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This page consists of any and all popular occasions in entertainment media and pop culture. From Hollywood, California, to our very own Roanoke College, reporters of the entertainment page cover music, films, both visual and performance art, and other similar recent events.

Avatar Studios: Four Nations Reimagined

Written by Mateo Biggs “Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.” This is a saying...

Fearless in the Music Industry

Written by Kristina Calhoun Taylor Swift fans will be excited to hear that their throwback songs will soon have a new tune to them.  Swift announced...

Marvel Phase 4: What to Expect

Written by Charissa Roberson How do you move on from a finale like “Avengers: Endgame”? The epic climax of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3,...

RC International Film Fest Goes Virtual!

Written by Charissa Roberson On Feb. 17, Roanoke College kicked off its third annual International Film Festival. Despite changes and challenges due to COVID-19, the...

Artists Who Make the Globe Golden

Written by Mateo Biggs This year marks the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards and the first to be hosted in a pandemic. Despite the changes...

The Best (and Cheesiest) Valentine’s Films

Written by Mateo Biggs This year, Valentine’s Day will look a little different. With COVID-19 ever present, conditions aren’t exactly ripe for finding romance. Even...

Star-Crossed Stars: Celebrity Couples Who Have Stood the Test of Time

Written by Charissa Roberson The entertainment industry is more well-known for whirlwind romances and messy break-ups than it is for long-standing relationships. However, some celebrity...

A Halftime Show to Remember

Written by Kristina Calhoun Since March 2020, the world has faced significant changes in everyday life due to COVID-19. However, the Super Bowl still managed...

Book Review: “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain”

Written by Jasey Roberts In January, acclaimed short story writer and novelist George Saunders released a new nonfiction piece, “A Swim in a Pond in...

Changing the Game

Written by Kristina Calhoun Companies can gain popularity on their own, but the best way to get a message heard or a product shown is...

Library Book Returned 72 Years Late

Written by Charissa Roberson A man recently returned a library book 72 years overdue to the Amagansett Free Library in New York. The book, “Great...

Theatre RC Confronts the Past in “Appropriate”

Written by Charissa Roberson  From Nov. 12-14, Theatre Roanoke College presented Branden Jacob-Jenkins’s layered production “Appropriate,” which won the Obie Award for Best New American...

Awards Season in the Time of the Pandemic

Written by Charissa Roberson With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down film production for months and large gatherings under careful restrictions, the upcoming awards season will...

The Return of “The Mandalorian”

Written by Charissa Roberson After a rousingly successful debut in 2019, “The Mandalorian” returned to Disney+ in October for the start of its second season. The...

A Virtual Visit From Dr. Sofia Samatar

Written by Jasey Roberts On Oct. 22, critically acclaimed writer Dr. Sofia Samatar spoke via Zoom to an audience of Roanoke College students and faculty....

The Legacy of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Written by Charissa Roberson  In May, “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” a 2005 Nickelodeon animated series, became the number one show on Netflix and set a...

Lights, Curtain…Closure?

Written by Kristina Calhoun Due to the fact that Broadway shows were not part of the Phase 4 opening in New York City, fans will...

Rocky Events on the Quad

Written by Mateo Biggs In the midst of the harsh restrictions in place to battle COVID-19, Roanoke College has tried to give students fun events...

“Supernatural” to Air Series Finale After COVID-19 Delay

Written by Charissa Roberson The paranormal TV drama “Supernatural” is coming to an end this November, after a record 15 seasons on the air. The series...

Spooky Reads Recommendation: “Lincoln in the Bardo”

Written by Jasey Roberts Author George Saunders was introduced on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as “quite possibly our greatest living author.” With his...