Music Matters: “Divide” leaves you with less, but more

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter Irish singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran pens music that is remarkable in its ability to breathe. You can hear the earthy chugging of his acoustic guitar on his breakout track “The A Team”. Nylon strings echo out into an empty room on “I See Fire”. The first man to ever play a […]

“Step” Review (True/False Film Festival)

By Mariah Doss, E23 Reporter Amanda Lipitiz’s True/False film “Step “ is hilarious, heartfelt and empowering. “Step” follows the lives of three high school seniors Blessin, Tayla, and Cori as they work to get out of inner city Baltimore and into college while trying to win the state stepping competition. The girls are a part […]

E23’s Table Talk- March 5, 2017

E23’s Table Talk- March 5, 2017

On this week’s episode of Table Talk host Jacob Douglas sits down with E23 executive director Davis McCondichie and resident film expert Cameron Flatt to discuss the 2017 Oscars.  

E23’s Table Talk: Feb. 26, 2017

On this episode of E23’s Table Talk, host Jacob Douglas is joined by E23 staffers Sam Mosher and Ian Teoh to discuss video games being released in 2017.

E23’s Table Talk: Feb. 19, 2017

On this episode of E23’s Table Talk, host Jacob Douglas is joined by E23 staffers Ian Teoh, residential music expert Matt Luke and executive producer Nnamdi Egwuonwu to discuss the 2017 Grammy Awards.  

E23- March 9, 2017

E23- March 9, 2017

E23 takes a look back at the movies, fashion and art of the 2017 True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Mo. Mariah Doss and Bailey Pierson also share their thoughts on Ed Sheeran’s latest album, “Divide”. https://vimeo.com/208746072    

Mocktails and Masterpieces

Mocktails and Masterpieces

By Bailey Pierson, E23 Reporter If you are like me, and you like getting involved in anything and everything on campus, you probably took advantage of the Mocktails and Masterpieces event on Tuesday. The event that took place in The Shack, was the perfect way to unleash my inner starving artist. Starting off the event right, […]

The Shins “Heartworms” Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter The Shins have returned after a five year hiatus with their brand new LP, “Heartworms”. The album finds The Shins experimenting with new sub-genres in pop, while still retaining their fun and playful indie rock sound. The Shins have always been a bright shining star in indie rock. Amidst the […]

The Flattout Truth on Kong: Skull Island

The Flattout Truth on Kong: Skull Island

By Cameron R. Flatt, E23 Reporter

The Flattout Truth on the Positive Future of Sequels

The Flattout Truth on the Positive Future of Sequels

By Cameron R. Flatt Hollywood is constantly under fire for many of its practices and, often enough, for good reason. Most large budgets movies pander to their audience. Recognizable stars can often be the only reason for a film’s existence. The same formulas have been run straight into the ground. Studios micromanage to the point […]

E23-March 2, 2017

E23-March 2, 2017

On this week’s installment of E23 Jacob Douglas and Lucy Reis recap the 89th Annual Academy Awards, Cameron Flatt catches us up on the X-Men franchise, and Tre Warfield exposes the latest rumors of the music industry. E23 reporter and Mizzou Idol 2017 finalist Ian Teoh closes out the show with a performance of his […]

“The Force” (True/False Film Fest) Review

“The Force” (True/False Film Fest) Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter “The Force” covers a lot of issues in its approximately 90 minute runtime. It discusses police brutality, race relations, sexual harassment and masculine culture, but largely fails to address these issues beyond just a surface level observation. “The Force” is about the Oakland Police Department in one of the worst […]

“Logan” Delivers the Most Human Story, About Super Humans (SPOILERS)

“Logan” Delivers the Most Human Story, About Super Humans (SPOILERS)

By Jacob Douglas, E23 Reporter WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS. “This is what life looks like: people love each other.” With one line, Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) describes what makes Logan so great. In Hugh Jackman’s (potential) last go around as The Wolverine, we get the most grounded take on a comic book property. The […]

“Casting JonBenet” (True/False Film Fest) Review

“Casting JonBenet” (True/False Film Fest) Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter “Casting JonBenet” never quite decides what it is. It walks the line between documentary, self-aware satire, and a psyche analysis of its various subjects. It doesn’t nail any of these, leaving it as a “documentary” that is never more than intriguing. “Casting JonBenet” is about the 1996 murder of JonBenet […]

The Flattout Truth on “Strangers in Paradise” (True/False Documentary Review)

By Cameron R. Flatt, E23 Reporter “Strangers in Paradise” is a documentary from first time director Guido Hendrikx. Shot almost entirely in a classroom, a Dutch actor speaks with three distinct approaches to three different groups of refugees about their problems. Presenting multiple views on the refugee crisis from a European perspective, Hendrikx set out […]

The Flattout Truth on “Safari” (True/False Documentary Review)

The Flattout Truth on “Safari” (True/False Documentary Review)

By Cameron R. Flatt, E23 Reporter “Safari” is a documentary from veteran Austrian director Ulrich Seidl. Somewhat ambiguous in its intentions, “Safari” introduces us to a handful of German-speaking big game hunters while showing us footage of their hunts. Many of these scenes are just basic conversations between characters accompanied by them walking around for […]

Oscar Fashion 2017

Oscar Fashion 2017

By Jillian Leiby, E23 Reporter The second most important part of Oscar night, just behind the awards themselves, is the fashion. Everyone came out in their best dresses and suits and while some blew me away, others left me wanting more. Best     Janelle Monae Monae has been killing it all awards season with […]

Jimmy Kimmel’s lackluster Oscar hosting saved by major mishap

By Jillian Leiby, E23 Reporter It was just not Jimmy Kimmel’s night. As host, much of the night’s failures and successes were bound to come down on his shoulders. All he had to do was be funny and not waste anyone’s time. He wasn’t able to accomplish either.   While he had a few jokes […]

A brief history of Mardi Gras

A brief history of Mardi Gras

By Lucy Reis, E23 Reporter Over the years, Mardi Gras has evolved into a day, or even several days, full of parties and parades. Although colorful and lively, these celebrations have managed to mask the true meaning of the holiday. Over the years, Mardi Gras has evolved into a day, or even several days, full […]

E23 – Feb. 23, 2017

E23 – Feb. 23, 2017

This week’s episode of E23 features all things film as we look forward to the 2017 Oscars! Also, in a special edition of Spare the Skip Ian Teoh and Tre Warfield debate who is the better artist: Beyoncé or Taylor Swift? You decide! All that and more on this week’s episode of E23!  

Planet of the Apes Director on to Helm DC’s “The Batman”

Planet of the Apes Director on to Helm DC’s “The Batman”

By Jacob Douglas, E23 Reporter “The Batman” has found its director. Warner Brother’s announced that Matt Reeves will direct the DCEU’s first Batman solo film. “We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group, president and chief content officer, Toby […]

Craft Studio Open House

By Eileen Sheeran, E23 Reporter One of the best ways to become a well-rounded person is to find something you can make money at, another that keeps you fit and one more that lets you let out your creativity. The Craft Studio on campus is a great resource for the third hobby. The studio was […]

The Bachelor Season Recap

By Rachel Zalucki, E23 Reporter This year, after almost two decades of constant belligerence from family and friends, I finally caved and watched “The Bachelor”. And I can honestly say, I’m conflicted. These girls are either sincerely misguided or subtly networking their acting careers. I mean, if I was getting paid to wear beautiful dresses […]

The Hot Seat: Beyonce pregnancy announcement

By Lanitta Collier, E23 Reporter What a time to be alive. Beyonce has stopped the world, once again, breaking the Internet in light of her recent announcement that she is pregnant with twins! She dropped the news on her instagram knocking Selena Gomez off for most liked Instagram post with a picture of her in all […]

10 things to do on Valentine’s Day when you’re single

By Rachel Zalucki, E23 Reporter Valentine’s Day is almost here, and once again, no Valentine. As much as the urge to sit around in our pajamas and lament our unchanged Facebook statuses weighs on our hearts, we press on. We get up, we get dressed, and we scowl at all the couples around us. This […]

The Flattout Truth on movies and television to heal a broken heart

The Flattout Truth on movies and television to heal a broken heart

By Cameron R. Flatt, E23 Reporter A strong support network of friends and family, coupled with a resilient sense of independence, is what it truly takes to get over a hard break-up. There is that initial period, however, where most will find themselves in an emotional state equivalent to that of the Democratic National Convention: […]

Student show off artistic talent at The Undergraduate Visual Art and Design Showcase

Student show off artistic talent at The Undergraduate Visual Art and Design Showcase

The Undergraduate Visual Art and Design Showcase was displayed at Jesse Auditorium on Jan. 30, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Many undergraduate students displayed their work for all to see. The pieces ranged from photography, drawings and paintings, to displays of apparel and other three-D features such as a flower wall and a structural […]

E23’s Table Talk- Feb. 12, 2017

E23’s Table Talk- Feb. 12, 2017

E23 takes addresses problems in Hollywood and the film industry in general. Resident Film Expert Cameron Flatt and E23’s Executive Director Davis McCondichie discuss issues such as the the lack of women in film production roles, trailers that give the entire plot away and the state of the Blockbuster.

E23’s Table Talk- Feb. 5, 2017

E23’s Table Talk- Feb. 5, 2017

E23’s executive producer, Nnamdi Egwuonwu, and executive web director, Olivia Jacobson, join host, Jacobs Douglas, in this week’s Table Talk. They’ll be talking about expectations for 2017 in regards to music, movie and TV. 2016 was a strong year for entertainment, will 2017 be able to hold up?  

E23- Feb. 9, 2017

E23- Feb. 9, 2017

E23 gets ready for Valentines Day by asking Mizzou students how they plan to spend the holiday and giving tips on the do’s and don’ts if you’re single on the 14th.  We also test students knowledge of former presidents on Political Tiger Tear-Up, review upcoming artist Syd the Kyd with Spare the Skip, take a […]

E23- Feb. 2, 2017

E23- Feb. 2, 2017

E23 kicks of spring semester by bringing you the latest headlines on the new POTUS, looking at some hot trends for men’s fashion in the new year, and taking a deeper look into the meanings behind your favorite rock songs. Stay tuned tigers, because this is a show you won’t want to miss!

“Legion” Series Premiere Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter Spoilers follow. Well, that was certainly intriguing. “Legion” is the rare superhero show that I know nothing about. This really excites me. While it is connected to the big-screen “X-Men” franchise, the pilot episode makes it very clear that “Legion” will stand on its own. Starring Dan Stevens and created […]

Grammy Awards 2017 Winner Predictions

By Reagan Loftus, E23 Reporter If you’re a fan of music, you will definitely be sitting down February 12th, and enjoying the 59th annual Grammy Awards. This year’s award show contains a variety of artists, however, many of the same artists happen to fall in the top three awards: Record or the Year, Album of […]

FeBREWary: Columbian Coffee

By Bailey Pierson, E23 Reporter If my first semester in college has taught me anything it’s that college kids love coffee. This did not necessarily surprise me with the late nights and early mornings that I have already experienced. I don’t know if I speak for everyone on campus, but the coffee in the dining […]

Proving your manhood by wrecking motorcycles and fighting old people: The Flattout Truth on the Teachings of Hot Rod

Proving your manhood by wrecking motorcycles and fighting old people: The Flattout Truth on the Teachings of Hot Rod

By Cameron R. Flatt, E23 Reporter Comedies are meant to make us laugh. Statements don’t get more obvious than that. Great comedies, however, seek to accomplish much more than a few chuckles. Humor can soften a tense subject, satirize a cultural event, or expose a societal issue. The best comedies trick you into thinking about […]

Raisin’ Cane at the Missouri Theatre: Voices from the Past

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter “Raisin’ Cane” is a celebration of the wonder of the Harlem Renaissance, a complex time where as the poet Langston Hughes says, “the Negro was in vogue.” The artistry in Manhattan flourished like a fashion trend in the interwar years . The Harlem Renaissance gave rise to a generation of […]

Is it “Zombie Fatigue”, or Just Plain Bad? Santa Clarita Diet Review

By Jacob Douglas, E23 Reporter With both of the “Walking Dead” series, to “iZombie” and “Z Nation”, TV has its fair share of zombie shows. Netflix decided it needed its own “zombie” show. Enter “Santa Clarita Diet”, a show about a zombie mom, I guess? Drew Barrymore plays Sheila Hammond, a suburban mom and real […]

“The Search for Everything” Album Review

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter It has been four years since John Mayer released his sixth album “Paradise Valley”. Some would say that album kind of flopped because, well, no one ever talks about it. In 2016 he toured with the band Grateful Dead and they called the tour Dead and Company. If you follow […]

“Riverdale” Series Premiere

By Mariah Doss, E23 Reporter This past Thursday, the CW Network’s highly anticipated new show “Riverdale” premiered. The CW is known best for it’s teen dramas. Releasing pop culture TV hits like “One Tree Hill”, “Gossip Girl”, and “The Vampire Diaries” all in the mid 2000’s. No doubt the success of these shows had millennials […]

Music Matters: My Album of the Year, Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter If you’re not a pophead, look away right now. Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” hit the stores May last year and is my pick for album of the year for 2016. When Ariana Grande comes to mind, one can expect big synths, big hooks and an even bigger voice. This album […]

Kanye on the road to recovery after time spent in UCLA hospital

By Briahna Martin, E23 Reporter Kanye West has always come with the fire beats and crazy lyrics but his recent trip to the emergency room and sporatic events has us all questioning his mental capacity. The “Famous” rapper was admitted to a UCLA hospital on November 21st, after ranting during his Philly performance about Donald […]

Rain and Sun in Paradise

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter The annual Citizen Jane film festival was held Nov. 3-6, 2016 at various locations around downtown Columbia, Mo. and Stephens College. Dedicated to the celebration of independent film directed by women, Citizen Jane is a growing affair, involving not just numerous short films, documentaries and narratives, but also panels and […]

E23 Table Talk- Nov. 13, 2016

E23 Table Talk- Nov. 13, 2016

On this week’s installment of E23 Table Talk we’re talking politics. Throughout this election there was a lot of talk about the media. Which outlet handled the election best? How did the media shape this election? What will the entertainment world’s reaction to the election be going forward? What Host Jacob Douglas is joined by […]

Q & A with stand-up comedian Lewis Black.

Q & A with stand-up comedian Lewis Black.

By Cameron R. Flatt, E23 Reporter Stand-up comedian Lewis Black will be in Columbia, Mo. Thursday, November 17. He is best known for his angry and brutally honest take on politics and culture. He will occasionally appear on “The Daily Show” with his segment entitled “Back in Black.” The general public will most likely know […]

E23’s Table Talk- Nov. 5, 2016

This week on E23’s Table Talk, host Jacob Douglas is joined by E23 executive producer Nnamdi Egwuonwu, KCOU’s Kennedy Simone and E23 reporter Emerson Davis to discuss music as a platform for politics. Should musicians use their art to make political statements? Does music reflect or shape culture? Do we have a duty to play […]

E23- Nov. 11, 2016

E23- Nov. 11, 2016

On this weeks episode of E23 Lucy Reis and Jacob Douglas talk about the 2016 presidential election and all that comes with it.In light if the recent release of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”, Cameron Flatt takes a look back at 2016’s super powered blockbusters. Lanitta Collier has all the tea on a “That’s so Raven” spin-off series, […]

Netflix’s “The Crown” is a beautiful and insightful new drama

By Jillian Leiby, E23 Reporter In Netflix’s continued attempt at television domination, they released the British historical drama, “The Crown” on Friday. Documenting the early years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, Claire Foy portrays the current Queen as a young, introverted girl struggling with her duty as a Queen, mother and wife. The new drama […]

“Mixtape” Showcases the Breadth of Short Film Storytelling

“Mixtape” Showcases the Breadth of Short Film Storytelling

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter “Mixtape” was a collection of seven short films aired at this weekend’s Citizen Jane Film Festival. Five of the seven films were submitted to the film festival and handpicked by the festival’s Shorts Program. The other two films, “Pickle” and “Dogwalker,” were not submitted to the festival, but the Shorts […]

The Flattout Truth on Directors’ Spontaneous Genre Jumps

The Flattout Truth on Directors’ Spontaneous Genre Jumps

By Cameron R. Flatt Consistency is what most careers are built upon, and film directing is no exception. Even if a director can’t deliver constant quality, most fans will be happy with continuity in style or genre. Disney has built an entire studio around this idea! (Please direct all of your hate mail to my […]

Howl-o-Ween Takes Over Kuhlman Court and Our Hearts

Howl-o-Ween Takes Over Kuhlman Court and Our Hearts

By Marisa Pisterzi, E23 Reporter On Oct. 28 The Student Unions Programming Board held a furry friendly event at Kuhlman Court, inviting students and dogs to come celebrate the season. Howl-o-ween offered students the opportunity to dress up and show off their canine companions with the chance of winning a best dressed prize. Along with […]

Play the Part House Party Edition, a Flamboyant Evening of Fun

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter Part of Black Culture Awareness Week and organized by the Gaines/Oldham Black Cultural Center (GOBCC), the Annual Play the Part concert, “House Party Edition” was held on Tuesday night in Jesse Auditorium. Play the Part is a yearly affair filled with student talent performing entertaining impersonations of familiar music artists […]

MU Theatre presents “Good Kids”

By Manuela Kalamboukas, E23 Reporter Naomi Iizuka’s “Good Kids” was written as part of the Big Ten Theatre Consortium’s New Play Initiative, which is dedicated to commissioning female playwrights. “Good Kids” dives into the question of “Who’s to blame?” in a case of sexual assault and plays on how the community deals with this issue. Naomi […]

The Flattout Truth on the Scariest Non-Horror Movies

The Flattout Truth on the Scariest Non-Horror Movies

By Cameron R. Flatt, E23 Reporter It’s October and that means scary movies are the subject of most American conversations and online content. Anything about a maniac with a mask and weapon or a ghost spookily moving chairs is sure to be on televisions through out the month. What doesn’t get a lot of attention […]

Multicultural Center hosts Culture Couture

Multicultural Center hosts Culture Couture

Culture Couture, an event hosted by the Multicultural Center, displays attire worn by people from different countries. The show this year was from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Shack. I arrived there at 7:50 p.m., and they were ending the show early. Ahhh! Why?! I know, but I did get to taste some of the delicious […]

E23’s Table Talk- Oct. 30, 2016

E23’s Table Talk- Oct. 30, 2016

In the first episode of E23’s Table Talk we talk independent film. Host Jacob Douglas is joined by E23’s resident film expert Cameron Flatt, E23 staffer Maura Heiley, and independent film maker Ameera Sanders to discuss the recent trends of indie film! Part 2: https://vimeo.com/190309285

E23- Nov. 3, 2016

E23- Nov. 3, 2016

On this weeks episode of E23, Emmett Ferguson bring you this weeks headlines. With the election heating up, the appointment of new MU president Mun Choi, and the Cub’s winning the 2016 World Series, there’s a lot to update on. Cameron Flatt talks about what the month of November holds in regards to new movies. […]

Rocky Horror: The new vs. the old

By Cameron Flatt, E23 Reporter The term “cult classic” normally refers to a movie that was not popular upon its initial release, but has built up a strong, fanatical following over time. A definitive example is the original 1975 “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” To this day, fans still pile into theaters in which they […]

Top Ten Fun Halloween Snacks!

By Marit Sosnoff, E23 Reporter Ever since I was little, I would countdown the amount of days left in the year until it was Halloween once again. Now that I’m almost 20, I still do the same thing. I love the traditions, the movies, the eclecticness of the holiday, the costumes and, most of all, […]

E23- Oct. 27, 2016

E23- Oct. 27, 2016

It’s that time of year again, Halloween! This week on E23 we get you geared up for the holiday with all things spook-tacular! Deadpool (A.K.A. E23 reporter Cameron Flatt) brings you all the latest updates in this weeks Headlines. Addie Contreras brings some halloween flair to Countdown with a list of the top five trends […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” is by no means a walking corpse: Why horror fans need to be paying attention and taking notes

By Cameron R. Flatt, E23 Reporter When the “Evil Dead” remake was announced in 2011, it reignited hope in the series’ fans for star Bruce Campbell and director Sam Raimi to return to their horror-comedy trilogy (“Evil Dead”, “Evil Dead 2”, and “Army of Darkness”). There were rumors and “official” confirmations for some sort of […]

5 political movies you should be watching to prepare for the election

5 political movies you should be watching to prepare for the election

By Cameron Flatt, E23 Reporter It seems like everyone is all bothered by the presidential election, saying the normal things people say about politicians: “He’s a racist idiot,” “She’s a criminal,” “I am legitimately concerned for the welfare of our country as both candidates show a distressing lack of ethics or leadership ability.” You know, […]

“Mascots” mockumentary is surprisingly unimpressive

“Mascots” mockumentary is surprisingly unimpressive

By Jacob Douglas, E23 Reporter From “This is Spinal Tap”, to “Best in Show”, Christopher Guest is one of the biggest names in the mockumentary genre. Unfortunately, his newest Netflix Original Movie “Mascots” falls short of the hilarity and fun that made his prior works so great. “Mascots” follows several different mascots as they get […]

E23- Oct. 20, 2016

Jacob Douglas gives us this weeks headlines, Ito Amayo remembers Tommy Ford’s greatest moments on “Martin”, Ian Teoh shares his thoughts on Two Door Cinema Club’s “GameShow” and Jillian Lieby gives us the scoop on West Main Pizza²!    

E23- Oct. 13, 2016

E23 looks back on the second presidential debate, brings you the hottest fall trends, reviews the new movie “The Birth of a Nation”, and investigates the truth into some recent rumors.  

“Deepwater Horizon” Review

“Deepwater Horizon” Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter I was twelve when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a fatal explosion in 2010. I remember reading about it in my sixth grade current events class, where the incident was known among the students as the “BP oil spill.” I recall reading articles about how damaging the accident was […]

How to Get Ready for Fall Fashion: Lady’s Guide

By Lauren Harris, 523 Reporter Looking to revamp your autumnal wardrobe? Well look no further! Get ready to drop jaws in front of Jesse, or just keep in casual in Conservation. Take a look at these tips and elevate your fall slay. Faux Fur Fab Honestly, truly, you need a great fur in your life. […]

How to Get Ready for Fall Fashion: Men’s Edition

By Noah McGee, E23 Reporter For guys, it seems like everything has to be expensive. Especially when fall and winter come around. Fashionable and warm jackets, sweaters and shoes seem impossible to get, and many people do not know what to get, what to wear and how to wear it. Here is a list of […]

Five favorite middle school pop punk bands (and where they are today)

Five favorite middle school pop punk bands (and where they are today)

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter Who remembers the sounds of the late 2000s? Taylor Swift was just becoming a thing, Pop-punk bands ruled the airwaves and blasted out what we thought were profound songs of deep teen angst. Yikes. Still, many of these bands hold a special place in our hearts. It’s not real punk […]

E23- Oct. 6, 2016

From top five fall clichés to the disappointment that is the fourth season of American Horror Story, E23 tells it like it is in this week’s episode. Also, Jacob Douglas digs up the dirt on some recent rumors and Adianis Contreras sits down with Mizzou student fashion blogger Marcelese Cooper to discuss his work and inspiration.

Netflix Movies with a Social Message

Netflix Movies with a Social Message

By Adianis Contreras, E23 Reporter Often, when we come home from class, we cannot wait to catch up on the next episode of Narcos, Grey’s Anatomy or The Walking Dead, but how much of that content is actually positive? Most of our TV and movie consumption consists of crime, murder, and make-believe. The following list […]

“The Flash” Season Three Premiere Review

“The Flash” Season Three Premiere Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter After a four month hiatus, “The Flash” has returned for its third season with “Flashpoint.” Not only was this the premiere episode’s title, but it is also the name of one of the most memorable (and game-changing) DC Comic storylines from recent years. The source material details an alternate dimension […]

How much of the world do you really know?

By Adianis Contreras, E23 Reporter Your day takes a turn for the worse when you stain your favorite shirt. You wash it and throw it in the dryer, but then you realize… the dryer shrunk your favorite shirt! To make matters worse, you have been feeling a bit under the weather lately. You know to drink […]

The Three Best Shows on Netflix

By Ashli Ellerman, E23 reporter We’ve all been there. The Netflix slump. You just finished the last episode of the last season of a show you’ve been obsessing over for months. You feel the sadness begin to creep up on you as you realize the character’s stories you’ve invested so much time, emotion, and Kleenex […]

MU Theatre’s “Death of a Salesman” is a sublime tragedy

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a work so familiar that hearing its name might even breed a sense of apathy due to its ubiquity. First premiering in 1949 in the wake of the war and the great depression, the play is now even older than 63-year-old salesman […]

Luke Cage is ‘Sweet Christmas’ in October

Luke Cage is ‘Sweet Christmas’ in October

By Jacob Douglas, E23 Reporter Marvel has done it again, but should we be surprised at this point? Luke Cage is the perfect blend of the classic gritty crime drama we have seen in Daredevil and Jessica Jones, with a hip hop vibe that brings the streets of Harlem to life. The story follows Luke […]

E23- Sept. 29, 2016

On this week’s episode of E23 we start the show off by taking a look back at all that has happened throughout the week. Marit Sosnoff and Sally Levine bring us up to date on everything from the “Brangelina” break up to the presidential election. Arnold Cole asked Mizzou students what their biggest pet peeve […]

International food bazaar brings the munchies from far away lands

International food bazaar brings the munchies from far away lands

By Cameron Flatt, E23 Reporter Walking through campus, it does not take much effort to find someone trying to give away free pizza, popsicles, or candy (though, they are usually attempting to recruit you for yet another item to add to your ever expanding list of obligations). On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 28, however, […]

5 Things to do on Parents’ Weekend if your parents didn’t come (And why they all suck)

5 Things to do on Parents’ Weekend if your parents didn’t come (And why they all suck)

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter Not everyone has parents coming over for Parents’ weekend. Some of them couldn’t make it, some of them live too far away, and others see their parents way too often anyway. Upperclassmen aside, it sucks if you’re a lonely freshman missing familiar faces from home. With that in mind, here’s […]

E23- Sept. 22, 2016

Hosts Emerson Davis and Marit Sosnoff welcome us back for E23’s first show of the 2016-2017 school year. Jacob Douglas takes us through the week in entertainment, covering everything from the presidential campaign to The Emmys. We ask MU students about their favorite TV shows on Tiger Tearup. Oriana Rodriguez takes a look at this […]

Law and Order premieres its eighteenth season

By Jillian Leiby, E23 Reporter For many years, the “Law & Order” franchise was an institution. There was the original “Law & Order” that set the tone for the later shows or “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” that tried a unique perspective of crimes. The former, however, ended in 2010 and the latter ended 2011. […]

Five delicious treats for the fall season

By Eileen Sheeran, E23 Reporter The most wonderful season is upon us, y’all! The blistering heat is slowly receding and being replaced by darker colors, falling leaves and, of course, delicious treats. When you think of fall some trademark thoughts probably pop into your mind, such as Halloween–pumpkins & haunted houses or Thanksgiving–turkeys & cornucopias. […]

Sustainapalooza reminds us how going green is a cool thing

Sustainapalooza reminds us how going green is a cool thing

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter Hosted by Mizzou’s Sustainability Office and sponsored by the Environmental Leadership office, Sustainapalooza was held on the 20th September from 10am – 4pm on the Kuhlman Court just outside the Student’s center on a blazingly hot afternoon. Awkward to say and even more awkward to spell, the event promised to […]

Emmys Red Carpet: A Successful Night for Fashion

Emmys Red Carpet: A Successful Night for Fashion

By Lucy Reis, E23 Reporter “The People v. O.J. Simpson” swept five of the Emmy categories on Sunday night at the 68th Emmy Awards. However, it was the red carpet before the presentation that really stole the show. While sunlight scorched Los Angeles, this year’s couture choices were some of the best in Emmy history. In […]

“All Eyes on Me” Trailer Review

By Noah McGee, E23 Reporter Notorious BIG, NWA, 50 Cent, Eminem. Many biopics have been done on famous and legendary rappers. But I think that this one has been the most anticipated and sought after. The second trailer for “All Eyes on Me” released recently and it is getting everyone in and out of Hip […]

Emmy Predictions 2016

By Shashank Nambi, E23 Reporter The Emmy’s are right around the corner, and the competition has never been so fierce. Here are my picks for all the major categories come Sunday night. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series The Nominees: Anna Chulmsky- “Veep” Gaby Hoffman- “Transparent” Allison Janney- “Mom” Judith Light- “Transparent” Kate McKinnon- […]

Bad Suns, “Disappear Here” Review

Bad Suns, “Disappear Here” Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 With their sophomore effort “Disappear Here,” the Southern California-based Bad Suns has shed some of its indie rock sound for more indie pop tunes, á la The 1975 or Walk the Moon. That being said, these bands, especially The 1975, are already heavily inspired by 80’s artists like David Bowie and […]

