The Kirkwood Call

Movie review: Knives Out

Knives Out' takes you on a hunt full of twists and red herrings that is sure to keep you captivated.

Emma Patt, entertainment writer

June 11, 2020

After listening to my friend drone on and on about the movie ‘Knives Out,’ I finally gave in and went to go see it with her. Based on what I had previously heard about the movie, I had expected to spend the next 2 hours and 10 minutes on a classic “whodunit” story. I was somewhat interested but...

Where to eat during lockdown

Rice salad from Symbowl, available for delivery and pickup

Elliott Notrica, entertainment writer

May 24, 2020

The recent lockdown has been a great time to cook at home, but on days when making dinner (or lunch) feels like too much to handle, there’s plenty of local restaurants still open and ready to serve you a great meal. Establishments have switched to carry-out or pick up in compliance with stay-at-home...

Conan Gray takes flight with release of “Kid Krow”

21-year-old singer-songwriter Conan Gray released his debut album

Kate Schreiber, features writer

May 5, 2020

Conan Gray is impossible to define. He’s all the best parts of story-like songwriting with the touch of experimental sounds and a sweet voice that’s revolutionizing the pop scene. He began his career with covers and videos on YouTube and released his EP “Sunset Season” in 2018. While he has h...

quarter note: Jazmin Bean – Worldwide Torture

Worldwide Torture, the non-binary (meaning they identify as neither male or female) star’s debut EP, is tangible proof of their dedication to originality.

Lily Frick, features writer

March 5, 2020

Rating: 9/10 It’s a weirdly familiar story by now. A young adult with a new look arrives at fame’s doorstep overnight, and tens of thousands of their Instagram followers watch as they release their highly anticipated debut record. Jazmin Bean is no exception; rocketing to fame from an interview on Barcroft TV’s serie...

Lauv’s take on “Modern Loneliness”

25-year-old artist Lauv's upcoming album “~how i’m feeling~” is set for release March 6, with 10 of the 21 tracks already out.

Kate Schreiber, features writer

March 5, 2020

Since his hit single “I Like Me Better” accumulated 225 million views on YouTube, Ari Leff, professionally known as Lauv, has continued to expand his catalog of songs and has grown in popularity. With the 25-year-old artist’s upcoming album “~how i’m feeling~” set for release March 6 and 10 of the...

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Review

Miss Americana art

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

February 28, 2020

*This article contains spoilers for Miss Americana. TW: sexual assault/groping, eating disorders. When you hear the name Taylor Swift, what comes to mind? Everyone has a different perception of who she is, her music and what she values. No matter who you are and how you feel about Swift, Miss Americana...

“Little Women” Review

Catherine Butler, copy editor

January 28, 2020

 * This review contains major spoilers — and I mean major — for both the book and the movie. Beware or be square.  Honestly, what’s the point in watching a movie if you didn’t read the book first? If you’re lazy, you might look at the dozens of chapters of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little W...

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Review

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic?

Maya Kim, features writer

January 20, 2020

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic? It’s the one with Zac Efron dancing with a basketball in a gym. The one with teens dancing on the lunch tables singing about the status quo. The one with the most iconic dance number in the history of Disney Channe...

“Cheap Queen” review

20 year-old Mikaela Straus, better known as King Princess, released her debut album

Kate Schreiber, features writer

December 10, 2019

Mikaela Straus, known to the world as King Princess, perfectly blends an 80s-inspired keyboard and electric guitar with the emotions of a gut-wrenching break up on her debut album “Cheap Queen”.  While Straus continues to utilize her familiar rich, classic vocals reminiscent of fan-favorite hit “1950...

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