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Tears of joy from D.R.A.M.’s “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

Tears of joy from D.R.A.M.’s “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The artist behind “Broccoli” and “Cha Cha” has come out with more than two songs. On Oct. 21, Atlantic Records artist Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, a.k.a. D.R.A.M., released his first studio album entitled “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” His single “Broccoli” has already gone double...

Little Mix’s “Get Weird” serves up an emotionally charged experience

Little Mix’s “Get Weird” serves up an emotionally charged experience

Ashley Antoine, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


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Little Mix, made up of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, was put together in the eighth season of the UK’s “The X Factor,” and the group went on to win the competition. The group now has three albums, “Salute,” “DNA” and “Get Weird,” and is ...

Humor and heart combine in Rick Riordan’s latest mythological adventure

Humor and heart combine in Rick Riordan’s latest mythological adventure

Elizabeth Tammi, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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In Rick Riordan’s Norse-inspired trilogy “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard,” a homeless Boston teenager saves his city — before promptly dying. But Magnus’s death is only the beginning of his crazy existence as he enters Valhalla, an afterlife designed for selfless warriors. Even if his lif...

American Horror Story’s latest season shrouded in mystery

American Horror Story’s latest season shrouded in mystery

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

November 4, 2016


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“American Horror Story” has arisen from the grave that its former seasons had seemingly buried it in. While predecessors “Freak Show” and “Hotel” ultimately flopped, season 6 so far is a success — even though I’m still not sure about what’s really going on. “American Horror Stor...

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season

Langston Hughes, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016


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ABC has brought back Marvel’s hit television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for its fourth season. The agents are back for another round, facing new dangers and encountering new threats. However, it might be more than what they bargained for. In the previous season, the agents were able to take down an anc...

Deceptively likable criminals steal hearts in ‘Crooked Kingdom’

Deceptively likable criminals steal hearts in ‘Crooked Kingdom’

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016


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The streets of Ketterdam are plagued by crime and debauchery, and no one knows how to control them better than Kaz Brekker. After Kaz gathers a group of six delinquents off the street, they manage to pull off a harrowing heist, but when the gang is double-crossed at the last instant, they’re for...

Stop motion meets sentimentality in “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Stop motion meets sentimentality in “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

October 9, 2016


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Set in ancient Japan, the film “Kubo and the Two Strings” follows the story of a young boy who sets out on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father, his amnesiac mother and the grandfather he’s been running from his whole life. With a stunning soundtrack by Academy Award-winning composer Dar...

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is peachy

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is peachy

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

October 9, 2016


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Donald Glover, thank you for showing my home, Atlanta, to the world. Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, is the creator of the comedy “Atlanta,” which follows two cousins who are trying to make a name for themselves in the rap music industry. Glover also plays the main character in the...

The riveting quest continues in “Empire of Storms”

The riveting quest continues in “Empire of Storms”

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2016


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New and old forces unite in the fifth and penultimate installment of Sarah Maas’ epic fantasy book series “Throne of Glass.” Released on Sept. 6, “Empire of Storms” continues the story of a lost queen’s quest to reclaim her birthright. Aelin Galathynius has spent the past decade hiding...

Mac Miller’s ‘Divine Feminine’ dazzles

Mac Miller’s ‘Divine Feminine’ dazzles

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

October 2, 2016


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Mac Miller’s “The Divine Feminine,” a brave new venture taking rap into the world of romanticism, is perhaps one of his most provocative works yet. While he’s no less sexed-up, Miller has shaken the strung-out character that pervades his previous albums. In “The Divine Feminine,” he’s more...

“Southside with You” reveals a different side to the Obamas

“Southside with You” reveals a different side to the Obamas

Vanessa Alva, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2016


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“Southside with You” showcased why the Obamas are the real “relationship goals.” Writer and director Richard Tanne follows the first date between Michelle Robinson, played by Tika Sumpter, and Barack Obama, played by Parker Sawyers. The movie’s music and pop culture really takes the viewers ...

“Gidion’s Knot” is a thought-provoking start to the Mercer Theatre season

“Gidion’s Knot” is a thought-provoking start to the Mercer Theatre season

Yiren Zhang, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2016


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From Sept. 8 to 11, Mercer Theatre brought Johnna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot to the stage at the Tattnall Square Center for the Arts — and what a rollercoaster ride it was! The play revolves around the mystery of the death of Gidion, a young public school student. Teacher Heather Clark (played b...

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