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Steven Pearlstein’s “Can American Capitalism Survive?”

Steven Pearlstein’s “Can American Capitalism Survive?”

March 30, 2019

Capitalism in the US isn’t working for ordinary people. The richest 10% of Americans have received almost all of the benefits of economic growth while living standards for the average household have stagnated. In response to this extreme inequality, critiques of capitalism are becoming more mainstream. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren are proposing drastic changes to the core of American capitalism, and a growing group of authors have published books suggesting their own systemic changes as well. Among these authors is the longtime business journalist for "The Washington Post," Steven Pearlstein.

Mediocrity in “Velvet Buzzsaw”

Mediocrity in “Velvet Buzzsaw”

March 30, 2019

Just by reading the title, you can already correctly assume the level of subtlety and tone achieved in "Velvet Buzzsaw." Attempting a very meta narrative, the film tries to dive into the position and purpose of art in our modern world, but can’t quite live up to its potential. Writer and director Dan Gilroy finds a somewhat easy target with the world of modern art, not-so-subtly bashing the people responsible for the exclusivity of art. But, sadly for Gilroy, he’s unable to see his own failings as a filmmaker, falling short in the same areas he attempts to critique.

Student-Run Musical Heathers Anticipates Rehearsals

Student-Run Musical Heathers Anticipates Rehearsals

March 29, 2019

“Unlike a lot of musicals we’ve seen at Rindge, this show is very ‘girl power’ and female-driven. It’s refreshing to have an empowering show with both a good score and plot that accurately portrays the ups and downs of high school,” comments senior Micaela “Mica” León Perdomo, one of the co-producers of "Heathers." The upcoming musical, which is entirely student-run, is set to have performances at Cambridge’s Graham and Parks School on May 31st and June 1st at 7:00 PM as well as June 2nd at 2:00 PM.

Famous Haitian Griot

Dachenie Ganthier, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food & Culture

Griot (pronounced “gree-oh”) is one of the famous dishes in the Haitian culture. It is served on special occasions or parties. Griot is fried pork shoulder, served with fried plantains and sometimes salad with some pikliz, a spicy coleslaw. Griot doesn’t particularly have to be pork; it could be any meat of your choice, since not everyone eats pork.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

March 29, 2019

Eating a nutritious breakfast on the daily has been shown to boost your metabolism, improve brain power (we’re literally breaking our brain’s fast), a...

Simple Scones, Two Ways (Plus Toppings!)

Simple Scones, Two Ways (Plus Toppings!)

March 29, 2019

On weekend mornings, all I want is something warm, rich, and easy to make. Both of these scone recipes are just that. British-style scones are less sweet and less rich, so that they can be spread with generous amounts of jam and cream later on. Their American counterparts are sweet, buttery, and endlessly customizable. When adding mix-ins, think chocolate chips, raspberries, chopped nuts, dried fruit, etc.

“The 39 Steps” to Compete in Drama Festival Finals

“The 39 Steps” to Compete in Drama Festival Finals

March 29, 2019

On March 16th, members of the Visual and Performing Arts’ drama program performed "The 39 Steps," a parody adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 movie. This play is one of the contestants entered into the annual Massachusetts High School Drama Festival, a festival featuring 112 plays produced by high schools in the Boston area. Directed by drama and film studies teacher Monica Murray, "The 39 Steps" has made it all the way to the state finals after winning at the semi-finals the weekend of the 16th.

This Month in Science: February

This Month in Science: February

March 3, 2019

For the first time, doctors have directly connected a prosthetic hand into a woman’s nerves, allowing for normal hand function, including the sensation of touch.

Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

March 2, 2019

To truly define what makes a good cup of hot chocolate, I think the biggest two factors are price point and quality. This is why, to find the best hot chocolate in Cambridge, I tried three differently priced hot chocolates to see which one had the best combination of flavor and value.

EHChocolatier Opens a New Shop in West Cambridge

EHChocolatier Opens a New Shop in West Cambridge

March 2, 2019

EH Chocolatier officially opened its doors at 145 Huron Avenue on February 1st, already met with many eager customers drawn in by the colorful balloons and neatly displayed candies. An inviting glass storefront encloses a mouth-watering selection of chocolates and candy bars, all made just next door in its adjoining kitchen.

Packed Lunches that Aren’t Boring

Miriam Alvarez-Rosenbloom, Layout Designer

March 2, 2019

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food & Culture

Bringing lunch to school every day allows me to save money, feel better about what I’m eating, and have something to shamefully snack on when CM hunger hits. Often, I just throw leftovers into a container and call it a day. But when I have slightly more time (or fewer leftovers), this “formula” allows for quick lunches that are easy to make and pack.

“Happy Death Day 2U”: An Entertaining Embrace of Insanity

“Happy Death Day 2U”: An Entertaining Embrace of Insanity

February 28, 2019

What could I possibly say about "Happy Death Day 2U" that isn’t already told by the name alone? If you go into the theater thinking you’ll enjoy yourself, I’m doubtless you will. However, if you’re the type to hear that title and immediately form some harsh opinions, then it’s probable you’ll hate every minute of the runtime. Not guaranteed, though.

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