The Beachcomber

A Closer Look at Joe Exotic

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large | April 8, 2020

Joe Exotic is a former zookeeper, internet sensation, 2016 presidential candidate, mullet-sporting gun-toting polygamous redneck libertarian and convicted felon. But you knew all that, because, like everyone else, you watched all of Tiger King: Murder,...

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I Think I Kind of Like ‘Cats’

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large | April 5, 2020

“For he will do as he do do And there's no doing anything abou-a-wow-t it.”                                                      -“The Rum Tum Tugger”, Cats Forgive me father, for I have sinned. Of all the unspeakable...

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Get Your Valentine’s Dating Advice From the Bcomber

Beachcomber Staff | February 14, 2020

Still planning for Valentine's Day? Here's some advice from the Beachcomber staff. We cover good dates, bad dates, Beachwoodiest dates and more... Cheapest Dates Trying to impress with not only a good meal but also with your frugality? Look no...

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1917 Immerses Audience in Brutal Trench Warfare

Joey Lewis, Arts & Life Editor | February 11, 2020

Most war movies are set in Vietnam, WWII, or the contemporary Middle East. WWI is often ignored.  It’s not that it wasn’t an interesting time, as it certainly was. It was the first industrialized war, completely changing the way wars are fought...

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Designated Survivor Imagines an Accidental President

Joe Spero, Sports Editor | January 8, 2020

The Netflix show Designated Survivor is built on the real concept of the ‘designated survivor’ implemented by the United States government.  According to Roll Call, “The idea [of the designated survivor is] in the event of a horrific disaster...

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In Season Three, Mrs. Maisel Turns to Social Commentary

Bridgitte Feldman, Enterprise Editor | January 7, 2020

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amazon Prime original series about Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a Jewish woman who pursues a comedy career after being left by her husband.  Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, this portrayal of an Upper...

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“Marriage Story” Arguably Johansson and Driver’s Best Work

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief | December 29, 2019

In mid-December, after a two-month hiatus from Netflix, I finally caved in and sat down to watch the first thing the web site’s algorithm fed me: Noah Baumbach’s latest production, Marriage Story. Completely unaware of the film’s six recent nominations...

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Elsa and Anna Confront the Past in Frozen II

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer | December 14, 2019

With its rich plot, memorable characters, beautiful visuals and passionate music, Frozen II follows in the footsteps  of the original, which defined the childhood of our generation. Frozen II accompanies Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and, of course, Olaf as...

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Trauma, Love and Redemption in the Follow-Up to Netflix’s Cult Classic

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large | December 8, 2019

The first season of the Netflix dark romantic comedy The End of the F***ing World was widely praised for its idiosyncratic story beats, stellar LGBTQIA+ representation and chaotic, youthful energy.  The series, based off of a Charles Forsman graphic...

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ASL Party 2019

December 6, 2019

The ASL classes hosted the annual holiday party on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Students and community members enjoyed face painting, a bounce house, ASL karaoke, carnival games, prizes, food and lots of balloons. Photos by Sarah Brown and DeAja Mays

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