E23 on the Beat: Chrome Sparks

By Ito Amayo, E23 Reporter Chrome Sparks, the solo project of musical artist Jeremy Malvin, creates indie electronic music that is off the chain! I had the pleasure to speak with Chrome Sparks on Sept. 16th over the phone for about 10 minutes, and it was, of course, pretty cool. I asked a lot in […]

And your 2017 Miss America is…

By Bailey Pierson, E23 Reporter In hopes of becoming the next Miss America, 52 women waited in complete fear listening for their names to be called to perform. One of whom was our very own Miss Missouri Erin O’Flaherty, who is the first openly lesbian contestant in the history of the pageant. O’Flaherty came out […]

EcoArtFest showcases the beauty and uniqueness of local Missourian art

EcoArtFest showcases the beauty and uniqueness of local Missourian art

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter Columbia locals gathered at Cooper’s Landing Campground & Marina on Sept. 11-12 for  EcoArtFest, put on by the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy, or MoRivCC. EcoArtFest invited local artists, vendors, and performers to gather and celebrate the importance of the central Missouri river culture, while raising awareness for environmental protection. Live music […]

Second Annual Berlin Bazaar was an enchanting evening

Second Annual Berlin Bazaar was an enchanting evening

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter I stepped out into the cool fading light of day in Columbia by myself for the first time sine arriving on campus. For the first time I was able to appreciate the meaning of a cool evening, because back home in tropical Singapore it’s always 90 degrees out and the […]

Lady Gaga is back with “Perfect Illusion”

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter MOTHER MONSTER IS BACK AND SHE IS STILL SLAYING. Her newest single Perfect Illusion, that we have been waiting 3 YEARS FOR is FINALLY here and let me tell you, I am shook. Pretty much every Gaga fan had high hopes for this single and fingers crossed it was not […]

Jason Aldeen “They Don’t Know” review

By Eileen Sheeran, E23 Reporter Jason Aldean’s latest album “They Don’t Know” was released on the 9th of September and quickly joined his other 7 albums to be certified single-platinum. “They Don’t Know” is a great listen for every type of country fan and every mood. His duet with Kelsea Ballerini, “First Time Again” is […]

The Head and the Heart “Signs of Light” Review

By Sam Mosher, E23 Reporter It’s been a tumultuous period for folk-pop band The Head and the Heart. The six-member band has been touring for four straight years, starting before the release of their 2013 album “Let’s Be Still,” and has since relocated from their original hometown of Seattle to Los Angeles. However, that’s not […]

Bastille’s catchy new “Wild World” is a promising sign of things to come

By Ian Teoh, E23 Reporter Bastille’s second album makes worry and self-doubt sound like a boatload of fun in a toe-tappingly catchy effort that will leave you wanting more. The UK act show no compunction in blending the earthy sounds of singer Dan Smith, finger snaps and claps with bold synth on a few dance-influenced […]

Five movies to watch this summer

Five movies to watch this summer

By Alysa Jackson, E23 Reporter We have all been there, popcorn bucket half empty and a desperate need for a bathroom break. Everyone just wants the screen to light back up and show us the ending we wanted. Going to the movies is a fun experience but what happens when the movie predicted to be so […]

Five odd jobs you can have this summer

By Danielle Katz, E23 Web Director Summer is just around the corner and with it comes warm weather, days by the pool and absolutely no homework. However, some people- including myself- must work during the hot, sweaty days of the summer to maintain a certain lifestyle. On the bright side, it’s not cold and school […]

How to conquer 2016’s swimsuit season

How to conquer 2016’s swimsuit season

By Olivia Rivers, E23 Events Coordinator With summer just around the corner and the Missouri weather finally deciding to stay above sixty degrees, pools and waterparks are finally starting to open up. You know what that means, right? It’s officially swimsuit season! Now you could just pull out the same swimsuits that you’ve been wearing […]

Blink-182’s new single lacks spark

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter The music scene has seen some significant releases in recent weeks. From Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” to Drake’s “Views,” music fans have been treated to the top talent of the music industry. Pop-punk icon Blink-182 also tried to take advantage of the big releases. Releasing its first single since the departure of […]

E23- May 5, 2016

E23- May 5, 2016

On the last E23 of the 2015-2016 school year, executive producer Lauren Magarino delivers the latest headlines on the Met Gala and the Billboard Music Awards. Incoming entertainment manager Nnamdi Egwuonwu gives some tips on how to make it through all-nighters on Countdown. Next year’s events coordinator Africa Baker sits down with the boys of […]

E23- April 28, 2016

E23- April 28, 2016

Hosts Danielle Katz and Monica Roselli have Beyoncé puns galore after she released “Lemonade,” a new visual album. Devine Utley has some snarky headlines from the week. MU students also told E23 what “Game of Thrones” house they’d want to be in. Social media went wild after “Lemonade” came into the world, and Olivia Rivers […]

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival announces a lineup you won’t want to miss

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter Ever wanted to get back to some roots, listen to some blues, AND eat barbeque? Well good ol’ Columbia, Missouri has all three for you! Every year at the end of September, the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is held at Stephens Lake Park near the downtown area. Let […]

9th Street Summerfest jazzes up the summer with great musical acts

By Zach Sayer, E23 Reporter 9th Street Summerfest, Columbia, Missouri’s premiere summer concert series, kicked off its 11th year on April 23 with a performance by Cole Swindell. The concert series is known for bringing in a variety of artists, and this year is no different with performances by both well-known and obscure musicians ranging […]

Top five questions I need answered during this season of “Game of Thrones”

By Nnamdi Egwuonwu, E23 Reporter Sunday, April 24 was an eventful day for millions of people across the globe. No, it’s not because the day marked the two-day anniversary of Beyoncé’s highly anticipated album “Lemonade,”—it’s because on this day producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss blessed viewers with the season six premiere of “Game […]

“Game of Thrones” returns but it’s not much

By Daniel Konstantinovic, E23 Entertainment Manager and Director Strap on your armor and sharpen your sword – “Game of Thrones” is back for its sixth season. The hit series which attempts to balance intrigue, character and fantasy spectacle has returned to HBO for its next 10-episode run, this time advancing the story beyond author George […]

Columbia got its hippie on at Earth Day festivities in Peace Park

Columbia got its hippie on at Earth Day festivities in Peace Park

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter Every year around Earth Day, Columbia, Missouri puts together a festival to celebrate mother Earth. The event is held in Peace Park and entails live music, bounce houses, little shop stands and chill vibes. Events like this are a great way to not only get closer to nature but to […]

E23- April 21, 2016

E23- April 21, 2016

E23 gives you the latest on Mizzou After Dark and MUTV’s first late night show MU Tonight along with some feel-good music for finals and summer. Many superhero movies will come out this summer, and to prepare you for the superhero costumes, Davis McCondichie and Nnamdi Egwuonwu bring you the first superhero fashion-themed Coffee and Couture. […]

Top ways to celebrate the warm weather

By Bailey Sims, E23 Reporter Here in Columbia, Missouri, the temperatures are getting warmer and the days are getting longer. I know my fingers are crossed that the snow is gone for the season and the sun is here to stay. Temperatures have consistently been in the 70s for the past week or so, which […]

Best and worst hats for spring

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter Spring has finally arrived, and with spring comes the shining sun to overheat us all. In fact, many of students are helpless to its bright rays and have no choice but to squint at the power. Luckily hats were invented to help us with this problem, so let’s have a look […]

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” returns to Netflix in full force

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived. That’s right, folks. Season two of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has been released on Netflix. Get ready for some great laughs, because the second season does not disappoint. When we last left Kimmy, she had just defeated the Reverend, Jacqueline had hopped in a […]

E23 offstage: Lacretta Nicole

By Africa Baker, E23 Reporter Lacretta Nicole is a University of Missouri alumna turned Broadway star who recently made her debut on the big stage in the hit musical “Disaster!” where she plays disco diva, Levora. E23 had the opportunity to chat with the actress over a coffee date from 1,000 miles away. Can you explain what the […]

The Columbia Farmers Market provides something for all ages

The Columbia Farmers Market provides something for all ages

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter Every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to noon in the Activity and Recreation Center parking lot from April to October, people visit the Columbia Farmers Market for fresh produce, meat and much more. The weekly event has around 45 local vendors all selling goods including eggs, coffee and baked goods. Vendors also […]

E23- April 14, 2016

E23- April 14, 2016

The LGBTQ Resource Center brings back the biannual drag show for Pride Month, KCOU holds its annual music festival and improv organizations come together from around the nation on part one of this week’s E23 show, hosted by Olivia Jacobson and Courtney Edwards. Sara Nelson shares the top five underrated party songs on Countdown. Devine […]

Third Goal Film Festival promotes international documentaries

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter True/False Film Fest has come and gone, but if you still have not gotten your fix on documentary film Third Goal Film Festival is here this weekend to fill the void. The Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Association has put on Third Goal Film Festival annually since 2011. The festival highlights […]

E23 on the beat: Flatbush Zombies

By Nnamdi Egwuonwu, E23 Reporter Flatbush Zombies made Sunday evening a night to remember with its performance at the Blue Note. The concert was exactly what you would expect from a band named Flatbush Zombies: an array of psychedelic lights, a nearly religious love for marijuana and an immense dependence on audience interaction. The underground […]

MU celebrates Pride Month at Let’s Get Loud Drag Show

MU celebrates Pride Month at Let’s Get Loud Drag Show

By Devine Utley and Arielle Cadet, E23 Reporters On Saturday the LGBTQ Resource Center held its biannual drag show. This drag show in particular was different because this time it was held as an event during Pride Month, a month-long celebration in April. The show featured drag kings and queens who danced their hearts out to songs […]

E23 on the beat: The Front Bottoms

By Haley Broughton and Zach Sayer, E23 Reporters The Front Bottoms headlined at the Blue Note for the first time this past Saturday. The band has performed in Columbia, Missouri twice before, opening for artists such as Manchester Orchestra in 2013 and The So So Glos and You Blew It! in 2014. The Front Bottoms have a sound […]

How I really spent my spring break

By Africa Baker, E23 Reporter Ever since I was a young tween gawking at MTV shows I probably shouldn’t have been watching, I always imagined the spring breaks in college to be filled with adventure, crazy nights and romance. Well, now that I have successfully completed my first spring break as a college student I […]

E23- March 24, 2016

E23- March 24, 2016

Spring break is finally here, and E23 has the latest in Netflix recommendations in Everyone’s a Critic, fashion tips in Coffee and Couture and scheduling advice in Countdown for you to have a great vacation from the first part of the semester.

E23 on the beat: Connor Leimer

By Korl Cusick, E23 Reporter Connor Leimer is not your average 19-year-old. While you’re studying for midterms and getting ready for spring break, he’s working on his new album in Nashville, Tennessee with Matt Rollings, a producer for famous acts like Willie Nelson, Billy Joel and Keith Urban. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, […]

Five Netflix recommendations for spring break

By Arielle Cadet, E23 Reporter Spring break is on the horizon, and I know all of us are going to be bored out of our minds. Luckily we have our good friend Netflix to keep us company on those truly boring days at home. If you’re in a Netflix slump and have finished all of […]

How to enjoy March Madness if you aren’t a basketball fan

By Bailey Sims, E23 Reporter For many people, the month of March is committed entirely to March Madness. While you may be annoyed by all the hype if you aren’t a basketball fan, it is possible to partake in the festivities even if you have no clue what is going on. Since our lives seem […]

How to go to the beach during spring break without leaving your home

By Monica Roselli, E23 Reporter It’s finally time to kick back, relax and forget about everything school-related for a magical, work-free week. With less than a week before students flock to the various warm weather states and party at coastal beaches, some students are wondering how they will enjoy break when they can’t quite get […]

West Main Pizza2 brings more delicious personalized pizza to Columbia

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter If you are from Columbia, Missouri, you live for pizza. Luckily for all of us pizza enthusiasts, there is a new sheriff in town. West Main Pizza2 is a divine little shop on Broadway in downtown Columbia. The family-owned pizzeria started in Jefferson City and has made its way here. […]

E23 on the beat: Captiva

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter With spring break just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to find some new beach rock to listen to. Luckily for us, the band Captiva has got it covered. While the band’s slightly beachy yet rock-influenced sound may lead one to believe the musicians hail from a land of sunshine and […]

What to do before heading out for spring break

By Nnamdi Egwuonwu, E23 Reporter After months of difficult classes, frustrating professors and stressful exams, spring break is finally upon us. In mere days, we will be able to go home or party it up in Columbia, and we can drop any and all of our responsibilities relating to school. But before you mentally drop […]

Tips to surviving life as a residential advisor

By Nnamdi Egwuonwu, E23 Reporter The job of an MU Residential Life staff member is no easy task. Whether your title is peer advisor, community advisor or leadership advisor, you’re expected to not only take care of your residents, but also to make sure the hall remains nice and intact. As one can assume, this is […]

College Kitchen Creations

By Courtney Edwards, E23 Reporter College is the perfect time to hone your cooking skills since you’re away from home-cooked meals. College cooking is all about how many ways you can utilize your best friend, the microwave. No one wants to spend hours making something to eat, because we just don’t have the time with our […]

Daredevil’s second season brings more intensity despite its shortcomings

By Nick Hulsey, E23 Reporter Brutal is the first word which comes to mind when describing Marvel and Netflix’s flagship program. From its first bone-crunching fight scene the show’s first season made it very clear that Marvel’s Netflix entries are cut from a different cloth than its cinematic counterparts. “Daredevil” follows Matt Murdock, blind attorney by day […]

The best sweet treats in Columbia

By Haley Broughton, E23 Reporter Columbia, Missouri is known for its killer downtown scene filled with delicious restaurants and chic clothing stores. For today’s purposes, however, we’re going to focus on the sweeter things in life- the top five desserts one can indulge in when meandering around CoMo. Best cupcake – S’mores cupcake from Velvet Cupcake […]

E23- March 17, 2016

E23- March 17, 2016

E23’s Haley Broughton and Davis McCondichie highlight the latest in Columbia’s art scene and MU student’s favorite artists. Calling all who need spring break! Arielle Cadet shares tips on how to beat boredom on break. Megan Smith explains the drama with Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” and Tidal.

25 things to never name a band

By Zach Sayer, E23 Reporter We’ve all heard some bad band names in our lifetimes. Some are cringeworthy, some are sad and some are just disgusting. E23 has compiled a list of 25 awful band names that have not been used yet and should not be used under any circumstances when starting a band. Sidewalk Vomit […]

Stotler Lounge gets wild with comedians from MTV

By Olivia Rivers, E23 Executive The second week of March brought many students here at MU a great deal of stress, sleep deprivation and burnout. While other universities around the country seemed to have already let out for spring break, MU students were testing their mental and physical limits in an effort to score high […]

Motel Brothers and Grady Frazier play Rose Music Hall

By Arielle Cadet, E23 Reporter One of Columbia’s most popular music venues, Rose Music Hall, hosted three local music acts on Wednesday. These acts included Motel Brothers and Grady Frazier. Locals were able to broaden their horizons by listening to the interesting musical styles of these different groups. Good friends Jack Fargotstein and Jeremy Schmetterer […]

E23- March 10, 2016

E23- March 10, 2016

Gosh Pith, the Motel Brothers and Grady Frazier performed in Columbia, Missouri this week. E23 has recaps of the concerts just for you and more in the first half of the show. The second half brings you the highlights of Columbia’s True/False Film Fest and an exclusive interview with award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene.

Hype or no hype- movie previews

By Tyra Murray, E23 Reporter Wake up and smell the burnt popcorn. It’s time to sit in those comfy seats, and not the ones at home. The movie theater is calling your name, and there are awesome new films soon to hit the big screen. By this point, you’ve probably been waiting for months looking […]

Cheaper food for broke college students

By Courtney Edwards, E23 Reporter Everyone enjoys eating, especially college students. Columbia, Missouri has a lot to offer when it comes to food, and with a few deals going around, you can take a break from on-campus dining without having to spend too much. There are some deals that can be taken advantage of right now. Ms. […]

Gosh Pith takes the stage at Café Berlin

By Devine Utley, E23 Reporter Gosh Pith performed at Café Berlin Wednesday night. The Detroit-based duo fuses hip-hop and electronic music to create a dreamy subdued vibe but somehow still manages to keep the intensity of their respective genres. The band consists of Josh Smith and Josh Freed, childhood friends who reconnected in 2014. The […]

Top 10 favorite quotes from “Those Who Jump”

By Africa Baker, E23 Reporter “Those Who Jump” was one of many films I saw during True False Film Fest. This film is different from the rest in regards to the way it was captured. Instead of an outside-looking-in point of view like a majority of the films during the festival, this one had an insider […]

A child learns to speak with help from Disney movies in “Life, Animated”

By Africa Baker, E23 Reporter “Life, Animated” follows autistic Owen Suskind and the events leading up to his graduation and apartment move-in day When Owen was 3 years old, Owen’s parents received startling and alarming news that their son has Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a milder form of autism. PDD prohibited Owen from communicating and socializing effectively. […]

“Thy Father’s Chair” exemplifies loneliness

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter In today’s day and age, shows like “Hoarders” have characterized the issue of overstuffing one’s house to the point of destruction. These shows have dramatized the idea and made it more of a joke than a concern. Luckily, filmmakers Alex Lora and Antonio Tibaldi give a raw, true take on […]

“The Bad Kids” repeats an over-discussed issue

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter The idea of troubled kids with poor role models has been treaded and retreaded. “The Bad Kids” simply rehashes an already discussed concept and offers nothing new to the discussion. That being said, the documentary is very well made. Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe give a Hollywood cinematic style to the documentary. The […]

A true tale of humanity in “Jim: The James Foley Story”

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter You may not realize it, but you have already seen of piece of James Foley’s story. Foley was a conflict journalist who was captured by ISIS in 2012. The documentary focuses on his life leading up to those moments, and his time in jail before finally being executed by militants. […]

“Helmut Berger, Actor” shocks and provokes

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter “Helmut Berger, Actor” is a European art-house documentary focused on the present-day life of actor Helmut Berger. The film exposes the tragic life of a washed-up actor. The film holds one singular purpose- the life of Helmut Berger and what has made him Helmut. However, do not go into this movie […]

“Concerned Student 1950” shows the group’s challenges with university administration, media and more

By Danielle Katz, E23 Executive and 23News Reporter The Missouri Theatre was full Saturday night with a truly interested audience that included five of Concerned Student 1950’s 11 founders and acclaimed director Spike Lee. The theatre screened “Concerned Student 1950,” a 30 minute documentary that followed the group’s protests for former UM System president Tim Wolfe’s removal […]

E23- March 3, 2016

E23- March 3, 2016

On this week’s E23, Nnamdi Egwuonwu and Arielle Cadet take you through the variety of events Columbia, Missouri offered, including a masquerade ball burlesque show and a cello concert. Zach Sayer previews some of True/False Film Fest’s critically acclaimed films on Countdown, and Sara Nelson shares her disgust with “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” on […]

“House of Cards” reemerges as a political thriller

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter A little politics in a show is not typically welcomed. However, when it comes to “House of Cards,” the mad world of politics is always appreciated. Sadly, the third season of the show had a little too many politics and too few thrills. Despite a disappointing third season, the show […]

“The Music of Strangers” features the Silk Road Ensemble’s cultured music

By Devine Utley, E23 Reporter “The Music of Strangers” played at the Blue Note for the final time Sunday morning at True/False Film Fest. Award-winning director Morgan Neville explores how culture influences several of the international musicians in The Silk Road Ensemble. The film opens with a lively performance from the ensemble in Istanbul along […]

“Peter and the Farm” tells the story of a farmer and his demons

By Devine Utley, E23 Reporter “Peter and the Farm” is a documentary film unique from other films showing at the festival because it does not consist of interviews but of stories Peter has to tell. Some of his stories are entertaining and some are heartbreaking. The film follows 63-year-old Peter Dunning, who is quite the […]

“Kate Plays Christine” shows more than an actress researching a complicated role

By Arielle Cadet, E23 Reporter “Kate Plays Christine” is a thrilling documentary that follows a young actress named Kate Lyn Sheil who struggles to recreate the difficult and hard-to-understand Christine Chubbuck. Chubbuck was a reporter in the 1970s who was the host of her own news and daily talk show, “Suncoast Digest,” in Sarasota, Florida. […]

“Sherpa” documents the Sherpa’s struggles

By Zach Sayer, E23 Reporter “Sherpa,” directed, written and co-produced by Jennifer Peedom, is a gorgeous, necessary look at the worsening struggle between Mount Everest’s huge tourism industry and the Sherpa people who guide tourists up the mountain. The film mainly profiles a group of Sherpas led by Phurba Tashi Sherpa, a veteran guide who […]

“Homeland (Iraq War Zero)”- an elbow to the gut for American viewers

By Zach Sayer, E23 Reporter Director Abbas Fahdel ventured to his native Iraq during the months leading up to and immediately after the U.S.’s invasion in 2003 that signaled the start of the Iraq War to film his masterpiece, “Homeland (Iraq War Zero).” This five hour and 30 minutes-long behemoth of a documentary takes a look […]

“The Pearl” starts an important conversation about the transgender community

By Haley Broughton, E23 Reporter “The Pearl,” directed by Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca, had its world premiere at True/False Film Fest Friday night. The documentary follows four trans women- Amy, Jodie, Krystal and Nina- as they come out and become who they feel they always have been. The directors followed the women for more than […]

“The Land of the Enlightened”- nothing short of an artistic masterpiece

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter From the breathtaking shots of the Afghani landscape, to the juxtaposition of children and war, everything about this film is stunning. A hybrid of documentary and fiction film, “The Land of the Enlightened” seamlessly blends the two genres to the point where the audience is unsure of whether what they […]

What to see at True/False Film Fest

What to see at True/False Film Fest

By Zach Sayer, E23 Reporter The annual True/False Film Fest will celebrate its 12th year with a not surprisingly extravagant lineup of films. However, with more than 40 feature-length films and a long list of musical acts, this exciting cultural event probably seems a bit daunting, which is why described below are some of the […]

The 1975 is back and better than ever with a new album

By Korl Cusick, E23 Reporter I definitely dig this new “pop” sound of “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It,” transforming teen angst into something bubbly. Instead of wanting to be careless and reckless, you want to dance all the time and go to parties. I’m […]

The Oscars go from controversial to predictable

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter Well, Hannibal from the “A-Team” may love it when a plan comes together, but for fans of the Oscars, the way all the plans came together for the award show made for a long, dragging night of predictable turn-outs and few bright spots. In the lowest-viewed Academy Awards since 2008, […]

Ars Nova Singers perform at Campus Lutheran Church

By Korl Cusick, E23 Reporter On Feb. 25, the Ars Nova Singers did its annual performance at Campus Lutheran Church. They are a volunteer group formed through the university, which makes it hard to meet up for rehearsals. They only had four rehearsals, each about an hour long. Topher, one of the performers, described it as […]

Van Ella does burlesque at the Blue Note with a twist

By Haley Broughton, E23 Reporter Lola Van Ella of Van Ella studios- based in St. Louis- produced and performed in a burlesque show at the Blue Note this past Friday. Van Ella added a masquerade ball theme to the performance. Van Ella has performed burlesque for more than 10 years and has produced burlesque shows […]

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release long-awaited sequel to “The Heist”

By Nnamdi Egwuonwu, E23 Reporter Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “The Unruly Mess I’ve Made” seems to be the rapper’s introspective analysis of himself. Macklemore uses the album to discuss various personal topics, ranging from his controversial 2014 Grammy win to his drug-ridden past, the result being a 13-track, borderline self-loathing, melodic album. Before I provide […]

“Fuller House” brings nostalgia to a generation

By Arielle Cadet, E23 Reporter Saturday mornings when I was a kid was spent with a bowl of sugary cereal, my most comfy pajamas and a classic television show. One of my favorites to watch every Saturday morning was “Full House,” and I know I’m not the only one. The series held some many treasured […]

The Academy Awards snubbed many 2015 films and artists

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter Every year the Academy Awards misses on some nominees. The sad truth of the matter is that, sometimes, great art gets overlooked and excellent performances go unrewarded. With all this said, here is a look at the biggest snubs of this year’s Oscars. The first of these snubs is Idris […]

E23- Feb. 25, 2016

E23- Feb. 25, 2016

E23’s special Oscars show hosted by Kayla Johnson and Lanitta Collier takes you through the best picture nominees, Oscar nomination snubs and a fashion blast from the past. You can also check out various panels on the Oscars and more on our YouTube channel.

Exploring the great outdoors in Columbia

Exploring the great outdoors in Columbia

By Bailey Sims, E23 Reporter As college students, stress is a daily occurrence in our lives. We often get so caught up in studying that we rarely spend time any time in the great outdoors. It is critical to make time amidst the chaos of our lives to get outside in the fresh air. As […]

Five places where you can eat a delicious brunch in Columbia

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter Brunch, the ideal meal. You want pancakes with a side of French fries? Done. A hamburger with hash browns? You got it. Not only does brunch give you the best of both worlds when it comes to food choice, but it is also usually eaten at an ideal time, around […]

Rihanna’s Fashion Evolution

By Devine Utley, E23 Reporter When she first came onto the scene in 2005, 17-year-old Rihanna had a much different look than she does today. However, in 2005, no one was truly a style icon. I like to think of the early 2000’s as a dark time in fashion history, but Rihanna tried to work […]

MU Theatre continues its tribute to Shakespeare with “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter In case it has not become obvious yet by shows like “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the MU Theatre Department has dedicated its 2015-2016 season to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. So, continuing with this idea, the department will show Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are […]

Students will perform the “Vagina Monologues” on Saturday

By Sana Moore, E23 Reporter It’s “Vagina Monologues” season at MU. Every February, the Women’s Center, puts on a production to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence. The production is inspired by a play written by Eve Ensler, who originally created the play based on conversations that she had with women about their abuse. […]

Vocal talent on display at Mizzou Idol

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter Mizzou Idol attendees on Saturday were treated to a striking abundance of talented singers. Jesse Auditorium became the venue for MU students to show off their range of music talents. Mizzou Idol involves 12 contestants, four of which compete in the first round as wild cards. This first round speeds […]

Netflix’s new show “Love” is on fire

By Cassidy Cunnyngham, E23 Reporter Nothing is better than getting to watch Netflix on my Saturday off in my fuzzy socks and drinking coffee. When I got to watch the newest Netflix show, “Love,” I was beyond ecstatic! What’s even better is that this comedy got picked up for a second season, so binge away, […]

Unpopular opinion: Kanye West disappoints with “The Life of Pablo”

By Cassidy Cunnyngham, E23 Reporter I am not happy with Kanye West right now. Kanye West delayed the release of “Life of Pablo” by seven hours on Feb. 11 and on top of that, he only released his album on Tidal, a music system similar to Pandora and Spotify but you have to have a membership […]

Ranking the presidential candidates’ fashion senses

Ranking the presidential candidates’ fashion senses

By Korl Cusick, E23 Reporter For the 2016 presidential candidates, it’s not only about what you say, but it’s about how you present yourself. Let’s see if these 2016 candidates have what it takes as we count down on the list. Pinstripe suits are extremely difficult to pull off, but Ben Carson does it repeatedly, […]

Everything you need to know from the 2016 Grammys

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter My favorite award show has flown by, and just like any award show, there were some surprises, “I knew it’s” and strange mashups. America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift opened up the night with a performance of her latest single “Out Of the Woods.” Some would say the performance was a little underwhelming […]

E23- Feb. 18, 2016

E23- Feb. 18, 2016

On this edition of E23, hosts Lanitta Collier and Nnamdi Egwuonwu share how excited they are for spring even though we’re barely past the middle of February. Lindsey Wilkerson provides flawless makeup advice on Countdown, Davis McCondichie reviews box office hit “Deadpool” and Haley Broughton interviews a Mizzou Idol contestant.  

