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Antonio Banderas, right, plays the role of Mario Sepúlveda, who in real life, was nicknamed "Super Mario" for his leadership

"The 33" moves mountains

"The 33" is based off of the 2010 Chilean mining accident, in which 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days survived against all odds. The film follows the timeline of the disaster, bringing to light the precarious working conditions in the Chilean mining industry through effective foreshadowing and powerful acting.

She's back: say "Hello" to Adele

Adele has reemerged with her new hit single, "Hello", which has been shattering records since its premiere last Friday.

Movies »

Good. Very good.

Sam Mendes' "Spectre" is yet another thrilling James Bond movie. The exciting movie is filled with action, and changes direction as often as actor Daniel Craig does in the final scene. The quick-moving plot, the explosive scenes and the seductive power of Bond make the film a must-see.

"The Martian" is out of this world

"The Martian," based on the novel by Andy Weir, follows the gripping journey of an abandoned astronaut, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on Mars. The film shows a new cinematographic perspective of space, in which everything doesn't have to be so scary.

Music »

Girlpool and Frankie Cosmos impress at Comet Ping Pong

The pure, expressive voices and straightforward guitar and bass riffs of Girlpool and the softer, more complex narrative songs of Frankie Cosmos complemented each other perfectly for this small, yet excitement-filled show.

Does streaming kill artists' dreams?

In crowded industry, can streaming services avoid hurting artists?

Plays »

All smiles in "Much Ado about Nothing"

Blair theater has delivered another fantastic production in its fall play, "Much Ado About Nothing". With a stellar cast and crew, and a creative twist, the theater department showcased this celebrated Shakespeare comedy in the best possible light.

"Laugh Riot" roars

Without many technical aspects of the show, the five short student-produced plays were witty, hilarious and raw with the thespians' talent.

Television »

Say hello to the new Stephen Colbert

After the first show, things looked dismal for Colbert. However he was able to bounce back from a mediocre debut and close out his first week on a high note.

"Fresh Off the Boat" sinks below expectations

It took decades for Asian Americans to be represented in American mainstream television again. A lot was riding on this show. So when the first few episodes were laden with exaggerated stereotypes, corny one-liners and stilted accents, I was pretty let down.

Books »

Books to read when having an existential crisis

With end-of-year anxieties reaching a fever pitch, you may be looking for a healthy distraction from your busy, confusing life. Here's a list of SCO's books to read when having an existential crisis.

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award recommendations

As the year winds down, it’s time to make a lot of decisions: which Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee you’ll be voting for. Silver Chips Online has read, reviewed and ranked the books--so you don’t have to.

Video Games »

TechnoLogical: Sony plays it conservative with new Playstation

Sony has come in second in announcing their new console (after Nintendo announced theirs last year), which will be released this holiday season, but how they will compete remains to be seen.

SCO-liday gift guide: it's in the game

It's mid-December, and the holidays are in full effect. After a year-long hiatus from our video game section, we now present (no pun intended) the best video games to give this holiday season.

Poll »

What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Green beans
  • Sweet potato casserole
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Bread
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