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Picture This preview

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Their EP, Picture This EP, debuted at number one on the Irish Albums Chart (Photo courtesy of Katia Tempkin) Christina Laderoute Connector Staff The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018 are hitting the road for their first ever North-American tour this month. Picture This is an alternative pop band from Ireland, consisting

Underrated Classics: ‘Viy’

A remake of “Viy” was released in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Mosfilm) Hannah Manning Connector Editor It took 45 years for the Soviet Union to produce and release its first horror film, but the wait paid off. “Viy,” directed by Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov, is a film that dazzles with its practical effects and

K-pop sensation BTS crosses over to US

The album sold more than one million copies in three hours. (Photo courtesy of Elite Daily) Troy Lafond Connector Editor On BTS’s new EP, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” Halsey appears as a feature on the lead single “Boy with Luv” and the track “Make It Right” features Ed Sheeran as a songwriter. For a

A totally accurate look at ‘TABS’

“Totally Accurate Battle Simulator” had an open alpha phase released in November 2016. (Photo courtesy of ABGames) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Total War?” No, thanks. “Hearts of Iron?” Absolutely not. “Arma?” Not even close. No, none of those compare to the realism and strategy involved in “Totally Accurate Battle Simulator.” Released for early access on April

‘Hellboy’ is bad, and the devil is in the details

This is the third live-action film in the franchise. (Photo courtesy of Variety) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Step aside Halle Berry’s “Catwoman” and Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin”; 2019’s “Hellboy” is the unmitigated embarrassment when it comes to cinematic adaptions of comic books now. When the ancient sorceress Nimue (Milla Jovovich) from the time of King

‘Perfect Arrangement’ brings Lavender Scare to UMass Lowell

(Photo courtesy of Hannah Manning/UML Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Schoolchildren across the United States know what the Red Scare is, but there is a good chance they may scratch their heads at the mention of the Lavender Scare. UMass Lowell’s Theatre Arts program intends to change that with their newest show set to premiere this

Lightning did not strike for ‘Shazam’

Dwayne Johnson was originally in talks to play the villain of Black Adam, who ended up not appearing in the film. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Troy Lafond Connector Editor At the beginning of the second act of “Shazam,” the newest entry in the DC Cinematic Universe, there is a scene where the titular

Underrated Classics: There are millions of reasons to catch up on Showtime’s ‘Billions’

“Billions” is considered the first American TV show to feature a non-binary character. (Photo courtesy of Showtime Networks) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “The Sopranos,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Wire” and “Lost:” from broadcast television to the newly established streaming service marketplace, episodic storytelling is in its Golden Age. Big-budget box office filmmaking is not going

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