Five movies for “Galentine’s Day”

By Arielle Cadet, E23 Reporter I know that plenty of people are looking forward to spending Valentine’s Day with that special someone, but if you’re anything like me, I know you will be more than satisfied with a nice night in with the girls, a bowl of popcorn and a classic movie. I’m ready for […]

Five Valentine’s Day jams for you and bae

By Korl Cusick, E23 Reporter Valentine’s Day with your bae is always something special, from a dozen roses to huge life-size teddy bears to chocolate covered strawberries, but what about the music? In my opinion, having a playlist for Valentine’s Day is the most important part of the whole day. It’s perfect for taking a […]

Grammy snubs: who should have been nominated

By Ito Amayo, E23 Reporter The Grammys are fast approaching this week, airing on Feb. 15. Like many others, I am excited for the Grammys. I’ve always been more of a Grammys type of gal anyway, so all of my energy is drained waiting for what the outcome of this year’s Grammys will be. This year […]

The journey of “The Life of Pablo”

By Noah McGee, E23 Reporter Kanye West threw around many album titles on the Twitter universe to get people excited about his long awaited and anticipated album that debuted Feb. 11 during his Yeezy Season 3 fashion show. What was Kanye trying to do by holding off the name of the album until its release? Did […]

Five cheap and fun Valentine’s Day ideas

By Monica Roselli, E23 Reporter Valentine’s Day is here, which means people will be going to great lengths to make sure their significant other has the best day. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day is not a cheap holiday, and coordinating the perfect day and gift can get pretty expensive. Fear not, these cost-saving ideas will definitely help […]

Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars slay Super Bowl 50 halftime show

By Cassidy Cunnyngham, E23 Reporter What can I say, the Super Bowl 50 halftime show slayed! From Coldplay to Bruno Mars to Beyonce, the trio made quite the splash. I almost didn’t believe the performance was real because of the fact that it was so light outside. Coldplay brought the thunder when they arrived on […]

E23- Feb. 11, 2016

E23- Feb. 11, 2016

The Grammys are right around the corner, and E23’s special Grammys show will take you through the music, the fashion and more! Tana Kelley and Tyra Murray host with flair, Lindsey Wilkerson delivers headlines with some hilarious puns and we close out the show with a panel discussion on the nominees.

Kesha is one step closer to being able to make music again

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter It has been more than three years since pop star Kesha released her last album, “Warrior.” The artist would like to release more music, but she has not been able to due to a two-year long legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, hoping to be released from her recording contract […]

Say Anything shocks with a surprise album release

Say Anything shocks with a surprise album release

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter Let it be known that Max Bemis wants to be like Beyoncé. The creative leader, singer and all-around glue of the band Say Anything decided to release its newest album “I Don’t Think So” without any build-up. Was the unexpected drop worth it? It most definitely was. “I Don’t Think […]

The Super Bowl of food

The Super Bowl of food

By Tyra Murray, E23 Reporter As we all know, the Super Bowl just happened, and with it came obligatory socializing. Way too many times, I have experienced someone throwing a party that turns out lame. Guests are ashamed. The party gods are ashamed. The problem is some hosts think it’s about the music. Some may […]

E23- Feb. 4, 2016

E23 is back and more ready than ever to guide you through the realm of entertainment. Hosts Ito Amayo and Monica Roselli take you through the first show of 2016, where Cassidy Cunnyngham counts down her best Valentine’s Day tips, Sara Nelson critiques the Best Album Grammy nominations and Kelli Goldman and Africa Baker dish […]

Super Bowl commercials made by newcomers and veterans entertain

By Noah McGee, E23 Reporter Every year at Super Bowl parties, I find myself surrounded by people who see the commercials as just as big of an event as the game itself. The Super Bowl commercials are a highly anticipated aspect of the spectacle, attracting many viewers. If the commercials are not entertaining or relaying […]

#OscarsSoWhite hashtag and movement shares controversy and inspires change

By Nnamdi Egwuonwu, E23 Reporter Based on the award show’s history, the Oscars have been white for a long time. According to The New York Times, since the award show began in 1929, only 6.7 percent of acting nominations have gone to non-white actors. You may assume that things have improved greatly in the past couple […]

New episodes return with midseason premieres

By Mayela Urizar, E23 Reporter With a new semester comes a new season of all the shows I’ve been waiting for. The only thing harder than keeping up with new classes is keeping up with brand new episodes of beloved television shows. I am here to help catch you all up on some shows that […]

“Grease: Live!” is the live musical you want

By Kayla Johnson, E23 Reporter Initially, when I heard that Fox would be doing a live televised production of the 1978 classic, I had my presumptions. It was not long after NBC’s impressive live production of “The Wiz” when I saw the commercial for Fox’s “Grease: Live!” on television. I figured Fox was trying to […]

Top five drinks to help you survive the wacky winter weather

By Haley Broughton, E23 Reporter Since I was born in South Dakota and raised in the Chicagoland suburbs, I would go as far as to say I’m an expert on the cold. Cold-expert? Coldspert? Colbert? I must admit, however, I’ve never experienced a winter quite as terrifying as January in Columbia, Missouri. For the most […]

E23 on the beat: Violet and the Undercurrents

By Haley Broughton, E23 Reporter Local indie rock-folk band Violet and the Undercurrents recently played at Rose Music Hall, a venue defined by the genuine artists who play there. The band’s latest album, “WAVES,” was released in 2014, and according to lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Violet Vonder Haar, the album was a huge turning […]

Sia’s “This Is Acting” showcases songs originally written for other artists

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter On Jan. 29 at midnight, the iconic artist released her latest album, “This Is Acting,” an album based off an interesting concept. She initially wrote the songs featured on the album for other artists to record. She performed each denied song to sound like the artist intended to sing it. […]

Zayn Malik releases first solo single, “PILLOWTALK”

By Janae McGee, E23 Reporter Zayn Malik ruined my life, and for the low price of $1.29, he can ruin yours too. 10:24 p.m. on Thursday was when I got the first inkling that something was wrong. In a short amount of time, about six weeks, I have managed to ingratiate myself into the strange and passionate […]

E23- Dec. 3, 2015

The hostesses with the most-est Mackenzie Huck and Colleen Sloyan host the last episode of the fall semester! Our very own Ian Nickens takes on this week’s headlines like a Trevor Noah Doppelganger himself. Mayela Urizar spares the skip, Korl Cusick countsdown, and Tyra Murray and Tana Kelley talk couture. Only on, E23. Happy holidays […]

The Mockingjay Flies: But not that high

By: Ambriehl Turrentine The Girl on Fire’s flame finally came to a simmer this past weekend. Mockingjay: Part II opened on Thanksgiving weekend with $101 million, ringing in at number one for the weekend. It is the fifth highest opening of the year, yet a franchise low. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returned with friends Gale (Liam […]

E23- Nov. 19, 2015

It’s time for the second to last live show of the Fall 2015 semester but do not shed your tears just yet as E23 brings you the best entertainment coverage Columbia, Missouri has to offer.

E23- Nov. 12, 2015

Korl Cusick and Morgan Partney host their way through E23’s crazy happenings, even if Korl struggles with executive producer Lauren Magarino’s last name every once in awhile. Lauren goes on despite this to deliver you headlines in which its overall description can be encompassed by John Mayer lyrics, “things come and go and they are […]

MUTV Special Report – November 9, 2015

After weeks of protests, UM System President Tim Wolfe resigned and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced that he will step down effective Jan. 1.  Our student reporters were able to capture the inside story. Check out the special report on MUTV.    

What the 2015 CMA Awards Were Really About

Monica Roselli, E23 staff On Nov. 4, country music’s biggest stars gathered at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for a night of music, fashion and, of course, awards. Hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, this year’s CMAs brought out all the stops and even had a few surprises. Even though there was much to […]

E23 on the beat: Timeflies & Kalin and Myles concert

E23 on the beat: Timeflies & Kalin and Myles concert

Lindsey Wilkerson, E23 staff If you’ve visited The Blue Note recently, you probably said that you danced your heart out and the time just flew by. Musical duo Timeflies pumped up the crowd on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 with their fiery freestyles, heavy bass lines, and catchy riffs. On their “Just for Fun Tour,” Timeflies […]

What Happened to the Girl We Used to Know: Raven Symoné on The View

Jordan Young, E23 staff Remember the hit Disney show That’s So Raven? The sassy star Raven Symoné was the queen of the 90s. Children looked up to Raven as their role model. On countless memorable episodes, Raven stood for body confidence with her best friends and little brother at her side. Eight years after the […]

The Martian: review

Brandon Buscher, E23 staff The release of Ridley Scott’s movie adaptation of The Martian, formerly a best-selling novel by author Andy Weir, could not have come at a better time for today’s movie goer. Just days before its release, NASA announced to the world that it had discovered real flowing water on Mars which reignited […]

Why Being an Adult Sucks: Halloween Edition

Produced by Korl Cusick, E23 staff In a college town far far away lives a tiger named Korl who discovered that Halloween as an adult, sucks. For more online exclusives, check out our YouTube channel! Thanks for watching! Colleen Sloyan, E23 exec

Why You Should be Excited that Simon Cowell is Joining “America’s Got Talent”

Why You Should be Excited that Simon Cowell is Joining “America’s Got Talent”

Lindsey Wilkerson, E23 staff Famous television producer, music talent scout, and entrepreneur, Simon Cowell, made an exciting announcement recently. The former “American Idol” judge recently tweeted that he will be replacing Howard Stern on “America’s Got Talent.” In his tweet posted on Oct. 22, 2015, Cowell wrote, “The good news is America’s Got Talent is […]

E23- Oct. 29, 2015

E23 gets spooky with hosts Tana Kelley and Amos Chen. Amos tackles MU entertainment as the Mizzou offense as his costume (No costume? No offense.) Ian Nickens discusses the decades old vegetarian versus bacon lovers debacle and a FL country resident that’s gone over to the dark side. Tyra Murray pops over to McDavid for […]

E23- Oct. 22, 2015

E23 newbie hosts Africa Baker and Nora Thiemann weave MU students through this week’s crazy entertainment events. Headliner Arielle Cadet dives into the Lamar Odom update, gives you a few Hershey’s kisses (xoxo Gossip Girl), and discusses Drake’s turtle neck movement. A movement, E23 fashion correspondents hope MU leaves to alumni tigers. Lindsey Wilkerson wandered […]

E23- Oct. 15, 2015

This Thursday E23 hosts McKenzie Jester and Sana Moore took you through the entertainment happenings of the week. Ian Nickens talks about “turning up” in politics and covers the homecoming. Morgan Partney talks homecoming house decorations and Africa Baker talks culture and couture in the Shack. Bailey Sims uncovers what Mizzou students say to pick […]

TV Premiere: “Undateable”

“Undateable” kicked off its third season with a twist that sets it apart from other competing sitcoms. The NBC program, which centers on a close group of friends in Detroit, unveiled its new live format in the season three premiere last Friday. While the first two seasons were both scripted, the show did a test […]

AHS season 5 review

Janae McGee, E23 Staff Two quick disclaimers before I lay into this show. First off, spoiler alert! I feel like that’s a given but, as someone who has stumbled upon spoilers and had their whole lives ruined, I think it’s a nice courtesy. Second, I haven’t liked a season of American Horror Story since season […]

Fashion Tell-All: Fall Street Edition

Fashion Tell-All: Fall Street Edition

Korl Cusick, E23 Reporter You wake up in the morning and go straight for your closet. You check the weather, and decide what you’re going to wear for the day. For some, it’s leggings or norts and a big t-shirt, for others it’s your favorite pair of Birks paired with jeans and a comfy top. […]

E23- Oct. 8, 2015

E23- Oct. 8, 2015

Check out episode 3 of E23 where hosts Kayla Johnson and David Colton take you through MU and Columbia’s entertainment events. Ambriehl Turrentine gives you some advice on fire safety and admits to her Fetty Wap obsession. While David wonders off the dog surfing competition, Amos Chen asks students about their favorite Halloween costumes. Colleen Sloyan […]

Theory of a Deadman: Blue note

Theory of a Deadman: Blue note

By: Jack Schroder This past Friday, October 9, The Blue Note hosted the band Theory of a Deadman. Featuring a sound similar to Shinedown or Nickelback (in a good way), Theory demonstrates a full knowledge of basic hard rock components, but with lead singer Tyler Connolly’s ability as a vocalist to go from gravelly screams […]

Ariana Grande: Honeymoon tour, St. Louis, Mo.

By: Morgan Partney On Sunday, October 4, I had the pleasure of attending Ariana Grande’s concert, in St. Louis, Mo. This concert took place at the Scottrade Center, where the St. Louis Blues normally play. Since I was already a huge Arianator before the show, my opinions might be a little biased, but it was […]

Commentary on Drake and Future Collaboration

Commentary on Drake and Future Collaboration

By: Amos Chen On the song “Where Ya At,” a collaboration between rappers Drake and Future on Future’s album DS2, Drake raps, “Where ya at when we took the city over?” This proves a fitting statement, for at the time of the track’s release, the two rappers were not just at dizzying levels of success […]

E23- Oct. 1, 2015

Hosts Nancy Coleman and Lindsey Wilkerson take you through this week’s entertainment. Danny Konstantinovic, the film guy, dissects Harry Potter terms, Sam Smith’s new music, Lizzie McGuire’s less than normal little brother and League of Legends. Africa Baker counts down the top nine things you miss from home. Featured events around campus and Columbia, Missouri […]

Hamilton is Here to Stay

By: Nancy Coleman To most people, a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton sounds like a punch line in a comedy routine. Lin-Manuel Miranda is not like most people. During the Broadway run of his first Tony Award winning musical In the Heights—for which he was the composer, lyricist, and leading man Usnavi—Miranda picked up a […]

Self-Titled Album: Fetty Wap

By: Amanda Rhim From amateur turned overnight hip-hop sensation, hip-hop/R&B singer Fetty Wap recently released his debut self-titled album Fetty Wap on Sept. 25. The 25-year old emerged in the music industry in 2011 as a songwriter but did not jumpstart his career until 2014’s ever defining hit “Trap Queen.” This recognition skyrocketed his career […]

“Scream Queens” Review

By: Nora Thiemann Scream Queens, the new Fox comedy-horror series, comes from the executive producers of Glee and American Horror Story. For all of those in love with Greek life, I would avoid watching this, but for all those who cannot stand the mere thought of another girl screaming about her little or another guy […]

Daily Breakdown of Best Moments at NYFW

Daily Breakdown of Best Moments at NYFW

By: Morgan Partney If you missed this fall’s New York Fashion week, don’t worry, because I’ve got the runway rundown on this season’s best parts of the show! The week started off on Sept.10, and ended on Sept. 17. Thursday, Sept. 10: On the first day, there were four different shows. The standout moment was […]

Campus Student Feature: Fashion Picks

Campus Student Feature: Fashion Picks

By: Africa Baker Sept. 24, 2015 As a college student, it’s easy to throw on sweats and t-shirts as the outfit of choice for the day (or week). However, there’s always that one person in your 8 a.m. that makes you question how they manage to put on jeans. E23 has found MU students that […]

Park(ing) Day: Change for Columbia

Park(ing) Day: Change for Columbia

By: Davis McCondichie On Friday, Sept. 18, the residents of Columbia were treated to a brilliant display of innovative infrastructure known as Park(ing) Day. The event transformed Ninth Street parking spaces into public parks sponsored by local companies and artists. Designs ranged from a small craft studio to a bocce ball court. One thing was […]

Campus Perspective: Pageant queen criticized for nursing profession monologue

Campus Perspective: Pageant queen criticized for nursing profession monologue

By: Lindsey Wilkerson (@lindzwilkerson) On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, the Miss America pageant finals were held in Atlantic City, N.J. The top fifteen contestants performed a variety of talents from singing and dancing to reading monologues. Kelley Johnson, Miss Colorado, brought a new talent to the Miss America 2016 stage by reciting a monologue she […]

E23- Sept. 17, 2015

E23- Sept. 17, 2015

E23 walks you through New York Fashion week’s best and worst looks, happenings around campus and more!  

The Not-So Rising Action of “The Visit”

By: Davis McCondichie Everyone has seen a movie that makes you think, “What did I just watch?” However, none of these films measure up to the bizarre box office release “The Visit”. Critics and audiences alike were hoping for an exceptional return from the once great director M. Night Shyamalan. What audiences received was a […]

Grow Your Spring Playlist

By: Olivia Rivers, E23 Reporter Four seasons exist on this planet of ours, and by far, spring is the best season of all. From the Earth sprouts new life reminding us of the beauty and attractions of our own. The sun lightly caresses exposed skin while breezes whip hair into a hundred different directions, creating […]

Summertime Sadness: What To Do When You Are Missing Mizzou

By: Morgan Kopitsky, Twitter: @morgankopitsky Only one week stands between a campus full of students and the long-awaited summer. With the stress of finals finally behind them, they can look forward to whatever excited plans are to come. However, after reconnecting with friends and family, getting back to work at a summer job, or even […]

The Real Winners of the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

The Real Winners of the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

By: Mackenzie Huck, E23 Reporter It was supposed to be the most anticipated fight in recent history. It ended up falling flat in the eyes of many viewers. I am, of course, referring to the welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao that happened Friday, May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las […]

Welcome to the World, Little Princess!

By: Brooke Prinster, E23 Staffer Why is the Princess of Cambridge receiving so much more publicity than the birth of Prince George back in 2013? How did Kate Middleton manage to look unbelievably flawless after stepping out of the Lindo Wing? Do we call the newborn Princess Charlotte or Princess Alice? These questions lead to […]

What to Wear This Summer

What to Wear This Summer

By: Morgan Partney, E23 Reporter Summer’s almost here, and you know what that means… new summer wardrobe! If you’re anything like me, one of the best parts about summer is shopping and finding new cute clothes to wear for every adventure you will embark this season. From country concerts, to laying by the pool, or […]

E23- April 30, 2015

Join us this week for another great episode of E23!

E23- April 23, 2015

Join us this week as Kate Fallon and Samantha Kummerer host E23. We have Colleen Sloyan giving us the lo-down on the Columbia Farmer’s Market, Danny Konstantinovic shows us the first HACK MU League of Legends Tournament, and Priyanka Khanna debuts the Claire McCaskill appearance for the It’s On Us summit. Not to mention Danny […]

I Like Big Lips and I Cannot Lie: Kylie Jenner Challenge

I Like Big Lips and I Cannot Lie: Kylie Jenner Challenge

By: Kyreon Lee, E23 Reporter, Twitter: @simply_kyreon The hashtag #KylieJennerChallenege is trending all over social media. This is due to teenagers around the globe taking part in the challenge that involves putting your lips into a shot glass or small bottle and sucking in, creating a suction technique to swell up their lips to “look […]

Last Outgoing Train From Procrastination Station: Tips and Resources For a Final Grade Boost

By: Colleen Sloyan, E23 Reporter (@ColleenMich3lle) Spring weather has students looking toward the sun and not toward the end of the class syllabus. It is time to close the weather app and start making those study guides. MU has resources right here on campus to help give you that final grade boost. E23 also has […]

E23- April 16, 2015

Join us this week as Victoria Lewis and Shaletta Norwood host E23. Priyanka Khanna host Coffee and Couture while she dishes on the hottest Coachella fashion, Lauren Magarino shows us some Spotify hidden gems in Spare the Skip, and Olivia Rivers hosts a great Countdown. All that and more on E23.

Food, Glorious Food: The Best and Worst Dining Halls on Campus

By: Daniel Konstantinovic, E23 Reporter It’s an indisputable fact that between the transition from high school to college, and even in college itself, you’ll make some of the most important decisions of your life. Which school to go to, your major, internships, and more will be hanging over your head throughout these four pivotal years […]

Those Three R’s? They’re Relevent

Those Three R’s? They’re Relevent

By: Lauren Magarino, E23 Reporter Remember the three “R’s?” They were probably drilled into your head, most likely during grades first through fifth, in your generic science class. If you are struggling to recall them, they are: reduce, reuse, recycle. As you reminisce over these terms, I can imagine your eyes glazing at the very […]

Celebrity Tweets This Week- Taco Bell Themed

Celebrity Tweets This Week- Taco Bell Themed

By: Morgan Kopitsky, E23 Reporter College students know how important it is to stretch their dollars, especially when it comes to food. Search any dorm room, and it is almost a guarantee that there will be cups of Easy Mac and plenty of Ramen. Another staple for college students is Taco Bell. With Happy Hour […]

6 Awesome Ways to Kill…Time

6 Awesome Ways to Kill…Time

By: Olivia Rivers, E23 Reporter Movies do a lot of things, they make you laugh, they make you cry, they inspire you, they comfort you, and of course they entertain you! Whether you’re on a mission to watch every great movie ever produced or just looking for a good flick to help you procrastinate on […]

E23-April 10, 2015

Join us this week as Sana Moore and Victoria Lewis host E23. Packed with the best entertainment headlines, we also have Kate Fallon meeting with RHA president and discussing RHA’s goals for the year, Lindsey Fafoglia tells us about the absolute BEST places to eat in St. Louis, and Danny Konstantinovic gives us a very […]

The Recap: iHeartRadio Music Awards

The Recap: iHeartRadio Music Awards

By: Lauren Magarino Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards; it can be hard to keep up with the music industry, its artists, and their accolades. An award show that doesn’t receive as much hype recently aired on NBC on March 29th, the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Despite being low-key, the […]

Struggle Bus

By: Colleen Sloyan, E23 Reporter, Twitter: @ColleenMich3lle The hype around breaks from school is for Netflix nights, catching up with your friends, cats and dogs included, and enjoying a low stress environment. However as an out of state student myself, I can say that the stress peaks long after the last exam. Transportation from campus back […]

Make Your Closet Work for You

Make Your Closet Work for You

By: Olivia Rivers, E23 Reporter Not sure what to wear in warmer weather if you’re a working woman? Don’t fret, E23 has got you covered with a fashion guide for summer office attire. Luckily those summer jobs and internships are still a couple of months away, therefore you have plenty of time to make sure […]

“Update-Game” Strong: Snapchat’s New Hit Feature

“Update-Game” Strong: Snapchat’s New Hit Feature

By: Lauren Magarino, E23 Reporter Remember the time Twitter introduced an animated swirling star (synonymous to the stars seen on “Dora The Explorer”) as a response to the act of favoriting a tweet? Or when Instagram revealed a vast array of new filters to fret and fawn over? Updates, typically automatic, are crafted improvements that […]

Celebrities wish their fans an EGG-cellent Easter

Celebrities wish their fans an EGG-cellent Easter

By: Mackenzie Huck, E23 Reporter As on most special occasions, many celebrities took to Twitter over Easter weekend to wish their fans a happy holiday. Some simply wished fans a nice Easter holiday, and some took a much more unique approach. I’ve taken the liberty of gathering some of the more unusual and comical celebrity […]

How To Create a Killer Fraternity Formal Cooler

How To Create a Killer Fraternity Formal Cooler

By: Lindsey Fafoglia, E23 Reporter It looks like fraternity formal season is upon us again, and with formal season comes frantic girls struggling to finish creating coolers for their dates. But, no need to fear this year, because I have compiled a quick and simple step-by-step process to creating the perfect fraternity formal cooler! Starting […]

E23- April 2, 2015

Check out this week’s edition of E23 where Kate Fallon and Samantha Kummerer host Mizzou’s number one entertainment news show. This week, Samantha Kummerer sits down with a Mizzou Alternative Break Site Leader for “Pillow Talk” to discuss MAB and the trip our guest took. Kyreon Lee hosts “Countdown” and tells us the top most annoying people […]

Malik Moves In Another Direction

Malik Moves In Another Direction

By: Lauren Magarino, E23 Reporter On Wednesday, March 25, the world experienced a catastrophe it had not experienced in 13 years, the breakup of another boy band. Okay, it was not technically a full on break-up, but the result was synonymous by breaking many hearts all over the world. On Wednesday, Zayn Malik left One Direction. […]

E23- March 19th, 2015

Join us this week as Lauren Magarino and Danny Konstantinovic host E23 and bring us the best in national and local entertainment headlines. Kyreon Lee hosts Tiger Tear Up this week and sees how students would react if Mizzou were to change the school mascot to the Missouri state bird, the blue bird. Rachel Sirany […]

Spring into Deliciousness

By: Olivia Rivers, E23 Reporter As of March 20th, spring is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere! You’ve already given some thought to what spring activities you’ll partake in and what clothes you’ll be able to wear now that you don’t have to worry about the cold Missouri weather assaulting you. But, have you thought […]

Tigers Dance the Night Away!

Tigers Dance the Night Away!

By: Kyreon Lee, E23 Reporter MizzouThon is the largest student-ran philanthropy on campus where money is raised for the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to help support pediatric patients. This year, MizzouThon signed a $1 million pledge to fund the renovation of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The slogan is “Everything we do is FTK: […]

Spring Midterms Study Playlist

By: Zach Gee, E23 Reporter It’s that time again, Tigers. The promise land of Spring Break is almost here, but first come the trials and tribulations of midterms. In an effort to help, here is a playlist that can be played while studying or doing any other important assignments. And So It Is by Nick […]

Mizzou Gone Wild—Spring Break 2015

Mizzou Gone Wild—Spring Break 2015

By: Kyreon Lee, E23 Reporter The time is finally here! That’s right spring break is just days away and we all can take a break from this insane college life! If you don’t have plans, then you’re in luck because it’s not too late! So pack your bags, round up your closest friends, and lets […]

How to Put Beautiful Weather and Studying Together

How to Put Beautiful Weather and Studying Together

By: Morgan Partney, E23 Reporter As we’re half way through the semester, we can’t help but notice the weather going from unbearable, to enjoyable. For some of us, the weather is starting to become so enjoyable we can’t seem to get ourselves back inside. All we can think about is lying outside to catch some […]

Spring Break Fashion

Spring Break Fashion

By: Morgan Partney, E23 Reporter It’s that time of year again, when the depressing cold of the winter is finally coming to an end, and we celebrate with a week of sunny days and no school. That’s right, it’s spring break time! The only problem that seems to occur is having been so used to […]

Little Money? No Problem: Spring Break Staycation Ideas

By: Char’Nese Turner Spring break is almost here and I’m sure every Tiger is looking forward to upcoming week without classes. In the college world spring break equals party time! Many MU students will spend the break traveling the states or vacationing out of the country while the rest of us head to the very […]

Spring Break Then & Now

Spring Break Then & Now

By: Char’Nese Turner, E23 Staffer Who was the genius that decided to give college students the week off of school to party, relax and do whatever else they wanted without any parental guidance? Spring breakers all over the world are forever indebted to the mystery man or woman who started such a phenomenon. No, I’m […]

Spring Break Health and Safety Tips​

By: Char’Nese Turner While everyone is pumped and in the spirit of spring break it is important to highlight some health and safety tips before MU students take flight to the lands of party. 1. Sure, alcohol is a big aspect of spring break but just because its available to you doesn’t mean you have to […]

SPEAK Community Theater to Host “Share the Stage”

Kate Fallon for E23 is joined by SPEAK community theater liaison, Imani Simmons-Elloie, as well as MSA President, Payton Head, to talk about SPEAK’s upcoming talent showcase. Join them this Saturday at 7 p.m. in Stotler Lounge for the Share the Stage event as high schoolers from around the area join in with college students […]

Mizzou After Dark Loves the ’90s

By: Lauren Magarino, E23 Staffer On Friday, March 6 2015, Mizzou After Dark hosted an event dedicated to the 90s. Tigers filed into Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union and were transported back to their childhoods. With classic board games, a decked out cereal bar, and the opportunity to decorate fanny packs and hacky-sacks, the event […]

Lady Gaga to Appear on AHS

Lady Gaga to Appear on AHS

By: Madeline Best, E23 Reporter Lady Gaga, mother monster herself, will officially be checking into American Horror Story’s upcoming fifth season subtitled “Hotel”. Gaga announced last week via Twitter that she has officially joined the cast of the popular FX show created by Ryan Murphy, previous creator of such shows like FOX’s Glee. In the […]

Tiger Two-Step: Michael Sam Dancing with the Stars

By: Char’Nese Turner, E23 Reporter Michael Sam has traded in his football gear for dancing shoes. The MU alum is set to compete in the 20th season of “Dancing with the Stars” alongside greats like Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers and Noah Galloway. The defensive end made history last year becoming the first openly gay player […]

Healthy Living: The College Edition

By: Char’Nese Turner, E23 Reporter If you’re like me, finding ways to maintain your health while in college can be tricky. Along with hectic class schedules, there is work, social clubs and other organizations that require your attention and it makes it quite difficult to make time for the gym. Let’s not forget the temptation […]

Notable Women of MU

By: Madeline Best, E23 Reporter Women’s History Month, which is celebrated every March to recognize the achievements and contributions of women throughout history, is currently being honored this month. With the spotlight focusing on famous historical women, why not take a look at our very own notable women of MU? The University of Missouri has […]

E23- March 5, 2015

  Kyreon Lee and Char’Nese Turner host this week’s E23 packed with the most exciting entertainment headlines, and Mizzou entertainment news. Shaletta Norwood sits down for Pillowtalk with the editor of a women’s empowerment magazine, Samantha Kummerer brings us a True and False festival countdown, Julia Nixon gives an interview with the band KONGOS at […]

“SNL 40” Brings Lots of Laughs

By: Danielle Katz, E23 Reporter “Saturday Night Live” turned 40 years old this year and celebrated with a special 40th anniversary special that provided three and a half hours of comedy. Many previous cast members, writers and crew returned to 30 Rock to commemorate the show’s success and appear in the special. Jimmy Fallon, past […]

Gender-Neutral Housing 2015

By: Kyreon Lee, E23 Reporter For the 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Missouri is offering their first ever gender-neutral housing. There will a 16-bed space reserved in College Avenue hall, which is located on 1300 East Rollins Street, as a test for the gender-neutral housing area. The space is open to students of any […]

Mark Chapman Band

By: Colleen Sloyan, E23 Reporter The Missouri born members of “Mark Chapman Band” performed at Nash Vegas on Saturday Feb. 21 2015. The band formed in 2008 after Mark Chapman had a solo career in 2005 with the release of his debut album “Who Knew”. Mark became interested in music after learning to play guitar […]

Looking for a Lease? Off-Campus Housing Options

Looking for a Lease? Off-Campus Housing Options

By: Char’Nese Turner, E23 Reporter It is about that time to start looking, leasing, and lodging for the 2015-2016 academic year. Many MU students want to live off campus but don’t know where to start gathering information in order to find the perfect fit for fall. In an effort to make your search process a […]

Flirting in Class Tips: 101

By: Kelly Palecek, E23 Reporter Have you ever had a crush on someone in your class but just can’t seem to find a way to talk to them or even to get them to notice you? Well guess what, you are not alone! Many times we see someone who draws our attention but we can’t […]

Fitness Tips for College Girls

By: Sana Moore, E23 Reporter Ladies do you want that rockin’ firecracker, “damn baby” body? Do you want to be able to walk the beach freely without an ounce of you jiggling? Is time the only thing holding you back from the gym? Don’t worry because if you keep reading, you can try some helpful […]

E23- February 26, 2015

Join us again this week for another round of entertainment headlines, Countdown, Pillow Talk and more! Only E23!

