Black Panther goes beyond high expectations and does not disappoint

“Black Panther” went beyond the already immensely high expectations I had and delivers as a powerful character piece with important messages in a thrilling package. “Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa the Black Panther and King of Wakanda, as well as Michael B Jordan as Erik Killmonger, a mysterious outsider with a grudge against […]

Heartfelt remake of “Queer Eye” embraces “the politically charged moments”

The success of Netflix’s remake of “Queer Eye” has shown that their endeavor into reality TV has paid off. Netflix’s “Queer Eye” is heartfelt, genuinely funny and binge-able, which are sought-after qualities in reality TV. “Queer Eye” is a reality TV show that wants “to turn the Red States pink–one makeover at a time,” While […]

Off the hill: Belated date ideas: top restaurants and shops for a late Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, many students are waiting until the weekend to go out with their friends and significant others. The Lafayette staff has picked their top ten places to eat or to buy a gift for any belated date needs. Restaurants Two Rivers Brewery: Known for its burgers and […]

Not where, but when?: Netflix’s Dark is an exciting new take on the sci-fi thriller

Following the success of Stranger Things, Netflix seems to have taken an interest in the “missing children” genre with German sci-fi thriller “Dark.” Both shows revolve around a child who has disappeared from a sleepy town and heavily feature 80s nostalgia and hysterical parents. The similarities end there. Where “Stranger Things” has elements of humor […]

Radio Free Vermont asks: would Vermont be better off independent?

Bill McKibben’s new book “Radio Free Vermont” hooked me immediately with its description of determined Vermonters ambushing a Coors Light delivery truck. Not a Coors fan by any means, I had to know why. Was someone finally taking a stand against overpriced, watery, mega-brewery beer? Yes, indeed a stand was being taken, but things got […]

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” makes a surprisingly good sequel

When the sequel of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was announced, I, like everyone groaned at the prospect. Well, I’m more than surprised to call “Jumanji” one of the best films of 2017. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Heart, “Jumanji” follows four problematic teens that meet in detention. They power up […]

Professor Fernandes talks about the hymns of Yeats’ poetics

Instead of reciting a Catholic hymn when there is turbulence in airplanes, English professor and poet Megan Fernandes recites William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Song of a Wandering Aengus.” “I’m really afraid of flying, but I’m not really religious. So whenever there is turbulence, I used to recite a hymn because I went to Catholic school, […]