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Here are the 4 best places to catch good music in Carbondale

Here are the 4 best places to catch good music in Carbondale

By Jose Perez, @JosePerezDE_

April 11, 2016


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Carbondale is known for its rich music scene. Showcasing national and local bands for decades, it has become a nurturing ground for many genres.Nightlife in Carbondale consists of house parties, the local bar scene and whatever musical acts are in town. On any weekend, people can listen to a variety ...

Top-five comedy shows on Netflix

Top-five comedy shows on Netflix

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 11, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

While the quality of Netflix’s movie selection seems to be going down, its choices of TV shows keeps getting better.When it comes to comedy shows, the streaming service knows how to both give old shows new life and shake up the game.Here are five comedy shows on Netflix you should check out.5. "New ...

Top-5 horror movies on Netflix

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 11, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

It doesn't matter if it is October on the brink of Halloween or in April at the beginning of spring, cuddling up with a scary movie is never a bad idea.Here are the top-five horror movies on Netflix.5. "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil" (2010):This underrated horror comedy wasn't on the radar of many casual movie-goers. Wh...

The Chicago vibe is strong in these 6 movies

By Lauren Chval, The RedEye in Chicago

April 8, 2016


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"The Boss" hits theaters Friday, and it's no surprise that Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy, who also co-wrote the script, set her latest comedy in her sweet home Chicago. Between taking rides on the CTA, talking to her reflection on the surface of the Bean and a funny reimaging of Trump Tower, our ci...

The Stage Company Presents ‘Enchanted April’

The Stage Company Presents ‘Enchanted April’

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 5, 2016


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Even in the 1920s, issues of equality and identity raged on.At 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, this weekend and next weekend, The Stage Company will present “Enchanted April,” at the Varsity Center for the Arts. This play is written by Matthew Barber, adapted from an Elizabeth ...

Kesha says she was offered her ‘freedom’ if she retracted Dr. Luke rape claims

By Christie D'zurilla, Los Angeles Times

April 5, 2016


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Kesha says she was offered a deal in exchange for a lie.The "Tik Tok" singer, whose fight to get out of her contract with Sony Music hinges on an allegation that she was sexually abused for years by producer Dr. Luke, posted an Instagram message Sunday claiming she'd been given the opportunity to end th...

Top movies coming to Netflix in April

Top movies coming to Netflix in April

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 4, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

If the April showers keep you indoors this month, here are some good movies to indulge. Each of these titles will be leaving Netflix by the time May begins.10. “Scrooged” (1988):When it comes to Bill Murray movies, I think this is the most underrated.Murray plays the infamous Scrooge, giving the ...

The future of video games appears to be going mobile — although male players may drag their thumbs

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times

March 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Pulse

My real-life cat, it appears, has been frustrated with me lately. Oh, she's still spoiled, but there have been a couple of occasions in which my attention has been diverted from her to a wholly digital feline."Super Phantom Cat," to be specific, has won my heart."Super Phantom Cat" even seems self-aware. "Love,...

“Wife/Worker/Whore” centers around relevant issues

“Wife/Worker/Whore” centers around relevant issues

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

March 29, 2016


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Connections and comparisons help "Wife/Worker/Whore" tackle sexism, sex and sexualization. From Thursday to Sunday, the SIU Department of Theater will present the Fourth Annual Big Muddy New Play Festival. This event showcases the work of the college's playwrights and includes one full-length prod...

Top 10 films leaving Netflix in April

Top 10 films leaving Netflix in April

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

March 28, 2016


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Every month movies and TV shows are put onto and taken off of Netflix. April is no different.Make sure to catch these films before they are gone.10. "Half-Baked" (1998) Leaving April 20Removing a movie about smoking pot on April 20, kudos Netflix.I’ll admit that "Half-Baked" is by no means a perfect film; it’s not even that...

4 improvements, mishaps of Season 2 of ‘Daredevil’ on Netflix

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

March 23, 2016


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Marvel and Netflix’s critically acclaimed “Daredevil” is back for a second season. Here is my list of five ways “Daredevil” season two was better than season one and four ways it was worse. Warning: this contains spoilers. Improved1. The PunisherThe biggest addition to this season is Jon Be...

10 gems to watch on Netflix

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

March 21, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

Here's my list of top films on Netflix to watch in your downtime. 10. "The Rundown" (2003):"The Rundown" is a wonderful homage to a decade of action films long gone. Missing in 1980s action movies are the thoughtful themes rampant in new-age films, replaced badass action-set pieces full of glee.This film is also the first real...

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