Archive | September, 2016

St. Paul’s Soul Revival

Birmingham-based funk band St. Paul and the Broken Bones is back on the scene with their sophomore album, Sea of Noise. Released two years after their debut album, Half the City, the group is back with an album that combines classic soul sound with lyrics that are acutely aware of modern personal and political issues. […]

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An exclusive interview with DJ Chickenhead ’17

Robert Dinkins, Jr. A&E Editor Eli Millette’s ’17 answer to the question “What is your favorite Shrek film?” encapsulates him as a person. “That’s a tough question,” he said, “The first Shrek is like the Citizen Kane of that whole franchise. I think when you see Shrek, it’s not as good as Shrek 2, but […]

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How we should think about exclusive music releases

Robert Dinkins, Jr. A&E Editor The way music is released has changed drastically over the past 10 years. At first, people would flock to the record store to buy CDs, soon they started buying music digitally over iTunes and now music is usually available via streaming services such as TIDAL, Apple Music and Spotify. These […]

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Three Albums, one Release Day

For two long, excruciating months we waited for Sept 9:. the day when not one, not two, but three of our favorite bands released new albums. The only logical thing to do was to grab takeout, set up the surround sound and listen to all three albums back-to-back-to-back. The long wait for Local Native’s third […]

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On display in Cleveland: The Ecstasy of St. Kara

Katie Cameron A&E Editor Cleveland, Oh. is best known for a river that caught on fire a couple of times, for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (the architectural equivalent of the Louvre’s kid sister) and for successfully building an economy on LeBron James. What Cleveland should be better known for is the Cleveland […]

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Why I am not watching the NFL

It’s two weeks into the NFL season and I have not yet watched a single game. Over the past year, I have wrestled with my position on football. Faced with an increasingly unanimous body of evidence that determines football to have deeply troubling and severe long-term health effects on its participants, it is harder than […]

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