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'Ye Gods' is irreverent, fun

'Ye Gods' is irreverent, fun

TrentonWhite
December 7, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In a series of vignettes entitled “Ye Gods,” senior Kyle Shook exhibits his take on some of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Jewish gods we have studied and/or worshipped since we began eating from the Tree of Knowledge as toddlers in Sunday School or sixth-graders in Gifted Literature class (thanks Ms...

Kill Your Idols: I hate the f'n Eagles, man

Kill Your Idols: I hate the f'n Eagles, man

Eric Brown
November 16, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Reviews

So, I started this column intending to re-examine classic albums, evaluating them in the context of their time and questioning whether or not they hold up now. And for the most part, I’ve done that. But I haven’t been as critical as I’d intended at the start. Ultimately, I concluded that most of ...

Drive By Truckers rock Macon

Drive By Truckers rock Macon

Jonathan Popham
November 16, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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 ...

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