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Phillipa’s tattoo epiphany

February 19, 2020

My mother was anything but materialistic. Her closet held nothing but the essentials. The only jewelry she owned was her wedding band and a pair of gold stud earrings shaped like butterflies. No knick-knacks, not […]

Arts & Entertainment

Music department takes on MMEA

February 18, 2020

January is a busy time for the Truman State University music department. Students start preparing for spring recitals, new ensembles begin and Wind Symphony I advertises their program to high schoolers. One constant staple of […]

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“Birds of Prey” never truly soars

February 14, 2020

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Birds of Prey” three out of five egg sandwiches. As the next plunge into R-rated superhero films, “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” contains […]

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Clara’s chick flick

February 9, 2020

She rolled her eyes and turned to go, to leave him there standing alone in the woods like the brooding bad boy character from a chick flick. Except he wasn’t misunderstood and she wasn’t going […]

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“6 Underground” is full throttle Bayhem

January 31, 2020

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “6 Underground” two out of five bloody magnets. Legendary director Michael Bay’s “6 Underground” is an insightful, thought provoking meditation on violence and freedom from oppression. Just kidding! It […]

Entertainment

Mr. Thompson’s Smile

January 29, 2020

When I was six, my great grandma lived in an assisted living home called Oasis Retirement. She had a room on the second floor. It was just big enough for a queen-size bed, a dresser […]

Arts & Entertainment

“1917” is both innovative and conventional

January 24, 2020

Sam Mendes’ thrilling, edge-of-your-seat wartime epic “1917” demands to be seen on the biggest screen possible. While the film doesn’t break new ground thematically, its simulated single-shot approach illustrates the deeply immersive qualities of film. […]