E23- February 19, 2015

Join us this week as Mackenzie Huck and Colleen Sloyan host E23. Olivia Rivers introduces us to one of Mizzou’s DJs and his cool style, Breanna Lehane tells us about the best Starbucks splurges in “Countdown,” Priyanka Khanna hangs out with “Coffee and Couture,” and some great packages are introduced! Catch it only on E23.

MADELYN IRIS: Feminist and Beautiful

By: DJ Pointer, E23 Reporter “I ended up being the girl that was bullied every day in elementary [school], to the girl who won prom queen her junior year of high school,” claims the ingenious musical mind and song-writer Maddy Munsell or as you know her Madelyn Iris. She reflects on herself growing up as […]

Outfit Tips and Tricks for Attending Basketball Games

By: Madeline Best, E23 Reporter Sundresses and sandals, chinos and bowties; these clothing items serve as the unofficial uniform of football game days in the fall. When tailgating it’s considered just as much of a main event as the game itself and when the days are sunny and seventy-five, it’s easy to toss on a […]

Behind the Yellow Tape

Behind the Yellow Tape

By: Lauren Magarino, E23 Reporter Construction. Billows of dust, yellow tape, milling hard hats, and trucks on the move made the Mizzou campus seem like a constantly moving machine. Expansions in sidewalks, dining halls, and residence halls were all readjusted counterparts, and with every change came amelioration to how the campus functioned. However, there was […]

E23- February 12, 2015

Join us this week as the beautiful Rachel Sirany and Shaletta Norwood anchor E23! Along with national and local entertainment headlines, watch Lauren Magarino and Danny Konstantinovic talk about the top 15 songs for Valentine’s Day, Sana Moore hosts a special guest during this week’s Pillow Talk, Ellie Swoboda tells you where to talk your […]

On The Comeback: Justin Bieber is Cleaning Up His Act

By: Lindsey Fafoglia, E23 Reporter That’s right, saggy pants and all, the Biebs is trying to get his life back together. The 20 year old pop sensation decided to speak out about his behavior over the past couple of years during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this February. Justin realized that recently […]

The Antlers Retaining Their Fame as a Mizzou Staple

The Antlers Retaining Their Fame as a Mizzou Staple

By: Lephonse Paige, E23 Reporter Who knew the overgrown extension of a deer’s skull could be so raunchy? University of Missouri students know! Have you ever been to a MU Basketball game at Mizzou Arena and noticed a group of guys yelling foul obscenities at the opposing team? Well, those guys are The Antlers and […]

Bruce Jenner Transitioning into a Woman

By: Madeline Best, E23 Reporter Bruce Jenner, former Olympic gold medalist and reality star best known for his role on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” has been the subject of much conversation in the recent weeks due to rumors that Jenner has come out as transgendered and is currently in the process of transitioning into […]

Secret Menus A Myth After All

By: Julia Nixon, E23 Reporter Being given the assignment to try your favorite restaurant’s secret items is any girl’s dream. This past week I was given the task to visit some of Mizzou’s most popular restaurants, and discover what secret creations they have to offer. I started off early Wednesday morning and with temperatures horribly […]

Bobbi Kristina Found Unresponsive

Bobbi Kristina Found Unresponsive

By: Kelly Palecek, E23 Staffer Bobbi Kristina, 21, and daughter of the legendary singer Whitney Houston, was found submerged and unresponsive faced down in her bathtub at her Atlanta home the morning of January 31st, 2014. According to Daily Mail, she was rushed to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia but has been transferred to […]

E23- February 5, 2015

Join us this week as our lovely hosts Lauren Magarino and Victoria Lewis walk us through Countdown, Tiger Tear-up and special events happening at Mizzou. Also, we introduce our newest segment- Coffee and Couture with Priyanka Khanna.

Super Bowl XLIX Ads Display a Wide Variety of Themes

By: Danielle Katz, E23 Staffer Football is not the only reason the Super Bowl was the most watched American event of the year. Super Bowl commercials have always been an integral part of watching the game. To the many people, they declare that the sole reason to watch the game is to see the advertisements. This year, […]

Dressing for Success: Career Fair Fashion Tips

By: Olivia Rivers, E23 Reporter Sometimes in your life you’ll have to dress up for that important interview, whether it is for a super selective scholarship, a part time job at your nearest chain store, or a local summer internship and it certainly won’t be the last time you’ll need to don your closets best. […]

Recent Feud Between Blink-182 Results in Split

By: Lindsey Fafoglia, E23 Reporter Pop punk band, Blink 182, recently announced a feud that has led to the bands split from vocalist Thomas DeLonge. Wait, is it 2005 again? It seems the popular 1990’s band has yet again returned to their typical charade; breaking up, getting back together and breaking up again. According to […]

Snapchat 9.0

Snapchat 9.0

By: Kyreon Lee, E23 Reporter Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to communicate back and forth in a creative way: with photos and videos. Snapchat is a place where people can keep their friends and family updated instantly via pictures and videos by posting to their “MyStory.” It has been a popular app, […]

E23- December 11, 2014

Oscar de la Renta’s Passing

**This article is a late publish, originally news for October 23, 2014** By: Waverly Colville, E23 Reporter Very few fashion designers can claim such a powerful influence over history just based on dressing famous icons. However, the legendary and timeless fashion designer Oscar de la Renta can. Oscar de la Renta has died on Monday […]

UVA Scandal and It’s Backfire

By: Olivia Rivers, E23 Reporter Sabrina Rubin Erderly who according to her website, sabrinaerderly.com, is an “award-winning feature writer and investigative journalist” recently had her article “A Rape on Campus” published in Rolling Stone Magazine. This veteran writer with over 10 years of experience in the field of journalism has had several other articles published […]

Mike Brown Case Hits Mizzou

By: Olivia Rivers Whether you watch the five o’clock news every day or just occasionally read through the latest news stories that pop up when you open your web browser, you have most likely heard something about the case of Michael Brown Jr., which has sent our nation into a deep reflection of civil rights. […]

Black Lives Matter: MU March for Eric Garner

Black Lives Matter: MU March for Eric Garner

By: Colleen Sloyan, E23 Reporter “I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.” Eleven times, father of six children, Eric Garner cried out as New York police choked him to […]

What To Wear During Thanksgiving Dinner

What To Wear During Thanksgiving Dinner

By Danielle Spanburg, E23 Reporter Though you may have not put much thought into it yet, you don’t want to find yourself rushing and freaking out on what to wear the day of your very important family dinner. We all have heard the saying “you can’t have your cake and eat it too,” but in […]

Kim Kardashian’s Controversial Cover *PICS NSFW*

By: Breanna Lehane, E23 Reporter I’ve never really been one to “keep up with the kardashians,” but with Kim Kardashian’s latest cover release with Paper Magazine, I’m starting to feel as though Kim’s butt is actually following me. Twitter, Facebook, Yik Yak, you name it. Pictures and discussions of Kim’s glazed rear-end are blowing up […]

Marijuana Legalization Through Dan Viets

Marijuana Legalization Through Dan Viets

By: Sana Moore, E23 Reporter Should marijuana become legal or remain illegal in the state of Missouri? This is a question that has been in the minds of many Missouri citizens and politicians. A few states have been taking the initative and started to legalize marijuana. So far, 23 states have legalized marijuana for medical […]

E23- November 20, 2014

  All in entertainment, fashions, culture and more. E23.

E23- November 6, 2014

Check out all you need to know in the entertainment world. Only on E23.

New “Into the Woods” Trailer Released Summarizes and Entertains

By: Danielle Katz, E23 Reporter The second theatrical trailer was recently released for “Into the Woods.” This film is based on a musical of the same title that combines elements from multiple fairy tales and intertwines them into one original story. “I’ve always loved fairy tales and fantasies my whole life, so going to see […]

The 12-Foot Conundrum

By: Lauren Magarino, E23 Staffer Standing sturdy in all its glory. Cool and industrial in design, with what always seemed to be a perpetual line that snaked its way to the entrance doors. It was a unique haven for the famished being the closest Mexican grill; it was only a mere .4 miles away from […]

Pumpkin Carving

Hailey Jennings, E23 Reporter The international student and scholars center and Asian affairs come together and host a pumpkin-carving event to show other cultures our American culture. MU brings students together to create ONE MIZZOU. “We like to try and familiarize them with American customs and holidays, since their coming here a lot of then […]

Battle of the Burritos: Moe’s vs. Chipotle

By: Danielle Spanburg, E23 Reporter If you’re in Columbia, I’m sure you all know there’s a new man on the block! Moe’s! But is “he” really the man? Moe’s is a new southwest grill that has opened downtown on ninth street. It is very similar to Chipotle and, of course, the two are right next door […]

E23- October 30, 2014

Check out our old-fashioned/ halloween edition of E23! Complete with an Oscar-de-la-Renta fashion show, entertainment headlines, and reporters covering the wonderful Mizzou  homecoming last week.

Birthplace of Greatness: Mizzou Homecoming and House Decorations

By: Colleen Sloyan, E23 Reporter Columbians lined the streets of Greek town this past Friday to enjoy the house decorations from Greek organizations. Children, families, staff, and students alike trekked over to Greek town to see what the past two months of hard work the Greek students have put into ‘pomping’, painting, and skit performances. Besides the […]

The Big Apple, Love, and Oldies– Taylor Swift’s “1989”

By: Madison Stanze, E23 Reporter The queen of love, heartbreak, and revenge has just released her newest album. Taylor Swift debuted “1989” on Oct. 27, and fans across the nation rushed into stores and logged onto iTunes to grab their copy. Swift has slowly transitioned from country to sheer pop through her last few albums- […]

Newest Disney Movie: Moana

By: Olivia Rivers, E23 Reporter Disney fans everywhere rejoice! Not only is Walt Disney Pictures set to bring Frozen 2 into the lives of animation lovers in the coming years, the company has announced that in 2016 they will also release a film about an entirely new character named Moana Waialiki. The movie, which is […]

New Chat Room App

By: Gabe Dubois, E23 Reporter A few weeks ago, Facebook launched it’s new chat room app for iPhones, “Rooms” to try and bring back the anonymous chat room. The app resembles the websites from the 1990s where people can chat with anybody under anonymous names. The app requires no personal information, but each ‘Room’ is […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 5

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director Almost over Tigers!! The last band to play at the third annual MUTV and KCOU Battle of the Bands is Ray Wild. They are more than  a crowd pleaser with their first song where their electric guitarist just played the melody with his tongue. I REPEAT: WITH HIS TONGUE. […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 4

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director The fourth band to grace our stage in the Shack tonight is Aven and Heney from right here at Mizzou. They are an acoustic rock and blues singer-songwriter duo. “Thomas and I have known each other since we were young, we first started playing together freshman year of high […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 3

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director Penniless Profits is the third group to perform tonight, Tigers and WOW did they blow away the fans at the first note. Their music is loud, crazy, and incredibly rock and roll. Introducing themselves as, “A poor man’s band,” Penniless Profits is sure to have the fans all rocking […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 2

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director The second band up is a solo artist from Indonesia named Nassa Fickri. Fickri is on his electric guitar. Fickri’s sounds is a calming, pop-like musical combination of electric guitar and his own vocals. Blink 182, Rocket to the Moon and Train are musical similarities with his unique sound. […]

MUTV and KCOU Host Battle of the Bands Pt. 1

By: Kate Fallon, E23 Web Director Alright Tigers! It’s that time of year. The third annual Battle of the Bands has started in the Shack! The first band up is Dangerfield, a band right from Columbia, Mo. Dangerfield has a mix of indie pop and classic rock sound with a kick-ass female lead singer. Each member has […]

E23 October 23, 2014

Join us as we discuss the latest in entertainment headlines, meet with MU Improv Chase Newton, and flaunt the latest fall fashion. All you need to know about culture, food, music, movies and more…only on E23.

Fashion by Freedom Event

By: Coleen Sloyan, E23 Reporter On Sunday October 19, Fashion by Freedom was held in Columbia, MO at America’s Best Value Inn. It was held by the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, CMSHTC for short, to raise awareness of free trade clothing and domestic human trafficking. The event consisted tables of local community free […]

Get ready to Eat More Chicken!

By: Kayla Myers The students and residents of Columbia, MO will no longer have to drive all the way to Jefferson City in order to obtain some of the Chick-fil-A’s famous chicken. According to reports, Chick-fil-A plans to demolish three Romano’s Macaroni Grills in the Midwest including the one located in Columbia. The Columbian Missourian reports […]

Laverne Cox Comes to MU

By: Waverly Colville, E23 Staffer “Ain’t I a woman??” Laverne Cox proudly exclaims as she struts across the Missouri Theatre stage wearing a red dress and matching heels on the night of October 6. She also, much to the crowd’s enjoyment, showed her love for Mizzou by leading the crowd in the M-I-Z Z-O-U chant […]

Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak

By: Lexi Larson, E23 Staffer In the past few weeks there has been an outbreak of celebrity nude pictures being leaked into the public. One of the more famous victims is Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, who recently spoke out about her ordeal. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” She said. “Just the […]

The Uber Cool New Way to Get Around Columbia

By: Breanna Lehane, E23 Staffer Described as “your shortcut to everywhere,” Uber transportation service has finally hit the streets of Columbia. For those of you from city areas, this may just be the answer to all your prayers. For those of you that have never heard of Uber, you can expect an experience far different […]

E23- October 16, 2014

All things Mizzou: music, movies, food, pop culture and more on E 23.

E23 October 9, 2014

Back again this week with new show hosts, a great countdown and amazing clips from your fellow Tigers.

George Clooney Gets Married

By: Ellie Swoboda, E23 Staffer Sorry ladies, the silver fox is officially off the market! The notorious bachelor and commitment-phobe actor, George Clooney, wed British human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin, on September 27 followed by a weekend of celebration. Complete with a picturesque Italian setting and a plethora of A-list celebrities in attendance, the ceremony […]

Facebook: Time Waster and Now Emotion Controller 

By: Colleen Sloyan, E23 Staffer We accept friend requests from people we want to follow online. We like pages to keep up to date on concert information, discounts, and video posts. Simply, we choose what we want to see on Facebook. However, there are still those Facebook friends that post long, depressing statuses and those […]

America’s Golden Boy All Grown Up 

America’s Golden Boy All Grown Up 

By: Kayla Myers, E23 Staffer The world was first introduced to Nick Jonas in 2007 with the Jonas Brothers’ self titled debut album, “Jonas Brothers.” Once the Jonas Brothers caught the attention of Disney and started a TV series about themselves, this solidified their status as America’s favorite boy band in the eyes of many […]

Fall Fashions: What’s In Style This Season? 

By: Danielle Spanburg, E23 Staffer The question is what to wear, what to wear…? We unfortunately no longer have Joan Rivers to tell us what not to wear, but thankfully I can give you a hint on what to wear this season. It’s finally fall! One day it’s warm, but the next day it drops […]

Good Vibes Plays at Mojos

On Saturday, Oct. 4th, Mojo’s in downtown Columbia hosted the third Good Vibes event. The event’s creator Ise’ah Bentley (who goes by stage name Bentley) recently came out with a new album and many of his fans came to the event to support him along with his music, and the music of the other various artists. Bentley […]

Celebrity Couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Take on Parenting

By: Danielle Katz, E23 Staffer On Sept. 30, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis welcomed daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher into the world. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have gone all the way from co-starring as Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart on popular TV show, “That 70s Show,” to having a relationship in real life to finally […]

Former UM President’s House Reopens to Hold Special Events

Former UM President’s House Reopens to Hold Special Events

By: Danielle Katz, E23 Staffer The former UM presidential residence, Providence Point, where eight past UM System presidents and their families have lived, can now be booked as meeting and event space. Last fall, a year after announcing that he wanted to live somewhere that is more family-friendly, current UM System president Tim Wolfe moved […]

Amanda Bynes Arrested, Again

Amanda Bynes Arrested, Again

By: Sana Moore, E23 Staffer What do the shows All That, the movie She’s The Man, and even the classic Big Fat Liar all have in common? You guessed it! Amanda Bynes. The 28-year old childhood star Amanda Bynes isn’t the same Amanda that we are used to seeing on our flat screen TVs. On […]

What the Ray Rice Scandal Says About Our Culture

By: Mara Smith, E23 Staffer Raven’s running back, Ray Rice, was suspended indefinitely from the NFL in September once video surfaced on TMZ showing Rice assaulting and knocking out his then-fiancee, Janay Butler. The video has since gone viral and has sparked debate over sexism in our society and especially a culture of violence in […]

“The Situation” Facing Tax Evasion Charges

“The Situation” Facing Tax Evasion Charges

By: Erin Szczepaniak, E23 Staffer On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother/manager, Marc Sorrentino, were indicted for tax fraud. Mike Sorrentino is a reality star whose claim to fame is the show “Jersey Shore” during which he coined the term GTL, otherwise known as “gym, tan, laundry” as his mantra for […]

Celebrity Baby Boom!

By: Mackenzie Huck Wow! 2014 certainly has been the year of beautiful Hollywood babies! Mila Kunis, Ellen Page, and Chelsea Clinton have all become first time moms in the past few weeks, and we will soon have another to add to that list! Yes, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child together. […]

E23- October 2, 2014

From celebrities, to music, to movies and more E23 has you covered.

Taylor Swift: “Shaking Off” Her Country Style

By: Sam Christensen When she was fresh to the world of music at the young age of 14, Taylor Swift was signed with Big Machine Records in pursuit of a career in country music. After the release of her third single “Our Song,” she quickly became one of the biggest names in country music. Recently, […]

Chicago Fire Season Return

Chicago Fire Season Return

By: Hailey Brown NBC’s hit series “Chicago Fire” aired its season three premiere Tuesday the twenty third of September. The series originally premiered on the tenth of October in 2012 and ended up being a commercial success. The TV drama follows the lives of paramedics and firefighters employed at the Chicago fire department. On the […]

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Split

By: Braden Tatum Seems like another couple has called it quits. This time it’s rapper Wiz Khalifa and model and occasional actress Amber Rose. The couple who just celebrated their 1 year anniversary are getting a divorce. Shocking, huh? Sure did surprise me, especially when the couple seemed really into each other at this years’ […]

Bruce Jenner No Longer Able To Keep Up With the Kardashians

By: Mackenzie Huck There seems to be trouble in paradise for the Kardashian clan. Kendall and Kylie seem to be running rampant on the streets of L.A., Kourtney and Scott constantly face break-up rumors, and Kim just can’t let herself (or her husband) fall out of the limelight for more than a few hours. But […]

Gilmore Girls to be Released on Netflix

By: Ana Perez Seven years after “Gilmore Girls” said its final goodbye, there has been quite a void in the TV world. With re-airings only at 10 a.m. on ABC Family or through the purchasing of a box set, one of the most beloved TV shows hasn’t been able to be readily available to die […]

Mojo’s Hosts Open Mic Night!

By: Mara Smith and Tera Harvey On Monday the 21st Mojo’s brought together Columbia residents and musicians for their weekly open mic night. This free event was started as a way for local artists to show off their skill and collaborate with other performers. Signups for performance slots begin at 7:00 PM when host Dylan […]

Mockingjay fires into theaters Nov. 21

By: Alexis Cather Director Francis Lawrence is at it again with his second directed movie from the trilogy “The Hunger Games” with his new movie “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.” The movie is based off the best-selling books written by author Suzanne Collins. “I think it all starts from the source material,” Lawrence […]

Kanye West’s Concert Faux Pas Generates a False Story to the Public

By: Paige Neary Kanye West has never been one to think before he acts, or to necessarily take the kindest actions. Recently the Internet has blown up with speculation that Kanye West scored 106 points in a basketball game against a handicapped wheelchair team. Social media exploded with screenshots and pictures of this report because […]

‘BoJack Horseman’ Does It Well: Will Arnett’s New Voice

By: Zoe Branco COLUMBIA, MISSOURI- The Netflix original series, ‘BoJack Horseman’, just concluded its first season. This saucy, animated series features a talking horse whose acting career ended in the 90s. Now BoJack lives in Hollywood, is an alcoholic, and complains about everything under the sun. First things first, the pilot is incredibly mediocre and […]

The Carter’s: This is Real Life

By: AnnMarie Welser From divorce rumors to baby boomers Beyoncé and Jay-Z seem unable to escape headlines. It all began with a billion dollars on an elevator. Ever since the elevator fiasco, the pair has been rumored to be at their end. With gossip spurting from all sources, whether it was the altered lyrics in […]

Hank Baskett and his Transexual Mistress!

By Kyreon Lee, E23 Hank Baskett, formal NFL star and husband to former Playboy, Kendra Wilkinson, allegedly had an affair with a transexual model by the name of Ava Sabrina London. London recently came forward about their tryst. Baskett sought out to meet London despite of being married to his wife Wilkinson for five years […]

New Plans for Jantsen but the Duo with Dirt Monkey Plans to Stay Strong

By: Shelby Gyger Jantsen and Dirt Monkey took the Blue Note on Thursday, Sept. 18. The duo took the stage around 11:00pm after their three opening acts Captain, Freelance , and Medusa; all of which are native to MO. We sat down and spoke with Jantsen and Dirt Monkey at before their performance. The duo, […]

Snarky Puppy: A New Take on a Musical Animal

By: By: Colleen Sloyan and Zoe Branco COLUMBIA, MISSOURI- Snarky Puppy performs at the Blue Note as part of the first installment of “We Always Swing” Jazz Series this week. The arrival of Snarky Puppy is highly anticipated by jazz lovers citywide. Snarky Puppy originated in Texas, starting off as a group of friends playing […]

MU Students Showcasing Talents at Poetry in the Park

By Erin Szczepaniak and Olivia Rivers This past Thursday, September 18th at Carnahan Quadrangle, MU students were given the opportunity to perform original spoken word to an audience of roughly one hundred rapt listeners, most of which consisted of their fellow students. Credit for the event can be attributed to MSA as well as the […]

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Have Their Baby

By: Waverly Colville Hey girl- guess who just welcomed a new baby? That’s right! Ryan Gosling, 33, and Eva Mendes, 40, welcomed a baby girl on Friday, September 12 in Los Angeles. “Ryan is madly in love with the baby,” a source told People Magazine. He has been very supportive of Mendes by getting groceries […]

E23- September 18, 2014

E23 brings you all things entertainment, from Hollywood to Mizzou.

New York Fashion Week 2014

By: Alexis Reese Well fashion go-ers, it seems that New York Fashion Week 2014 has finally come to an end. We’ll have to wait until February 2015 for the next NYFW. Surprisingly, many people don’t know what New York Fashion Week is! Here’s a brief history on fashion’s most anticipated fall event. Dating back to […]

“If I Stay” Movie Review

By: Falyn Page Just when Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Mortez) thinks her life was tough when she has to make the decision to either pursue her musical dreams at Julliard or stay home and be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley), she wakes up and realizes she was completely wrong. Life changes […]

I’m Shmacked? More Like I’m Shmeh.

By: Zoe Branco COLUMBIA, MISSOURI- It is an undeniable truth that memories from college are not strictly defined by late night study sessions at the library accompanied by bottomless cups of coffee. Rather, the memories best remembered are the ones featuring crazy, absolutely out-of-control parties. That is why when I’m Shmacked announced they were coming […]

Fall Out Boy Releases New Song

By: Jack Tideman In February 2013, the world finally heard Fall Out Boy after a three-year hiatus following its hit album, “Folie À Deux,” and now the pop-punk band of the 2000s has returned with the epic ballad “Centuries.” The song intros with a sample from Susanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” and is quickly followed with […]

Not your ordinary Apple. Take a bite out of this!

By: Dallas Parker The wait is over! Thursday, Apple revealed its newest products, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. Apple consumers around the world went crazy for the release of not one, but two brand new iPhones, as well as a multi-functional Apple Watch. The newest generation of iPhones is larger, […]

Joan Rivers Passes Away

By: Hailey Brown On the fourth of this month, the entertainment and fashion industry lost a long time asset. Joan Rivers, Hollywood’s well-known comedian, fashion expert, and philanthropist passed away at eighty-one from heart failure after being in a coma for several days. Rivers experienced serious complications with breathing during a routine throat procedure at […]

The Expendables 3: Mayhem, Blood, and Guns

By: Char’Nese Turner The Expendables 3 is a wild action filled ride. Debuted in August of 2014, The Expendables 3 is the third installment in The Expendables movie series. The film is written by Sylvester Stallone and Directed by Pat Hughes. The Expendables 3 is packed with familiar faces, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason […]

Crazy.Killer.Cool

By: Char’Nese Turner (Rated R) The perfect blend of action, comedy, and thriller; Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is iconic! Tarantino details the day in the life of two hit men, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) on the quest to return a mysterious brief case back to their boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving […]

East Campus Block Party

By: Victoria Lewis On Sunday, September 14th residents of East Campus came together for an afternoon of socializing, games, and food at the Second Annual East Campus Block Party. The event took place from 4-6pm and was enjoyed by both students and older residents living in East Campus. The main purpose was to bring together […]

“No Good Deed”, No Big Deal

By: Tara Levy So this past weekend a group of my friends and I saw “No Good Deed” starring Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba. We were all really excited to see the movie! The trailers were so captivatingly intense, Taraji is a great actress and oh let us not forget how fine Idris is. […]

Kate Middleton is Pregnant!

By: Emmie Madsen It is confirmed that one year old royal baby Prince George should expect to be a big brother in the near future. Kate Middleton is pregnant with her second child as of September 8th. The royal family is said to be “delighted” with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting […]

The International Welcome Party

By: Falyn Page The annual International Welcome Party took place Friday, September 12, 2014. This event is held to showcase the different global cultures that thrive on campus through free food, crafts, activities, and various performances. Mizzou After Dark, MSA/GPC international programming committee and the Missouri international student council, hosted this fun party. I had […]

Feminism and its Flawless Trailblazer

By: Lauren Magarino Over a span of time, the music industry has developed and defined itself as an outlet for cultural movements. With each trailblazing artist, came a message; figures like The Beatles preached world peace, while Madonna advocated personal acceptance. In this day and age, the feminist agenda has pushed its way to the […]

American Ninja Warrior U.S.A Vs. The World: Records Broken

By: Gabe Dubois On Monday night, American Ninja Warrior hosted its version of a world championship. They called it American Ninja Warrior U.S.A Vs. The World. Three five-man teams came to Las Vegas to compete on Mount Midoriyama. The teams included: team U.S.A., the defending champions, team Japan, the veterans and creators of Ninja Warrior, […]

E23- May 1, 2014

Maddie Ptacin and Haley Hughes host this week’s edition of E23. Priyanka Khanna goes over the latest headlines and Alex Mediavilla counts down tips on how guys can get the girl. E23 – May 1, 2014 (Part 3) from MUTV on Vimeo.

E23- April, 24, 2014

      Rachel Sirany and Alfie Cox host this week’s edition of E23.

