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Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds: A futuristic contemporary of second chances

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds: A futuristic contemporary of second chances

(Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor In “Early Departures”, author Justin A. Reynolds experiments with the concept of reanimation and the topic of second chances and death. What is immediately enjoyable is the style of writing and the fast-paced structure where the chapters count down from 100 which draws in the reader

‘Enola Holmes’: Netflix produces a film that breaks the fourth wall and further shows the power of women

(Photo courtesy of IMDb) Kyra Barry Connector Staff The tale of Sherlock Holmes has endured never-ending popularity in recent years. The story has been retold through books, television shows and films. Netflix’s newest film in the franchise, “Enola Holmes,” is based on a book series by Nancy Springer. It takes a new approach on Conan

Netflix’s ‘Sing On!’ takes the stage with glitz and glamour

(Photo courtesy of What’s New on Netflix) Brian Ho Connector Contributor Those who need to listen to some good music while also sitting back and enjoying the thrills of a game show will look forward to “Sing On!” A brand-new offering on Netflix, “Sing On!” brings in talented singers competing against each other for a

“Each of Us a Desert” by Mark Oshiro: A young adult fantasy that experiments with loneliness and the power of stories

(Photo courtesy of Macmillan Publishers) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor After a successful debut in 2018, Mark Oshiro produces a fresh Young Adult fantasy novel titled, “Each of Us a Desert.” What can be immediately noticed in “Each of Us a Desert” is the amount of culture and detail that is written in its pages. Oshiro

2020’s “Mulan” can’t escape its own reflection

(Photo courtesy of Disney) Troy Lafond Connector Editor  The 2020 remake of the Disney animated classic “Mulan” had an incredibly troubled rollout, with plans for the movie starting as early as 2010. Hope for the project began resurfacing in 2015 when director Niki Caro joined on, and momentum finally picked up when Yifei Liu was

Women in Music: Part III: a record that embraces the summer nights and days

(Photo courtesy of Columbia Records) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Being the all-female band’s third album, HAIM’s “Women in Music: Part III” is arguably their most experimental yet. With standout hits like “Gasoline” and “Don’t Wanna,” this extremely varied album has a little bit for fans of every genre. The album starts out with the chill

Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” leaves viewers crossing their fingers for season three

(Photo courtesy of Netflix)  Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor  “The Umbrella Academy” is loosely based on a collection of graphic novels and comics that were written and created by My Chemical Romance lead singer, Gerard Way. The show received an 82% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, an eight out of ten from IMDb, and a four out

“Hamilton”: A Disney+ exclusive; bringing Broadway home

(Joan Marcus/ LA Times) With the use of hip-hop, rap and songs of other genres that will be stuck in the listeners’ heads forever, Miranda demonstrates where the story of Alexander Hamilton started and where it unfortunately ended. Venessa Bazile Connector Contributor  “Hamilton” is a tale of freedom, politics, and the many trials and tribulations

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