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Artist Q&A: folk act Saintseneca

Artist Q&A: folk act Saintseneca

Jonathan Popham
April 11, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Uncategorized

Saintseneca is my favorite band. Period. With Zac Little’s songwriting, the gloriously raw delivery, and the catchiest refrains in this part of the cosmos, Saintseneca will blast you directly into the heart of the sun. Saintseneca’s most recent album, Last, was mostly recorded live. This record is a breathing thing. This album has a...

A kids book fit for everyone

Michelle Meredith
March 28, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Sometimes we need to be reminded that, yes, profundity can be endlessly procured from simple things, but sometimes things are profound because they are so, so simple. Sharon Creech’s “novel” collection of poetry is one of these blessed reminders, appropriately brought to us from the mouth of a...

Popham Culture

Popham Culture

Jonathan Popham
March 28, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Accessibility has been a stumbling block for the propagation of scientific thought and empirical reason since the enlightenment. Furthermore, the speed, accuracy, and efficiency that information can be shared are at the very foundation of what life is. It is not just about modern thinking of what information...

Not playing any 'Games'

Not playing any 'Games'

Brittani Howell
March 28, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Suzanne Collins’ bestselling smash The Hunger Games is brought superbly to life in the film by the same name. Director Gary Ross teams up with Billy Ray and Suzanne Collins herself for the challenging task of adapting a first-person novel to a third-person movie, and they pull if off with fantastic...

'Tree of Codes' reinvents the novel

'Tree of Codes' reinvents the novel

Michelle Meredith
March 14, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Thanks to its ingenuity and irrepressible complexity, I have no idea how to identify best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer’s most recent project. For the sake of clarity, I suppose we can call it a book. But many would justifiably argue that Tree of Codes is much more than a book, or not a book at all, and I would agree. The young author has been impressing readers for years n...

'Chronicle' defies expectations

'Chronicle' defies expectations

Brittani Howell
March 14, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It’s always a bad moment when you get to Midnight Movie and realize that not only is there nothing you particularly want to see, but also that none of the available films did particularly well on Rotten Tomatoes. After a democratic vote between The Woman in Black and Chronicle, we went for Chroni...

Academy awards wrap-up

Bryson Jones
March 14, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It was a night filled with ugly dresses, pretty dresses, tears, jealousy, ashes and overall entertainment. The 84th Annual Academy Awards aired on Feb. 27. The evening began with the illustrious red carpet. Several stars came trying to put their best foot forward when it came to their fashion sense....

Brush up on the 'Hunger Games'

Brush up on the 'Hunger Games'

Michelle Meredith
February 22, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If you thought The Hunger Games was a children’s book, you’re absolutely right. But if you found yourself being a full-grown adult and still connecting with its intricate commentary on politics, social media, and pop culture, you’re one of the millions of fans propelling the series towards its amaz...

Grammy wrapup: Adele wins

Grammy wrapup: Adele wins

Bryson Jones
February 22, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Rumor Has It Someone Like You has been wondering who decided to Take It All at the Grammys. Not only did British sensation Adele Set Fire to the stage with her first performance since her recent vocal cord surgery singing “Rolling in the Deep,” but she was the One and Only person who took every award t...

Good Luck is good, clean pop-punk

Good Luck is good, clean pop-punk

Eric Brown
February 8, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

When I say the words “pop-punk,” what comes into your mind? Is it visions of Warped Tour-goers, singing along to overproduced, radio hitmakers like Good Charlotte or Fall Out Boy? Well, it shouldn’t. There are plenty of bands out there that give pop-punk a good name. Bands like Bloomington, Indiana’s Good Luck, ...

Latest 'Assassin's Creed' struggles to find its footing

Latest 'Assassin's Creed' struggles to find its footing

Garret McDowell
February 8, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

They say good things come in threes. Well, since Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is technically the fourth installment in the franchise, I understand why this offering was so weak. It was such a waste of $60. Yes, I spent $60 on this piece of crap. Yeah, this came out back in November, but it’s ta...

WWI drama in 'War Horse'

WWI drama in 'War Horse'

emilymgarrott
January 25, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Usually, the storyline of a film about animals is predictable, heart-wrenching and sold to the audience so that any dissenters from the enthusiastic majority are judged for their apparently missing soul. War Horse is not your typical equestrian drama. Directed by the wonderful Steven Spielberg, the stor...

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