“Divergent” rewrites the role of the female

The Newest in Dystopian; Divergent Samantha Kummerer   The topic of dystopian worlds has sparked a prolific literary trend. From “Hunger Games” to “The Maze Runner,” “Divergent” now joins the ranks as the newest book-to-movie adaptation.   The newest fan craze trilogy, “Divergent,” made its onscreen debut on March 21. “Divergent” centers on a world, […]

“Noah” Floods With Insight

By Grace Dwyer, E23 “Noah,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, is an intellectual and moving film. It features some of Hollywood’s well-known actors such as Russell Crow, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson. With the help of these actors, Aronofsky is able to present the conflict between religion and science successfully. “Noah” is a powerful display of creation […]

E23 – April 10, 2014

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E23 – March 20, 2014

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EU Ambassador Visits Missouri School of Journalism

By Priyanka Khanna, E23 The European Union Ambassador, Joāo Vale de Almeida, and former journalist of seven years took the time to come speak at the Missouri School of Journalism this past Wednesday. After three attempts deterred by weather and other conflicts, the Ambassador was finally able to make an appearance…and at quite a fitting time! […]

Ha Ha Tonka Performs at the Blue Note

E23 -March 10, 2014

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E23- March 6, 2014

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86th Oscar Awards the best performance of the decade

By Austin Fortner, E23 Lights, Camera, Action! The 86th Annual Academy Awards aired Sunday, and the show gave viewers plenty to talk about. This was the best Oscars show in years, and it all begins with the host, Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen delivered on all aspects. She started the night by taking slight jabs at actors […]

“Her” explores the possibilities and reality of love with OS

By Sam Beezjak, E23 Spike Jonze’s latest film “Her” turned a lot of heads with a plot line that explored what can happen when a person actually develops a personal relationship with an artificial intelligence. While such a thought is definitely difficult to conceptualize, Jonze manages to use this idea to create an incredibly heart-wrenching, deeply […]

Update on Malaysian flight crash

By Kate Fallon, E23 A Malasia Airline flight carrying 239 passengers has lost contact with air traffic control Friday, Feb. 7. The airline was supposed to land in Beijing, China at 6:30 a.m. (5:30 p.m. ET). The flight has been missing for two hours since it was supposed to land according to Malaysia Airline officials. A […]

E23- February 21, 2014

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Ellen Page offers strong voice, met with praise

By Madison Silvey, E23 Everyone knows the beloved, sarcastic and progressive character of Juno who was able to put a humorous twist on the struggles of teenage pregnancy. This movie tackled modern issues for teenage girls and was able to make those in the same situation feel as though they were not alone. The character […]

“Guardians of the Galaxy” trailer offers insight into new Marvel movie

By Brendan McDermott, E23 The first theatrical trailer for Marvel’s upcoming film,  “The Guardians of the Galaxy” aired last week, and while what was on the screen was important what was highlighted was something else entirely. The upcoming film truly represents the growing gap between all things Marvel and all things DC. While DC and Warner […]

At age 175 Mizzou proves it’s still spry with activities and surprises

By Madison Silvey, E23 There are many different ways to draw the attention of college students. Mizzou succeeded in doing so by the use of baked goods. Yellow cupcakes lined the student center walkways  but naturally were swiped up in less than 20 minutes by a never-ending swarm of hungry Tigers. Why the sudden generosity out […]

Editorial: 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is a Creative Collaboration of Bombshells

Editorial: 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is a Creative Collaboration of Bombshells

By Priyanka Khanna, E23 Tousled hair, bare skin and a whole lot of woman in general was featured in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal were just a few of the beauties that graced the pages of the magazine. As always, readers were left to marvel at the dazzling […]

“Nebraska” exposes the gray areas of life

By Sam Bejak, E23 “Nebraska,” the latest movie directed by Alexander Payne, is a melancholic yet witty film starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte. Shot entirely in black and white, the flim is meant to have an antiquated feel despite being set in present time, and the effect works just as Payne intended. Bruce Dern plays […]

Recounting the best moments from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

By Madeline Dufek, E23 Jimmy Fallon took over the hosting gig of “The Tonight Show” for Jay Leno on February 17. If you, like myself, are an avid Fallon fan, this change in late night television probably produced euphoria within your soul beyond your wildest fantasies. If you are not a Fallon fan, this change in […]

“That Awkward Moment” squirms in its genre but pleases overall

By Rachel Sirany, E23 First off, “That Awkward Moment” was not a comedy. Well it is, but it most definitely qualifies as a rom com. This is what you watch when you want to eat chocolate and laugh and cry and be disappointed in your personal love life. Do not watch when you want to avoid […]

The film “Endless Love” is endlessly cheesy.

By Shannon Little, E23 Being the Valentine’s Day movie of the year, “Endless Love” captures not just one cliché element of a love story but countless. Graduated seniors David and Jade (Alex Pettyfer and Gabrielle Wilde, both former models) find their way to each other on the first day of summer. After a grand total of […]

“Mixology” stirs up some laughs in its premiere

By Rachel Sirany, E23 Although the new ABC series “Mixology” doesn’t premiere until next Wednesday, I was able to preview the first episode online at ABC.com The new comedy takes place on one night at one bar. There are ten single people involved, all conveniently attending Mix, a high-end bar in Manhattan. From the writers of […]

Big names close out New York Fashion Week

Big names close out New York Fashion Week

By Grace Dustin, E23 Well, New York Fashion Week has finally wrapped up with some of the biggest designers closing the week. As the winners of the CFDA Womenswear designers of the year, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have made their shows for Proenza Schouler can’t miss events. Prints of all shapes, sizes and colors defined […]

Shirley Temple: A life lived fully

On Feb. 10, 2014, the world said goodbye to the nation’s beloved sweetheart, Shirley Temple. She died of natural causes in her Californian home where her family and caregivers surrounded her. Temple was 85 at the time of her death. Shirley Temple was the child actress who melted hearts across the world. Beginning her career […]

E23- February 13, 2014

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Is Shaun White’s brand finished after his Olympic disaster?

By Cara Lachenmayer, E23 Snowboarding icon Shaun White surprised Olympic viewers this year at the 2014 winter games. After pulling out of the men’s slope style event due to his health, America was rooting for his success in the half pipe event. Proving his head just wasn’t in the game, White walked away with a fourth […]

Disney makes progressive, commendable step with “Good Luck Charlie”

By Madeline Dufek, E23 On Jan. 26, 2014, Disney Channel premiered its first gay couple on the show “Good Luck Charlie.” Charlie, played by 5-year-old actress Mia Talerico, has a friend over to play. The doorbell rings, signaling the little girl’s arrival. When Charlie’s mom opens the door, the audience sees two moms and their daughter. […]

Top 10 (affordable) gifts for your Valentine

By Rachel Schisler, E23 It is the most romantic day of the year, love is in the air and you are freaking out because you do not know what to get your other half. Take a deep breath and never fear, because here are some  perfectly affordable Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone. Make their […]

Sisters take over the second day of New York Fashion Week

Sisters take over the second day of New York Fashion Week

By Grace Dustin, E23 To be honest, the Mulleavy sisters have been struggling the past few seasons at Rodarte. However, their latest collection was a breath of fresh air and hopefully a sign of great things to come. The focus was on knits with shrugs, sweaters, and shawls draped onto the models. My favorite pieces were […]

On MUTVStream: “50 First Dates” is a perfect February flick

By Emily Peters, E23 Ever just wish you could forget a first date and just start all over again? Well, since you can’t do that, live vicariously through “50 First Dates.” “50 First Dates” is a 2004 movie starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. Henry (Sandler) lives in the Hawaiian paradise looking for a new female […]

Justin Bieber: from sweetheart to heartbreaker

By Rachel Sirany, E23 We all remember the shaggy hair and consistent a capella of the young Biebs back in 2009, when he first came on the music scene with “One Time,” “One Less Lonely Girl” and his real career maker “Baby” in 2010. He won over the hearts of every girl ages 6 through 16. […]

On MUTVStream: “The Vow” is perfect to watch in the month of romance

By Emily Peters, E23 Coming out of a coma and waking up to Channing Tatum wouldn’t be a bad thing, would it…? “The Vow” is a wonderful movie to watch during this lovely month of romance. The 2012 romantic-drama is a heart throbbing story about a woman who goes into a coma after getting into a […]

Valentine’s Day: The history and how it’s changed over time

By Emily Peters, E23 Each year on February 14, people all around the world exchange cards, flowers and maybe even chocolate with their “valentine.” Girls are probably searching for that one special someone to spend the day with and maybe even hoping for an over-the-top romantic night. But what is the history of Valentine’s Day and what […]

Paparazzi pushing celebrities over the edge in America

By Emily Peters, E23 In today’s society, the paparazzi have become much more invading than some people would like. Even to the public, information is revealed much more than it should. Last September, a particular celebrity, Jennifer Garner, became extremely upset with a paparazzo who was following her around all afternoon while at a Farmer’s market […]

“Looking” still needs to find its niche

By Alfie Cox, E23 The lights go down in a nameless L.A gay nightclub. Video game designer Patrick Murray is hanging out with his best friend Agustín and Agustín’s most recent boyfriend Frank. He looks at his most recent disappointment, the masculine Richie. Richie shows some interest in Patrick, which results in Patrick walking up to him. […]

Pharrell is back and better than ever

By Alfie Cox, E23 His music has inspired a generation where it was seen as okay to show who you are through not only your music, but through the way you present yourself. He became a bit of a pop culture icon with his phrases, such as “Yessir” and his association with clothing labels such as […]

E23 – February 6, 2014

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Young designers open New York Fashion Week

Young designers open New York Fashion Week

By Grace Dustin, E23 New York Fashion week has kicked off with American designers showing off their collections for the Fall/ Winter 2014 season. Some of the big names have already shown and I’m here to take you through what trends stood out from these shows. First off is Jason Wu, known for his feminine silhouettes […]

“Labor Day” more of a burden than labor of love

By Allison Mann, E23 “What I want to talk about is crust,” proves to be an overcooked metaphor that rolls out in Jason Reitman’s newest film “Labor Day.” The man that speaks these words is Frank (Josh Brolin), an escaped prisoner that magically falls into the life of single-mother Adele (Kate Winslet) and her 13-year-old son […]

E23 – January 30, 2014

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“Ride Along” coasts with a few funny bumps along the way

By Alfie Cox, E23 Some films are designed to make you think intellectually. Some are designed to make you want to spring into action against adversity. For some films though, are just there to make you laugh one joke at a time. Take for instance “Ride Along” and its main character, Ben Barber. He’s a […]

“The Fault in Our Stars” leaves fans in an emotional stirring

By Emily Peters, E23 “The Fault in Our Stars” has been named the #1 New York Times Bestseller and Times Magazine calls it “damn near genius.” Now, it is being made into film…what could be better? This novel, written by John Green, has been not only selling out all over America but everywhere around the world. […]

Remembering Phillip Seymour Hoffman

By Alife Cox, E23 He was known as the chameleon to end all chameleons. He transformed himself into so many roles that he not only became a trademark of modern American cinema, but he became an institution. He is also now another actor gone too soon. Phillip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2 due to an […]

“Frozen” snowballs to the top of the box office

By Micaela Lonigro, E23 “Do you want to build a snowman?” -Anna The latest animation comedy, “Frozen,” made its opening debut November 27 and sailed right to the top of the box office. The film has gathered itself two Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Achievement in Music, as well as a Golden Globe for Best […]

“August: Osage County” misleading and a little soul crushing, yet brilliant

By Madeline Dufek, E23 “August: Osage County,” based on the Pulitzer-winning play by Tracy Letts, revolves around the Weston family. Poet and alcoholic, Beverly Weston, played by Sam Shepard, disappears one day, and leaves behind his wife, Violet, played by Meryl Streep. Violet’s three daughters, sister, brother-in-law and nephew flock to the Weston house to comfort […]

Bruno Mars did great…all things considered

By Alfie Cox, E23 With the aid of the legendary ass kickers known as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruno Mars blew the roof off of New York City for this year’s Super bowl Halftime Show. Clad in a tacky gold blazer and a 1950s inspired Pompadour hairdo, Mars and his band glided through his various […]

Miley Cyrus impresses in “Unplugged” special

By Maddie Kelley, E23 There is no such thing as “normal” in Miley Cyrus’ vocabulary. In fact, the only predictable thing about her is that no one knows what she will do next. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, MTV debuted her Unplugged special full of surprises, twerking and the infamous tongue.
 The theme was country, in honor […]

Funny banter and witty humor leads to 90 minutes of “Awkward” entertainment

By Chloe Castleberry, E23 “That Awkward Moment” released Friday tells the story of three best friends, Daniel played by Miles Teller (“The Spectacular Now”), Mikey played by Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”) and Jason played by Zac Efron (“The Lucky One”) as they try to figure out those tricky things we like to call relationships. The movie gets […]

“The Lone Survivor” will leave you in tears.

By Rachel Schisler, E23 Peter Berg, well-known director of hit movie “Hancock” and scripting television series  “Friday Night Lights,” took on a serious challenge of “putting a face” on what it means to give up everything for your country. Based on a true story, Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg) and his fellow S.E.A.L. team members, played by Taylor […]

“The Bachelor” wedding…are you planning yours yet?

By Emily Peters, E23 This past Sunday night, on January 26, Catherine Gudici and Sean Lowe finally tied the knot! The two got married at the beautiful Four Seasons in Santa Barbara, CA. The night wedding had people all over America, especially the girls, “oohing” and “awing” over the love, passion, and romance in the […]

“American Hustle” is one groovy flick

By Alfie Cox, E23 It’s the 1970s and times couldn’t be happier. The clothes are getting more revealing, and the inhibitions of everyone are loosening up. Creativity then begins to run wild, with everyone coming up with schemes to live out the American Dream. Two of these people in question were odd couple Irving Rosenfeld and […]

2014 GRAMMYs give viewers something to sing about

By Austin Fortner, E23 The 2014 GRAMMY Awards took place Sunday night, bringing together some of yesterday and today’s biggest names in music. This year’s show was impressive overall, but it was not without some disappointments. Still, this ceremony satisfied and will remain memorable in the minds of many award show enthusiasts. To begin, the […]

“Dallas Buyer’s Club” shines with star cast

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl Many times in society, certain types of people are easy to stereotype. Ron Woodruff was one of these people. He was the quintessential “Good Ol’ Texas Boy.” He drank, swore, had numerous unprotected sexual encounters with women and was homophobic. It was until a fateful accident changed his life forever. The […]

“Beyoncé” puts soul singer back on the map

By Aflie Cox, The Prowl T’was the night before Christmas, not a peep could be heard around the music industry. That was until one music queen demanded her loyal subjects to “Bow Down,” to the surprise of us all. Releasing her fifth album spontaneously, just because she can, the legendary Beyoncé Knowles-Carter changed the music game […]

“The Wolf of Wall Street” takes its viewers on a crazy ride

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl Matthew McConaughey and a tribal anthem set the mood for Martin Scorcese’s latest masterpiece, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The somewhat true story about former Wall Street conman Jordan Belfort was put on display in the only way that Scorcese could show it, with a lot of style, humor and bombast. […]

“Last Vegas” fails to make an impact on viewers

Allison Mann, The Prowl Ever seen “The Hangover?” Picture this: “The Hangover” minus Bradley Cooper’s smile, Zach Galifianakis’ incredibly entertaining idiocy and Ken Jeong’s epic freak outs. Now take that image and throw in four 70 year-old men, Viagra and death.   That picture, my friends, encapsulates director Jon Turteltaub’s newest film “Last Vegas.” And for […]

Kim Kardashian irrelevant in “Bound 2”

Alfie Cox, The Prowl A lot of things have been popular in music this year. Money. Cash. Singing about royals. Once again, Kanye West has a different thing on his mind and here’s a hint- its Kim Kardashian’s boobs. West recently released the video for his current single off of “Yeezus” called “Bound 2.” The clip, […]

VS Fashion Show reminds us ’tis the season for female envy

By Rachel Sirany, The Prowl Nov. 13 was the taping of one of my favorite events, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which is due to air on CBS, December 10. There’s often so much dispute with show, the models are too thin, it’s horrible for young girls’ self-esteem, etc. But being honest with you, I love […]

On MUTVStream: Ezra Miller is simply one perk in “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl As with all things concerning media, the impression of a certain film is what the viewer makes of it. This philosophy can be applied to spunky and a little funky coming-of-age drama “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” This feature, starring Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, is about Charlie, a freshman in […]

Everything Emma: a comparison of Hollywood’s Emmas

By Chloe Castleberrry, The Prowl I’m sure we are all well acquainted with our favorite movie actresses Emma Stone, Emma Roberts and Emma Watson.  However, what do we really know about them and who currently holds the title of “Best Emma?” Let’s first start with Emma Stone.  One of her shining moments was when she starred […]

Greek Week breaks down the brick wall

By Samantha Kummerer, The Prowl Greek Week traditionally takes place in the spring. The three week-long event allows PHA and IFC to come together to serve campus and community. Greek Week pairs Greek chapters together to create a positive setting through community service, intermural and a variety of events. In the past the university’s Greek Week […]

On MUTVStream: “The Lorax” is great for all ages

By Briana Saunders, The Prowl Those who have read the classic books of Dr. Seuss should be familiar with the tale of “The Lorax.” “The Lorax” is a story that shows how the greed and corruption of humanity can easily turn the beauty of nature into a dying wasteland. However, in this movie rendition of the […]

On MUTVStream: “Rent” creates a whole new Bohemia

By Allison Mann, The Prowl After being released eight years ago, I finally got to see the movie with the infamous minutes song, better known as “Seasons of Love.” While “Rent” may have the most cliché themes in it, when you think about it, what isn’t cliché these days? In the beginning of the movie, the […]

On MUTVStream: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will steal your heart

By Allison Mann, The Prowl I think it is safe to stay that most people have seen or know the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” I would also think it is safe to say that suggesting you watch Jim Carey’s version would result in a response of “do you think I’m five?” Well, too […]

The Prowl- Nov. 21

  Join The Prowl for the last live show of the semester! Maddie Ptacin and Haley Hughes host as we discuss flirty texting, home cooked meals and Black Friday shopping!

Some ways to turn “Super Fun Night” extraordinary

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl In television series news, there have been reports that “Super Fun Night,” the new series starring Rebel Wilson, is almost certainly going to be cancelled.  The show has struggled to find a core audience and tvbythenumbers reports that the show has gone down from a debut rating of over 8 […]

“Black Hawk Down” shows the complex reality of war

By Emily Peters, The Prowl If you’re a guy who is totally into movies with shooting, action and war, then this is a film for you! If you’re a girl who loves to watch a nice looking man in a uniform like Josh Hartnett go around being a hero and such, then this movie would somewhat […]

The “Baby” singer may need a time out after flawed tour

By Alex Mediavilla, The Prowl Right now, Justin Bieber probably wished that his namesake Fever elicited more symptoms of fainting and adoration among Brazilian authorities than it has with the whole of his prepubescent female fan-base. The 19-year-old celebrity caused quite a stir in the South American nation earlier this month for all of the wrong […]

Here’s to hoping “Divergent” won’t diverge from its novel inspiration

By Hannah Atencio, The Prowl Nov. 14 marked the release date of the official “Divergent” trailer. Initiates (the self-given name for “Divergent” fans) were finally given a look at what their beloved series would look like on the big screen. The movie will star Shailene Woodley (“Secret Life of the American Teenager”) and Theo James […]

High fashion hits shelves at H&M

High fashion hits shelves at H&M

By Emma Rechenberg, The Prowl On Nov. 14, fashion designer Isabel Marant released a new line for H&M.  The line includes pieces for men, women and children, and it has many layering options for the cold winter months.  Marant is a Parisian native and the collection features her bohemian and rock-n-roll style.   Black, white, grey, and red […]

Are Tigers thankful for the long Thanksgiving Break?

By Emily Peters, The Prowl As we all know, Thanksgiving Break is rapidly approaching. As this last week begins, everyone is pushing their way through essays, exams and last minute studying to be able to go home and enjoy some relaxation. And of course an immense amount of home-cooked food! The Mizzou community is lucky enough […]

Maya Rudolph may have finally found her home in primetime

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl For those jonesing for a taste of legendary SNL alumni, Maya Rudolph will have to suffice for now.  Last week it was reported that the former “Up All Night” star will be getting a variety show. This show will air after the Winter Olympics on NBC and will be produced by […]

Lorde might be the queen of celebrity callouts

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl One 17-year old singer/songwriter from New Zealand isn’t hiding any opinions about other pop singers in the media. In recent interviews, Lorde has expressed criticisms of Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Lana Del Rey. Concerning Selena, Lorde picked problems with the former Disney star’s hit song “Come and Get It.” […]

And America’s next top model is….

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl “It’s double x-20, baby!” In this season of America’s Next Top Model, creator Tyra Banks announced that she was going to let both girls and guys compete for the title. With a prize package that includes a spread in NYLON magazine, a contract with NEXT Model Management and a $100,000 ad campaign […]

Something wicked this way comes next summer

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl Earlier this week, Disney studios released the trailer for their latest fairytale twist, “Maleficent.” Told from the perspective of the evil villain of the classic story of “Sleeping Beauty,” “Maleficent” focuses on the events in the sorcerer’s past that led her to curse the princess Aurora. The trailer starts out […]

Gap holiday ad shines a light on ignorance among Americans

Gap holiday ad shines a light on ignorance among Americans

By Priyanka Khanna, The Prowl     Confusion, disbelief and even anger are what some American shoppers felt when they walked into Gap retail stores only to see a man wearing a turban modeling in the ad campaign for the company’s new 2013 holiday collection. No ladies and gentlemen, Gap is not initiating a collection […]

The Prowl- Nov. 14

The Prowl (Part 1) – November 14, 2013 from MUTV on Vimeo. The Prowl (Part 2) – November 14, 2013 from MUTV on Vimeo. The Prowl (Part 3) – November 14, 2013 from MUTV on Vimeo. The Prowl (Part 4) – November 14, 2013 from MUTV on Vimeo.

“About Time” repeats history as another holiday rom-com

By Allison Mann, The Prowl It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling, the wind is blowing and Lord knows it’s cold outside. And with that, it is also time to cozy up and watch yet another romantic comedy featuring the one and only Rachel McAdams. Now, before I go off about McAdams’ […]

Eminem’s new album decidedly an improvement despite shaky tracks

By Sam Bezjak, The Prowl No one really knew exactly what to expect with Eminem’s latest release, “Marshall Mathers LP II.” Making an album fashioned after the original “Marshall Mathers LP II.,” which is arguably his best album and a work of art that left an indelible imprint on rap-music writ large, instilled hope in fans that […]

Play the Part an exciting part of Black Cultural Awareness Week

By Samantha Kummerer, The Prowl Five years ago Play the Part was added as an event to MU’s annual Black Culture Awareness Week. Each year the event’s audience grows increasingly larger as the event itself gains a better reputation with the crowd. This year’s event was held on Nov. 7, in the Missouri Theatre, and its […]

The Prowl- Nov. 7

The Prowl (Part 3) – November 7, 2013 from MUTV on Vimeo. This week on The Prowl we talk with Battle of the Bands contenders, discuss the most underrated rock albums and share our opinions on politicians going on late night television.

47th Annual CMA Awards honor great country artists

47th Annual CMA Awards honor great country artists

By Emily Peters, The Prowl   Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted this year’s Country Music Awards.  I mean, who doesn’t love an award show that opens with Luke Bryan as the lead act? The 47th annual CMA Awards was quite the hit this year with many great artists performing such as Florida Georgia Line, Little […]

Leukemia patient suits up and fights his demons for a day

Leukemia patient suits up and fights his demons for a day

By Priyanka Khanna, The Prowl   Make-a-Wish Foundation will help turn this child’s dream into a reality.  Get ready everyone! On Nov. 15, havoc is about to go down…and no need for any panic, because this is all being meticulously planned. Siskiyou County in California will be going through a series of villainous events this Friday […]

Gaga will produce a concert that is out of this world

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl Lady Gaga, the Mother Monster herself, plans on becoming the first performance artist to perform in space. In the early half of 2015 during the Zero G Galactic music festival in New Mexico, Gaga’s performance will be streamed live to the venue. With the emergence of space tourism in Virgin Galactic’s commercial […]

Battle of the Bands-Dear Genre Exclusive Interview

  Samantha Kummerer interviews Battle of the Bands 2013 competitor, Dear Genre.

The Jonas Brothers call it quits and Nick moves on to greater future

By Mary Evanoff, The Prowl This is an SOS. Sad and sorry news was confirmed as the Jonas Brothers announced that they have officially disbanded as a band. News broke on Oct. 3, when the band of brothers canceled its 19—date tour just days before it started. This left fans confused when sources credited the cancelation […]

The Prowl- Oct. 31

This week on The Prowl we embrace Halloween! We reveal the top 6 horror films for the season and discuss scandalous Halloween costumes.

On MUTVStream: “The Pursuit of Happyness” drops jaws and tears

By Emily Peters, The Prowl “The Pursuit of Happyness:” moving, inspiring and heart wrenching. These are three of the many, many words that describe this powerful movie. The movie is based off the struggles that that Chris Gardner (Will Smith) goes through in order to build a life for himself and his 5-year-old son. When Gardner’s […]

On MUTVStream: Fans suffer through another “Hangover”

By Briana Saunders, The Prowl Just about everyone knows what crazy antics Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Doug (Justin Bartha) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) have gotten into. Whether it’s waking up in a trashed hotel room in Las Vegas or in a run-down apartment in Thailand, the four friends are always getting into inconceivable antics. […]

It’s about to be a Wilde pregnancy

It’s about to be a Wilde pregnancy

By Priyanka Khanna, The Prowl The stunning starlet Olivia Wilde attended the 2013 International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Awards in Beverly Hills on Oct. 29, where she showcased her ever so visible baby bump. Like most women, one side effect to pregnancy Wilde doesn’t have a problem with is that radiant pregnancy glow. Wilde, on […]

Rihanna’s new show brings relevance to reality TV

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl Those who are looking for an alternative to reality fashion shows now have Rihanna to thank for their newest TV addiction. “Styled to Rock,” produced by the artist, premiered on Bravo on Friday and instantly made a splash. Not only was it fun, interesting and brash, but it actually took viewers […]

Students spread tiger spirit with Decorate the District

  By Samantha Kummerer, The Prowl On Oct. 24, student organizations and resident halls took to downtown Columbia with spirit and window paint. Starting at 10 a.m. and lasting throughout the day Columbia’s store front windows were designed with images depicting varying cities from around the United States. All designs were preplanned and had to be […]

Exclusive interview with Youngblood Hawke

  Elizabeth Okefor and Alfie Cox interview the members of Youngblood Hawke. The band performed for MU’s annual Homecoming concert.

“Carrie:” a movie that will make you remember her name

By Emily Peters, The Prowl Positive talk about the new eerie movie based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel has got movie critics and people all over the world dying to see “Carrie.” The classic horror remake takes place in a setting that young teens can relate to: a small town high school full of cliques and […]

And your Homecoming royalty is….

By Emily Peters, The Prowl This past weekend, Mizzou celebrated its favorite and most cherished tradition: Homecoming. The first Homecoming started in 1911 at MU and has become a grand tradition all over the world. Events that make this cherished week possible is the parade, spirit rally, community service, blood drive, campus decorations, talent competitions and […]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take the next step

By Mary Evanoff, The Prowl   After over a year of dating and the birth of their daughter, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally taken their relationship to the next level: they got engaged.  This will be Kardashian’s third marriage. On Oct. 21, West surprised Kardashian with a proposal for her 33rd birthday.  After renting […]

Carrot Dating: The app for the desperate and shallow

By Rachel Sirany, The Prowl A new dating app has a simple message: “Gifts = Dates.” Although most of us would put ourselves above the desperation of paying for a date the creator of Carrot Dating, who one has to assume is a rich but unfortunate looking man that has become bitter from constant rejection in […]

The Prowl – Oct. 24

Maddie Ptacin and Haley Hughes host The Prowl’s first live show! In this edition Emily Peters talks with guests Brady Finn and Bita Eghalbi about the media’s target of overweight actors as comedic relief.

