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New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to feature Disney’s first ‘exclusively gay moment’ in film

New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to feature Disney’s first ‘exclusively gay moment’ in film

By Libby Hill | Los Angeles Times

March 1, 2017


Filed under National, Pulse

There's more going on in Disney's new "Beauty and the Beast" adaptation than meets the eye in the trailers. In an interview with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon spoke a little about the character of LeFou (Josh Gad) and his complicated feelings toward his best pal Gaston (Luke Evans). "LeFou...

Watch: Nintendo releases details about portable console

Watch: Nintendo releases details about portable console

By Sloan Marion

October 22, 2016


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Nintendo on Thursday revealed its next console — the Nintendo Switch — through a trailer, showing its ability to be played at home as well as on the go. Operating on a tablet design, the Switch uses a dock that connects to your television and “lets you play with family and friends in the ...

The top 5 additions to the video game world this fall

The top 5 additions to the video game world this fall

By Sloan Marion

October 17, 2016


Filed under Pulse, Video Game Reviews

The gaming drought is officially over. As the cold weather beings to roll in and pumpkin spice drinks begin to roll out, these additions to video game world won't disappoint.  1. PlayStation VR — Release date: Oct. 13 I’m willing to bet my next paycheck you have heard about VR, or virtual re...

Courtroom drama asks SIU audience to examine social issues, prejudices

Courtroom drama asks SIU audience to examine social issues, prejudices

By Marnie Leonard

September 22, 2016


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Audience members can serve as jury members for an interactive courtroom drama fraught with highly charged social issues that is designed to put prejudice under the spotlight. “Defamation” is about an African-American woman accused of stealing a watch from a Jewish businessman. The woman respon...

SIU student-made film “Unconditional” shot in 20 days

SIU student-made film “Unconditional” shot in 20 days

By Simba Woodard

September 4, 2016


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All it took was six months and 56 students to create a full-length feature film. A group of SIU students and alumni held a private screening Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Theater in Murphysboro to show the feature film “Unconditional.” Braden Barton, who wrote and directed the film before graduating...

Carbondale punk rock house celebrating 30 years of music

Carbondale punk rock house celebrating 30 years of music

By Shannon Allen

September 1, 2016


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One of the city’s underground music venues is bringing punk rock out of the basement and into the streets Saturday as it celebrates its 30th birthday. Lost Cross — one of the country’s oldest punk houses — organized an outdoor party to mark the occasion with performances by local and touring...

Rain delays Pokémon GO with SIU police until Monday

Rain delays Pokémon GO with SIU police until Monday

By Anna Spoerre

August 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Pulse

SIU police are postponing their event to play Pokémon GO with the community. "It is with sadness we report that Pokemon w/the Police is postponed until next Monday, due to So. Much. Rain," SIU police tweeted today. "Let others know as needed." SIU Police Sgt. Chad Beights said the event was o...

Pokemon Go developer is top game-app maker in 45 countries

Pokemon Go developer is top game-app maker in 45 countries

By Rachel Lerman | The Seattle Times

August 13, 2016


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Pokemon Go may be even more addictive than Candy Crush. Pokemon Go publisher Niantic is now the top games developer in 45 countries around the world, unseating King, which makes popular color-matching game Candy Crush Saga. Niantic's apps, primarily the hit Pokemon augmented-reality game, have...

SIU alumni return for summer production at McLeod Theater

By The Alton Telegraph

July 8, 2016


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Based on the biblical story of Joseph and his famous coat, an exuberant musical comes to campus this summer."Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" tells the story of a favored son who is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, rises to become advisor to the Pharaoh, and reunites with his f...

5 podcasts to inspire recent graduates

5 podcasts to inspire recent graduates

By Joseph Hernandez, Chicago Tribune

May 20, 2016


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We're entering the height of graduation season. Soon, our newsfeeds and mailboxes will be inundated with videos of inspirational commencement speeches and invitations to graduation ceremonies and parties, while a number of this year's graduating class — whether they're high-schoolers or college-ag...

Top-5 movies coming to Netflix in May

Top-5 movies coming to Netflix in May

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

May 11, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

May is here and with every new month comes new movies to Netflix.Here are the top-five movies on Netflix in May.5. “Bring it On” (2000): May 1While this early 2000s high school drama doesn’t come anywhere near the emotional depth of a “Breakfast Club” or “Mean Girls,” it is one of the b...

Top-5 most anticipated summer movies

Top-5 most anticipated summer movies

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

May 10, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

School is almost over and that means one of the greatest times of the year is upon us: Summer Movie Season.Studios put out their biggest movies knowing that more viewers will come.Here are my top-five most anticipated summer movies.Note: summer is a relative term when it comes to movies. It extends past...

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