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Copper Hana’s Service Gets an Upgrade

Copper Hana’s Service Gets an Upgrade

March 9, 2017

Copper Hana, Cheney’s local sushi joint, seems to have gotten its feet under itself after a rather rocky start last spring. In an article published by ...

“Avenue Q” Wows

“Avenue Q” Wows

March 9, 2017

Walking into EWU’s Mainstage Theatre, I didn’t know what to expect from a musical called “Avenue Q.” I had heard the ample warnings of its adult...

Barrelhouse: the New Zentropa

Barrelhouse: the New Zentropa

January 12, 2017

Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza, formerly known as Zentropa Pizzeria and Pub, feels like the kind of place you’d find in a college town. Its brick walls, ...

Review: El Rodeo

By Alla Drokina, For The Easterner

November 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food Review

El Rodeo, tucked away in downtown Cheney, is the type of restaurant where you want to sit and stay. It is by no means a place of transit, which is interesting, because the building’s former identity was an interurban train depot. Today, El Rodeo emanates warmth from the fun music, colorfully painted walls and warm food. Mexican restaurants are not a novel thing, but what...

‘Eddie the Eagle’ a true underdog sports story

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

Filed under Eagle Life, Showcase, Slideshow

Eddie Edwards made history in the 1988 Winter Olympics, becoming the first athlete to ever compete in ski jumping for Great Britain. Doing so when nobody believed he could, after the heartbreak of being cut from the downhill team, and with absolutely no money, Edwards overcame great adversity to fulfill his dream. Through the newly released feel-good comedy “Eddie the Eagle”...

‘The Witch’ is the wrong kind of nightmare

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Eagle Life, Showcase, Slideshow, Uncategorized

With few good horror movies to hit the big screen so far this year, “The Witch” was quite promising. Unfortunately, instead of treating us with what could have been a terrifying tale of the first signs of religious paranoia, the film turned into a boring church service in which one finds themselves looking at their watch to see how much longer the drudgery will last. Set...

“Danish Girl” review

By Chris Mudd, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Eagle Life, Showcase, Slideshow

Eddie Redmayne is no stranger to the Academy Awards, having won best actor last year for his astounding performance as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," but he proved to be more than just a passing star as he struck gold for the second year in a row in "The Danish Girl." Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, a painter who struggles with her sexuality and gender identity....

‘Firewatch’ impresses

‘Firewatch’ impresses

February 21, 2016

It’s rare that a game can so completely engulf a player in its world as is done in “Firewatch.” It’s a beautifully picturesque game, with a...

‘Deadpool’ an offensive success

‘Deadpool’ an offensive success

February 19, 2016

With the list of Avengers-themed movies growing every year, Marvel finally branched out to a whole new character with the very R-rated “Deadpool.”...

Lara Croft makes a glorious return with puzzle and exploration sections

Lara Croft makes a glorious return with puzzle and exploration sections

February 7, 2016

“Rise of the Tomb Raider” takes the strong foundation of one of gaming’s legacies and reinvigorates it. The previous installment in the franchise...

‘The Boy’ is as childish as name suggests

‘The Boy’ is as childish as name suggests

February 5, 2016

Utilizing two of the most common scare tactics — creepy children and creepy dolls — “The Boy” had the potential to be a decent horror flick. But...

‘Dirty Grandpa’ lives up to its title

‘Dirty Grandpa’ lives up to its title

January 29, 2016

W ith renowned actor Robert de Niro playing alongside a much more grown up — compared to “High School Musical” — version of Zac Efron, “Dirty...

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