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Chili Peppers Still Hot at TD Garden

  By Blaine Payer `18 A&E Staff   It seems like everyone knows at least one song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their unique-brand of funk-rock has been captivating audiences for years, and after their sold-out show at TD Garden last Wednesday, it is easy to see why they are still so popular. The band can captivate a crowd ... Read More »

Netflix and the Perils of Mass Production

  By Blaine Payer `18 A&E Staff   Netflix is the current titan of the online streaming industry, and for good reason, boasting a docket of original material such as Stranger Things, House of Cards, The Crown, Orange is the New Black, and Master of None, to name just a few. Entertainment Weekly reported that America’s favorite streaming service is ... Read More »

Emma Watson Gives Belle a Makeover

  by Blaine Payer `18 A&E Staff   Emma Watson is one of the most well-recognized champions of feminism and gender equality in the world. Since it was announced early last year that she would be playing Belle in the upcoming live-action remake of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, Watson has been no stranger to the headlines. Initially, ... Read More »

2017 Oscars Show Promise, Raise Questions

  by Blaine Payer `18 A&E Staff   This past year was many things, not all of them particularly positive. We lost a number of Hollywood’s most beloved names—Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, just to name a few. We experienced cinematic disasters like the Ben-Hur remake; Independence Day: Resurgence, a sequel that nobody asked for; and ... Read More »

Dancing on Eggshells: La La Land Suffers Online Scorn Despite Success

  by Blaine Payer `18 A&E Staff La La Land, which began 2016 as the most highly anticipated film of the year, quickly became the forerunner in the Oscar race for Best Picture after its early December premiere. The sophomore effort by young director Damien Chazelle, who wowed critics and audiences alike by writing and directing 2015’s sleeper hit Whiplash, ... Read More »

Instruments are Overrated: A Cappella

by Blaine Payer ’18 A&E Staff This past weekend held the biggest A cappella event of the semester—the Fall Concert. Housed in Ryan Concert Hall, the two-night event saw full houses each night, with Saturday’s show being forced to overcrowd people on the far balcony. This year, each of Providence College’s own student-run A Cappella groups brought their best work ... Read More »

BMSA Coffeehouse a Hit

  By Blaine Payer `18 A&E Staff   Last Tuesday, as I was on my way to get some lunch from Alumni Hall, I saw a handful of men working feverishly to transform the interior of McPhail’s into a trendy coffeehouse, straight out of the New York art district. The occasion was the Fall in Love with Love event, sponsored ... Read More »

Has the Walking Dead Gone Too Far?

by Blaine Payer ’18 A&E Staff The following article is bursting with The Walking Dead spoilers, so continue at your own risk. Unless you have spent the last week under a rock or have completely given up on cable television, there is a good chance you have heard at least something about last Sunday’s season 7 premiere of AMC’s The ... Read More »

Halloween in Salem

by Blaine Payer ’18 A&E Staff I’ll admit it, when it comes to the Halloween season I turn into a grade-A dork, so naturally when my girlfriend said that she wanted to take a day trip up to Salem, Massachusettes the other week, I could not resist. I had not been up there since I was young, and the only ... Read More »