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The Winx Club fairies -- Musa (left), Stella, Bloom, Aisha and Terra -- walk through the gates of Alfea, a magic school for fairies, after returning from a trip to Earth. The Netflix series was released Jan.22

“Fate: The Winx Saga” disappoints previous Winx Club fans with a failed execution at a revamp

Annie Bang February 21, 2021

Serving as the ultimate disappointment for Winx Club fans, the newest addition to the Winx franchise does more damage than good in the world of magic and fairies.  In a flopped attempt to revamp the...

An artist's rendering of the South Korean comic book cover, Painter of the Night. The series, which features an artist forced to illustrate erotic scenes, has recently grown in popularity.

Normalized sexual assault in media is poisonous for society

Rebecca Choi February 19, 2021

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the content of this article, we strongly encourage you to contact us at [email protected] If you wish to report any cases of sexual misconduct,...

The Red Car Trolly transports guests up to Buena Vista Street at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif.

Tips that you should know before visiting the Downtown Disney District

Minjeong Kim February 16, 2021

To kick off 2021, consider checking out what the “Happiest Place on Earth” has to offer. Even though the main amusement parks with rides remain closed to the public, Disney Resorts began a phased...

An Accolade artist's illustration of a still from the

Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ revs up students’ emotions, past heartbreaks

Hanna Jung February 9, 2021

For most teens, having a license comes with the freedom to drive around with friends and make great high school memories. For 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, it turned out to be much more.  Actress and...

Despite controversy, Lana Del Rey’s latest music video breaks through with mystique and flair

Andrew Ngo January 25, 2021

Lana Del Rey can’t stay away from trouble. As recently as this past May, critics have called out the “Summertime Sadness” singer over supposed cultural appropriation, outspoken political stances...

Paul Bettany (left) reprises his role as Vision, who now lives with Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff. In the six-episode series to stream on Disney+ Jan. 15, the two begin suspecting that their idealized lives are not what they seem to be.

Marvel’s Scarlet Witch gets own ‘Vision’ show

Andrew Park January 11, 2021

Avengers will assemble next year — not in another movie but individually on Disney+ TV series with Marvel’s Scarlet Witch leading the way. Scheduled to stream Jan. 15 for the first of its six-episode...

Singer Billie Eilish performs at the 2019 Pukkelpop Festival in Kiewit, Belgium. Eilish is responsible for hits like

Quarantine changes taste in music for some students

Susie Kim December 25, 2020

The papers say it's doomsday The button has been pressed We’re gonna nuke each other up boys ‘Til old Satan stands impressed This is part of the first verse in singer Matt Maltese’s...

Is Wonder Woman sequel worth $14.99 to stream?

Is Wonder Woman sequel worth $14.99 to stream?

Rachel Yun December 19, 2020

Fans waiting for the much delayed sequel to “Wonder Woman” but don’t want to catch it in theaters on Christmas Day will now be able to watch it from home on the streaming service, HBO Max — a move...

Netflix’s “Cuties” focuses on lead actress 11-year-old Fathia Youssouf as Amy (far right) on a free-spirited dance team but has since received criticism for its sexualization of its child actors.

‘Cuties’ not so cute in use of child sexualization

Anthony Keem November 20, 2020

With Netflix undergoing indictment by a grand jury in Texas, Netflix-licensed French film “Cuties” directed by Maïmouna Doucouré (“Maman(s)”) faced heavy fire for the graphic sexual portrayals...

Theater teacher Amanda Gieser (left) glances at one of her performers being lifted up by cast members of 2018's

The show will not go on; fall musical axed because of COVID-19 health and safety

Yeihn Lee November 17, 2020

“We'll all be out there carrying the banner man to man. We're always out there soakin' ev'ry soaker that we can. Here's the headline: Newsies on a mission!” Those words from the musical “Newsies”...

In the 2020 Netflix remake “Rebecca” released Oct. 16, the wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer, “Wounds”) proposes to the female protagonist (Lily James, “Rare Beast”), promising her to live together in his grand estate Manderley.

‘Rebecca’ delivers Jane Eyre-esque gothic scares

Andrew Park November 1, 2020

Netflix’s “Rebecca” will appeal to those who enjoyed reading gothic literature in their sophomore English classes. Think Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” or...

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