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The cast of Air Chris Messina (left), Marlon Wayans, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Matt Damon, Julius Tennon, Jason Bateman and Chris Tucker during the premiere of the film. Air releases next week along with the other pieces of content on this list.

Next week’s releases will be hit or miss

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | March 30, 2023

“The Society of Shame” by Jan Roper Jan Roper’s third book, “The Society of Shame,” is releasing Tuesday. Roper’s book focuses on the shame that pervades society. When the main character Kathleen Held’s husband, who is running for senate,...

Helen Mirren, Zachary Levi, Rachel Zegler and Lucy Liu, the stars of Shazam!  Fury of the Gods, at the premiere of the film in London. Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be releasing to next week along with T-Pains cover album and more.

Releasing next week T-Pain cover album, new ‘Shazam!’ film

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | March 9, 2023

“The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery” - Adam Gopnik New Yorker writer and “Tár” actor Adam Gopnik will release his 10th book titled “The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery” on Tuesday. “The Real Work” looks at masters of their...

The bassist and guitarist of Manchester Orchestra playing on stage during a show.

Greats return, pay homage to classics

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | March 2, 2023

Sleepy music, the new Scream film and the next book by Margaret Atwood will be coming out next week.  Margaret Atwood’s “Old Babes in the Wood: Stories” Margaret Atwood, known for her books “The Testament” and The Handmaid’s Tale,” is...

Satta Kendors debut novel Liberty & Justice: Chapter 1: The Flashdrive was released in 2022. The book looks into crime and how everyone has flaws, even Christians.

Author talks new book series, the imperfection of Christianity

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | January 19, 2023

As a proud Christian, Satta Kendor would not be the person expected to write a series about the seedy underbelly of Christianity, but her debut novel tackles just that.  Author, NIU graduate and Northern Star alumn Satta Kendor’s novel “Liberty...

Books are a valuable asset to our culture.

Public schools must extinguish book burning

By Parker Otto | January 5, 2022
You are not trying to protect your children, you are trying to take away knowledge and art and, in the process, discriminate against literature that shows the experiences of minorities. If anything, banning these books will only make young people more desperate to seek them out. 

Study Scores

By Victoria Lambton | October 30, 2017


‘Unremembered’ novel delivers unforgettable story

By Kevin Bartelt | March 17, 2013

Spring break was the perfect time to catch up on all the books you haven’t had time to read (thanks, midterms). With so many great options, it can be difficult to make a good choice. Fortunately, author Jessica Brody has made that decision a little...

‘Safe Haven’ movie adaptation fails to dissapoint book readers

By Deanna Frances | February 24, 2013

Many new films were released this Valentine’s Day, and most are coming out with good reviews. The new film based off of award-winning author Nicholas Sparks’s novel “Safe Haven” is no exception. The film has grossed $30.2 million so far, according...

Don’t judge a movie by its’ book

By Kayla Nebel | October 3, 2012

Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings. To some, these titles describe stories unraveled through black text. To others, these are actors moving across a silver screen. Both versions tell a unique story, and each should be appreciated as...

Don’t judge a book by its movie

By Holly New | October 3, 2012

Have you ever seen a movie based on a book by Stephen King? If so, forget everything you saw and go read the book. I’ll wait. Generally, movie adaptations are arguably—and I am arguing—worse than their book counterparts. I have rarely seen a movie...