On Saturday, Nov. 20, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure held the annual tree lighting ceremony at Park Central Square.
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The Outland Ballroom in Downtown Springfield on South Avenue is set to showcase Duke Deuce on Saturday, Dec. 4.
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In October of 2012, Taylor Swift released her fourth studio album “Red,” — an album that bursts with vitality and fervent energy with a bittersweet edge. Now, almost a decade later, Swift has released a remastered version of this fiery record, guaranteed to drive even the toughest of listene…
DISCLAIMER: This review contains major spoilers for the 2021 Marvel film “Eternals.”
Wes Anderson is an American filmmaker, known for directing, producing and writing numerous features and short films. His latest film, “The French Dispatch,” was released on Oct. 22 and is now playing at the Moxie Cinema in downtown Springfield.
On Thursday, Oct. 21, up in the dusty foothills of Bonanza Creek Ranch, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, a fatal accident occurred on the set of the upcoming Western “Rust” starring Alec Baldwin. Baldwin, 63, was practicing for his part as the outlaw when he fired his prop gun, accidentally killin…
Rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival turned deadly, resulting in hundreds of injuries and eight confirmed deaths.
Bookshelves on opposite ends of a television house two spiritual altars, one built in preparation for offerings and the other a symbol of the owner’s spirituality.
As an MSU student, I was saddened to receive an email encouraging students to attend a speech from conservative political pundit Ann Coulter on campus. While I am a vocal supporter of the First Amendment to the Constitution, I wholly believe that speaking free from governmental oppression do…
James Michael Tyler, 59 – known for his recurring role on “Friends” as the Central Perk barista Gunther – died in his home on Sunday, Oct. 24 after a three-year battle with prostate cancer.
When imagining the defining qualities of a witch, contradictory images come to mind: old, haggard and evil like the Wicked Witch of the West or young, beautiful and kind like Sabrina the Teenage Witch from the comic book series and later ‘90s sitcom.
Disclaimer: The word “queer” has historically been used to derogate members of the LGBTQ+ community. This article uses the word in a reclaimed sense.
It’s that time of year again where people deliberately seek out fear. Most of us enjoy being chased through a haunted corn maze by a masked person with a chainsaw or watching terrifying films with scenes that burn into our retinas for days to come. If you’re like me and you want those thrill…
It’s a fact that college students are all on a budget due to countless obligations. If you’re planning on dressing up this Halloween, here are some cheap and easy costume ideas that won’t break the bank.
Nearly 50 years after the landmark United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade which ruled that a woman’s choice to have or not have an abortion is a private matter protected under the U.S. Constitution, Americans are still fighting tooth and nail for their reproductive rights to be recognized.
What do most roller-skating arenas and the mall in “Stranger Things” have in common? Their entire aesthetic matches a specific underrated band. The words “retrograde,” “neon” and even “psychedelic” spin around in my mind like a disco ball. To listen to their music is to peer into a distant y…
Once again, it’s the best time of year for horror movie fans: spooky season. According to the science publication Storage Room No. 2, horror movies cause us to release the hormones dopamine and adrenaline, which create that exciting rush when we see Freddy Krueger invading nightmares and pon…
The Outland Ballroom in Downtown Springfield is set to showcase the band TAUK on Saturday, Oct. 16.
In a cultural era that pushes women to be their own self-starter boss babe, it comes to no surprise that companies worldwide have tapped into this incredibly profitable market.
While some college students are rolling out of bed 10 minutes before their 8 a.m., others are clocking out of work, eager to squeeze in a quick nap before the rest of their day begins.
Springfield Little Theatre kicked off its season at the Landers Theatre with a production of “Kinky Boots,” having shown from Sept. 10-26.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the “most magical place on Earth:” Walt Disney World. Preparations have already begun for the celebration beginning Oct. 1st with the release of limited edition merchandise, theme park decor and even McDonald’s Happy Meal toys.
Missouri State sweatshirts, gently used textbooks and various pieces of wall décor find themselves posted in a Facebook group with nearly 11,000 members. So do recommendations for finding affordable therapists, managing heartbreak and living with eating disorders.
Cider Days Festival hosted its 23rd annual event, and it finished strong as the crowd barely dwindled even into the last few minutes of the event. Cider Days is an annual event that takes place on Historic Walnut Street and hosts a wide variety of vendors from food trucks to local businesses…
When I first heard that there was going to be a prequel to the 1996 live-action film “101 Dalmatians” about the origin of the classic villain Cruella de Vil, I didn’t have very high expectations. Disney has failed time after time with their prequels: “The Lion King 1½” (2004), “Cinderella II…