This Week in Entertainment

The quarantine-friendly recap of all the best food, films and fun to be had, as reported by the Spectator. 

One of the biggest food crazes sweeping TikTok this month is a particularly picturesque homemade whipped coffee. Featured in an original post from South Korean actor Jung Il-woo in January, this drink is no new creation. 

Known as dalgona, or “honeycomb toffee,” the drink was once a popular post-war South Korean street treat. Following the Korean War, United States Army Personnel still stationed in the country handed out sweet treats to children whose parents couldn’t buy themselves—so instead they’d make their own at home. 

Although the recipe featured on TikTok is not the traditional dalgona recipe, it’s an easy at-home version that can be made in 12 minutes or less! 

Junior Marketing major Michael Behr has been making the drink throughout self-isolation and only has positive remarks. 

“The fact that it’s an easy recipe to follow with few ingredients and it’s delicious, you can’t beat it,” Behr said. “And nowadays when people are trying to keep grocery shopping to a minimum, the ingredients you need will last for a couple of months if you’re not making it every single day.”  

How to Make Dalgona Coffee 

  1. To make one drink, combine 2 tablespoons granulated instant coffee, 1/2 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoons hot water in a medium bowl.
    • The more sugar you add, the sweeter your drink
  2. Then whip by hand or with an electric mixer.
  3. Continue mixing until you get a delicious creamy fluff.
    • You can also use other sweeteners, such as coffee creamer or flavored syrup, to liven up your drink and add different flavors!
  4. Spoon the fluffy mixture over milk in a glass filled with ice.
    • For a hot drink, use warm milk


Self-isolation will become known as a historical time for artists—from novices to professionals—to experiment and draw inspiration from the emotions and atmosphere produced by COVID-19. 

For myself, I’ve always wanted to spend more time honing specific makeup techniques that I previously told myself I never had the time for. This has been the perfect time to try experimental eyeliner looks, go crazy with blush and slap on all the glitter you can get your hands on! 

One of my favorites that I’ve tried so far was inspired by Lucy Boynton’s 2019 Met Gala look, consisting of feathered brows, a rosy blush subtly painted on both the lips and cheeks and an array of shining silver crystals radiating around the eyes. 

Any, if not all, eye makeup techniques are some of my least practiced, but since I had a decent amount of crystals lying around, I decided to sit down and give it a good honest attempt. 

I never thought I could pull off a look so glitzy and editorial, so it has me wondering which look I should attempt next! I challenge you to sit down and take the time to follow a tutorial, a photo or come up with your look.

Since the start of self-isolation, many celebrities have been using Instagram live to perform live music and to communicate with fellow celebrities and fans.

Celebrities like Charli XCX are transforming what it means to make music. Everything from her latest quarantine project “how i’m feeling now,” including artwork, is made in collaboration with her fans and other well-known artists such as Caroline Polachek, 100 gecs, A.G. Cook and more.

With the release of the project’s first single titled “forever,” the experimental-pop artist plans to deliver an album full of raw emotion indicative of the times we are currently living through.

In other music-related news, The Weeknd continued his eerily beautiful “After Hours” saga with the release of the “Until I Bleed Out” music video. Many fans immediately noticed the visual Easter eggs that pay homage to the past albums “Trilogy” and “Kissland,” with the singer stumbling in a circling house of balloons (a single featured on “Trilogy”).  

Quarantine has given us all plenty of time to catch up on our favorite shows and rewatch classic films, but what’s new? 

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) 

Now streaming on Netflix, “Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012) is that quintessential coming of age movie that taught an entire generation that life is better with the perfect playlist in the background.

It stars Logan Lerman as an awkward high school freshman named Charlie, who sees life through a different lens after he meets charismatic brother and sister duo Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller). 

This is a perfect movie to watch with friends on the quarantine-friendly Netflix Party Google Chrome Extension! 

Tiger King and I (2020) 

Tiger King has been one of the most talked-about Netflix Original of 2020. Following its release, thousands of memes and conspiracy theories have flooded the internet, leaving many anxious to see other characters featured in the docuseries to face the same fate as Joe.

Joe McHale hosts the eighth installment of the controversial series. Similar to a Real Housewives reunion, the special features interviews from almost everyone featured in the series aside from Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel industry has understandably seen an incredibly sharp decline in air travel as well as in Airbnb and hotel bookings, which has in turn had a devastating effect on places where restaurants and shops rely on tourism.

With hotels around the world closing their doors until further notice, some have decided to use these empty hotels to instill a sense of hope and love.

These hotels have been turning on guest room lights at night to illuminate hearts or words spelling “love” and “hope.” The goal, to spread hope and positivity throughout communities who need a gentle reminder that you’re not alone, we’re all in this together.