Plastic surgery: The vicious cycle in America

By  Priyanka Khanna, The Prowl A 33-year-old man named Toby Sheldon recently spent about $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber. It’s hard to decipher which aspect was more disturbing; the fact that this man legitimately tried to morph into another person, or society’s reaction to Sheldon. Perhaps both? A good number of people […]

Informal Rush looms on the horizon, seems a more promising offer

By Austin Otey, The Prowl Do people who pledge Greek have more fun? This is the quintessential question that nearly every young mind ponders at least once between their acceptance letter arrives and syllabus week begins. While Greek life does not attract every new student initially, the pressure to be included can often times bring even […]

Registration: preparing for life, not only next semester

By Kate Fallon, The Prowl It’s that wonderful time of year again where students get to register for next semester’s classes. Did I say wonderful? I meant awful. Once again we meet with our advisors, who most of us barely know, to talk about what classes should be taken to graduate and follow the degree path […]

Homecoming forgoes safety for style

By Kate Fallon, The Prowl Homecoming is a wonderful time of year. Alumni come back to campus, students are excited for the football game and Greek Town is chaotic as they prepare for Homecoming weekend. Activities such as house decorations, building floats for the parade, giving blood and preforming skits are crucial for Greek members as […]

The Prowl – Oct. 18

This week Morgan Young and Samantha Kummerer introduce a new segment while our amazing staff gets an exclusive interview with Jon Spencer of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

“Awkward” premiere offers an mind-boggling surprise

By Cori Schrade, The Prowl Jenna Hamilton’s 17th birthday certainly surprises everyone in the “Awkward” premiere on Tuesday night. Episode 10 of the third season left the audience in awe as they saw Jenna Hamilton throw her finally stable relationship with Matty McKibben out the window for the new kid, Collin Jennings. It was assumed that […]

Tabloids lead more to trust issues than truth

By Mary Evanoff, The Prowl It has happened to everyone.  How many times have you been standing in the grocery line surveying the headlines only to learn that Justin Bieber is a father or that Bruce Jenner is getting a sex change? These headlines are obviously untrue, yet certain gossip magazines publish them anyway.  There […]

Neutral Milk Hotel delivers fresh performance after long hiatus

By Sam Bezjak, The Prowl Last Wednesday, beloved indie-rock pioneers Neutral Milk Hotel graced the stage of The Blue Note to deliver one of the finest concert experiences ever seen. The show sold out in mere minutes and the anticipation built well past its breaking point from April, when they announced they’d be breaking 13 years […]

“Escape Plan” is stuck in a prison of mediocrity

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl There are many things that are missed about the 1980s. One such thing is the bad ass, unforgettable action films starring arguably the two biggest action stars of them all, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Fortunately  for those jonesing for a film with these two mega stars, the recently released “Escape […]

“Straight No Chaser”: What All the Buzz is about.

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl This past Wednesday, students and Columbia residents alike pooled in to Missouri Theatre for the sold-out Straight No Chaser concert with Caroline Glaser, from Season 4 of “The Voice,” as the opening act. Hailing from St. Louis, like many students here at Mizzou, Glaser performed a four-song set, including the […]

Cassadee Pope struggles to find her voice in debut album

By Hannah Cuthbertson, The Prowl Cassadee Pope recently delivered her highly anticipated debut album “Frame by Frame.”  After being crowed winner of “The Voice” and releasing an iTunes chart topper “Wasting all These Tears,” fans have come to expect a Kelly Clarkson-esque debut. Each track off “Frame by Frame” shows promise, but it seems as if […]

“50 Shades of Grey” cast change leaves film up in the air

By Allison Mann, The Prowl One of the most buzzed about casting decisions was recently reignited by actor Charlie Hunman’s withdrawal from “Fifty Shades of Grey” as Christian Grey. Last week Universal made a statement confirming that “Fifty Shades of Grey” filmmakers and Hunman agreed to find another male lead for the film. “The Son’s […]

Student Life movie series brings “The Heat”

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl This weekend, Student Life’s weekend movie series played action-comedy “The Heat,” starring Melisa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. This hilarious new release, played in Wrench auditorium of Memorial Student Union on Thursday and Friday, offered students a cheap movie night with a few friends and plenty laughs. In the city of Boston, […]

Katy Perry’s “Prism” shines different lights on the artist

By Austin Fortner, The Prowl Katy Perry’s new album “Prism” comes out Tuesday and the world cannot wait to see what is in store for the pop star’s third album.  “Prism” shows audiences a new and improved Katy Perry, and her past struggles allow for a more personal and meaningful album. Katy Perry is more […]

Mizzou After Dark helps students specialize their dorm rooms

Mizzou After Dark helps students specialize their dorm rooms

By Priyanka Khanna,The Prowl Mizzou After Dark hosted their event Extreme Room Makeover Friday night in the Memorial Union. With endless crafts such as decorating pillowcases, painting photo frames, and making banners, students got a chance to relive a piece of their childhood. “The whole point of the event is to offer a nice change […]

Lauren Conrad is so “dunzo” with the Single Life

By Chandler Farrell, The Prowl Everyone’s favorite “Laguna Beach” and “Hills” reality starlet Lauren Conrad is finally engaged! Yes, the rumors are true. Conrad’s University of Southern California law school boyfriend, William Tell, broke out the bling and proposed to her last weekend. It is about time! All of L.C.’s fans were excited to hear the […]

Inside look and exclusive interview with The Jon Spencer Explosion Tour

  Chandler Farrell interviews Jon Spencer of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Tiger Tear Up – Oct. 15

  For this week’s Tiger Tear Up Emily Peters sees what fellow Mizzou students are watching.

“Reign” rules as the CW’s newest historical drama

By Samantha Kummerer, The Prowl It wasn’t vampires or fantasy creatures that graced the television screen last Thursday. Mary Queen of Scots was the main focus of the CW’s pilot “Reign.” Centered in 1557 France, the show opens with Mary the Queen of Scotland forced to leave the convent she has been stowed away in since […]

Panic! At the Disco’s new album dances its way into fan’s hearts

By Katie Fallon, The Prowl Panic! at the Disco released their new album “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” on Oct. 8. The new album is the fourth studio album to be released from the band revolving around Las Vegas as a central theme. Ten new songs are featured on the album, including the […]

Kardashian matriarch and patriarch officially call it quits

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashian family for the past eight seasons, you might have noticed the changes in the family dynamic, especially between head Kardashian-in-charge Kris and her husband Bruce Jenner. Earlier this week, the couple announced that they were over –but have been for a while.   […]

“This Is the End” boasts wit uncommon in American comedy

By Sam Bezjak, The Prowl The American media industry has been capitalizing on apocalyptic themes to the point where we are almost oversaturated by it. For every creative triumph that features any kind of apocalypse as its central theme such as AMC’s “The Walking Dead” or the movie “Zombieland,” there are ten more mediocre creations that […]

Tom Hanks makes a stunning comeback as “Captain Phillips”

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl The biopic is a tricky art. Many biopics come along and underwhelm. Some do decently by their subjects but fail to impress on a technical or emotional scale. That is not the case with the exhilarating and thrilling biopic “Captain Phillips.” Tom Hanks masterfully plays the title character who must persevere […]

Jonas Brothers cancel tour and struggle with identity

By Destanee Bonds, The Prowl Fans were distraught when the Jonas Brothers announced the cancellation of their tour. The 19-city tour date was supposed to kick off on Friday, Oct. 11, in Pennsylvania. Though everyone who bought tickets were issued refunds, fans are suspicious as to what is really going on with the JoBros. Despite recently […]

“Work Bitch” serves as an inspiration for all

By Rachel Sirany, The Prowl Once again Britney Spears’ music video is filled with leather, chains and a lot of skin, but surprisingly this one comes with some motivation too. If you ignore her behavior in the mid to late 2000’s (particularly ’07 with the infamous head shaving), the 31 year old is quite an inspiration. […]

The Prowl- Oct. 11

Kate Fallon and Hannah Saulic host this week’s The Prowl. We talk about the Citizen Jane film festival, the most viewed music videos on YouTube, and lecture hall etiquette.

Meet the “Coven” on “American Horror Story” premiere

By Alex Mediavilla, The Prowl Oct. 9 initiated a wicked new season of “American Horror Story” on FX. As with prior seasons the premise of the most recent installment, “Coven,” is entirely unique. Instead of taking place in the Murder House or Briarcliff Asylum, season three is set in New Orleans and features typical “AHS” […]

“Runner Runner” struggles to hit good pace with audience

Emily Peters, The Prowl This past weekend a new movie entitled “Runner Runner” came out into theaters. As seen in the trailers, it was said to be a big hit thanks to two of the main characters played by Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Is this too much perfection in one movie? Protagonist Richie First (Justin […]

“Gravity” is truly out of this world

By Allison Mann, The Prowl Plenty of space movies have come out of Hollywood such as “Star Trek,” “Alien,” “Prometheus” and let’s not forget “Space Balls.” But none of these films compare to the brilliance that is “Gravity.” Now this film isn’t one to be watched on DVD but, rather, a must see in theaters and, more […]

“Hart of Dixie” season premiere rings in with sweet southern bells

By Brielle Gregory, The Prowl What does bustling New York City and small-town BlueBell, Alabama have in common? Both hold the torn heart of city girl-turned-southern sweetheart Dr. Zoe Hart. In the season premiere of CW’s hit show, “Hart of Dixie,” the viewer picks up right where they were dropped off at the show’s season one […]

Women take the lead at annual Citizen Jane Film Fest

By Samantha Kummerer, The Prowl Bearing the slogan of independent films by independent women the Citizen Jane Film Festival places the spotlight on women achievement in all aspects of film. Since 2008 Columbia has hosted the annual film festival. Returning for its sixth year the fest took place last weekend at various locations throughout Stephens College. […]

“Revenge” takes fans on a complicated ride

By Jessica Greenberg, The Prowl As season three of “Revenge” starts up there is a lot to look forward to and a lot to compare to past seasons. As the season begins a lot has changed from the first few seasons. For example, Aiden is no longer on Emily’s team as a romantic partner but, rather, […]

“Supernatural” gives fans desired action and more

This season of “Supernatural” started out with just as much action as one would expect from the series. A lot has happened in the aftermath of the angel’s fall.  Sam is dying, and the oh-so-familiar scene of a brotherly road trip is but a figment of his imagination while stuck in a coma. Dean on […]

“The Spectacular Now”…Spectacularly Honest?

By Chandler Farrell, The Prowl Following the trend set last year with “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “The Spectacular Now” contributes to the new era of teen films. “The Spectacular Now” offers an intense, poignant, yet real story about average teenagers and their swing at life. The story is centered around 18-year-old Sutter Keely who […]

“Scandal” once again leaves audiences breathless

By Destanee Bonds, The Prowl ABC’s exciting drama “Scandal” advances into its third season.  The premiere revived viewers who were dying to see how Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) would fix the biggest problem in career yet: her own. Season two gave us the cliffhanger of Pope realizing her secret affair with the president had been discovered. […]

Disney’s “Frozen” Kicks Off Winter Holiday Season

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl In Disney’s latest animated film “Frozen,” based off of the fairy tale “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson, there is not one new singing princess but two. Sisters Anna and Elsa (voiced by Kristen Bell Idina Menzel respectively) both live in the kingdom of Arendelle, a typically warm and sunny […]

Where in the world is Amanda Bynes?

By Emma Rechenberg, The Prowl It’s no secret Amanda Bynes has boarded the crazy train.  With her drug-related court charges, provocative tweets, and blonde wig, it appears the sweet, funny girl from “The Amanda Show” is a thing of the past. In lieu of these unfortunate events, Bynes is trying to get her life back […]

“Super Fun Night” makes for a predictable time

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl Kimmie Boubier wants people to know that she will do anything for love. And her four “consolation” pizzas. Those recurring themes, and sadly more clichés, were in full force in the series debut of funny lady Rebel Wilson’s cute but unfortunately underwhelming “Super Fun Night.” While the series will probably […]

An ‘Original’ Spin off a fanged favorite

By Samantha Kummerer, The Prowl Four years ago the CW released its now hit series The Vampire Diaries,” etching yet another face for the blood sucking creature. Since its initial premiere “The Vampire Diaries” has grown to create multiple side plots and an array of complex characters. While this provided avenues for the always-frequent plot twist, […]

The Prowl October 5, 2013

Maddie Ptacin and Alfie Cox host this week’s In Studio Special. We talk about the top ten highest paid teenage celebrities and introduce a new segment, Really Mizzou?

“Vampire Diaries” season starts off right with many twists to come

By Hannah Cuthbertson, The Prowl It’s been a long summer, indeed. The season 5 premiere of the CW’s leading show, “The Vampire Diaries,” kicked off with Elena and Caroline buddying it up on the grounds of Whitmore College.  After all the Stefan vs. Damon debating that took place last season it was a nice change […]

On MUTVStream: “The Blind Side” is a truly inspirational, heart-warming ride

By Emily Peters, The Prowl “The Blind Side” is based on the true story of the Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle, Michael Oher (a.k.a Big Mike). The film opens up with footage of well-known pro football player Lawrence Taylor. This scene sets the tone for the whole movie and shows the seriousness of the game of football. […]

“Modern Family” returns to familiar tone

By Austin Fortner, The Prowl ABC’s “Modern Family” premiered Sept. 25, and the show proved once again why it’s the “Best Comedy Series” in America. Although there have been a lot of changes this fall TV season, “Modern Family” returned to its familiar format, and that’s a good thing. The season kicked off with some big […]

On MUTVStream: Childhood favorite “Space Jam” still a great time

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl In the wacky world of Warner Brothers, the classic cartoon characters, the Looney Tunes, are in a world of trouble. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the whole gang of your favorite cartoon characters join NBA legend Michael Jordan in this 1996 box office smash hit. When a gang of aliens –the […]

“Saturday Night Live” premiere offers a slow yet hopeful beginning to 39 season

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl With the fall season starting several new television shows are getting their kick off, along with the new seasons of some classic shows. Tina Fey hosted the 39th premiere of “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday alongside musical guest, Arcade Fire. With the addition of six new cast members, Fey opened […]

“Breaking Bad” finale exceeds its predecessors

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW By Sam Bezjak, The Prowl There was no real way to know that the beloved series “Breaking Bad” was going to surpass the trend set by “Seinfeld” and “The Sopranos” of fantastic shows with disappointing endings. Everyone wanted to have faith in Vince Gilligan and his superior writing prowess carrying the series through […]

On MUTV Stream: “42” Is a must-see for Jackie Robinson fans

By Desiree Seals, The Prowl Most people know the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues. He paved the way for all African Americans in baseball, and in sports in general. However, many people don’t necessarily know the constant racial struggles Robinson faced throughout his career. The movie […]

On MUTVStream: “Zombieland” is the perfect zombie comedy

By Mary Evanoff, The Prowl Welcome to the United States of Zombieland, where the earth’s population has been wiped out by a virus that turns people into flesh-eating zombies. This 2009 zombie comedy follows Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) a shy college student trying to get home to find his family after a zombie apocalypse. He is […]

Exclusive interview with Stephen Barker of Love and Theft

The Prowl interviews Stephen Barker of Love and Theft.

“Grey’s Anatomy” starts off another emotional season

By Hannah Atencio, The Prowl Picking up right where last season left of, the fall premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” seemed to try and pack as many emotions into two hours as possible. Viewers got a glimpse of new parents, Derrick and Meredith, and their new son. Meanwhile the storm that brought the strife to the season […]

Miley Cyrus just can’t stop in new music video

Emily Peters, The Prowl Through the past couple of months, it has been heard that Miley Cyrus is refining her image. From the astonishing music video of “We Can’t Stop” to the even more mind-boggling performance with Robin Thicke at this year’s VMA Awards, Cyrus cannot seem to keep herself out of the news.   Just […]

“Parks and Rec” sets up for farewell to main cast members

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl It finally happened. Ron Swanson showed emotion suitable to a person other than an axe murderer.   Besides that unexpected crack in the armor, “Parks and Recreation” was back and better than ever. The perennially underrated show has returned for a glorious sixth season and is introducing their characters in a […]

The Prowl- September 26

This week we talk about fashion and upcoming movies.

“Don Juan” explores gender norms, the “Jersey Shore” way of life

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl There are many modern takes on classic ideals of the perfect man or woman. One of the most parodied takes is that of the “Don Juan” or the lothario. But what happens when this lothario meets his match from two saucy women and one kind of nasty addiction? The result is […]

“Glee” season five returns to its roots while still moving forward

By Kate Fallon, The Prowl Glee season five premiered this Thursday with a high-spirited Beatles tribute episode. Sue Sylvester(Jane Lynch) is back this season as McKinley High School’s principal and cliff hangers from last season were resolved as Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) auditioned for the lead role in the Broadway musical “Funny Girl”, and Kurt Hummel […]

Tiger Tear Up- Sep. 26

Chris Green talks to MU students about movie, both recent and upcoming.

iPhone iOS7 offers excitement, confusion for students

By Rachel Sirany, The Prowl Sept. 18 was the final day of countdown for anxious iPhone users waited for the release of the new software program, iOS7. The download was released at high noon on Wednesday but for some students took hours to download. As with every great new release, everyone stormed to twitter to express […]

On MUTVStream: “West Side Story” an action packed reimagining of classic tale

By Rachel Sirany, The Prowl The story of Romeo and Juliet becomes even more dramatic when it’s reincarnated as a New York City gang-fight-musical in “West Side Story.” Before you start to think this is a guns and fists fight action film with a few musical numbers, remember it’s all in the name of love. Well, […]

Tyra Banks: One Super Model or 15?

By Rachel Sirany, The Prowl Tyra Banks, former Victoria’s secret model, talk show host, and current producer of the ever popular “America’s Next Top Model,” is easily a household name in America. Banks is most famous for her “smize” “tooch” and “fierce” inspiration, and most recently the model has caused buzz with photographs of her posing […]

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Call It Quits

By Mary Evanoff, The Prowl What do the emoji’s of a man, a bomb, the world, and a heart have in common?  They all appeared in Miley Cyrus’ cryptic tweet just a day after news was released that she called off her engagement to Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.  Could it be the “Wrecking Ball” songstress’ confirmation […]

Brett Eldredge gives energy-charged performance at The Blue Note

By Lindsay Gloor, The Prowl  Cowboy boots, jean jackets, and plaid-button-downs filled The Blue Note Friday night as the crowd anxiously awaited the concert to begin. Brett Eldredge, the on-the-rise country singer whose single “Don’t Ya” recently reached the top of country music billboards, was scheduled to perform that evening. Eldredge’s opener was Nashville native, Russell […]

65th Emmy awards lack luster, feel more morbid than celebratory

By Austin Fortner, The Prowl The 2013 Emmy Awards aired on CBS Sunday, Sept. 22, and, unfortunately, this year’s show failed to deliver. Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 65th annual awards show, and, while he did a fine job, the show seemed to revolve around a darker theme. In three hours the Emmys managed to have […]

David Nail returns to Columbia this Friday for concert

By Alexis Sessler, The Prowl Here at Mizzou there are musicians that will come to the Blue Note to play. One star that is coming on Friday, Sept. 27, is country artist David Nail. This country star is returning to the school after singing the national anthem a year earlier for Homecoming. “[It’s] one of […]

On MUTVStream: “Olympus Has Fallen” is a cinematic portrayal of America’s nightmare

By Brielle Gregory, The Prowl  A crumbling Washington Monument, a great White House falling to shambles and a beloved President being beaten and bruised are some things that no American can ever so much as fathom occurring during his or her lifetime. Yet in the action-filled flick “Olympus Has Fallen,” these events are among countless others […]

On MUTVStream: “The Hurt Locker” dynamic duo on the hunt for bin Laden

By Lindsay Gloor, The Prowl Earning over $95 million in box offices after its January 2013 release, Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” drew audiences in with its action-packed depiction of the tracking down and elimination of al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. After an unsuccessful 10-year search, the Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a […]

Fall fashion trends for college students

Fall fashion trends for college students

By Priyanka Khanna, The Prowl Ah yes, the season of pumpkin spice lattes, colorful leaves, Halloween movies, and, most importantly,fall fashion! As the temperatures start creeping down, this year’s fall fashion gets hotter. From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week trends to more casual Hollywood celebrity trends, we’ve got the inside scoop on what to fill your closet with […]

On MUTVStream: “The King’s Speech” is a must see

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl With an all-star cast and based on very true English history during the Second World War, “The King’s Speech” is an incredible drama deserving of its 12 Oscar nominations and four Oscar wins. Set in Royal Britain, Colin Firth plays Prince Albert, who struggles severely with a speech impediment that handicaps the […]

Saturday Night Live “Updates” its Cast for Season 39

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl With the Emmy award-winning sketch comedy show premiering this Saturday, Sep. 28, “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels revealed in an interview some changes that viewers can expect to see when they tune in at 10:30 to catch the season’s premiere. In the past seasons, the NBC-affiliated show has undergone a […]

Zac Efron now among list of child stars gone bad

By Desiree Seals, The Prowl When a child star gets a little crazy, it’s no longer a surprise to the public. Many stars who started out in the showbiz on Disney, Nickelodeon and other children’s programming grow up to do hardcore drugs, stumble drunkenly out of bars or get forced into psychiatric wards. Lindsay Lohan started […]

On MUTVStream: “Dear John” perfect movie for a quiet night in

By Hannah Cuthbertson, The Prowl Based of one of Nicholas Sparks’ most popular novels, “Dear John” tells the story of good-hearted Savannah and the love of her life, John, despite the many real and metaphorical battles they must fight in order to be together. Between the tender atmosphere of the movie and the many tender moments, […]

“How I Met Your Mother” meets its final season with success

By Hannah Cuthbertson, The Prowl After eight seasons and 31 “girlfriends,” viewers finally got a glimpse of Ted and the still-unnamed Mother together at the end of the one hour season premiere on Monday night. The show picked up right where the previous season left off.  Whether you keep up with the show on a regular […]

Best Coast performs at The Blue Note

Kate Fallon and Emily Sachs cover the Best Coast concert at The Blue Note.

Student Center hosts fashion show

Kailey Thassone and Samantha Kummerer cover the Student Center’s fashion show.

Exclusive interview with Jesse Miller from Lotus

Brett Torrence and Erin Stockdale cover Lotus’ performance at The Blue Note and talk to Jesse Miller from Lotus.

Chase Rice performs at The Blue Note

Hannah Atencio and Blair Johnson check out the Chase Rice concert at The Blue Note.

Mizzou After Dark: International Welcome Party

Priyanka Khanna covers Mizzou After Dark’s International Welcome Party.

Craft Studio Crafternoon: Tie Dye

Samantha Kummerer and Alfie Cox check out the Craft Studio’s weekly Crafternoons.

“New Girl” premiere offers romance, puzzles, and Mexico

By Lindsay Gloor, The Prowl “I am just all in!” Within the first 30 seconds of Tuesday night’s season premiere, Golden Globe-nominated Zooey Deschanel’s character, Jess, uttered this exclamation. As promised by the writers of Fox’s hit comedy “New Girl,” season three finds Jess falling hard for one of her loft-mates, Nick, and viewers can easily […]

The Prowl- September 19, 2013

This week, The Prowl interviews Stephen Barker of Love and Theft, talks with KCOU, and goes over the top Emmy nominated shows of 2013.

Beyonce proves she can pull off any look

By Shelby Anderson, The Prowl From the day she released her solo album “Dangerously in Love” in June of 2003, artist Beyoncé Knowles has been what many would call the epitome of a “super woman.” Whether it’s stealing the hearts of fans with her empathetic emotional lullabies, captivating eyes as she swirls her sexy-yet-in-sync dance moves, […]

Lorde’s “Royals” catches the eye of many

By Lily FitzGibbon, The Prowl “Every song’s like gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping bathroom, blood stains, ball gowns, trashing the hotel rooms. We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillac’s in our dreams.” New artist, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, also known as Lorde, couldn’t have sang it better. In beautiful harmonies flooding her fresh track “Royals,” this incredibly talented 16-year-old […]

Black @ Mizzou gives freshman tips for successful transition

By Destanee Bonds, The Prowl “What is the biggest obstacle that you have faced being a minority here at Mizzou?” This is an example of one of the sample questions discussed at the ‘Black @ Mizzou’ event held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. At 6 p.m. that evening, underrepresented students of color […]

Bastille’s “Flaws” are Few

By Alex Mediavilla, The Prowl Since forming in London in 2010, the alternative band, Bastille, has acquired a tremendous global following. In 2012, the group released their debut track, “Overjoyed”, which received a wildly positive response in the United Kingdom. They then went on to produce their most popular album to date, “Bad Blood,” which became […]

Great food and fun at Taste of MU

By Alfie Cox, The Prowl The dining halls were in great form at this year’s Taste of MU. The event was filled with good food, great times and even better samples of some of the finest food in the Show Me State. The set up was vibrant and exciting and was a great preview of the […]

“Key and Peele” third season premieres strong

By Jamie Weeda, The Prowl Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are at it again. On Wednesday, the third season of their show “Key and Peele” premiered on Comedy Central. The two former MADtv members kicked off the show with their usual satire of modern-day topics. Highlights included the infamous sketch of a teacher who has a […]

“The Mindy Project” returns with more laughs, less hair

By Brielle Gregory, The Prowl  After months of suffering through funny-gal deprival, “The Mindy Project” returns for a second season and helps satiate viewer’s cravings for comedian and powerhouse, Mindy Kaling. The second season premiere was chock full of chuckle-inducing scenarios and a guest appearance by James Franco as Dr. Paul Leotard. The episode focused in […]

“Dancing with the Star” grooves back into new season

By Sandra Lopez, The Prowl The much anticipated show this fall, ABC’s “Dancing with the Star’s” has made its comeback for its 17th consecutive season. It was a star packed show with exciting and great dances. “Dancing with the Stars” is clearly not going away any time soon. The music, dance, and glamour of it all […]

Miss America 2014 winner causes an uproar

By Austin Fortner, The Prowl For the second year in a row Miss New York won the Miss America competition, but this time things were a little different. In fact, for the first time in history, Miss America is Indian-American. According to CNN Nina Davuluri, whose father emigrated from India, walked away from the event Sunday […]

Mama June and Sugar Bear Finally Get Hitched

By Baylee Cummins, The Prowl TLC kicked off the end of summer with the finale of its second season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” The main event: the commitment ceremony of the queen and king of farting, Mama June and her hubby-to-be, Sugar Bear. The hour-long finale aired on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and did […]

J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic” return to the big screen

By Ria Knapp, The Prowl If you thought that the famous author of the “Harry Potter” series was done after seven books, eight major motion pictures, several spin-off books, and a theme park, then you were wrong. On Sep. 12, Warner Bros. announced the beginning of a collaboration with Rowling. The project is based off […]

The Prowl – September 10, 2013

For our first show of the year we interview Comedy Wars, check up on the latest Mizzou fall fashion trends, and recap the top 10 movies of the summer.

“Insidious: Chapter 2” satisfies but does not excel

Jacob Kornhauser, The Prowl  The highly anticipated premiere of “Insidious: Chapter 2” took place Friday night, appropriately on the 13th of the month. Acting as a sequel to the hit horror film “Insidious,” the film picks up where the previous one left off and once again follows Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) and Renai Lambert (Rose Byrne). […]

“Breaking Bad” spin-off on the horizon

By Sam Bezjak, The Prowl It turns out that fans of AMC’s critically acclaimed “Breaking Bad” will have something to look forward to after the program ends for good on Sept. 29. Earlier this week, AMC declared that it will air a spin-off series starring Saul Goodman, the shifty criminal lawyer from the show. The […]

Miley Cyrus’ antics continue in “Wrecking Ball”

By Austin Fortner Well, Miley is at it again. On Monday Miley released her latest music video for “Wrecking Ball,”and, well, it’s interesting. Let’s start with the positives: this video is twerk-free. Hopefully it’s a sign that Miley is past her twerking phase, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Another positive aspect about her video […]

“Breaking Bad” recap: Hank and Jesse’s uneasy alliance continues

WARNING: Spoilers below By Sam Bezjak Last night, AMC aired the fifth episode of “Breaking Bad’s” season “5B”, entitled “To’hajiilee.” Named after the Indian reservation where Walt buried his money, it is a constant adrenaline rush of an episode, detailing Walt’s downward spiral and Hank’s increasing moral shortcomings. The episode begins with Todd Alquist taking the phone call that […]

“No White After Labor Day” myth finally explained

By Emily Peters As the week after Labor Day comes to an end, you might start hearing people complain about others wearing white pants/excessive clothing after Labor Day. Questions arose in my mind this past week about when this became a rule? Why is it a rule? Do people really follow it? The “no white […]

Missouri students say “Thank You” to Mike Stud

By Rachel Sirany Last Friday night Greek town was all abuzz when rapper and previous Duke baseball player, Mike Stud, preformed at Delta Tau Delta and Lambda Chi’s School Daze. Although Greek affiliated, the event was open to some non-Greek students including myself. Being a fan of Mike’s music, I was very excited to get to […]

“It’s Always Sunny” Premiere: Is the Joke Always on Dee?

