Humorous and heartfelt space for awkward adolescent conversations It’s what inevitably happens: you’re trying to procrastinate starting your homework and you find yourself scrolling through Netflix. I’ll be the first to admit, I find myself there too often. I was stuck in this loop last January when I should have been doing homework and came […]

Can Mickey Mouse compete with other streaming services? Streaming services have become a booming business over the last few years. Netflix started the so-called “streaming wars,” and with their unmitigated success with original content like The Crown, Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things, it’s no wonder that other companies have tried to get […]

A more mature, high-stakes story blended with amazing music makes for a near-perfect film Picture it, if you will: a particular girl has just turned 14 and has spent the entire year obsessing over a little movie called Frozen. It’s what she lives and breathes for a good few months after she finally sees the […]

Deceptively dark, no matter which holiday it applies to In the pop culture vortex, Tim Burton is a name that brings to mind images of zombie brides, Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, and Jack Nicholson’s Joker. The Nightmare Before Christmas was Burton’s first mainstream animation success, and has since become a cult classic, especially since […]

A poignant, highly satirized look at the world of overachievers “Politics isn’t about policies – a candidate is elected on a story.” If you had to guess which punchy political drama’s charismatic lead this line came from, you probably wouldn’t choose The Politician’s Payton Hobart, a high schooler from a rich family in Santa Barbara […]

A perfect mix of Austen-era aesthetics and modern romance ideals When you hear the words “Jane Austen” or “Pride and Prejudice,” what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, it’s images of bonnets and of women chasing wealthy husbands. While those elements are in the story of Pride and Prejudice, they are not what […]

Clowning workshop brings sense of play and imagination to Mt. A “Clowns are not mimes, because mimes are liars.” This was one of the many pearls of wisdom dropped on Sunday, Sept. 29, when award-winning director, playwright and actor JB Vanier took over the Motyer-Fancy Theatre and adjacent rehearsal space for the day. Vanier works […]