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I'll Read Anything delivers honest reviews on reads from your trusty Life staffers (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

I’ll Read Anything: ‘The Stars and the Blackness Between Them’

This book tells a moving story of black queer love with an astrological twist.
Ashley Monteiro, Staff Writer March 4, 2021
This book tells a moving story of black queer love with an astrological twist.
A Korean-American family toughs out rural Arkansas in the latest A24 film. (A24/Josh Ethan Johnson)

‘Minari’ shares the intimacy and hardships of a first generation family

The latest A24 release is a heartfelt drama on growing up in rural America.
Brendan Sawyer, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
The latest A24 release is a heartfelt drama on growing up in rural America.
Wanda, in color, stares wistfully at the sitcom-perfect life she created for herself way back in episode one. It's taken so much to bring us to this moment, and it's about to come crashing down. (Marvel Studios/WandaVision)

Welcome to Westview: Episode 8 of ‘WandaVision’

Bringing us full circle in the Westview story, the penultimate episode of “WandaVision” sees Wanda and Agatha explore Wanda’s traumatic history through a series of poignant flashbacks to key events in her life. Agatha’s still a wild card, but Wanda’s motives have finally become clear.
Andrew Kolondra Jr., Deputy Life Editor March 3, 2021
Bringing us full circle in the Westview story, the penultimate episode of “WandaVision” sees Wanda and Agatha explore Wanda’s traumatic history through a series of poignant flashbacks to key events in her life. Agatha’s still a wild card, but Wanda’s motives have finally become clear.
How will our favorite frenemies, Tom and Jerry, fare in the busy streets of New York? (Warner Bros. Pictures / Tom & Jerry)

Tom and Jerry: They’re back and not doing any better

The classic cat and mouse duo senselessly fight their way through nearly two hours of an uninspired, HBO Max film while much of the story happens either around them or as a result of their constant fighting.
Cole Sullivan March 2, 2021
The classic cat and mouse duo senselessly fight their way through nearly two hours of an uninspired, HBO Max film while much of the story happens either around them or as a result of their constant fighting.
Sweet potato BBQ fries at new Southern eatery: Jasper's (Hustler Staff/Sophie Edelman)

Jasper’s: A new, soon-to-be favorite spot on West End

Deb Paquette’s takeover of former Saltine restaurant hits the mark with its food, bar and atmosphere.
Sophie Edelman, Staff Writer February 28, 2021
Deb Paquette’s takeover of former Saltine restaurant hits the mark with its food, bar and atmosphere.
Dr. Teresa Smallwood combines theology and racial justice through her work as an associate director at Vanderbilt (Vanderbilt University/Anne Rayner)

Reverend and doctor Teresa Smallwood discusses activism, combatting public health crises

Dr. Teresa Smallwood reflects on her ongoing social justice work, her goals for addressing health disparities and hopes for engaging the Vanderbilt community in activism
February 28, 2021
Dr. Teresa Smallwood reflects on her ongoing social justice work, her goals for addressing health disparities and hopes for engaging the Vanderbilt community in activism
Dr. Andre Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt (Vanderbilt University/Joe Howell)

From father to son: A conversation with Dr. André Churchwell

Dr. Churchwell, Vanderbilt’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, talks mentorship, resilience and success
Oghosa Omobude, Staff Writer February 28, 2021
Dr. Churchwell, Vanderbilt’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, talks mentorship, resilience and success
Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon 2020 at the Recreation and Wellness Center (Hustler Multimedia/Mattigan Kelly)

Dance Marathon to take a virtual stand raising money, hope and community “For the Kids”

13-hour virtual fundraising event to take place this Saturday, Feb. 27
Heream Yang, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
13-hour virtual fundraising event to take place this Saturday, Feb. 27
Exasperation is the word of the hour in episode 7 of

Welcome to Westview: Episode 7 of ‘WandaVision’

Episode seven marks a true return to classic MCU content in the pocket reality of “WandaVision,” with new hero and villain reveals that we’ve all been waiting for. And it does so in the ironic, self-aware bubble of early 2000s mockumentary humor—what a duo!
Andrew Kolondra Jr., Deputy Life Editor February 25, 2021
Episode seven marks a true return to classic MCU content in the pocket reality of “WandaVision,” with new hero and villain reveals that we’ve all been waiting for. And it does so in the ironic, self-aware bubble of early 2000s mockumentary humor—what a duo!
I'll Read Anything delivers honest reviews on reads from your trusty Life staffers (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

I’ll Read Anything: ‘The Midnight Library’

The book that everyone needs to read during these difficult times.
Christine Moser, Staff Writer February 25, 2021
The book that everyone needs to read during these difficult times.
The matcha Vantea beverage from the organization's Feb. 20 taste test (Hustler Staff/Julia Tilton)

First taste of Vantea: will on-campus boba tea live up to expectations?

20 students try two preview flavors over the weekend at exclusive taste-testing event
Julia Tilton, Staff Writer February 23, 2021
20 students try two preview flavors over the weekend at exclusive taste-testing event
New Year, New Netflix: ‘I Care A Lot’

New Year, New Netflix: ‘I Care A Lot’

Rosamund Pike shines as Marla Grayson, a professional nursing home scam artist, in Netflix’s ‘I Care A Lot’
Phoebe Sklansky and Maddy Wester February 23, 2021
Rosamund Pike shines as Marla Grayson, a professional nursing home scam artist, in Netflix’s ‘I Care A Lot’
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