By Cori Schrade After eight straight seasons, it’s hard to believe much would change for the gang from Philly. But, in this week’s season premiere of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Gang Broke Dee”, Sweet Dee is in the spotlight for a change. Caught red-handed in the bar chain smoking and eating trash cake, […]

“What Not to Wear” heads towards its last hurrah

By Baylee Cummins  Premiering in 2003, the hit TLC show, “What Not to Wear,” is amidst its 10th and final season. On March 6, TLC announced that this season would be the last, which was welcomed by fans around the world. Known by few, “What Not to Wear” wasn’t only released in the U.S and […]

Kanye visits Kazakhstan, causes controversy

By Josh Ejnes Some call it a human rights debacle, others say it’s just Kanye being Kanye. On Saturday, Aug. 31, American recording artist Kanye West put on a private performance at the wedding of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s grandson. The gig earned him an impressive $3 million and has people across the country feeling […]

The Weeknd releases new album, “Kiss Land”

By Priyanka Khanna “I went from staring at the same four walls for 21 years to seeing the whole world in 12 months” – The Weeknd Addiction, existential dissatisfaction and the harsh realities of fame are all main themes in the compelling music of The Weeknd. The R&B artist digs deep into the dark, hidden […]

“We’re the Millers” meets expectations, reinforces love for Aniston

By Sam Klinghammer “We’re the Millers” premiered early last month starring “Saturday Night Live’s” breakout star, Jason Sudeikis, and America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston. Sudekis plays a pot dealer who creates a fake family with Aniston, Emma Roberts, and Will Poulter, in order to smuggle a shipment of drugs across the border. Conceptually, I think this […]

“The Butler” ‘serves’ as a wonderful film

By Ariel E. O’Bannon If you’re wondering which movie playing on the big screen is worth dipping into your already-strained student bank accounts, “The Butler” is the movie of choice. I found this Oscar-worthy film an absolute delight. Director Lee Daniels may be best known for his direction of the 2009 hit “Precious.” In my […]

John Mayer’s “Paradise Valley” a passionate autumn album

By Lily FitzGibbon Imagine a soft, country evening in the fall. The sun leisurely drops over a lush plain and the day falls to rest you enjoy the company of your friends with a guitar, blankets and unforgettable stories around a calm fire. This is where I imagine were John Mayer’s thoughts when he composed […]

One Direction’s “This Is Us” gets the job done

By Mary Evanoff Miley Cyrus did it.  Justin Bieber did it.  The Jonas Brothers did it.  And now, One Direction did it.  In this day and age, can you really be a world-renowned pop star without making a 3D concert movie? After a rapid rise to fame that started in 2010 on Britain’s “The X […]

“A” finally revealed in “Pretty Little Liars”

By Maza Wole “Pretty Little Liars” has become one of the most popular and most viewed dramas on ABC Family. Every Tuesdays fans are left in awe and on the edge of their seats trying to fathom what just happened in the past hour. For the past three years many of us have been on […]

“Top Model” rekindles age-old battle of the sexes

By Ria Knapp Maybe you’re a die-hard “America’s Next Top Model” fan, maybe you only catch the marathons that seem to run every weekend, or maybe you’ve never even tuned in. Whatever your exposure, it’s hard to avoid this season of “America’s Next Top Model.” For almost 10 years, supermodel Tyra Banks has been bringing […]

Vampire Weekend’s “Modern Vampires of the City” a success

By Chandler Farrell On May 14, Vampire Weekend released their highly anticipated third album “Modern Vampires of the City.” The album has received plenty of positive feedback, granting even more success to the uprising band.  Although they are labeled an “American rock band, ” their music is truly unlike anyone else’s. Vampire Weekend consists of […]

Katy Perry “Roars” to the top (again)

By Austin Fortner Katy Perry is at it again. Just three weeks after it was released, “Roar” reached the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100. Perhaps even more notable, Perry was able to overtake Robin Thicke’s 12-week number one hit, “Blurred Lines”. This is Perry’s eighth number one single, which is pretty incredible considering she […]

Rihanna continues great year, career with style

By Shelby Anderson Rihanna has truthfully dug her way into the hearts of fans and even some of those she considers to be enemies. The six-time Grammy award-winning artist released her album “Unapologetic” in late 2012, and is still using it to her advantage in 2013. The sassy Rih didn’t hesitate to snapshot a picture […]

Eddie Murphy’s new reggae attempt barely works

By Alfie Cox, Staff Member Eddie Murphy is a lot of things: he’s a legendary comedian and a legendary character whose honest and uproaringly funny anecdotes about life have influenced generations of comedians. What he is not is a singer. Think about listening to a banshee screaming while being shocked by a dozen jellyfish; this is […]

“Roarin’ 20s” offers fun, musical alternative for students

By Alfie Cox, Staff Member For many Tigers, the place to go at least one Friday a month involves free food, free laughter from mostly bad dancing and good times. The “Roarin’ 20s Night” event held by Mizzou After Dark took place at Memorial Union on Friday and did not disappoint on any of these counts. […]

Twenty One Pilots adds a fresh take on alternative music

By Alex Mediavilla, Staff Member Prior to this summer, I had never listened to or heard of the group Twenty One Pilots. However, this past June I had the honor of seeing the dynamic duo perform at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City and fell head over heels for their energetic delivery and haunting lyrics. The […]

MUTV is experiencing technical difficulties

By Amanda Sohaney, MUTV General Manager MUTV has been experiencing a series of technical problems and we wanted to let know know we are aware of the issues and we are working to fix them as soon as possible. Some of the problems you may have encountered include: 1. No sound on channel 23 2. […]

Thai Student Association Celebrates New Year

Alfie Cox and Konstantsa Karaleeva take a look inside the Thai Student Association’s New Year celebration in Memorial Union on April 11.

LGBTQ Resource Center Hosts Pride Prom

Morgan Young and Alfie Cox get an inside look at Pride Prom on April 6.

International Movie Night Comes to The Shack

Konstantsa Karaleeva and Alfie Cox take a look at International Movie Night on April 16.

Mizzou Tigers Take the Plunge

Alfie Cox and Morgan Young take a look at the Tiger Tower Plunge at the Student Recreation Center on April 30.

Missouri Theatre Has Rhythms on the Rooftop

Claudia Singleton and Erin Taylor get the scoop on the Rhythms on the Rooftop event at the Missouri Theatre on April 20.

2013 Potential Summer Jams

Friday, May 3- Summer is among us and with that comes snow cones, beaches and essential summer jams! Here is a countdown of the top five potential summer jams: Coming in at No. 5 is the legendary Beyoncé with “Bow Down.” The thumping ode to the queen’s dominance on the charts for the past decades […]

Review: ‘Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life’

Wednesday, May 1- I had the honor of catching the second installment of Ke$ha’s new documentary series on MTV entitled “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life.” A corroboration of the singer’s brother, Lagan, and filmmaker, Steven Greenstreet, the series traces the star throughout her recent two-year, eighty-five city world tour, as well as the production of […]

Circle of Sisterhood Makes Big Plans for Next Year, Plans a Service Trip

Wednesday, May 1- On Tuesday at 7p.m. in The Shack, Circle of Sisterhood celebrated its final meeting of the year with a speech from its national founder and an exciting announcement by Mizzou’s Panhellenic Association exec board. Although the organization will no longer be meeting this semester, there are big events planned for the next […]

Jason Aldean Takes Over Mizzou Arena

Jason Aldean’s 2013 Night Train Tour made its stop here in Columbia at the Mizzou Arena Friday, April 26. Thomas Rhett opened up the concert, followed by Jake Owen. While both of these acts did not fail to please the crowd, Jason Aldean came out with a more than exceptional performance. Aldean’s performance was enjoyable […]

“42” Review: Could Have Been Better

Tuesday, April 30- The story of Jackie Robinson is arguably the most compelling sports inspiration of all times.  It was no surprise that Hollywood tried to turn this into a major motion picture because Robinson made history and served as a hero to many. Robinson broke the segregation barrier in Major League Baseball.  By common […]

5K Run in Memorial of MU Student

Monday, April 29- On Saturday morning hundreds of students, family and friends participated in the 15th Annual Chad Run in honor of Chad Eatherly who passed away in March 1999. Chad was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Mizzou and loved running. He passed away one afternoon after eating lunch at the fraternity […]

Life in Color Gives Concert Goers an Experience

Sunday, April 28- Despite the cold, rainy and muddy mess, people of all ages danced their hearts out at Saturday night’s concert at the Midway Expo Center in Columbia, Missouri. Life in Color, formerly called Dayglow, is known as the world’s largest paint party. All attendees came dressed in white and left covered in paint […]

LGBTQ Center Hosts Drag Show

The LGBTQ Resource Center hosted their annual drag show on April 13. The show featured vivacious performances in even more vibrant costumes. The performers included Sheerah Pleasure, The Hard Brothers and Britney Houston, who served as co-host of the event. Taylor Dukes, president of the Triangle Coalition, also hosted the event, which was held at […]

Monterey Jazz Festival Tour

The “We Always Swing” Jazz Series recently brought the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Celebration to the Missouri Theater on Thursday, April 18. Artistic director Tim Jackson introduced the musicians, as they would be performing in a wide arrangement from a solo to a sextet. The tour featured vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, pianist Benny […]

The Prowl: Episode 5

Amber Smith and Kaiya Brown host this week’s episode of The Prowl. Featured: Tiger Tear Up, Countdown and all the latest entertainment news.

Greek Week Fling Finals

At Jesse Hall on April 19, the top five Greek Week pairings were called back to Fling Finals, a performance competition. During the preliminary rounds, each pairing showcased their talent in a skit that ended with a cliffhanger. During Friday’s performance, the finalists acted out their concluding scenes in hopes of winning over the judges […]

America the Beautiful

Sunday, April 21- The bombings in Boston was a truly horrendous act. However, the compassion that people display in the aftermath of such events never ceases to amaze me. Runners went to area hospitals to donate blood to those injured. Volunteers and pedestrians rushed to help those hurt, with no knowledge of whether or not […]

Movie Trailer Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’ is Great Indeed

Sunday, April 21- “Can’t repeat the past? . . . Why of course you can!” – Jay Gatsby The newest film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” is set to premiere on May 10. The movie’s release was originally set for December 2012, but the date was postponed in hopes that the film […]

Jimmy Fallon Gets His Shot at ‘The Tonight Show’

Friday, April, 19- Just a few weeks ago, NBC announced its plan to replace Jay Leno, the host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” with Jimmy Fallon, host of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The transition is scheduled to occur in Feb. 2014 after the Winter Olympics. This is not the first time NBC […]

MTV’s ‘Awkward’ Airs New Season

Friday, April 19- MTV’s hit show “Awkward” aired two new episodes as part of the season three premiere on April 16. Last season left off at the end of Jenna’s sophomore year.  Jenna had finally put an end to the love triangle between herself, Matty and Jake when she chose to be with Matty once […]

Movie Trailer Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Friday, April 19- Winter is only six and a half months away which means only one thing is upon us. No, not another snowpocalypse; it’s the second installment of the Hunger Games series! The second part of the trilogy, called “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” won’t premiere until Nov. 22, 2013, but recently its trailer […]

Movie Trailer Review: ‘The Hangover Part III’

Friday, April 19- “At the time, I thought he meant ‘ciao’ as in ‘goodbye’ or ‘arriverderci’.” At least Alan was being honest about who sent him the text in Mexico, but he may have been referring to what needs to occur in regards to the beyond tired Hangover series. The trailer for the newest-and probably […]

Mizzou Forte to Open for Aaron Carter

Wednesday, April 17- Mizzou Forte will be the opening act for Aaron Carter’s “The After Party” Tour at The Blue Note on May 6. Mizzou Forte, the campus’s co-ed a cappella group, received news last week that they will be opening for the ‘90s sensation’s comeback tour.  Recognizing the massive hype surrounding Carter’s upcoming trip […]

Review: Coachella Live Stream

Tuesday, April 16- The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival streamed performances live on YouTube during the first of its two weekends. The acts included Phoenix, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Of Monsters and Men, New Order, Knife Party, Two Door Cinema Club, The Postal Service, Passion Pitt, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend, Wu Tang Clan and […]

‘Teenage Paparazzo’ Gives Students the Perfect Picture of Fame

Saturday, April 13- Adrian Grenier passed through Mizzou with his “Teenage Paparazzo Experience” Tour on Thursday, April 11. Students got the opportunity to watch his documentary “Teenage Paparazzo,” hear Grenier speak about his film, and ask questions. The event was put on by the Missouri Student Unions Programming Board at Jesse Hall Auditorium and was […]

What’s Going on with Amanda Bynes?

Friday, April 12- What do the celebrities Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears have in common? Yes, they’re all blonde-or was blonde once-but also have had notable mental breakdowns in public. Former actress Amanda Bynes is now a part of this infamous group. The former “The Amanda Show “actress who is also known for […]

AWOLNATION Takes North American Tour to Columbia

Aaron Bruno and his electro-pop/rock group AWOLNATION played a concert at The Blue Note on Monday, Apr. 1. Openers for the group included Canadian band Mother Mother and L.A. band Blondfire. AWOLNATION’s stop at The Blue Note is just one of the many concerts they have scheduled on their Spring 2013 North American tour. The […]

The Prowl: Episode 4

Haley Hughes and Hannah Saulic host this week’s episode of The Prowl. Featured: Part 1: Coverage of the AWOLNATION concert and “Rocky Picture Horror Show.” Part 2: Tiger Tear Up: Panelists Eddie Duckworth and Charles Bania discuss the latest topics in entertainment news. Part 3: Countdown: Amber Smith countdowns the top 5 Disney Channel Original […]

KCOU’s ‘Springfest’ Honors 50 Years of Student Radio

KCOU’s ‘Springfest’ Honors 50 Years of Student Radio

Tuesday, April 9- This week KCOU is hosting “Springfest” in honor of 50 years of student radio and 40 years of FM radio.  The events for the week include concerts that are open to the public and “Benefication,” a two-day banquet with private concerts to honor KCOU alumni. KCOU is very excited to host some […]

Roger Ebert: A Cinematic Hero

Monday, April 8- Thursday, April 4, 2013, marked the passing of one of the most iconic film critics in American cinema. Roger Ebert died in Chicago, Illinois, after battling thyroid cancer, thus ending his 46 years in the business. Ebert worked primarily for the Chicago Sun-Times as a movie critic and his reviews were syndicated […]

Review: ‘The Croods’

Saturday, April 6- “The Croods” is the latest installment of DreamWorks Animation to hit the big screen this year. A story told from the prehistoric era of the world, “The Croods” is filled with family values that parents and children alike are sure to enjoy. The movie starts with some action, grabbing the audiences’ attention. […]

Tiger Tear Up: Special Edition

Imani Cobbs, Maddie Ptacin and Abby Vega join host Catherine Wilkins to discuss the latest topics in entertainment. Topics featured: Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler reunited, “Veronica Mars” movie donations and “Miam” breakup rumors .

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Becomes a Tradition at The Blue Note

The one and only “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was shown at The Blue Note on April 2. The host of the event, Mark Chambers, made sure that the Rocky Horror experience began from the time audience members first walked in the door. He went around meeting and taking pictures with the crowd before the […]

‘Scandal’ Recap: ‘Snake in the Grass’

Monday, April 1- This week’s episode of “Scandal” titled, “Snake in the Grass” is another explosive episode in the series. We start the episode involving the mystery of the mole: Osborne is after Pope after discovering the security camera photos from the dry cleaners, where the Gladiators were trailing him. Shes stunned and horrified that […]

‘The Voice’ Recap: Season Four Premiere

Monday, April 1- The hit show “The Voice” is back for season four. Although it was sad to see Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera leave, fans were excited to tune in to the two-night season premiere to see what flavor Usher Raymond and Shakira would bring to the judging panel. During the premiere on […]

The Bridge Hosts the Short Women’s Play Festival

The Independent Actors Theatre hosted the fifth annual Short Women’s Play Festival at The Bridge on March 14. The event held a series of short plays that were solely written, directed, and performed by Columbia locals. Camilla Maxwell wrote the first play titled “Shirley vs. the Squirrels.” Gina Fernia wrote “Once Upon a Valentine” and […]

Dance Marathon Raises Record Amount in Donations

Haley Hughes gets an inside look at the Mizzou Dance Marathon 2013. The event took place at the MU Recreation Center on Saturday, March 9. Haley Hughes gets an inside look at the Mizzou Dance Marathon 2013. The event took place at the MU Recreation Center on Saturday, March 9. After 13.1 hours of dancing, […]

Review: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ with an American Accent

Tuesday, March 19- Emma Watson and Logan Lerman did a magnificent job of bringing “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” a novel written by Stephen Chbosky, to life. The movie was directed by Chbosky, himself, and illustrates his nonconventional spin on the classic coming-of-age tale. Charlie (Lerman) is a troubled 15-year-old starting high school is […]

Review: ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ is Not So Incredible

Tuesday, March 19- The word incredible in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” should be substituted with the word indelible. That is because I will never forget how awful of an experience this movie was. After spotting an advertisement for the movie on television one day I immediately had high hopes for the movie that seemed like […]

They Might Be Giants Play at The Blue Note

Konstantsa Karaleeva and Sydney Watkins sit down with They Might Be Giants for an interview before their show at The Blue Note on March 14.

Women’s Center Hosts 17th Annual Poetry Night

Kamila Jambulatova and Konstantsa Karaleeva report on the 17th Annual Women’s Poetry Night hosted by the Women’s Center on March 12.

MU Improv Brings the Laughs

Kaiya Brown and Konstantsa Karaleeva get the inside scoop on MU Improv.

Review: The Hype Behind ‘Duck Dynasty’

Friday, March 15- “Duck Dynasty” set a record on Feb. 27 during the third season premiere. This show set an all-time viewing record for A&E with almost 5 million views. This show is becoming a new sensation, but there are still many who do not know what all of the hype is about. “Duck Dynasty” […]

Shiny Toy Guns And The Dirty Heads Take Over The Blue Note

Morgan Young and Kamila Jambulatova get exclusive interviews with the Shiny Toy Guns and The Dirty Heads inside their tour buses.

The Prowl: Episode 3

Joe Northern and Morgan Young host this week’s episode. Featured: exclusive interviews with Shiny Toy Guns and The Dirty Heads; Tiger Tear Up with panelists Amber Smith, Kamila Jambulatova and Hannah Saulic; a special Oscar-fied Countdown from Alex Mediavilla.

‘The Bachelor’ Finale Recap: The Final Rose Goes to…

Tuesday, March 12 – Last night, the world stood still, and millions of women across the nation waited in gut-wrenching anticipation for Sean Lowe to select the woman with whom he would spend eternity. In one corner, there was Catherine. The giddy graphic designer from Seattle constantly put a smile on Sean’s face and managed […]

On-Campus Movie Review: ‘Skyfall’

Monday, March 11- Oscar-winning film “Skyfall,” the newest Bond movie, was shown at Jesse Wrench Auditorium this weekend. This film includes all of the classic elements of a Bond movie such as the high-speed chases, the women, the villains, and the heart-pounding soundtrack.  However, this story line takes a deeper look into James Bond’s (Daniel […]

Will ‘Community’ Make it to Season 5?

Sunday, March 10- NBC’s sleeper hit show, “Community,” created by Dan Harmon, first aired in Sept. 2009. With a very successful first season, it was renewed for a second, a third, and a fourth. The question for fans of the sitcom is, however, will it be renewed for a fifth? Fans of the show have […]

True/False Review: ‘I Am Breathing’

Thursday, March, 7- “I Am Breathing” is a breathtaking movie that tells a story of death but is actually about living. The opening scene is of a woman opening the curtains of a window. The background sound is from deep breathing. After a while we see a breathing machine and a man using it. The […]

‘Smash’: Musical Television Show Struggles to Stay Center Stage

Wednesday, March 6- Few television shows get a second chance with their network after low viewership. With the order of a second season, “Smash” has been given a shot at redemption. While the show received great reviews for its series premiere last year, the subsequent episodes had critics bashing the ridiculous plot line and static […]

True/False Review: ‘No’

Monday, March 4- Set in 1988 Chile, the Oscar-nominated film “No” is a fiction film that tells the story of an era of fear and peril for many who lived under former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte’s terrifying regime. International pressure for the general to assert his reign on the world stage brings about a […]

Review: ’21 and Over’ Adds Some Depth to Slapstick

Monday, March 4- From the moment of this movie’s conception, the comparisons to “The Hangover” were inevitable. All the comparisons aside, “21 and Over” did a grand job of delivering a smart, quick paced storyline with consistent material and great characters. If anything the whole drunken, incredible escapades sincerely belong with three drunken college kids […]

True/False Review: ‘David Holzman’s Diary’

Sunday, March 3- Appearing to be a documentary-style recorded account of the main character’s life, “David Holzman’s Diary” (1967) urges the audience to contemplate cinema’s role as a fabricator and as a truthful reflector. Directed by Jim McBride, the film concluded the Neither/Nor series at the 2013 True/False Film Festival, which focuses on films from […]

The Oscar for Best Picture Goes to ‘Argo’

Sunday, March 3- The 85th Academy Awards had many great contenders for best picture: “Lincoln,” “Argo,” “Life of Pi,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Amour” and “Les Miserables” were all in the running. “Argo” took home the big award. The film stars major names Ben Affleck, John […]

2013 Oscar Fashion: This is Not the Fashion Police

Friday, March 1- The Oscars, also known as America’s unofficial royal ball, took place on Sunday. Who cares who won awards; let’s spill the gossip about the best and worst dressed celebrities on the dais. One of the favorites of the night was Naomi Watts in an asymmetrical one-shoulder Armani Prive gown. The silhouette was […]

‘The Carrie Diaries’ Recap: ‘Caught’

Tuesday, Feb. 26- In this week’s episode of the “The Carrie Diaries”, Mouse and Carrie have big decisions to make. With a formal dance right around the corner, the girls are stressed with dates, dresses and…internship choices? Larissa offers Carrie the opportunity to work for her at “Interview” magazine. However, while this may seem like […]

Passion Pit Keeps the Show Going Despite Weather Conditions

Passion Pit Keeps the Show Going Despite Weather Conditions

Tuesday, Feb. 26- While a snowstorm was making its way toward Columbia, Passion Pit was crankin’ up the heat in Jesse Hall on Monday night. The Massachusetts natives brought their 2013 tour to Mizzou with Icona Pop and Matt & Kim as their opening acts. The fun indie pop sounds filled the auditorium with excitement […]

85th Annual Academy Awards Recap: Who Were the Winners?

Monday, Feb. 25- Celebrities gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 24 for the 85th Academy Awards hosted by “Family Guy” creator and “Ted” star Seth MacFarlane. This was the first time in history that Academy Awards have had a theme, that theme being “Music in Film”. This was demonstrated throughout the night […]

‘Scandal’ Recap: ‘Boom Goes the Dynamite’

Sunday, Feb. 24- This week’s episode of “Scandal” continues the explosive drama that follows the intense and elusive relationships among professional crisis manager Olivia Pope, the president of the United States, and the cases taken on by her firm. Though the story has waded deeper into ominous waters throughout this second season, new viewers can […]

The Newman Center Prepares for a Musical

Imani Cobbs and Sydney Watkins take a look at a dress rehearsal for the Newman Center musical.

International Film Festival Screens Films in Student Center

Morgan Young takes a look at the Third Goal International Film Festival on Feb. 2.

Harlem Shake Craze Hits Mizzou

Haley Hughes and Dany Lewis get a behind the scenes look at the filming of Mizzou’s very own Harlem Shake.

4th Annual Mizzou Idol Crowds Missouri Theatre

Aryn Stanley and Sydney Watkins cover the 4th Annual Mizzou Idol.

Damien Escobar Comes to Mizzou

Sara Pang and Imani Cobbs sit down for an interview with Damien Escobar as they discuss his latest music and more.

Review: ‘Life of Pi’

Tuesday, Feb. 19- Though it has been out for quite a while, “Life of Pi” is still being shown in Columbia and it is most definitely worth seeing. The film follows the life of the main character, Pi, and his crazy adventure of getting lost at sea with a tiger. The film begins as an […]

‘The Carrie Diaries’ Recap: ‘Endgame’

Tuesday, Feb. 19- This week’s episode of “The Carrie Diaries,” entitled “Endgame,” was all about creating new traditions and independence. It’s Thanksgiving, Carrie’s mother’s favorite holiday, and Carrie is determined to make it perfect even though the family is missing one it’s key members. Though cooking is not her strong suit, Carrie feels the pressure […]

Review: ‘Beautiful Creatures’

Tuesday, Feb. 19- “Beautiful Creatures” is based off of the gothic teen novel that bears the same name. The story was written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and is the first of four novels in the series. The film follows Ethan Wate, a high school junior from a small town in South Carolina whose […]

The Prowl: Episode 2

Coverage of Mizzou Idol and an interview with Damien Esocbar, plus Tiger Tear Up and Countdown make up this week’s episode of The Prowl.

Review: ‘Safe Haven’

Sunday, Feb. 17- As another Valentine’s Day came around, it was only appropriate for the release of Nicholas Sparks newest movie rendition of his romance novel, “Safe Haven.” The film stars “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Noah Lomax and newcomer child actress Mimi Kirkland. Duhamel plays a widowed father living in […]

Mizzou After Dark Hosts Comedy Coffee House

Haley Hughes and Sydney Watkins get the inside scoop on the Mizzou After Dark event, Comedy Coffee House.

‘The Carrie Diaries’ Recap: ‘Dangerous Territory’

Wednesday, Feb. 13- This week’s episode of “The Carrie Diaries” is entitled “Dangerous Territory”. Carrie makes an effort to get over Sebastian after she spots him locking lips with Donna. Upon running into an old childhood friend, George, Carrie gets invited to be a date at an Upper East Side party. Of course, Carrie Bradshaw’s […]

55th Grammy Awards: The Winners, The Losers and J-Lo’s Dress

Tuesday, Feb. 12- The 55th Grammy Awards kicked off with a performance from Taylor Swift, who sang her hit song “We Are Never Getting Back Together” with an interesting circus themed twist. Though the singer is wildly popular, her performance was somewhat of a let down. Many viewers felt she was off-key and did not […]

“Queen B” Gives an Unforgettable Performance

Monday, Feb. 11- The “Queen B” of R&B, Beyoncé Knowles, performed to a crowd of 71,024 fans at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in New Orleans last week and did not disappoint. Clad in a skin tight black confection of an outfit that was one part super heroine and ten parts sultry diamond diva, Knowles […]

The Prowl: Episode 1 Part 1

Hosts Joe Northern and Rebecca Gale give an update on upcoming entertainment events, plus footage from the Third Goal International Festival.

The Prowl: Episode 1 Part 2

Host Rebecca Gale is joined by panelists, Alex Mediavilla, Maddie Ptacin, and Haley Hughes, to discuss the most recent entertainment news on this week’s “Tiger Tear Up.”

The Prowl: Episode 1 Part 3

Morgan Young, a staff member of “The Prowl”, countdowns the top five celebrity breakups on this week’s “Countdown.”

The Prowl: Episode 1 Part 4

Joe Northern gives a rundown of the best Super Bowl commercials with special guest Tyler Greever.

