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The mocha tesora is a signature Philz drink with medium-blend coffee and chocolate and caramel flavors. It can be optionally garnished with a sprig of mint.

Philz Coffee serves up sustainability but lacks holiday spirit

December 13, 2019

Light jazz music plays, and an ever-changing rhythm beats in the background.  But the sounds aren’t from a band concert; the music comes from a speaker in the corner, the...

Jennieke Cohen's new YA book

‘Dangerous Alliance’ enthralls readers yet falls short of plausible

December 12, 2019

A young girl in a historical setting who’s not like the girls around her. A love interest that she’ll turn away in favor of a childhood friend. And a constant reference to Jan...

Layton Greene’s

Layton Greene’s ‘Tell Ya Story’ strikes at the heart

December 8, 2019

Layton Greene’s debut album is a rollercoaster of emotions, but you won’t hear me complaining. Arguably, it’s the very real aspect of “Tell Ya Story” that brings each in...

Main Protagonist Cal Kestis prepares to engage in a battle with a second antagonist, the Ninth Sister.

‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ takes gaming in a new direction

December 6, 2019

WARNING: This following article contains minor spoilers for the game "Jedi: Fallen Order." "Jedi: Fallen Order" has just reinvented the video game genre for years to come. The...

The hall leading into the theater has an unique style compared to other theaters.

Poor food service ruins the Cinépolis movie theater experience

December 5, 2019

The Hillsdale mall is currently adding new restaurants, an outside area, and a bowling alley. The Cinépolis movie theater, which was only recently integrated, sets itself apart...

I have always been a fan of the murder-mystery genre, particularly the work of Agatha Christie.

‘Knives Out’ is utterly ingenious

December 4, 2019

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of laying back in my chair and snacking on popcorn while I watched Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” in theaters.  I have much to say about this film, but first let me break down my history with ...

‘Frozen 2’ successfully storms into theaters

December 2, 2019

WARNING: minor spoilers for "Frozen 2." Remember when every time you heard the phrase “Let It Go,” you would want to cut your ears off? Well, the songs and music from "...

Guest judge Sylvia Weinstock, center, poses with Alexander Nichols and Dr. Brendon Stiles at the Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s 13th annual awareness luncheon.

‘¡Nailed It! México’ takes the cake for comedic baking fails

November 15, 2019

Pastry chefs anticipate the start of the bake-off, listening closely for the countdown.  But they’re not professionals. They’re just regular people who love to bake -- a...

FKA Twigs' new album demonstrates her strong vocals and unique sound.

FKA Twigs’ ‘MAGDALENE’ is a meditative masterpiece

November 14, 2019

You’re never going to find an artist out there that’s quite like FKA Twigs.  I stumbled upon this realization midway through listening to the song “home with you” o...

Sarah Conner (played by Linda Hamilton) fires a rocket launcher towards a Rev-9 Terminator.

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ says ‘hasta la vista, baby’ to quality

November 5, 2019

WARNING: This review has minor spoilers for the 2019 film "Terminator: Dark Fate." "Terminator: Dark Fate" proved itself to be nothing more than a CGI-focused cash grab, dedicated...

King Princess sings during a performance at Royale in Boston, Massachusetts.

King Princess’ ‘Cheap Queen’ fails to live up to expectations

November 2, 2019

I must admit, I was excited about this album. And by excited, I mean very excited. I have been following King Princess’s career since her debut single, “1950,” was relea...

Tessa Violet establishes a distinct musical style and aesthetic with her new album

Tessa Violet’s ‘Bad Ideas’ showcases surprising depth

October 30, 2019

The chorus to Tessa Violet’s “Crush” has been ringing in my ears since I first heard it last year. The song, with its catchy melody, upbeat tempo, and relatable lyrics, in...

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