By Mary Onishi In Damien Chazelle’s modern musical “La La Land,” Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian, a pianist passionate about saving jazz and opening his own club in Los Angeles. Sebastian’s passion is driven by the idea that jazz music is dying. But is it? Assistant Professor of Jazz at Texas Tech Ben Haugland said this […]
In recent years movies have become more accessible than ever, particularly due to online streaming services. What many do not know is when you take a trip to your local theater to watch the movie you have been dying to see, you are watching it on a digital projector. Digital projectors make playing movies an ease, […]
By Blaine Hill When J.K. Rowling wrote, “Every child in our world will know his name,” she had no idea how much of a reality that would become. Since 1997, when the first book was published, the Harry Potter series has sold over 400 million copies, according to Scholastic. “Everybody knows Harry Potter’s name, and everybody […]
By Jayme Lozano With eight superhero films scheduled for release this year and over 30 Marvel and DC Comics movies planned through 2020, the heroic flick trend shows no sign of hanging up its cape anytime soon. Rob Weiner, a Texas Tech librarian specializing in popular culture and humanities, has studied comic books, but the superhero trend confuses him. “Whether they’re […]
We’re all guilty of it. Whether you’re procrastinating or relaxing after a long week, it can be pretty easy to get sucked into a Netflix binge-watching session. One more episode can easily turn into hours. Streaming subscribers reported spending on average six hours per week watching on-demand content in 2015, doubling the hours reported in 2011. Judging […]
“Heads Up Display,” a student-produced entertainment show, will premiere a new season on Sept. 23. The show formerly focused exclusively on video games but will now feature movie and television reviews as well. Look for more content from “Heads Up Display” coming soon!
A black book sits on a desk. Spindly red text spells out a title printed over dark artwork featuring an seemingly evil grinning face in the shadows — the iconic Joker, and it’s a work of academia. Also featured on the cover of “The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime” is […]
As Easter Sunday approaches, perhaps you have helped your little sister buy a white dress and matching shoes for a church service. Maybe you boiled a carton of eggs to dye and decorate before devouring. At this time of year, I find myself reminiscing about hunting for plastic Easter eggs my grandfather would hide in […]