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Xiu Xiu’s radical new album takes no precautions

If the most memorable works of pop culture over the last few years have one thing in common, it’s a creeping suspicion that our world stands on a precipice. Has there been a superhero movie in recent memory that hasn’t shown a city get reduced to rubble? Is Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” a harbinger for […]

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“BlacKkKlansman” earns its place in history

Elena Morey A&E Editor “BlacKkKlansman,” a controversial historical comedy, took general moviegoers by surprise.  Overall, it was a phenomenal film.  With cast members like John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, a renowned director Spike Lee, who won his first Oscar for co-writing the film and great writers Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz, this film […]

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D&G continue to bridge gap between generations

Camryn Rosenstein Contributing Writer Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (D&G) have been a powerhouse collective in the fashion industry for the last 34 years. Through minor hiccups, such as filing for bankruptcy and being hacked on social media, D&G continues to be one of the most successful and well-known fashion brands in the world. This […]

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The Scene – “Heard it in a Past Life”: Strength through change

Maggie Rogers’ album “Heard it in a Past Life” debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 in the week of Feb. 2. It is Rogers’ first full-length studio album and details Rogers’ life since gaining fame in 2016 from a master class she participated in with Pharell Williams. The album is full of complex, […]

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Minecraft is an underrated creative platform

L.J. Martin Contributing Writer Minecraft, following a massive uptick in overall popularity following its acquisition by Microsoft — related in no small part to its expanded cross-platform compatibility  —  is regarded by many as a game first and foremost for children. This is, however, more a recent development in the game’s accessibility and marketing, rather […]

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“The Normal Heart” presents a universal view on activism

Holly Engel A&E Editor Love is something everyone deserves. Unfortunately, as W. H. Auden’s poem “September 1, 1939” reminds us, honest-to-goodness love is hard to come by, that it  “Is true of the normal heart / ” he writes, “For the error bred in the bone / Of each woman and each man / Craves […]

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