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“The Intern” starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. In theaters October 2, 2015. And, coming to Redbox soon.

The Intern

‘The Intern’ is a comedy following a senior citizen, Ben Whitaker, who receives an internship at ‘About the Fit’ which is completely based on new…


Youth at Leesville’s Young Life during club. The students are packed and squeezed together watching skits, singing songs, and learning about their faith.

Inside Leesville Young Life

Every Thursday night starting at the oddly chosen time of 7:27 Leesville high school students join together cramped in someone’s house, backyard, or even garage…





Google’s new phones: the Nexus 5X and 6P. These phones are the renovation of the Nexus 5 and 6. Photo courtesy of www.droid-life.com

Google convention review

On September 29, Google held its annual press conference in San Francisco. Google announced their release of two new phones and new software features. The…




The heart eyes special effect (above) is one of the most popular amongst Snapchat users. Snapchat’s new update, with an array of new features, gives the user a more interactive experience. (Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Spear)

Snapchat unveils new update

Snapchat, the popular app used for instant photo messaging, unveiled an update that includes many new features. This update has taken social media by storm,…




“Mad Max: Fury Road” opened domestically to $44.4 million. Director George Miller said, “ because of the delays we went deeply into the backstory of everyone and we ended up with two other screenplays.”

Mad Max: Fury Road, still furious

It’s been over three decades since George Miller’s original release of “Mad Max” in 1979. A film series that is arguably responsible for launching both…



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Daylight Donuts

Daylight has been delivering fresh donuts to the triangle since 1990 and takes pride in carrying on a family tradition. Daylight Donuts is not the…


This past weekend, Seether headlined a concert at The Ritz. This is the first time in approximately six years that the South African hard rock band has played in the Triangle Area.

Seether rocks Raleigh

This past weekend at the Ritz, Seether, along with 10 Years and Within Reason, Seether’s opening bands, rocked Raleigh to its core. Being a huge…




Jared Padalecki, left, tweeted this picture of him and Jensen Ackles, right, wearing their new T-shirt that is for sale. All of the money raised from the campaign will go towards a cause which supports and brings awareness to people suffering from depression, addiction, and more.

Supernatural Keeps Fighting

Supernatural is known to be a dramatic and gruesome show that toys with the emotions of its viewers. However, it recently changed directions when it…






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Insurgent review

Love and war. These were the raging themes of the second book-to-film in the popular YA Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Like many superfans of…





“Unfriended,” a supernatural horror/thriller makes its premiere Friday, April 17. Six friends video chat one night when a dead classmate joins their chat, killing off one by one.

Unfriended: revenge comes online

Unfriended made a startling first impression with its first trailer. Now, only a week remains before the movie makes its theater premiere next Friday, April…


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On Mogwai

The rock scene, both in North Carolina and abroad, is constantly changing. Rock, being one of the larger genres of music, has constant innovation that…




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Bo Burnham’s Make Happy Tour

Bo Burnham is a famous comedian and singer-songwriter who recently performed at the Carolina Theater in Durham. His “Make Happy Tour” in 2015 is wrapping…




“Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World” by Michael Lewis tells the story of many involved in the global crash of 2008. The book is primarily a collection of disaster reports from Iceland to Greece.

Boomerang by Michael Lewis

“The more complicated the times, the more crucial are those who demystify. These are really complicated times. So let’s acknowledge the endearing, enduring genius of…




Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his first shots as a sniper. Kyle is credited with about 160 confirmed kills, making him the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.

American Sniper, both fact and fiction

American Sniper, the film depicting record-breaking U.S. sniper Chris Kyle, has been attracting both critics and viewers. On its opening day, January 16, the movie…



Enter Shikari, British rock group, released their fourth studio album, The Mindsweep. The band with be touring North America in March -- coming to Greensboro March 31.

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari has always been a band to cross genre lines. Although rooted in post-hardcore, the British group has utilized elements of electronica, and even…



Wicked is a prequel to the well known childrens movie, The Wizard of Oz. Wicked, which premiered in 2003, is also one of the most popular Broadway musicals.

A very “popular” musical

The musical The New York Times called “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” traveled to the Durham Performing Arts Center. Wicked, the story of the Wicked Witch of…


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Supernatural seasons 10 and 11

Supernatural is a fictional horror and drama show that has just been picked up again by the CW Network for an eleventh season. The show…



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Frozen on Ice was nICE

For the first time in forever, Frozen came to Raleigh, much to the delight of little kids and their parents. Disney on Ice Presents Frozen…


“Ridiculous enough to work,” James Franco and Seth Rogan star in the interview. The film has generated controversy related to the Sony hacking and North Korean threats.

The Review: The Interview reviewed

2003 — photos of Barbara Streisand’s Malibu home are published on the internet. Streisand, through a lawsuit, attempted to suppress the images; however, ironically this…





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Fried chicken in Downtown Raleigh

One block downtown, one dish, three restaurants, three ways: fried chicken has been a staple of the South since the beginning, and the progressive side…