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Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Rayanne Painter

April 2, 2019

As a queer woman, I often relate more to music made by queer artists.I jam out to many songs made by folks outside of the LGBTQ+ community as well, but these songs and artists hold a special place in my heart. No matter what you identify as, I invite you to listen to these songs along with me and su...

Review: ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t fly

Review: ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t fly

Angel Ortega

April 2, 2019

“Dumbo” is a poorly executed remake reflective of Disney’s attempt to cash in on audiences’ nostalgia. Directed by Tim Burton, the film is a live-action remake of the 1941 Disney film of the same name. Max Medici (Danny DeVito) is a struggling circus owner who is looking at making...

‘Through the Late Night’ podcast features overlooked music producers

‘Through the Late Night’ podcast features overlooked music producers

Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Alex Coba

March 29, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion's Arts & Entertainment section's new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly anticipated mu...

NAV’s new album as boring as expected

NAV’s new album as boring as expected

Mitchell Kret

March 29, 2019

NAV released his second studio album “Bad Habits” through The Weeknd’s XO label. I could stop the article here because the album is so mundane that there's nothing that could change anyone’s mind about the artist. If someone enjoys the monotony of every other NAV project, they wi...

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Angel Ortega

March 24, 2019

Although it’s not a perfect horror film, Jordan Peele's “Us” is an outstanding film layered with social commentary and symbolism. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), spend their family vacation at a summer home, Adelaide’s childhood home, nea...

‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

Ricardo Tovar

March 16, 2019

Capcom is back making "Devil May Cry,” as they should be. After 11 years since their last title in the series, "Devil May Cry 4,” Capcom has been on a tear to start 2019, having already released the remake for the classic "Resident Evil 2."The "Devil May Cry" series has been trying to get r...

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2019

With a horrid narrative and writing style, Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” brings nothing new to the table and exhibits Perry’s consistently poor work ethic as a filmmaker. In the 11th and final film of the Madea film series, Madea and her brother Joe (both played by Perry)...

‘Captain Marvel’ displays an astronomical origin story

‘Captain Marvel’ displays an astronomical origin story

Angel Ortega

March 11, 2019

Though it carries some flaws, “Captain Marvel” is an excellent superhero movie with an outstanding performance from Brie Larson. “Captain Marvel,” the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), tells the origin story of Vers (Brie Larson), an extraterrestrial Kree warr...

‘Rap or Go to the League’ shows 2 Chainz’s maturity and growth

‘Rap or Go to the League’ shows 2 Chainz’s maturity and growth

Mitchell Kret

March 6, 2019

2 Chainz released his fifth studio album “Rap or Go to the League,” in which he raps about the parallels and differences of his life as a rapper and his life before his fame and success on the streets of Atlanta. It was released March 1 and spearheads 2 Chainz push to make more meaningful mu...

New Hozier album is missing something

New Hozier album is missing something

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019

Six years ago, Andrew Hozier-Byrnes’ “Take Me to Church” took off in the charts as a surprise folk-gospel Top 40 hit. His self-titled debut album gained popularity as well when released a year later, with both the folk crowd and pop followers that had discovered him from his smash hi...

Coen Brothers deliver another stellar period piece

Coen Brothers deliver another stellar period piece

Angel Ortega

March 3, 2019

Written, directed and produced by Ethan and Joel Coen, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is an anthology film which consists of six vignettes, or short films. Though none of the vignettes are narratively connected, they are all period pieces that focus on pioneers and settlers making their way west...

Three rappers deliver their albums exactly as expected

Three rappers deliver their albums exactly as expected

Mitchell Kret

February 28, 2019

Three rising stars of rap released their albums the night of Feb. 21, offering rap fans a variety of one-dimensional music. Gunna, Lil Pump and Offset all had albums that are landmarks of their career, however; all show that they heavily rely on their individual music styles. Offset, who gained popularity as a mem...

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