Izzy Sio Pillbox Editor

Class of 2020


  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    Times constantly change, but Shakespeare never does. Or does he? Scotch’ n’ Soda performed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. at the Cohon Center Black Box Theater. The troupe takes Tom Stoppard’s classic play that focuses on the background characters of Hamlet and gives them a completely different purpose,...

    Pillbox | February 27, 2017
  • Twenty One Pilots Concert

    It is the second night of the Columbus, OH-based musical duo Twenty One Pilots’ Emotional Roadshow World Tour, and flocks of cars slowly inch their way to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT on Jan. 18. I walk up to the entrance and see empty water bottles as the remains of teenage girls’ efforts spent waiting in the General Admission line, waiting for the chance to see this revolutionary ba...

    Pillbox | January 30, 2017
  • Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

    I can’t remember my first encounter with J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Somehow, Harry Potter has always been a part of my life. I’d read the books diligently and I’d watch the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, on repeat. I felt an instant connection to the Ravenclaw house and knew I belonged there even before I was sorted into it. Watching the midnight premiere of Harry Potter a...

    Pillbox | December 5, 2016
  • Moana is a fine entry to the legendary Disney canon

    Who are you? That is the central question that Disney’s new animated film, Moana, asks. It’s very easy to get swept away by Disney’s new animated film Moana. It’s also very easy to get swept into a formulaic Disney film that’s been told over and over again. And it’s also very easy to lose sight of that message. Moana, however, takes that order into new directions to tell an incredibly fun and insi...

    Pillbox | December 5, 2016
  • An Open Letter to Marvel

    Dear Marvel,

    Congrats. Unsurprisingly, your new film, Doctor Strange, is great. I *love* this movie. I love its trippy art style, its classic Marvel humor, and its heart. You also somehow managed not to create a terribly-written villain (as you usually do), and your movie has already made over $500 MILLION. Obviously, that’s a lot of money.

    Pillbox | November 21, 2016

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