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Grease lightnin’s up the stage

On Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, Leesville Road High School’s theatre program put on a production of the ’70s musical film, Grease. Essentially,…



Keep Portlandia weird

Anyone familiar with Fred Armisen is also familiar with his odd sense of humor, indulging audiences and himself with wacky personas. Armisen displayed his personality…





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Gonza Tacos Y Tequila review

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila is a friendly Colombian restaurant with two convenient locations: Wake Forest location by The Factory and a North Raleigh location in…


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Chubby’s restaurant review

Voted “Favorite Restaurant Value” in 2010 by the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chubby’s Tacos has certainly lived up to this title in recent years….


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Raleigh museum reviews

Located downtown on 5 East Edenton Street, the North Carolina History Museum hosts multiple exhibits. Any sports fan can enjoy the permanent NC Sports Hall…


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The Cosby Show

By now, everyone should be familiar with the famous Cosby Show: A 1984 sitcom that follows the life of an upper-middle class African-American family, living…


Gonza Tacos Y Tequila Review

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila is a friendly Colombian restaurant with two convenient locations: Wake Forest location by The Factory and a North Raleigh location in…




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Facebook receives a “facelift”

Recently, Facebook celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Through the many highs and lows, the company has brought in new innovative features, including but not limited to:…


The Goldfinch is a triumph

It took me a few days after finishing Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch to decide I was, in fact, going to write a review. And once…


Les Mis exceeds expectations

NC Theatre’s current production of Les Misérables was exceptional, especially considering the immensity of the musical. Les Misérables, set during the French Revolution, is the…


Osage triumphs

Tracy Lett’s August: Osage County, the Pullitzer award-winning play, may have translated to the screen victoriously, but every aspect was not a victory. Set in Osage…



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Our Grammy Predictions

http://www.grammy.com/nominees Best New Artist–James Blake Out of names such as Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Kacey Musgraves and Ed Sheeran, it seems highly unlikely a generic-sounding James…


Downton Abbey returns

The fourth season of Downton Abbey began Sunday, January 5 — leaving eagerly awaiting fans feeling bittersweet. The absence of the British drama left a…


Sherlock is coming Holmes

After two years of hiatus, the season three premiere of Sherlock, titled “The Empty Hearse”, aired in the UK on January 1 and will premiere…


American Hustle bamboozles box office

David O. Russel’s brilliant take on the ABSCAM Affair of the 70’s, “American Hustle” tells the story of con artist duo Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale)…


Saving Mary Poppins

Upon walking into the movie theater for Saving Mr. Banks, I groaned, assuming it was another cheesy Disney movie. As reluctant as I was, Saving…


Clumsy Ninja charms gamers

Clumsy Ninja is Naturalmotion Games’ newest creation. Originally announced at the iPhone 5 event last September, the release of the game was severely delayed. Though…


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Shakespeare, or what you will

On 44th St. in Manhattan, between Sixth and seventh avenue, lies the Belasco Theatre, currently putting on two rather recognizable plays: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Or…


A remedy for boring lunch spots

On E. Hargett next to Moore Square sits a quaint diner called Remedy. The red door and signature lights welcome entry to an intimate, casual…


The Pit review: A sweet, southern spot

Nestled between W. Davie and S. Harrington Street, The Pit stands as one of North Carolina’s most successful barbecue restaurants. As you enter, the smell…


Thor: The Dark World Review

Thor: The Dark World is the follow up movie to Thor and The Avengers, earning $85.7 million opening weekend. The Avengers took over the box…



Lit circle reading: The Bell Jar

A novel about shock treatments, asylum visits, drug overdoses and lesbian encounters. It’s not Lindsay Lohan’s biography, but a dense and intense novel entitled The…



Great job, old sport!

The lights dim, the jazz-age music commences, Jake Banasiewicz takes stage right as the iconic Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby begins. Running last Thursday through…


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Captain Phillips Splashes on Scene

Captain Phillips on surface level may appear to be only the dramatic retelling of the heart-pounding thriller that was the 2009 hijacking of the US…


Gorman and Magee Review

Sean Magee and Brian Gorman are two up and coming North Carolinian musicians who perform in small venues around the state. The group performed Sunday,…


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Carolina Ale House review

Located off of Skyland Ridge Parkway in Brier Creek, Carolina Ale House is an upbeat sports bar and pub. When I first walked in, I…





Gravity movie review

The movie Gravity premiered on Oct. 4 and has dominated the box office since. It stayed on top for the three weeks is has been…


CATS mystifies Memorial

From October 8-13, Memorial Auditorium hosted CATS for the kickoff of the 2013-2014 Broadway Series South season. My mother and I scored tickets for the…


The League review

The League embarked on its fifth season with the start of this year’s NFL regular season, and it’s looking great. The League follows a fictional…




Pearl Jam Preview

Pearl Jam is releasing their tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, on October 15. The album is already available for pre-sale via iTunes. The band has created…


The Crucible Review

The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater Recently put on the show The Crucible. The play’s cast consisted of teenagers and showed from Sept. 13-29….


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Lilly’s pizza review

Lilly’s Pizza, located at 1813 Glenwood Avenue, is the epitome of a downtown ‘hole in the wall’ restaurant. Immediately when I walked in,brightly colored and…




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The Cowfish is crazy good

“And so was the ‘tail’ of the cow and the fish From two separate places they had but one wish To bring to the world…