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In search of low-fi punk rock

In search of low-fi punk rock
February 23, 2011

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was one of the most vexing, indulgent, awesome films I’ve ever seen. It was “an epic of epic epicness”, as the tagline goes. That being said, I know I am not...

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess
February 23, 2011

  Miley Cyrus, who are you? No, seriously. Who are you?! Are you Miley Cyrus, Miley Stewart, Destiny Ray Cyrus, Miley Ray Cyrus or Hannah Montana? Or someone else? I think you’re about due for an...

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

Black Swan is currently up for several Academy Awards.
February 9, 2011

5/5 Bear Claws “Black Swan” is a slow roll into the deranged mind of a twentysomething ballet perfectionist with a little bit of hypersexuality thrown into the mix. That description is basically...

Floco’s Modern Life

Floco’s Modern Life
February 9, 2011

At approximately 2:52 p.m. every Friday afternoon, I feel it. By “it” I’m referring to that campus-wide anxiety “to do.” You know what I mean. You don’t really care what you do. You just...

Here there be Little Dragon

A promo shot for Little Dragon
February 9, 2011

The Masquerade is not my favorite venue. The bathrooms look like replicas of the bathrooms at Auschwitz, the bouncers are all middle-aged men with ponytails (isn’t that illegal?) and the crowd, no...

An interview with theKey

An interview with theKey
February 9, 2011

Mercer-based modern rock group theKey recently won the Georgia Lottery All Access Music Search. I sat down with guitarist Jonathan Wisdom to discuss the contest, musical influences and a new record. Eric...

Get your Guido on with Kathleen

Get your Guido on with Kathleen
February 9, 2011

All I can say about “The Jersey Shore” is “Why?” I wish that could be the entire article because I feel it encompasses my entire article perfectly. I just do not understand the mass appeal of...

An interview with Andy Hull

Andy Hull posing for his solo project, Right Away Great Captain!
February 3, 2011

Over the past four years, Andy Hull has established a record as one of the most talented and emotionally honest emerging musicians. As the frontman for Atlanta-based rock act Manchester Orchestra, his...

The four best things of 2010

February 2, 2011

I know that best of lists are kind of a year-end tradition. Pitchfork, The AV Club, and virtually every other pop culture critic in the world likes to post a list at the end of the year, recapping their...

True Grit Film Review

True Grit Film Review
January 27, 2011

True Grit is Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest film, an adaption of Charles Portis’ novel of the same name. And it’s awesome. Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) is determined to avenge her father’s murder...

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