Attention all cinephiles and fashion enthusiasts alike, we are currently entering into the era of Taylor Russell, who has managed to keep her name buzzing in a sea of Hollywood nepo babies. The 28-year-old was recently announced global brand ambassador for Loewe and has done an exceptional job promoting the brand since the release of the cannibal romance-meets-wholesome road trip Bones and All in November.
Survivor: a cultural phenomena in the early 2000s and one of the longest-running reality TV shows of all time. For 21 years, viewers have watched host Jeff Probst challenge different groups of strangers to provide food, fire, and shelter for themselves; win challenges for rewards and immunities; and ultimately survive 39 days in an isolated location. With the release of season 43 of Survivor, many people may feel overwhelmed with the plethora of available series content. Now, after binge watching all the fully released seasons, I feel like I can break down what newcomers need to know when starting Survivor.
Riley asks Ball State the Byte-ing Question, what is your New Year's resolution, and have you broken it yet?
Growing up in the early 2000s, I watched a lot of Disney Channel. I lived, ate, and breathed Kim Possible, That’s So Raven, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. One show that stood out to me was Wizards of Waverly Place. For most fans of the show, the family dynamic, magic, or romantic relationships kept them tuning in each week but for a niche group of devoted fans–it was Harper Finkle and her unique style. Harper Finkle, while just a side character, who always debuted show-stopping outfits that fully encompassed her quirky and extraordinary personality. I have always loved Harper and her sense of style , but there will always be a best and a worst. Today, I will be ranking Harper’s outfits from best to worst based on aesthetic, uniqueness, and functionality/movement.
If you are looking for a new artist over the holidays, why not give December’s Artist of the Month, Ashe, a try! Ashe is a singer songwriter from California, known for her song, “Moral of the Story,” released on Valentine’s Day in 2019, and featured in the Netflix movie To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Even though many people might know of Ashe because of this song, she has gone on to create a successful music career, with two albums under her belt. Ashe started her ‘Fun While It Lasted’ world tour in November of 2022, and will finish out the tour in March of 2023.
Aaron asks Ball State the Byte-ing Question, what is your least favorite Christmas film?
Deja and Blaine break down the new Pokemon games, Scarlet and Violet, and why some fans want a refund.
Blaine and Deja break down Project Tiger Moth, and why it is so beloved by fans of the original Thomas the Train series.
With a legacy of classic games, Game Freak returns with Pokémon Scarlet/Violet. While the gameplay and atmosphere are some of Pokémon's best work, the performance issues that plague the game drag what could have been one of Game Freak's best into mediocrity.
Special Interest is a sonic sucker punch to the stomach. Quickly barreling out of the New Orleans DIY music scene is knockout vocalist Alli Logout, guitarist Maria Elena, bassist Nathan Cassiani, and sonic soundmaker Ruth Mascelli. Together, the group deftly crafts an explosion of dance grooves and post-hardcore noise into complementary waves of glitzy sound. These artists are hot off the release of their 2022 album Endure which cemented their influence as revolutionists of a new sound and social consciousness.
Sonic Frontiers breaks the modern mold of Sonic releases, offering not only a new vision of the familiar title, but also an enjoyable gaming experience. With lofty highs, Sonic Frontiers can't however seem to achieve its full potential.
Marvel's Black Panther Wakanda Forever brings a cultural icon back to the screen, all while paying respects to the man who brought it there to begin with. Serving as a tearful goodbye to Chadwick Boseman, Wakanda Forever delights both the screen and the heart.
After crafting one of the greatest albums of the last decade, Weyes Blood continues her dominance on baroque pop with her sequel project And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow. She delivers once more a hauntingly beautiful project full of gorgeous melodies.
The Three Phantoms brings style, class, and classic music to the theater. Featuring songs and performances from legacy stage performances, The Three Phantoms is something no one should miss
“Let’s have a parade!” are the iconic words spoken as the ribbon is cut, indicating the beginning of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Big helium balloons, floats, celebrity performances, Broadway stars, clowns, and the New York Rockettes. The parade is a New York tradition not only for the city but for family and friends all across America.
Nothing says Thanksgiving like family, friends, and good food to fill the soul. What better way to enjoy this time of year, than with some classic and new Thanksgiving television specials? Here are 10 Thanksgiving-themed episodes that will get you and your family in the holiday spirit.