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Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

April 11, 2018

Whenever I attend a concert, the aftermath is the only thing I remember clearly: running up cement stai...

Culture staff recommends: Netflix movies

Arts Staff

April 3, 2018

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Reviews

Did you forget to grab a free movie ticket this week? Don’t want to make the trek down the hill to the Roxy? Culture staff writers have you covered with five Netflix movies you can watch from the comfort of your own bed. Check the culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Marie Antoinette” Hunter...

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

March 20, 2018

There’s fashion, sex, espionage and violence, but not even Jennifer Lawrence can make this bloated ...

“Black Panther” brings black superheroes into the spotlight

February 28, 2018

The latest addition to Disney’s sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther,” is the mos...

“Phantom Thread” enchants and surprises

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 8, 2018

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Silk, lace, muslin, taffeta, chiffon and satin. In every instant of “Phantom Thread,” fashion pours out of the frame and couture overwhelms the eye with bold elegance. There are sleeves, crisp collars, bow ties, trimming, devilish coats and dress trains trailing behind. Fabric, and the bodies that give it shape en...

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

January 31, 2018

I am stumbling out of a movie theater, turning a line of dialogue from the film I’ve just seen aroun...

St. Vincent’s new album is an epic of self-reflection

Kelsey Neubauer

November 10, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Annie Clark has been deemed a contemporary “female Bowie,” by critics since she first began producing music as St. Vincent. In her most recent album, she examines the personal veracity of an imposed on her - Bowie’s androgynous indie-pop successor. Reviews of her album by esteemed music critics at major paint her...

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

November 2, 2017

Video games are one of my favorite pastimes, whether I want to have fun with friends or wind down after...

Wu-Tang Clan’s storied saga survives on new album

Wu-Tang Clan’s storied saga survives on new album

Dhalia Maleh

October 25, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

It's time for mumble rappers like Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty to move over because Wu-Tang Clan is back. “Wu-Tang:...

“It” balances scares and laughs

Dahlia Maleh

September 30, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

I have seen my fair share of scary movies, but the 2017 movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “It” had something beyond the typical jump scares. The movie follows a hilarious group of boys in Derry, ME, who refer to themselves as the “Losers Club.” They try to find who, or what, is kidnapping their classmates...

Hip-hop boy band takes personal approach to new album

September 17, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

America has never been more ready for a new boyband, and BROCKHAMPTON is ready to fill that void in all our hearts. The 15-member ensemble changes the standards for what a rap group should be in 2017. Only 45 days after dropping their first album, “Saturation I,” they blessed their fans with “Saturation II.” The...

LCD Soundsystem makes thoughtful return

Kelsey Neubauer

September 9, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

In 2011, America and the rest of the world said goodbye to LCD Soundsystem, a band that played a major role in the indie scene of the 2000’s. Now, LCD Soundsystem is back and examining a nation with a different face - giving a reality check on the complexity of the “American Dream,” as the album is titled. Founded...

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