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"The Ask" Answers Life’s Questions

“The Ask” Answers Life’s Questions

Madeline Poage ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

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The Ask, a satirical novel written by Sam Lipsyte and published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, follows mid-life loser Milo Burke — husband, father, and doughnut enthusiast.

Milo works at what he describes as “the Mediocre University at New York” as a disenchanted academic officer: a depressingly institutional and cubicle-based job in…

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Firaxis Reveals “Civilization: Beyond Earth”

Firaxis Reveals “Civilization: Beyond Earth”

Ben Sherry ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

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In 1999, Firaxis games released Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, a game that took the ever-popular formula of the Sid Meier’s Civilization games and boldly brought it where it had never gone before: uncharted space.

The game was acclaimed, with critics lauding its plot, writing, and improvements on the formula that had preceded it. Despite the…

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A “Wicked” Plot Twist | “Wicked” Review (Pretty Little Liars, #5)

A “Wicked” Plot Twist | “Wicked” Review (Pretty Little Liars, #5)

Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

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“In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four very pretty girls just can’t help but be bad.  Hanna will do anything to be Rosewood’s queen bee. Spencer’s digging up her family’s secrets. Emily can’t stop thinking about her new boyfriend. And Aria approves a little too strongly of her mom’s taste in men.  Now that Ali’s killer is finally behind…

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Emertainment Monthly’s Ultimate Coachella Playlist

Emertainment Monthly’s Ultimate Coachella Playlist

Max Cherry ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

With the summer soon approaching, that means its music festival time and I’ll be here to bring you playlists and info on the bands to pump yourselves up for each and every festival. So without further ado, lets get started on Coachella, which is already a week in but there’s still another great week ahead!

“We Are The People” – Empire of the Sun[…

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Review/Recap: “Meta Fiction” Sets Up a Dramatic “Supernatural” Finale

Emily Dunbar ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in the Supernatural episode "Meta Fiction." Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW.

Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in the Supernatural episode “Meta Fiction.” Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW.

After another two-week hiatus, Supernaturalfans were desperate for some news on how their favorite two walking plaid commercials were faring. Luckily, “Meta Fiction” did not disappoint; there was some necessary…

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Review: “Rob The Mob” Is Flawed But Fun

Review: “Rob The Mob” Is Flawed But Fun

James Canellos ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda in Rob The Mob. Photo Credit: Millennium Entertainment.

Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda in Rob The Mob. Photo Credit: Millennium Entertainment.

Whenever a moment in history is recreated for film, the director attempts to capture an entire movement or even generation in less then two hours. Director Raymond De Felitta however has more specific intensions by focusing on a limited window of time in…

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Interview: Joel Stillerman - The Key Is Finding A Dedicated Audience, Not A Large One

Interview: Joel Stillerman – The Key Is Finding A Dedicated Audience, Not A Large One

Wesley Emblidge ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Photo Credit: Ken Gabrielsen/Getty Images.

Photo Credit: Ken Gabrielsen/Getty Images.

“We aren’t a niche network,” said Joel Stillerman, the Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Production and Digital Content at AMC. Stillerman, who graduated from Emerson College in 1984. He has overseen the production of hits like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and his most successful yet, The…

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X Ambassadors Talk Musical Influences and Past Tours

X Ambassadors Talk Musical Influences and Past Tours

Caskey Hudacko ’17, Pepa Konarski ’17, and Julia Steele ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writers

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On the night of Wednesday April 9, Emertainment Monthly had the opportunity to see the band X Ambassadors perform at Great Scott in their first headline tour. Previously, they opened for bands like Jimmy Eat World, Panic! At the Disco, and Imagine Dragons. The band had the crowd jumping and singing…

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Kristin Chenoweth Hints At A Broadway Return

Kristin Chenoweth Hints At A Broadway Return

Tessa Roy ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Editor

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Cheno is coming back to Broadway! She’s announced she will be starring in… well, actually we don’t know yet. Chenoweth visited Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, where a caller asked her about her dream role.

“I think there’s big news coming, which I can’t say yet, but someday I would like to play Hello Dolly,” she replied.

At that point, her response to…

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"Game of Thrones" Review/Recap: “The Lion and the Rose”

“Game of Thrones” Review/Recap: “The Lion and the Rose”

Mary Baker ‘17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Jack Gleeson and Natalie Dormer in Game of Thrones. Photo Credit: HBO.

Jack Gleeson and Natalie Dormer in the Game of Thrones episode “The Lion and the Rose” Photo Credit: HBO.

It was a beautiful day for a wedding in Westeros. The bride, Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), looked stunning in blue and the groom, King Joffery Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), stole the spotlight as the little brat finally bit the dust and…

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