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‘Dirty 30’ worth the watch for Youtuber fans

‘Dirty 30’ worth the watch for Youtuber fans

Anna Porretta

September 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With people rising to internet fame every day, it's becoming increasingly more common to see internet-famous people breaking into the mainstream culture. People are turning their thousands and even millions of followers from apps like Vine into some serious recognition and fame.YouTube is easily one...

Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’ gives retro vibes

Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’ gives retro vibes

Matthew Manfredi

August 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

There is a certain allure to Netflix’s new series "Stranger Things." From the very beginning it pulls at the characteristics of horror, sci-fi and drama. This combination results in the eight-part series and an unexpected weekend obsession. (Don’t worry. I won’t ruin the rest of your year by ...

‘Knight of Cups’: Weird, strange cinematic journey

‘Knight of Cups’: Weird, strange cinematic journey

Matthew Manfredi

May 16, 2016


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Terrence Malick doesn’t worry about things like storyline, plot points, character development and climatic endings when he makes movies. Instead, the writer and director wants the audience to not only question their decision to watch his films, but question their metaphysical existence within the s...

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ didn’t need to get any fatter

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ didn’t need to get any fatter

Cassandra Porter

April 6, 2016


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The Portakolos won our hearts in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Toula Portakolo, a young Greek woman from a huge, loud, hell-raising family did the unthinkable: She fell in love with a non-Greek man. The family believed that all a woman had to look forward to in life was to get married and hav...

Second half of ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ disappoints

Second half of ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ disappoints

Carly Plemons

March 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

When driving along a highway suddenly became getting hit by a car and waking up in a horror film-like state chained to a bed with a strange man saying the world outside is uninhabitable, life for Michelle was flipped into what seemed like an alternate universe. “10 Cloverfield Lane” is a suspenseful puz...

Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

Tom Sundgren

February 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

On Valentine's Day at the DownLo, tucked away underground, metal bands shredded the small stage for enthusiastic Chico fans. Head-banging, moshing, physical confrontations with bouncers and good times with friends all took place throughout the evening. Subcreature was the first band to take the stage....

‘Garfunkel and Oates’ bring unique humor to Netflix

‘Garfunkel and Oates’ bring unique humor to Netflix

January 29, 2016


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The singing, acting and comedic duo Garfunkel and Oates bring a quirky humor to Netflix viewers. Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci pay homage to Art Garfunkel and John Oates, two rock 'n' roll icons, in their name. Lindhome and Micucci created their duo as a band first, and later went on to create their...

Tarantino’s eighth wonder: ‘The Hateful Eight’

Tarantino’s eighth wonder: ‘The Hateful Eight’

January 28, 2016


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Tarantino is here and hateful. Quentin Tarantino’s western tale of tensions between eight bounty hunters and outlaws reaches an all-time high when they're all stuck rooming together in a haberdashery trying to escape a terrorizing blizzard. "The Hateful Eight" is Tarantino’s eighth film. It...

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015


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"A Head Full of Dreams" is a great album capable of captivating many audiences. Coldplay shows their ability to step into elements of genres such as world music, soul, electronic and jazz while still maintaining the underlying alternative rock sound that they have always been known for.Even though their debut a...

Battle of holiday eggnog: Who made it taste best?

Battle of holiday eggnog: Who made it taste best?

December 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Nothing quite punctuates the holidays like the arrival of eggnog to the grocery store dairy case. The tall holiday-colored cartons— adorned with printed Christmas lights and dancing cows wearing Santa hats— are complete with excess sugar and, of course, the indulgence. Each year, it seems tha...

Scale The Summit’s new album reaches new heights

Scale The Summit’s new album reaches new heights

Tom Sundgren

September 25, 2015


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The style of music Scale The Summit plays has always been pretty complex. But the new album in particular is by far the most diverse in sound— the songs' structure and arrangement make it difficult to take in at times.Their last album, "The Migration," was a lot calmer. It also had shorter song...

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Tom Sundgren

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Purple and blue lights dimly hit the performance stage. A faint keyboard chord lays in for a few seconds. And then all of a sudden, a huge "BOOM" sound drives from the drums to kick off the first song.Out from the side of the stage at Laxson Auditorium on Tuesday came Buddy Guy, wearing his elaborate polka-dot shi...

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