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Fetch the Bolt Cutters album art.

Fetch the Bolt Cutters is Fiona Apple, untethered

Kati Morris, Staff Writer // April 22, 2020

Singer-songwriter and pianist Fiona Apple released her first album, “Tidal” in 1996 when she was only 19, earning the award for Best New Artist at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. After a controversial...

The Strokes can’t revive the ’ 80s

The Strokes can’t revive the ’ 80s

Kati Morris, Staff Writer // April 16, 2020

The late April weekend of Indio, California’s famed music festival was graced with the buzz band of the decade. The Strokes had just released their debut album, “Is This It.” They were set to play...

Biebers album Changes.

Justin Bieber reaches the end of his career on “Changes”

Kati Morris, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

At some point during the early 2010s, “Bieber fever” was a pop culture phenomenon and no teen was safe from the sickness. Fast forward to 2020, and Justin Bieber is a washed up teen pop idol trying...

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‘Knives Out’: a great twist on the murder mystery genre

Ricardo Tovar // December 9, 2019

Notable director Rian Johnson released his latest feature film since "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in 2017. "Knives Out" features a star-studded cast from Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni...

The poster for Netflixs Breaking bad movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie that depicts a scarred Jessie Pinkman. 
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‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is unnecessary but fine

Ricardo Tovar // October 24, 2019

It’s been seven years since the tale of the rise and fall of meth kingpin, Walter White had concluded. “Breaking Bad,” arguably the best television show that has ever been made, left...

Pokemon Detective Pikachu shows love for the series that helped build it while giving a unique look into the Pokemon world. 
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‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ is fun and that’s all that matters

Ricardo Tovar // May 15, 2019

The point of any form of entertainment is too entertain. It seems silly to say it like that, it should be obvious, but it's incredible how people forget that.You see critics like Rotten Tomatoes give films...

Dante (left), Nero (middle) and V (right), all walking towards a hoard of demons. 
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‘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...

In our last podcast, we tackle the debate around books that are turned into movies. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

In our last podcast for the semester, we decided to tackle a major topic that everyone has a different perspective on - film adaptations of best-selling books, beloved or otherwise. From "The Lord of the...

Red Dead Redemption 2 will take away hours of your life and youll never notice. Image from Microsoft.

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

After hundreds of hours of playing this game, it's time to weigh in. "Red Dead Redemption 2" had a lot to live up to since the original took the gaming world by storm. We set out to play the whole thing,...

In Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek works hard to portray Mercury but cannot rise above serious plot problems. Image from 20th Century Fox.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has music and swagger, but can’t find its voice

Natalie Hanson // November 5, 2018

There are so many things 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had the potential to be. The story of Queen and how it basically took over the music world, and the story of Freddie Mercury have grown to mythical proportions...

In The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie took the listener on a journey through darkness and uncertainty using rock and roll. Image from Parlophone.

On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

Natalie Hanson // November 4, 2018

"The Man Who Sold the World" is David Bowie's third studio album. Though it turns 48 today, it represents a turning point for Bowie and for pop and rock of the time, as a hard rock departure from his previously...

Pop music has become dominated by the electronic and dance music genres. Photo by Getty Images.

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Pop music itself is not inherently bad, so why does it have such a bad reputation these days? In our latest podcast, we sat down to discuss the evolution of modern pop music (or lack of evolution) and...

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