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Review: “Locke & Key” is another hit for Netflix

Review: “Locke & Key” is another hit for Netflix

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

With many twists and turns, intriguing characters, a compelling plot and stellar exploration of themes, “Locke & Key” should be your next Netflix binge watch.

Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Despite the long gaps between Uzi’s various projects throughout his career, “Eternal Atake” takes the lead at being perhaps his best album thus far.

“Love Is Blind”: The show we didn’t think we needed

“Love Is Blind”: The show we didn’t think we needed

Hunter Gause, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2020

Would you be able to fall in love with someone and commit to them, without seeing them? Netflix’s newest hit show, “Love Is Blind,” gave the term “blind date” a whole new meaning and pushed the boundaries of finding love.

Review: Raveena plunges deep into love with “Moonstone”

Review: Raveena plunges deep into love with “Moonstone”

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Raveena has released her sophomore EP “Moonstone.” Just like the rest of her repertoire, it doesn’t disappoint.

Review: Harry Styles’ “Fine Line” is off the charts

Review: Harry Styles’ “Fine Line” is off the charts

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

January 29, 2020

The album “broke (the) record as the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the U.S.,” according to Official Charts.

Review: Gary Blackburn’s camera captures the beauty of the Southern landscape

Review: Gary Blackburn’s camera captures the beauty of the Southern landscape

Ivy Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

While Blackburn’s early photography work was primarily done in black and white film, these new pieces explore the power of color and digital media.

Review: Misterwives bloom again

Review: Misterwives bloom again

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Their new EP, “Mini Bloom,” consists of five songs that show off the lead singer Mandy Lee’s vocal talent, while allowing the instrumentals to shine through. Drummer Etienne Bowler truly stands out, along with bass player William Hehir on this EP.

Review: Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” has high points, but West’s intentions do not align with his delivery

Review: Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” has high points, but West’s intentions do not align with his delivery

Michael Williams, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

While a fine LP, “Jesus Is King” is a watered-down amalgamation of West’s least ambitious moments strung together by a loose Christian influence.

Review: Katina Bitsicas’ red thread of loss and longing

Review: Katina Bitsicas’ red thread of loss and longing

Ivy Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

Katina Bitsicas is the current visiting artist at Plunkett Gallery. Bitsicas’ exhibit, entitled “Revive,” explores themes centered around coming back to life even with death edging close. She uses the motif of red thread, commonly associated with human connection, to symbolize loss and longing.

Review: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance contains a slow beginning but solid ending

Review: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance contains a slow beginning but solid ending

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

One of the most unique things about the series is the use of puppets instead of actors or CGI. It is a very uncommon medium to use for an entire show that isn’t directed towards children.

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 12, 2019

Swift isn’t just writing pointed songs about her exes anymore but attempting to tackle more grown up topics like self-love, her mother’s illness and actually falling (and staying) in love. 

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” is unsettling in its honesty concerning America

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” is unsettling in its honesty concerning America

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

“Us” takes Peele’s knack for social commentary within horrific storylines to an entirely new level.

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