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Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

November 3, 2016

An album about nostalgia, “Ape in Pink Marble,” leaves listeners longing for places they have never been to and people they have never met. “Ape in Pi...

Mystery thriller burns up

Colin Kamphuis

November 2, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Despite a strong cast and experienced director, “Inferno” continues the downwards spiral in quality characteristic of recent films following a similar formula. Tom Hanks returns as Professor Robert Langdon in the film adapted from Dan Brown’s most recent novel. Like “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons,...

‘The Accountant’ doesn’t add up despite great cast

Colin Kamphuis

October 27, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Perhaps an attempt to reimagine the story of the awkward genius in “Good Will Hunting,” “The Accountant” presents its own oddball math whiz, but falls soundly into the mediocre category. Ben Affleck takes on role similar to Matt Damon’s mathematically-gifted janitor in “Good Will Hunting.” However, the film lacks the heart ...

Solange sets the table: take a seat

October 25, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

How often does a genuinely personal, political and narrative album come along? It takes a truly talented artist to compose a record that gives the listener a feeling of actual dialogue–a coherent communication of life, struggle and philosophy from musician to audience. That is what Solange Knowles has done with her new album,...

West Coast rapper delivers at FallFest

West Coast rapper delivers at FallFest

October 18, 2016

This year’s FallFest delivered the hype and mayhem hip-hop-hungry students have been long waiting to recei...

Marvel’s new hero fights social issues

October 14, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Reviews

So you’ve finally moved off campus and you’re broke as hell. Why waste non-existent disposable income when you can stay in, just you and an obscene amount of television? My recommendation: binge-watching is free, so spend the night getting to know Netflix’s newest superhero and my new boyfriend. Watch “Luke Cage....

‘Snowden’ fails to live up to the drama

Colin Kamphuis

October 13, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Despite featuring some of the fresher names in the film world, “Snowden” is a tired rehashing of an old formula. The film was directed by Oliver Stone and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. “Snowden” details the professional career of one of America’s most infamous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden. Even ...

Film renews typical trope

Film renews typical trope

September 28, 2016

Comedic, charming and heartfelt, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” tugs the heartstrings without border...

Indie rock band perfects act

Indie rock band perfects act

September 23, 2016

Only one band is able to rock their audience down to the ground only to throw them back up into the ...

Ecological art: a more creative call to action

Ecological art: a more creative call to action

September 22, 2016

In the age of climate change and conservationism, ecological art is on the rise. Local artists and ...

Wilco releases reflective new album

Wilco releases reflective new album

September 21, 2016

Dads and rock fans everywhere can rejoice. Wilco’s 10th studio album, “Schmilco,” was released Sept. ...

Familial drama drives family to modern realities

Familial drama drives family to modern realities

September 15, 2016

Everybody has felt fed up with society from time to time, and some may daydream about running away and...

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