‘American Idol’ Recap: Male Contestants Go to Hollywood

Friday, Feb. 8- Season 12 of “American Idol” heated up in Hollywood on Wednesday! Tension ran high as the guys kicked off the first day of Hollywood Week with just one day of rehearsal to learn the assigned song choice. In the past seasons, Hollywood Week has always been the most strenuous. This week was […]

Review: ‘Gangster Squad’

Thursday, Feb. 7- Sunny Los Angeles did not seem so bright in the action film “Gangster Squad.” The film was filled with action, comedy and charm. It included a huge amount of action, but Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) and Grace Faraday’s (Emma Stones) romance along with Max Kennard’s (Robert Patrick) amazing shooting skills and […]

Review: ‘Django Unchained’

Thursday, Feb. 7- Of all the Academy Award nominated films, one that has been a subject of much controversy is Quentin Tarantino’s western “Django Unchained”. The film stars Jamie Foxx, “Inglorious Basterds” star Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and of course what would a Tarantino film be without Samuel L. Jackson. Foxx stars as […]

‘The Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Recap: ‘Karma’s a Mitch’

Thursday, Feb. 7- Every Tuesday people tune in to BET Network to watch comedy super star Kevin Hart’s new series “The Real Husbands of Hollywood”. The show has taken off and now five episodes into its first season. This week’s episode was another way of broadcasting Harts hilarious personality. The episode began with cast members […]

Concert Review: One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk

Thursday, Feb. 7- Along with their replica chromed helmets and full scale pyramid stage, the DJing duo formerly known as Daft Punk’d brought the sweet electronic beats of the world renowned dance music group Daft Punk to the Blue Note Tuesday night. The dance music group, under the new name One More Time: A Tribute […]

Justin Timberlake is Back With ‘Suit & Tie’

Wednesday, Feb. 6- As his first new single in over six years, Justin Timberlake is dressed to the nines this time with, “Suit & Tie”. Though Timberlake is reviving the idea of “bringing sexy back”, he has allowed it a few years to mature beyond its original club sound of early 2006. “Suit & Tie” […]

‘Dance Moms’ Recap: ‘Boys Are Cuties, Girls Have Cooties’

Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Anyone who watches “Dance Moms” religiously will agree that when you tune in to watch Abby annihilate innocent middle school students, she morphs into the supernatural beacon of all that is evil in the world. Subsequently, the only reason viewers pray for her routines to succeed is for the sake of […]

Review: ‘Les Miserables’

Tuesday, Feb. 5- As majestic as it is monotonous, the movie-musical “Les Misérables” is a powerful rendition of a 19th century literary masterpiece that is more bitter than sweet. Though some swear by the long-lived adage to never judge a book by its cover, last year’s most anticipated musical-to-film adaptation gave holiday moviegoers a pretty […]

‘The Carries Diaries’ Recap: ‘Fright Night’

Tuesday, Feb. 5- This week’s episode of “The Carrie Diaries” was full of crazy costumes, scary movies and creepy ’80s tunes. The setting? A couple of rockin’ Halloween parties. Young Carrie Bradshaw grabbed her best guy friend, Walt, and hit up the eclectic party in SoHo that Larissa invited her to, after not being invited […]

Review: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Saturday, Feb. 2- The Bathtub was a place of personal triumph of the race of men and women who did not want to be held back by the rules society placed upon them. This same Bathtub, set in Louisiana just outside the New Orleans levees, was also the very place where Quevenzhané Wallis’ character Hushpuppy […]

’30 Rock’ Series Finale: Fey Moves On

Friday, Feb. 1- All right, nerds! As far as series finales go, last night’s episode of “30 Rock” did everything right. They doubled the show time, brought in a bunch of past guest stars, and successfully gave a happy ending to its main characters. Liz Lemon finally creates a family and moves on to greater […]

Review: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

Friday, Feb. 1 – “Moonrise Kingdom” is an utterly fantastic indie, romantic comedy that follows the relationship of two eccentric twelve-year-olds who fall in love on the fictitious island of New Penzance. After sneaking backstage during a theatrical reenactment of Noah’s Arc, khaki scout, Sam Shakusky, encounters Suzy Bishop and her peers in their dressing […]

‘The Carrie Diaries’ Recap: ‘Read Before Use’

Thursday, Jan. 31- This week’s episode of the “The Carrie Diaries” was all about labeling people, as it was entitled  “Read Before Use”. As Carrie’s friends continue to deal with the drama of high school relationships, she digs deeper into why her father is prohibiting her from dating Sebastian. After a little dishonest searching through […]

Golden Globes 2013 Recap: “Homeland” and “Game Change” Dominate

Saturday, Jan. 26- Between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey pretending to be non-existent nominees and Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig hilariously announcing the nominees for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, Tommy Lee Jones was still not impressed by the Golden Globes. However the rest of the world seemed to enjoy the ceremony, as […]

‘The Carrie Diaries’ Recap: ‘Lie With Me’

Wednesday, Jan. 23- The second episode of “The Carrie Diaries” was entitled “Lie With Me”. It was jam-packed with ‘80s music and, of course, the fabulous fashion. The fabulous bag Carrie created in the first episode is being featured in a magazine and this could be her big break. Also, Carrie is making romantic progress […]

Golden Globes Fashion: Dressed to Impress

Tuesday, Jan. 22- The Golden Globes Awards were held on January 14th, but who won the awards was the last thing on people’s minds. Some of the stars came out dressed to impress and some came dressed very depressed. For the best dressed, Amy Poehler impressed with her sharp and sassy Stella McCartney suit that made […]

Review: ‘The Carrie Diaries’ Premiere

Thursday, Jan. 17- “The Carrie Diaries” had its season debut this week on the CW network. The series is intended to be a prequel to the hit show, “Sex and the City”. Any fan can attest to how fabulous and fun “Sex and the City” was as a show and as two hit movies. “The […]

2013 Grammy Nominations: Who Made the Cut?

Sunday, Dec. 9- Wednesday night many were taken by surprise with the nominations for the 55th Grammy Awards. The night kicked off with host Taylor Swift beatboxing. That speaks for itself. One big surprise of the night was that Justin Bieber walked away without a single nomination. Several were also shocked that the boy band […]

Tiger Tear Up: Episode 8

Aryn Stanley, Dany Lewis, and Colleen Menadier discuss the latest entertainment news. Hosted by Maddie Ptacin.

Countdown: Episode 7

Are you in the holiday spirit? Hassan Williams and Haley Hughes countdown the top ten holiday songs.

Netflix and Disney Make a Deal

Friday, Dec. 7- On Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, Netflix and Disney signed a deal granting Netflix exclusive rights to stream first-run animated and live-action Disney films seven to eight months after appearing in theaters. Users will be able to watch old Disney films such as “Cinderella” and “Dumbo” and newer films such as “Wreck it […]

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012: Fashion with a Passion

Friday, Dec. 7- The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion show aired Tuesday night on CBS. The “sexiest night on television” was nothing but a success, reaching 9.3 million viewers. Top stars such as Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Rihanna performed in this year’s show. This year, model Alessandra Ambrosio was selected to wear the Victoria’s Secret […]

Kendrick Lamar Sells Out Jesse Hall

Saturday, Dec. 1- COLUMBIA, Mo. – From the second that Kendrick Lamar darted onto the Jesse Auditorium stage mid-verse to “Hol’ Up”, the energy level in the building shot through the roof. The crowd, filled with fans from college age to professors, rocked the packed venue, singing along to every song and cheering after every […]

Jack Antonoff of Fun.

Haley Hughes, Alex Mediavilla, and Colleen Menadier sit down with Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist of Fun., to discuss the band’s music.

Battle of the Bands Live Stream

MUTV’s First Annual Battle of the Bands is streaming live right here! Check it out! Just click the link below! http://new.livestream.com/mizzou/events/1707738

Recap: American Music Awards 2012

Monday, Nov. 19- “Live from Los Angeles, welcome to the 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards.” Here’s your AMA 2012 recap! In honor of their ruby anniversary, the AMA featured vintage clips throughout the night of greats from the past and present—Beyoncé, Janet, Michael, Whitney, and even N*Sync! Usher’s opening was uninspired, offering flat […]

‘Teen Mom’ Stars Speak to Mizzou Students

Morgan Young and Sydney Watkins sit down with Tyler and Catelynn from MTV’s hit series “Teen Mom” to discuss their journey over the past few years.

Countdown: Episode 6

Joe Northern and Tom Geoly countdown the top ten college movies of all time.

Imagine Dragons Homecoming Concert

Dylan Eike and Haley Hughes cover the Imagine Dragons Homecoming performance at Mizzou’s 101st Homecoming celebration.

Tiger Tear Up: Episode 7 (Special Executive Edition)

The Prowl executives Kevin Nepomuceno, Catherine Wilkins, and Rebecca Gale discuss the most recent topics in entertainment news. Hosted by Hassan Williams.

DWTS Week 8: Veteran Tribute and Trio Dances

Tuesday, Nov. 13- After no elimination last week, the “Dancing with the Stars” all-stars performed two dances this week, paying tribute to veterans and dancing in a trio, with risk of a double elimination Tuesday. The first round of dances performed played tribute to veterans. Apolo Ohno added excitement to his Tango by zip-lining across […]

Mizzou Idol Auditions (Day One)

Alex Mediavilla and Asha Bashir talk to the Mizzou Idol workers and contestants to see what goes on behind the scenes of Mizzou’s singing competition.

DWTS Week 7: Fusion Dances into No Elimination

Monday, Nov. 12- On week seven of “Dancing with the Stars,” the all-stars fusion and swing danced into an elimination-free week. Fusion dancing is the combination of two different genres of dance. Each couple’s fusion style was selected by one of their competitors during elimination last week. Shawn Johnson danced with Mark Ballas this week […]

Tiger Tear Up: Episode 6

Sara Pang, Hassan Williams, and Alex Mediavilla discuss the latest topics in entertainment news. Hosted by Morgan Young.

Review: Gossip Girl

Tuesday, Nov. 6- Now I think it’s safe to say that when people think of horse shows, they expect to see classy outfits, gambling, and prestigious people showing off their well-groomed horses. However, in this week’s episode of cw’s hit show “Gossip Girl”, I definitely expected the unexpected. Of course we all know whenever there’s […]

Countdown: Episode 5

Sydney Watkins and Maddie Ptacin countdown the top ten former child stars in Hollywood.

DWTS Week 6 Results: Bryan Goes Home

Monday, Nov. 5- Week six of “Dancing with the Stars” results had the all-stars assigning each other’s dances next week and a competitor with a perfect score sent home. Sabrina Bryan, who scored a 30/30 on her rumba Monday, was eliminated. Bryan was at the top of the leader board two weeks in a row. […]

Review: The Watch

Monday, Nov. 5- On November 2nd and 3rd, Memorial Union gave students the opportunity to see the comedy “ The Watch” for only $1 admission. To me, this sounded like a great idea because who wouldn’t want to see a film with Vince Vaughn in it? The guy is hilarious in everything he’s featured in. […]

Review: Medea

Friday, Nov. 2- Performing at the Corner Playhouse for the past two weeks, the cast of  “Medea” has proved to be pleasant surprises among the theatregoers in Columbia. Directed by Cat Gleason, the MU Theatre took the chance to retell the classic myth in a unique way. “Medea” is a Greek mythology tale that is […]

Review: Nashville

Friday, Nov. 2- This week’s program of “Nashville”, starring Hayden Panetierre and Connie Britton, proved to be an extremely eventful fourth episode. The show began with a flashback of the previous airing – most notably recalling Scarlett and Gunner’s tumultuous recording session, Rayna’s partial reconciliation with her father, and Juliette’s shoplifting of a bottle of […]

MU’s Philharmonic Orchestra Performs at the Missouri Theatre

Sara Pang catches the MU’s Philharmonic Orchestra performance at the Missouri Theatre.

Tiger Tear Up: Episode 5

Alex Mediavilla, Sydney Watkins, and Dylan Eike discuss the most recent entertainment news. Hosted by Joe Northern.

Chipotle Supports “American Meat”

Graham Meriwether, director of “American Meat”, brought his film to Columbia in early October. Chipotle sponsored a screening of the movie at the Missouri Theatre.

Countdown: Episode 4

Kaiya Brown and Morgan Young countdown the hottest guys in Hollywood.

DWTS Week 6: Perfect Scores!

Tuesday, Oct. 30- It was country night this week on “Dancing with the Stars” and emotional numbers left two all-stars with perfect scores. Apolo Ohno and Sabrina Bryan both received perfect scores this week- the first 30/30 of the season. Ohno danced the Vietnamese waltz with partner Karina Smirnoff. Judges commended Ohno for his “poetry […]

The Shack Hosts Homecoming Talent Watch Party

Tuesday, Oct. 30- The Shack hosted a packed house and streamed Homecoming talents live on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last week. The results of the talent proportion of Homecoming were announced Sunday. Chi Omega and Alpha Epsilon Pi received first place in talent. Their dancers mixed Beatles lyrics with top chart beats to perform an […]

DWTS Week 5: No Elimination

Monday, Oct. 29- With no elimination this week, the all-stars pick up a different challenge of group dances with their competitors. The theme for this week’s dances were the all-stars guilty pleasure songs, ranging from musical favorites to current top hits. Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel danced to the “Cinderella” classic “So This is […]

Key and Peele Kick-Off Homecoming Weekend

Saturday, Oct. 27- To kick off Mizzou’s 101st Homecoming, the MSA/GPC Black Programming Committee brought in Comedy Central’s Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, better known as just Key and Peele, for the annual Homecoming Comedy Show. On Friday, Oct. 26th the comedians stopped by Jesse Auditorium to show exclusive clips from their television show and […]

University Singers Impress at the First Baptist Church

Sydney Watkins gets an inside look at the University Singers at their concert on October 20th.

Tiger Tear Up: Episode 4

Noelle Gross, Asha Bashir, and Kaiya Brown discuss the latest gossip in entertainment news. Hosted by Morgan Young.

Eberle and Nosikova Perform at Whitmore

Kaiya Brown drops in on a performance from Katherine Eberle and Ksenia Nosikova at Whitmore Recital Hall.

Tech N9ne Reaches His “Boiling Point”

Morgan Young and Haley Hughes sit down with Tech N9ne to discuss his career, kids, and upcoming album. “Boiling Point” hits stores on October 30th.

Review: American Horror Story Season Premiere

Thursday, Oct. 18- Following one extremely successful first year for the series, “American Horror Story” came back for another season with their premiere episode last Tuesday. Co-creators of the series Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who also happen to be the co-creators of the popular Fox series Glee, changed television with their new idea for […]

DWTS Week Four Results: Palin Sent Home

Wednesday, Oct. 17- The All-Stars picked teams for their group dance next week and Palin was sent home on the “Dancing with the Stars” results show on Tuesday night. After three groups of all-stars, Bristol Palin, Apolo Ohno, and Kirstie Alley were left in jeopardy. Ohno was the first contestant in jeopardy to be declared […]

DWTS Week Four: Season 8 All-Stars Top the Leaderboard

Tuesday, October 16- With Paula Abdul as a guest judge this week and performances of genres of dances never seen on “Dancing with the Stars,” two season eight all-stars topped the leaderboard. Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini top the leaderboard this week in a tie with a score of 39.5/40. Both all-stars performed dance genres […]

Punch Brothers Lead Singer Not Hindered by Chest Cold

Thursday, October 11-   Opener Tom Brosseau said it best when he remarked, “The Punch Brothers are a great group of guys. [They are] handsome and well dressed and keep the bus tidy.” The bluegrass quintet along with Grammy-winning mandolin player Chris Thile played at the Blue Note this past Tuesday night, Oct. 9. However, […]

New Dance Horizons

Maddie Ptacin gets a look at the New Dance Horizons as they perform in Jesse Auditorium on October 10th.

Missouri Quintet Performs at Mizzou

Noelle Gross and Gabbie Rhodes cover a Missouri Quintet concert at Whitmore Recital Hall on October 5th.

DWTS Week 3 Results: Two Former Champions Go Home

Wednesday, October 10- The results show for “Dancing with the Stars” this week was intense as it included a double elimination and couples selecting the genre of dances for their competitors for next week. Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough performed an encore of their routine that landed them in third place from their judges’ scores. […]

DWTS Week 3: All-Stars in Charge

Tuesday, October 9- In preparation for the double elimination this week, the all-stars were placed in creative control. The task was to pick a favorite routine performed by previous contestants and revamp them to an all-star level. There are two couples tied for first place this week with a score of 27/30. Melissa Rycroft and […]

Tiger Tear Up: Episode 3

Joe Northern, Colleen Menadier, and Sydney Watkins discuss the latest celebrity gossip. Hosted by Christa Corrigan.

Countdown: Episode 3

Tom Geoly and Haley Hughes countdown the top celebrity couples in Hollywood.

Rock Against Rape

Sydney Watkins and Kaiya Brown cover the RSVP Center sponsored event, Rock Against Rape.

Ingrid Michaelson Plays Acoustic Set in Columbia

Saturday, October 6- Ingrid Michaelson gave the crowded audience in The Blue Note a musical experience as she brought her fall acoustic tour to Columbia on Thursday night. The Blue Note was packed high to low with people looking forward to a night of good music. As the opening act, Sugar & the Hi Lows […]

Al Green Brings All Generations to Roots ‘n’ Blues

The 6th annual Roots ‘n’ Blues ‘n’ BBQ festival brings R&B legend Al Green to Columbia.

Boys Like Girls Take Columbia

Kaiya Brown sits down with Boys Like Girls to talk about their new music.

Open Mic Night

Maddie Ptacin gets the scoop on Open Mic Night, which takes place on Wednesdays in Bengal Lair from 8-9pm.

DWTS Week Two Eliminations: Fatone Goes Home

Tuesday, October 2- With a surprising bottom three and hints of a double elimination next week, Joey Fatone is the second all-star sent home this season. Sabrina Bryan, the first all-star to receive a score of nine this season, was asked by the judges to perform her routine again as their favorite of the night. […]

DWTS Week Two: Jive and Quickstep

Monday, October 1- After last week’s elimination, twelve contestants remain to quickstep or jive through tough competition, and some injuries. Gilles Marini suffered from a back injury from rehearsal this week, but chose to still perform the jive as the final act of the night. He was able to still land in the second place […]

Review: Looper

Monday, October 1- In a tale of two fates, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character (Joe); although both actors play the character at different points in his life. Gordon-Levitt plays a young, fashionable looper, which is a specialized assassin. Loopers’ jobs consist of receiving a time from your superiors, going to a […]

Review: Stephens College Takes On Fairytales

Friday, September 28 – “And they all lived happily ever after…” Any fairytale worth its salt presumably ends with this romantic phrase. These words leave readers/viewers suspended in a euphoric state of longing for the day that their Prince Charming will arrive, swoop them off of their feet, and carry them away into the fading […]

Countdown: Episode 2

Jordyn Sammis and Morgan Young countdown the hottest female celebrities.

64th Annual Emmy Awards

Sunday, September 23- Many of television’s most popular stars came out for a dazzling night of entertainment and excitement, strutting their stuff down the red carpet at Sunday night’s primetime premiere of the 64th annual Emmy Awards. Jimmy Kimmel, host of this year’s Emmys, started the show with entertaining jokes and anecdotes that created non-stop […]

Lollapalooza Stand-Out Performs at The Blue Note

Lollapalooza Stand-Out Performs at The Blue Note

Tuesday, September 25- Dr. Dog, along with opener Cotton Jones, performed at The Blue Note this past Tuesday night. Rewind back to Aug. 3, the band traveled to Chicago to play at the windy city’s annual Lollapalooza music festival. The group out of West Grove, Pa., made its second Lollapalooza appearance, and its first since […]

Review: Pitch Perfect Exclusive Screening

Tuesday, September 25- “Pitch Perfect” is a must see. Do you love to laugh? This film definitely won’t leave you disappointed. I see it earning some big awards in the near future. Not to mention, it’s already trending on twitter. One person tweeted: “Saw it tonight and haven’t stopped quoting it since. I’ve been #pitchslapped.” […]

DWTS All-Star Eliminated “Knew It Was Coming”

Tuesday, September 25- After a two-hour long special and a somewhat surprising bottom three, Pamela Anderson and her partner Tristan MacManus are the first sent home. The first round of all-stars to be under the spotlight included Shawn Johnson, Apolo Ohno, Bristol Palin, and Joey Fatone. Shawn Johnson, the youngest winner ever of “Dancing with […]

They’re Back- Dancing with the Stars Returns with All-Stars!

Tuesday, September 25- It is only the first night of what will be a long season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars”, but contestants already feel the pressure. It’s a return of the all-stars, and ABC definitely picked some of the stiffest competition in the series’ history. Out of the thirteen competitors this season, almost […]

Weekly Television Ratings: 9/16-9/22

Sunday, September 23- I wasn’t kidding by saying that football would be near the top of the ratings this fall. This week, four football games (three professional, one college) cracked the top 25. While the numbers dropped about six million viewers compared to last week, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” remains the most watched show on […]

Review: Trouble With the Curve

Sunday, September 23rd- “Trouble With the Curve” definitely has trouble keeping focus. The movie follows an elderly baseball scout (Clint Eastwood), whose growing health issues threaten his job, and his attorney daughter (Amy Adams) whose relationship with her father is less than ideal. The majority of the movie takes place in North Carolina where Eastwood […]

Review: The Office Season Premiere

Friday, September 21 – Last night, the final premiere of “The Office” aired on NBC. As the show’s theme song opened the episode, it elicited nostalgia for the series’ impressive run, which never quite recovered after losing Steve Carrell after its seventh season. Though the eighth season proved shaky without Michael Scott, this episode’s writer, […]

Tiger Tear Up: Episode 2

Alex Mediavilla, Tom Geoly, and Colleen Menadier discuss the latest celebrity gossip. Hosted by Joe Northern.

Countdown: Episode 1

Dylan Eike and Erin Taylor countdown the top 10 songs of summer 2012.

Tiger Tear Up: Episode 1

The panelists discuss the new and improved X-factor, Nick Lachey’s baby news, and other entertainment news on the first episode of Tiger Tear Up.

Review: The Lost Slipper

Monday, September 17- So you’re only allowed to have one child, eh? The MU theatre department put on a marvelous show from Sept. 12- Sept 16, performing “The Lost Slipper”. The performance was so intense and exhilarating, that the audience was silent the whole time. How could you not be though, since the play hit such a […]

Weekly Television Ratings Report

Monday, September 17- Last week, the fall TV season kicked off with a mix of finales and season premieres for NBC, as the network debuted a few new shows after the hit reality TV show “The Voice”, which landed three times in the top ten this week, averaging 11.43 million viewers over Monday, Tuesday, and […]

Review: SNL Season Premiere

Saturday, September 15- This past Saturday marked the first episode of the 38th season of “Saturday Night Live” and the first episode of what will definitely be a huge transition year for the show. With the departure of long time members Kristen Wiig, Abby Elliot, and Andy Samburg comes the addition of three featured players […]

Add 9 Performs for Family Weekend

Friday, September 14- On Friday, September 14, Mizzou welcomed parents that came down to campus for Family Weekend. Tiger parents were in for an eventful stay full of festivities including meet and greets, tours of Columbia, and Saturday’s football game. To kick it off, a special performance was given by Mizzou’s all-male acapella choir known […]

Review: Glee Premieres With a Bang!

Thursday, September 13- Thursday, September 13th was the day that every “Gleek” had been waiting for! It was the fourth season premiere of “Glee” and it started off with a bang. From new songs to new characters, the episode focused mainly on Rachel Berry starting out her new life at the New York Academy for […]

Ben Kweller Fall Welcome Concert

Ben Kweller talks about his music, his upbringing, the Kardashians and more.

Men in Black 3: Audience Feedback

Students share what they thought about the third installment of the Men in Black trilogy.

Sinbad Knows Best

Friday, September 7 In the 90’s, if you hadn’t heard of Sinbad, you were out of the loop. Apparently not much has changed. Sinbad has been a comedian for several decades, appearing in several films and television shows. However for his appearance in Columbia on Friday night, it was his popular stand-up routine that had […]

Video Music Awards 2012: Kevin Hart Brings the Laughs

Thursday, September 6- With Kevin Hart serving as the host of the 2012 Video Music Awards, it’s no surprise that many made it their priority to tune in to this year’s show. Promoting himself as the next president, Hart, surrounded by people who portrayed themselves as his bodyguards, provided an entertaining entrance to warm the […]

TED Talks Comes to Mizzou

Saturday, April 14 – The successful TED talks made its way to Mizzou on Saturday. TED is dedicated to the spreading of a wide range ideas and knowledge through others. TED talks have become very popular in recent years with previous speakers including Bill Clinton and James Cameron. On April 14, 2012, TED talks came […]

Tiger Tear Up

Kevin Nepomuceno and gossip panelists discuss the latest Hollywood and entertainment news.

Prowl March Cut-ins

Meghan Morin gives viewers an update on events coming up in the world of entertainment around the MU campus and Columbia.

MUTV to Film True/False Festival Q&A Sessions

Wednesday, Feb. 29 – MUTV is partnering with the True/False Film Festival to cover one of the most notable film festivals in the United States. The True/False festival features nonfiction films that bring viewers to the heart of issues across the world. Through cinematic innovations and captivating stories, True/False takes over downtown Columbia. MUTV has […]

The Prowl Presents: GraMattyk

Tune in to MUTV The Prowl for exclusive interviews and performances featuring Mizzou’s very own.

Glee Showcases A “Psychopathic Climb to the Top”…and Not Just by Rachel

Throwing reference to “No Shave November,” this week’s episode is centered less on Rachel and more on the waves created by her mother. Tuesday, Nov. 15 – What’s a season of Glee without an episode dedicated to mash-ups of popular songs? It’s not! Only six episodes in, and Gleeks have a “Mash Off” that won’t […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

MUTV-Prowl got the chance to interview JGL when he came to the University of Missouri to promote his online art collaboration program, Hit RECord.

A Segregated Race for Equality

Wednesday, Nov. 9 – On Nov. 9, 2011, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. hosted their third Black Man’s Think Tank of the year. The forum’s topic was titled Racism in the Black Community. The discussion centered around the issue of “light skinned vs. dark skinned.” MUTV’s The Prowl sent out four staff […]

Tiger Tear Up: Nov. 9

On Tiger Tear Up, host Lindsay Taylor sits down with this week’s gossip panel to discuss Kim K’s divorce and the Justin Bieber baby scandal. Keep watching for an exclusive interview with MIZZOU’s campus talent for this week, Souls of Liberty! Video: Groovy Bounce.

The Third Season of Glee Welcomes New Faces, Bringing in New Love Interests

Irish boy Rory Flanagan has found his way into a new “Pot O’ Gold.” After a three-week long hiatus, “Glee” made its return this Tuesday night. Opening the episode with the winner of Oxygen’s reality competition, “The Glee Project,” Damian McGinty plays an Irish exchange student by the name of Rory Flanagan. Appropriately titled “Pot […]

Welcome to Mystic Falls…

Welcome to Mystic Falls, home to vampires, witches, and werewolves… …and each has a “diary” laying around here somewhere. Time to bust out the Pictionary! With the countless dramas on the CW, it’s no surprise that the network is fond of finding new takes on an age-old issue: disputes between family members. This week’s episode […]

All Time Low Interview: Nov. 2

For the first time, All Time Low comes to Columbia, Mo., on their “The Rise and Fall of My Pants” tour. Reporter Danielle Carter interviewed lead vocalist Alex Gaskarth and lead guitarist Jack Barakat on everything from Sparky’s ice cream to how ATL got its start.

Spiritual Shenanigans Bring Love and Loss to Mystic Falls

Once you start holding hands with a ghost, it’s all downhill from there…. It’s a strange world that we live in, and in the case of our favorite Mystic Falls characters, it’s a world overrun with ghosts. Not your ordinary apparitions, but ghosts who are capable of regaining their once solid forms. Vicky may be […]

Sig Ep Scare-A-Thon: Oct. 29

Behind-the-Scenes information and look at Sigma Phi Epsilon’s scare-a-thon, which raised money for Joplin, Mo.

Innocent Kisses Lead to Provocative Romance

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Approaching such a delicate issue is never easy, but Glee producers pulled it off with zero complaints. Perhaps inappropriately titled “The First Time,” this week’s episode of Glee all but screams “sexy time.” Die-hard Glee fans have been aching for spoilers all week, revealing that “Finchel” and “Klaine” would be gettin’ […]

Open Mic Night Showcases A Lot of Talent

Thursday, Oct. 20 – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. hosted an Open Mic Night Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in Bengal’s Lair. The performances ranged from original spoken word pieces, original songs, duets, and impromptu song covers. “It was a nice time overall, I really enjoyed the performances,” MU junior Bailey A. said. One […]

Tiger Tear Up: Oct. 19

Host Lindsay Taylor and panelists Andi Kaufman, Hannah Knight and Catherine Wilkins discuss this week’s celebrity gossip. On the agenda was the Ashton/Demi split, Daniel Radcliffe’s new movie due out in 2012 and Kristen Stewart as the new Snow White.

Homecoming Entertainment

The Prowl brings you highlights from entertainment that came into town for MU’s 100th Homecoming. Enjoy!

What Do You Get When You Mix a Forbidden Love, a Witch and a Salvatore? Let’s find out.

Oct. 9 – Relationships suck. Just ask the Salvatore brothers. “Disturbing Behavior” doesn’t even begin to cover this week’s episode of Vampire Diaries. From dead girlfriends, to seriously dysfunctional father-daughter relationships, to one messed up love-triangle, Thursday’s episode does not disappoint. The search continues for reawakened vampire Rebecca’s missing necklace. A necklace that’s been missing […]

Glee Underdogs Give Front-runners Rachel and Kurt a Show

Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Watch out New Directions, there’s only room for one diva at McKinley “It’s not about doing your best. It’s about doing better,” said Schuster, setting the tone for the third episode of the season. As the final casting for West Side Story draws near, the members of New Directions are making […]

Vampire Diaries Brings a New Meaning to “Ripper”

  Oct. 2 – Cover your neck and throw on a pair of full-length gloves, Stefan Salvatore is taking over the 20’s Season Three of The Vampire Diaries is running strong. This week marks the season’s third episode, and the storylines are only getting more complex. This episode, “The Roaring Twenties,” follows Stefan and Klaus […]

Jersey Shore Sept. 29

Thursday, Sept. 29 – This week’s episode of “Jersey Shore” was full of tears, tools and tipsiness. After Snooki’s wild night of dirty dancing at the club in last week’s episode, Snooki’s boyfriend, Jionni, decides to leave Italy and catch the next train to get on a flight back to America. Realizing her boyfriend is […]

Glee Off to A Strong Start As Plot Lines Thicken for McKinley’s Seniors

Embrace your unicorn, Gleeks. Brittany S. Pierce wants you all to sparkle. The Fox hit Glee premiered its third season last Tuesday with a surprising dip in demographic ratings. While the show still ranked number one in viewership during the coveted 8 p.m. time slot, the number of viewers tuning in was not as high […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Hosts Second Think Tank of Year

Wednesday, Sept. 28 – The Zeta Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha hosted their second Black Man’s Think Tank of the year Wednesday, Sept. 28. The topic, a look at the correlations of race and the death penalty, was one that has risen in notoriety due to the recent execution of Troy Davis. In fact, […]

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