Sea Monsters, Pirates, Girls: A review of “The Abyss Surrounds Us”

By Charlie Robielos, Pearl Staff Sea monsters. Pirates. Girls. If you’re not sold on this book yet, you should reconsider your priorities. Emily Strutskie published her debut novel, The Abyss Surrounds Us, in 2016 while still attending Cornell University. If not for the spicy plot or just to support stories from diverse perspectives, you should … Continue reading Sea Monsters, Pirates, Girls: A review of “The Abyss Surrounds Us”

Review: Solange’s new album is like a warm, breezy daydream

By Connor Busby, Pearl Staff A plain foam mattress pad – the concept of a bed reduced to its bare bones. It is just this kind of simple cushion upon which I lay, closing my eyes and listening to Solange’s new album, When I Get Home (WIGH), for the first time. A very fitting location … Continue reading Review: Solange’s new album is like a warm, breezy daydream

Review: “Captain Marvel” charms, but falls short of greatness

By Skyler Wolf, Pearl Reporter Captain Marvel is undeniably placed in an awkward spot within the Marvel movie slot. Off the wave of Avengers: Infinity War— which was insanely popular among critics and audiences alike, earning nearly $665 million in the box office—and released just a month before the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, Brie Larson’s … Continue reading Review: “Captain Marvel” charms, but falls short of greatness

“I had goosebumps”: Review of Sir Andras Schiff’s piano performance at the PAC

By Michael Giles, Guest Reviewer From one of the most classically polished backgrounds, I was able to attend one of the most incredibly performed piano concert at Soka's Performing Arts Center. Sir Andras Schiff is a 65-year-old Hungarian who speaks with a thick accent, and was trained in classical piano in Britain. He has won … Continue reading “I had goosebumps”: Review of Sir Andras Schiff’s piano performance at the PAC