Review: Netflix’s ‘Bandersnatch’

The premiere show features options for more than one ending — an effect with a multitude of advantages and disadvantages BY AMANDA SHORT At the end of 2018, Netflix premiered Bandersnatch, an extension of the popular British dystopian TV show Black Mirror, creating a new dynamic of media that allows the audience to make decisions…

Demons, art and poetry

The Falk Gallery’s newest exhibition, ‘When the Old Gods Walked the Earth,’ features the work of ArtCNU alum Bertie Piatt BY SABRINA RIVERA In a series of blurry windows that look into the shaky forest visions of Bertie Piatt, a CNU alum’s photography series, When the Old Gods Walked the Earth, hangs on the walls…

Living waters and vibrant watercolors

CNU alum Rachel Chung’s art draws from her study abroad experience, mission trip and more BY KRISTEN ZICCARELLI There are a lot of studio art graduates in Virginia, but not all of them have grown their talent into a successful business or regularly take commissions from local interest. Scroll through CNU graduate Rachel Chung’s Instagram…

Billy Joel’s Top Five

It’s been only a month since the 41st anniversary of Billy Joel’s most impactful album release, “The Stranger.” To celebrate that accomplishment, and one of the defining artists of a generation, here is a countdown of my top five favorite Billy Joel songs. If you haven’t heard any of these, give them a listen. If…

Entrenched in ‘Trench’

Twenty One Pilot’s ‘Bandito Tour’ leaves little to be desired By Anna Dorl It’s an incredible feeling when you score seats to see one of the most popular bands in the world. I’ve been a fan of Twenty One Pilots for a couple years, ever since I discovered their album “Vessel.” So when my friend…

The most dangerous magic

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is a teachable moment for making choices and questioning evil By Kathryn Fannin The newest installment of the Fantastic Beasts series, “The Crimes of Grindelwald,” left fans’ hearts racing and their minds filled with more questions than answers. Many favorite characters made difficult sacrifices, and the fates of our…

Fashion for good

CNU IJM to hold fashion show to support trafficking victims By Kristen Ziccarelli This Friday, CNU’s branch of the International Justice Mission (IJM) will host their Freely Made Fashion Show, modelling ethically-made clothing to raise awareness about the affects of fast fashion and the beauty of slavery-free clothing production. With twenty-six student models walking the…

Masks, campfires and books of names

TheaterCNU’s November production, ‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’ fuses acapella, ‘The Simpsons,’ and the future after an apocalyptic nuclear disaster By Annie Silva It’s the end of the world. You’ve lost your family, friends, and your home. What’s left to do, you might ask? Theater CNU’s production of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play answers this…

The fall of the house of Donati

Peebles’ stage captured the full breadth of Opera CNU’s talent in Puccini’s ‘Gianni Schicchi’ By Kristen Ziccarelli Before Thursday night, ‘Florence’ was just the name of the hurricane that evacuated CNU a few months ago. But with Opera CNU’s Thursday night performance of Gianni Schicchi, the cast and the orchestra revealed the true Florence –…

Adore the Adorned

PFAC’s newest exhibition features designer jewels, clothes, bags and portraits By Kristen Ziccarelli The Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s (PFAC) current art exhibition features a variety of displays capturing a variety of different aesthetics. Debuting on October 13, Adorn will run until early January and will then be replaced by an African Art Exhibit. For these…