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Drive By Truckers rock Macon

Drive By Truckers rock Macon

Jonathan Popham
November 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Athens-based Southern Rock act Drive-By Truckers burned rubber in Macon, Georgia on 11-11-11 at the Cox Capitol theater. The show opens their Fall 2011 tour. It was a delightful thrillbilly experience. With songs reminiscent of Aesop’s fables, DBT's writing style waxes fables that are markedly Southern....

Now you, too, can be like Batman

Now you, too, can be like Batman

Garret McDowell
November 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

OH MY GOD THIS GAME IS AWESOME. That was my thought every time I saw a new screenshot, video, or spoiler in general leading up to the October 18 release. Arkham City has easily been one of the most fun games I’ve ever played. Now, I preface this by saying that my previous top game of all time had alw...

'Paranormal Activity 3' will scare you

Garret McDowell
November 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Most good ghost stories need an origin. Most of them need something that begins their mystique and horror. Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity series has become a Halloween fixture for millions of people. In now its third iteration, the original tale of Katie and her haunting has gone back to the begi...

Coldplay has room for improvement

Coldplay has room for improvement

emilymgarrott
November 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Coldplay’s fifth studio release, titled Mylo Xyloto, will take any listener on a psychedelic trip to happiness. Expected to shoot to the top of the charts and garner several Grammy nominations, Rihanna collaborated on “Princess of China” lending unnecessary star power to an anticipated album. T...

The reinvention of Mutemath

The reinvention of Mutemath

emilymgarrott
November 2
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From the second the powerful chords of “Odd Soul” begin, MuteMath makes a clear statement that this third album will be their most confident and self-assured endeavor to date. Aptly titled Odd Soul, the album is the closest to the core of MuteMath when compared to their self-titled debut Mutemath and ...

Girl Talk is partying, changing music forever

Girl Talk is partying, changing music forever

Jonathan Popham
October 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Looking back on this beautiful weekend spent in Pensacola at DeLuna Fest 2011, I have a lot of bedazzling memories. Framed by the emerald gulf,  DeLuna Fest's crown jewel was Girl Talk. Pittsburg native Greg Gillis, also known as Girl Talk, left an engineering job to pursue a career in music. It is rare that I say th...

Explore Switchfoots's 'Vices'

Explore Switchfoots's 'Vices'

Garret McDowell
October 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot, most notably known for their hits “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move,” have outdone their previous albums again. Their newest issue is called Vice Verses, and it has been referred to as their most personal and explorative album yet. I love the album,...

EA's 'FIFA 2012' brings soccer to life

EA's 'FIFA 2012' brings soccer to life

Garret McDowell
October 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

After what was thought to be the pinnacle of soccer games in FIFA 11 (minus the infamously buggy career mode), no one thought that the sequel could outshine it to a high extent. FIFA 12 proved to everyone that EA Sports would continue to put out stellar versions of the game. After several years of m...

Brad Pitt's home run

Brad Pitt's home run

Samir Moussawel
October 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Uncategorized

From the director of the award-winning Capote (2005), Bennett Miller’s Moneyball is a film suitable for sports fans. Based on the true story of Oakland Athletic’s General Manager Billy Beane, the film tells of the risk one man takes to bring his club back to respectability when he believes all...

Ace and Zaz bring stellar full-length

Ace and Zaz bring stellar full-length

Kathleen Quinlan
April 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

4/5 Bear Claws Augusta natives Robert Payne and Chase Kleist are part of the indie/alternative/hip-hop group Ace and Zaz. Chase is Ace and Robert is Zaz. After being part of several musical groups in high school, including Smells Like New and Non-Shalant (Acoustic), Kleist and Payne created this project that ...

‘Rango’ is a smart, enjoyable ride

‘Rango’ is a smart, enjoyable ride

Brittani Howell
April 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

3/5 Bear Claws I know what you’re thinking: “A movie about lizard cowboys? Are you serious?” Yes, actually, I am. And believe me, I was a little dubious too, but I found Rango a fun and clever romp that explodes one Wild West cliché after another in a way that makes the movie unique and memorable. In the film’s opening scene, you know that all hell is abo...

Tina Fey makes you laugh

Tina Fey makes you laugh

Kathleen Quinlan
April 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

  4.5/5 Bear Claws If Tina Fey is your hero — and if you’re between the ages of 18 and 28, she probably is—you need to read her new book, Bossypants. You know how on an episode of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon tells Rosemary Howard (Carrie Fisher) that she is her lady hero? That’s how you’ll feel about Tina Fey...

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