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Legendary musical continues to please

Legendary musical continues to please

Bryce Schulte, Sub-Editor

October 9, 2014

I had the chance to go see the brilliant musical “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Civics Center in downtown Des Moines Sept. 20. In 2012, “The Phantom of the Opera” had been, in a sense, updated. There was speculation that the new performance would not be as good as the ones before it, but ...

“As Above So Below” fails to be original

“As Above So Below” fails to be original

Jake Dalbey, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

Found footage movies, where the film looks as though it being filmed by a handheld camera similar to "The Blair Witch Project," are a dime a dozen these days, especially when it's a horror movie. There's no doubt that movie theaters are victims of this over saturated genre. Think about how many movies ...

“Destiny” ushers in new video game genre

“Destiny” ushers in new video game genre

Casey Metcalf, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

There has not been much action in the world of Sony lately - after the release of the PS4, the fourth installment of the console, it has taken a little longer than usual for the games to catch up. In the first few months of its release, the games have been slow to come to buyers. The first few games to...

Marvel movie perfectly personifies summer blockbuster

Marvel movie perfectly personifies summer blockbuster

Jake Dalbey, Staff Writer

September 10, 2014

There's a certain point during "Guardians of the Galaxy" when you just have to sit back and appreciate what's happening on the screen – a giant tree fighting with a mutated raccoon against a space prison, while assassins take on hordes of robots. Guardians of the Galaxy delightfully revels in every way...

MTV’s Video Music Awards killed the alternative star

MTV’s Video Music Awards killed the alternative star

Casey Metcalf, Staff Writer

September 2, 2014

Green Day, Ludacris, and 50 Cent. The Killers, Shakira and My Chemical Romance. What do all of these bands have in common? They all performed during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards just nine years ago. Try this list on for size: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Usher, Beyonce and Taylor Swift....

“The Fault in Our Stars” deemed acceptable

“The Fault in Our Stars” deemed acceptable

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

June 13, 2014

"The Fault in Our Stars" (TFiOS) is a book by John Green that was released in 2012. It was taken to the screens with the movie adaptation that premiered June 6. This book is fantastic, with a storyline that demands a ton of research and skill to be able to tell. John Green is an absolute genius. He mak...