Author: Tyra Harris

Movie Review: “A Simple Favor”

Adapted from the novel of the same name, “A Simple Favor” takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. For 117 minutes, viewers will find themselves hysterically laughing at off-color jokes, and moments later, biting their fingernails in suspense. The comedy-mystery-thriller is not a film that should be taken seriously, as the practicality of the plot is hilariously unlikely. In the film, Vlogger mom Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) meets fashion PR mom Emily (Blake Lively) at their sons’ school, where the boys ask if they can have a playdate. From that point on, the two women become fast friends who...

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Upcoming Local Theatrical Shows

Do you love the art of live performance? Are you fascinated with the personal adventure that theatrical entertainment brings? No need to travel thousands of miles to New York City for this experience! Come support your local artists at The Theatre Company and StageCenter while paying a fraction of the price of Broadway shows. From October 5 – October 14, The Theatre Company kicks off its 31st season with the musical theatre classic “Anything Goes.” The show, which includes beloved Cole Porter jazz numbers, focuses on the love story between stowaway Billy Crocker (played by Paul Early) and wealthy...

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“McFerrin Methods: Finding Your Idea” Event

Have you ever had a brilliant, innovative idea that you wanted to share with the world, but didn’t have the opportunity to do so? Luckily, Texas A&M students don’t have to look any further for that opportunity. On October 2, the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting McFerrin Methods: Finding Your Idea, a workshop designed to help students get started coming up with a big idea for the Raymond Ideas Challenge. Sophia Bishop, a program coordinator for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, says the  workshop is an event where students can talk about ideas. “In my experience as a...

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Movie Review: The Nun

The first film in a month to boot “Crazy Rich Asians” from the number one box office spot, “The Nun” adopts the prototypical combination of Roman Catholic iconography and rites against the presence of demonic spirits. “The Conjuring 2” spinoff follows young novitiate Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga), Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and Frenchie, a farmer (Jonas Bloquet) as they engage in a game of cat and mouse with an evil spirit. The film begins with the suicide of a nun, Sister Victoria, after she escapes the attack of a villainous spirit at a Romanian monastery. After Frenchie’s discovery of...

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DEGALLERY

Pablo Picasso famously said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” The creative imagination of youth tends to disappear with age. For some kids, art was presented just as a hobby, only to be practiced in leisure. As a result, advanced study or training in art was not much of an option. Others lost interest in artistic pursuits after being told that artistry is not a lucrative career, coupled by the pejorative phrase “starving artist.” Fortunately for Bryan-College Station residents, Dr. Dary Dega didn’t allow adverse rhetoric and other hardships...

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