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Actors rehearse a scene for the musical. Photo by Bill Jacob.
‘Nothing’s as Amazing as a Musical’: Come See ‘Something Rotten!’
Cathy Wu, Incoming Executive Editor • March 1, 2023
‘Something Rotten’ is a comedic play filled with reversals that showcases how one of Shakespeare’s most renowned works, ‘Hamlet,’ came to be. 
Album cover courtesy of Apple Records.
Album Review: The Beatles' 'Let It Be'
Michael Young, Journalist • February 23, 2023
This classic album's songs vary in quality, but it has good enough music to serve as a fitting finale for the Beatles.
Album cover courtesy of Columbia Records.
Album Review: Billy Joel's 'The Stranger'
Michael Young, Journalist • February 23, 2023
Take a trip to the late 70s with this timeless yet nostalgic album. Do its pitfalls outweigh its greatness?
Behind the Stage with Bill Jacob
Behind the Stage with Bill Jacob
Nikka Souza, Multimedia Journalist • February 22, 2023
Get a behind-the-scenes look at set building for the upcoming Upper School production of 'Something Rotten.'

Wolfstich ‘26 performs a scene with the cast of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Photo by Edan Zinn ‘23.
Op-Ed: Theatre is Worth the Commitment
Charlotte Wolfstitch, Journalist • February 15, 2023
Although sometimes it can be stressful balancing being in a musical or play and managing high school, my cast mates and directors make it extremely enjoyable.
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An abstract generated illustration of “playwright.” Im still not impressed or threatened.
Op-Ed: I’m an Artist, AI Doesn’t Scare Me
Marlie Kass, Arts Editor • February 9, 2023
I’m a writer—a playwright, specifically, and I’ve found that has allowed for a unique perspective on what I’m calling my newest competition.
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The poster for My Policeman, courtesy of Prime Video.
Review: ‘My Policeman’ Surprises and Delights Audiences
Mckinlee DePaola, Photojournalist • February 9, 2023
The film has amazing actors and does a beautiful job representing its message to its viewers.
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Poster courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Review: 'Puss in Boots, The Last Wish' Defies Expectations
Jack Nathanson, Guest Contributor • January 17, 2023
Dreamworks proved viewers wrong with this sophisticated, must-see children's film within the 'Shrek' franchise.
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Album cover courtesy of Solid State Records.
Review: The Devil Wears Prada's 'Color Decay' Packs an Emotional Punch
Jack Nathanson, Guest Contributor • January 17, 2023
This is one of the best albums of 2022. The emotions are strong, the instrumentals are strong, and every member of the band gives it their all.
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Marlie Kass 23 awaits the start of the play. Photo courtesy of Kass.
'Preludes' by Dave Malloy is Genius in the Key of C♯ Minor
Marlie Kass, Arts Editor • January 12, 2023
Creative genius or not, it’s an extremely inspiring, and eventually comforting, journey to watch. 
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Photo courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes.
Review: ‘The Menu’ Serves Up Horror with a Twist
Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief • January 11, 2023
The Menu was one of the most shockingly brilliant horror films I’ve ever seen, making it my second favorite movie of 2022.
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A Some Like it Hot playbill. Photo courtesy of Marlie Kass.
Review: 'Some Like it Hot' Takes Time to Warm Up
Marlie Kass, Arts Editor • January 11, 2023
The story follows two musicians who accidentally witness a murder by a powerful gangster.
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Review: The School for Good and Evil Fails Fairytale Expectations
Review: 'The School for Good and Evil' Fails Fairytale Expectations
Marlie Kass, Arts Editor • January 5, 2023
The book was better than the movie—and much better at that. 
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Album cover courtesy of Warner Records Inc.
Song Analysis: The Walters' 'I Love You So'
Madeleine Pogoda, Incoming Arts & Culture Editor • December 1, 2022
If you’re on the TikTok app, you’re probably familiar with this catchy song.
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Poster art By Amelia Dmytruk
‘Captain Fantastic!’ Promises to Live Up to Its Name
Marlie Kass, Arts Editor • November 29, 2022
At the end of this week, middle school performers will be taking the stage to share the super-powered story of Captain Fantastic!
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Photo courtesy of IMDb
Review: Cast Saves and Ruins 'Don’t Worry Darling'
Celia Vasily-Cioffi, Journalist • November 15, 2022
Other than the disappointment with Styles's performance, 'Don't Worry Darling' was an excellent movie.
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Priya Mallidi 23 as Molly and Ugo Adiele 23 as Boy/Peter.
Photos: 'Peter and the Starcatcher' Shines
Edan Zinn, Editor-in-Chief • November 15, 2022
Last week, Upper School students performed in 'Peter and the Starcatcher' to packed seats and energetic audiences.
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Poster design by Leni Hicks-Dutt 23.
Get Ready to Fly with ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
Cathy Wu, Incoming Executive Editor • November 1, 2022
Whereas last year, where the cast rehearsed in masks, the new mask option policy made play rehearsals a lot more convenient.
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Poster courtesy of NBC Studios.
TV Review: Let's 'BeReal' About SNL Season 48
Madeleine Pogoda, Incoming Arts & Culture Editor • October 31, 2022
Saturday Night Live's most recent season touches on 'Top-Gun,' the BeReal app, and toilet paper—and it does a great job at it.
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Amelia Bowman 25 runs on Smartfood.
Amelia Bowman
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Amelia has been at Brimmer since 2020 and this is her second year with The Gator. She enjoys writing op-eds, current events, and reviews. She enjoys reading, watching horror movies, and rock climbing.  

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