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Simon and Grace prepare to conduct an Apex raid on another train car in the intro sequence to Book 3.

Taking character development off the rails in ‘Infinity Train: Book 3’

August 31, 2020

With elaborate arcs and deeply relatable characters, “Infinity Train” defies industry expectations in its latest installment.

(Screenshot by Andrew Kolondra Jr.)

Unfold a brilliantly handcrafted adventure in ‘Paper Mario: The Origami King’

July 20, 2020

After two weak entries in Nintendo’s charming RPG spinoff series, the latest installment—featuring a host of playful new characters, immersive locations and puzzling battle mechanics—makes the cut.

It's not perfect, but it's 'Close Enough'

It’s not perfect, but it’s ‘Close Enough’

July 14, 2020

“Regular Show” creator J.G. Quintel returns to the forefront of animation with another sensational series: the HBO Max exclusive “Close Enough.”

BMO saddles up for a hero's quest in

BMO saddles up for a hero’s quest in “Adventure Time: Distant Lands”

June 30, 2020

Return to the “Land of Ooo” and beyond with the first charming and imaginative episode of the HBO Max exclusive series “Adventure Time: Distant Lands”—featuring BMO, of course.

HBO Max hits the ground running, and here’s what to watch

HBO Max hits the ground running, and here’s what to watch

May 27, 2020

A new contender joins the streaming wars—HBO Max. With an impressive collection of classic movies, sitcoms and animated series, the new streaming service might actually stand a chance against industry titan Netflix.

From co-creator of “Rick and Morty,” new alien family sitcom “Solar Opposites” stalls at liftoff

From co-creator of “Rick and Morty,” new alien family sitcom “Solar Opposites” stalls at liftoff

May 12, 2020

New Hulu original series “Solar Opposites” follows “Rick and Morty’s” lead with genre subversions and witty, unique characters—so why does it still fail?

“The Midnight Gospel:” ambitiously perfect or too clever for its own good?

April 23, 2020

From “Adventure Time” creator Pendleton Ward, Netflix’s new psychedelic series “The Midnight Gospel” grapples with life’s realest questions and pushes the boundaries of modern animation — perhaps a little too far.

Escape to a blissful island with “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”

Escape to a blissful island with “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”

March 29, 2020

Deviating slightly from series norms, “New Horizons” is a wonderfully therapeutic and lovingly handcrafted town simulator that arrived at just the right time.

Best Picture marathon begins Feb. 5 at the Belcourt

Best Picture marathon begins Feb. 5 at the Belcourt

February 4, 2020

Head down to the Belcourt this week to watch the Best Picture nominations on the big screen, just in time for the Oscars.

Narcos: Mexico Season 2 is coming to Netflix Feb. 13

What’s coming this February in entertainment

February 1, 2020

The Life Staff breaks down the most anticipated television and film releases of Feb. 2020

Making the most of Music City

Making the most of Music City

January 26, 2020

You don’t have to live here for long to know that Nashville is a happening city. There is always a veritab...

After working for VU Campus Dining as head pastry chef, Tasheta Chavez started her own local pastry business called Sheta’s Sweets.

Former Rand chef whips up new business: Sheta’s Sweets

January 19, 2020

We all know the famous lunch dessert on main campus: the Rand cookie. But most people may not be awar...