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 […]
Redbox is all over the place, but we can’t help but notice that there are none on campus. Getting to one can sometimes be a hassle, especially for a generation that is used to instant streaming. We all have to be on campus, so having one in the SUB, the library or dorms would […]
The Texas Tech International Film Series will begin its Spring 2015 season Tuesday night with a showing of “La Strada,” a 1954 Italian drama directed by cinema master Federico Fellini. IFS coordinator Robert Peaslee said in an email that the first film will be shown tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, located at 120 West […]