November Arts and Entertainment Recap


Iris Libson

Read about one writer’s take on 10 works that came out this past November.

Althea Barrows, staff writer

Oh My God by Adele

“Oh My God” by Adele is a part of the singer-songwriter’s newest album “30,” released Nov. 29. It soared to the top 10 in 12 countries and has blown fans away. The song is about a relationship that isn’t working out and is just one of many incredible songs on her recent album. 

Christmas to Me by Rachael Bradshaw

“Christmas to Me” by Rachael Bradshaw is this year’s newest hit Christmas song. It was released this past November, just in time for the snow and holiday season. It is a slow, jazzy tune centered around being together with friends and family for the holidays. 

House of Gucci

“House of Gucci,” a new film released in theaters ion Nov. 24, tells the story of Patrizia Reggiani, a young woman, who marries into the famous Gucci family. Lady Gaga stars as Patrizia, and Adam Driver co-stars. Viewers are sure to be in for a drama filled evening as they watch the violent actions of the seemingly normal family. The film is based off the novel House of Gucci: A True Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed, although it has very little connection to any true events. So far, it has accumulated 71 million dollars worldwide.

“King Richard:

Will Smith has acted in over 30 movies over the years and has proven himself a versatile actor through the variety of genres he’s starred in, from his role of “The Genie” in the live action version of Disney’s “Aladdin”, to his newest film “King Richard” that entered theaters on Nov. 19. This film, based on the true story of Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams, has grossed around $5.2 million in the less than a month it’s been in theaters. The movie is a dramatic reenactment of a father pushing his two girls to be pro-tennis players despite the numerous struggles they face. 


After the release of “Avengers: Endgame,” many Marvel fans were left wondering what was to come after watching some of their longtime favorite characters meet an unfortunate ending; fans worried for the future of their favorite superhero company. However, Eternals is Marvel’s unique response to that nagging concern. Released on Nov. 5, the film received a large draw of interest; the story completely jumps focus from Marvel’s last plot filled movies such as “Infinity War”. It follows a new race of Immortals that have been hiding within Earth for eons who finally unite to defeat the alien race known as the  “deviants.” It also gained a big hype on social media as Harry Styles appeared in the after credit scene Marvel is known for including, alluding to a sequel. 

“The Book of Mormon” re-opened on Broadway

“The Book of Mormon” was released on the stage of Broadway on March 24, 2011, where it has since gained a huge fan base. The comedic production follows two Latter-day Saint Missionaries as they are assigned to far away Africa to convert the citizens to their religion. Unfortunately, the show had to close its doors just like hundreds of others during COVID. However, the show was thankfully able to re-open this past November and fans of the show are excited as ever. 

“Gilded” by Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer blows away fans yet again with another addition to popular book series “The Lunar Chronicles,” an eight-book series following an updated Cinderella for the dystopian generation as she travels the universe and teams up with other misfits of society to take down the evil queen. Meyer has also written Heartless, a standalone retelling of the Queen of Hearts backstory which is guaranteed to bring you to tears. Once again, she’s proven herself a true author with “Gilded” coming out this past November. This novel is a chilling retelling of the infamous Rumplestilskin fairytale. It follows a young women who is the daughter of a miller, and her life altering accounter with the “God of Lies”

“Will” by Will Smith 

Will Smith is a world renowned actor, acting in numerous classics such as Independence Day, Men in Black, and The Pursuit of Happiness. In his recent autobiography, Will Smith lets readers in on his early life to current day. He tells about how he began rapping at age 12, and started professionally at 16 under the name of The Fresh Prince to later be cast in the hit show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

“Tick, Tick…Boom!”

Originally appearing on Broadway in 1999 as a musical, “Tick, Tick…Boom!” is a compelling and inspiring semi-autobiography centered around a struggling composer, John Larson (Andrew Garfield), who later went on to create the hit musical “Rent.” The movie adaptation, directed by Broadway star Lin Manuel-Miranda, was released as a Netflix Original on Nov. 12.


Disney has long been known for its first class animation, inspiring stories, and catchy tunes. “Encanto,” Disney’s newest hit, only reinforces that fact. The movie follows the Madrigals, a magical family that live in a hidden town called Encanto. It focuses on the only member of the family that was born without amazing powers, as she sets out on a quest to save their magical home.