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The new Marvel film, “Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage,” doesn’t live up to expectations. PHOTO CREDIT: imbd.com This movie, directed by actor-director Andy Serkis, is just alright. It is the epitome of a standard superhero/villain movie, though the banter between Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote Venom, both played...
Comedian and late night show host, Stephen Colbert, makes a grand entrance in front of the Ryan Center audience. PHOTO CREDIT: James Singer “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is interested in the business of awkwardness -- one that most others might feel uncomfortable with. John Dickerson, CBS political analyst and...
Kasey Musgraves’ new album “star-crossed” feels ethereal and dreamlike. PHOTO CREDIT: baylorlariat.com Kasey Musgraves’ “star-crossed” takes us through her feelings post-divorce on an ethereal, almost-dreamlike journey of an album with fairly consistent hits. The album’s opener, and title track, is an angelic setting of the scene for what’s to come later...
Beauvais to have ‘open door’ policy Laura Beauvais joins the list of new hires, as interim provost. PHOTO CREDIT: James Singer As the University of Rhode Island transitions into new presidential leadership, another major position, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will be filled by interim Laura Beauvais on Oct...
This week is the last edition of the Good Five Cent Cigar for the 2020-21 academic year. We’ve spent time this semester covering how COVID-19 has affected the University of Rhode Island’s sporting events, written profiles on the most interesting professors around campus and highlighted the innovative work of...
Vaccines will soon be available to everyone in Rhode Island. Photo from healio.com.  The state of Rhode Island has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, but eligibility for vaccinations in the state will open to those age 16 and older on Monday, April 19. Students can set...
Hot on the heels of “WandaVision,” the newest release on Disney+, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” keeps the Marvel-mania alive. Photo from imbd.com On the heels of “WandaVision,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe has released their second Disney+ show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which tackles issues of racism...
Disney’s newest release “Raya and the Last Dragon” is a hit with critics and viewers alike. Photo from metacritic.com. “Raya and the Last Dragon,” the most recent feature-length animated film from Disney+, follows the theme of distrust and builds an immersive new world inspired by Southeast Asian culture through beautiful...
Do you want to see penguins surfing 50-foot tall Pen Gu Island waves? Then this is the movie for you. Photo from rotoscopers.com. If you have not seen the 2007 computer-animated mockumentary comedy film “Surf’s Up,” you absolutely need to; and if you haven’t watched it recently, I would highly...
A University of Rhode Island alumnus donated a $50,000 endowment to the Robert and Berdie Lawrence Endowed Scholarship for Black students in the College of Pharmacy.  The scholarship is named after the parents of the alumnus, Kenneth Lawrence, who were born in the South during the 1940s, where segregation and...
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