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‘TYRON’ proves that Slowthai is here to stay

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 18, 2021

A couple of years after his breakout debut album, UK rapper Slowthai proves himself as an artist that can engage in higher concepts than some may have thought. His 2019 album, “Nothing Great About...

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Academy Award-winning trio stars in new HBO thriller

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // February 5, 2021

"The Little Things" was released by HBO Max on Jan. 29. The film is star-studded with roles played by Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto. Each brings their own energy  that, together, creates...

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 2, 2021

At this point in their career, Weezer feels more like a force of nature than they do a band that released a couple of classic rock records in the ’90s. Sometimes they’re a breath of fresh air, sometimes...

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Miley Cyrus looks to the past to reinvent herself today

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // December 5, 2020

Music superstar Miley Cyrus has discovered her sound in the most popular sounds of the 1980s pop landscape on “Plastic Hearts.” The 2010s saw Cyrus going through major growing pains. It seems like...

Kristen Stewart (right) and Mackenzie Davis (left) star in Clea Duvall's holiday rom-com,

Hulu’s ‘Happiest Season’ is a home run

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // December 2, 2020

“Happiest Season” is a family holiday romcom that should surely be at the top of your list to watch this holiday season. The movie has put its own spin on a frequently used holiday movie theme. The...

‘Freaky’: an homage to the teen slasher genre

Danielle Kessler, A/E Editor // December 1, 2020

“Happy Death Day” (2017) director, Christopher Langdon brings a fresh take on a beloved teen horror genre with his newest film, “Freaky.” Structurally presenting something that breaks conventional...

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System of a Down releases new music for the first time in 15 years

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // November 20, 2020

The Armenian American metal band System of a Down has released two new songs, their first release since the two albums released in 2005, titled “Mezmerize” and “Hypnotize.” The two new songs,...

‘The Laramie Project’ tells a universally powerful story

Danielle Kessler, Editor // November 20, 2020

“The Laramie Project” premiered via livestream on Nov. 11 courtesy of the department of music and theater. It was second in the series of virtual performances that the department has put on this semester. The...

Ben Wheately’s adaptation of ‘Rebecca’ falls short

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 19, 2020

Filmmaker Ben Wheately’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s tale of second-wife blues is hollow and in desperate need of assistance.   The film starts with a chance encounter between the...

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray are the stars of Sofia Coppola's newest film,

Bill Murray steals the show in Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks”

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 12, 2020

Sofia Coppola’s newest film “On the Rocks” is a bittersweet father-daughter comedy set in the bustling city of New York. Coppola casts actors Bill Murray and Rashida Jones who play a loving father-daughter...

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Ariana Grande is switching up positions, but it feels stale

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 4, 2020

After the grieving process that was her 2019 album “thank u, next,” pop superstar Ariana Grande has returned with the much more thematically light “Positions.” Ariana Grande has been through...

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Gorillaz’s ‘Song Machine’ is the perfect summer playlist—in the middle of October

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 29, 2020

What started out as a low-commitment string of singles gradually evolved into a full-fledged album of groovy electropop on Gorillaz’s new album, “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez.” The...

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