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Review: 'We Can Be Heroes' isn’t the next 'Endgame,' but it’s a fun superhero flick anyway

Review: ‘We Can Be Heroes’ isn’t the next ‘Endgame,’ but it’s a fun superhero flick anyway

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 21, 2021
If you’re looking for a serious superhero film or even something like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe, “We Can Be Heroes” likely isn’t the film you’ll want. However, if you want to indulge in some updated childhood nostalgia for films like “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” or the “Spy Kids” franchise, or even just a fun family action flick, “We Can Be Heroes” is the perfect choice.
The titular poem of Gordon Johnson’s debut poetry book.

Review: Mercer professor’s debut poetry book demonstrates finding solace in nature

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor February 7, 2021
Mercer Professor of Creative Writing Gordon Johnston's collection has been long-anticipated and is well worth the wait. The 47 poems are grounded in the natural world and supplemented by trust in God while weaving in Johnston’s life experiences and observations, from youth through adulthood. 
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Review: Ubisoft ends 2020 with three games that challenge dominant notions of gender and sexuality

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief January 31, 2021
Major video game publisher Ubisoft ended 2020 with three games that challenge the gaming industry’s dominant narratives surrounding gender and sexuality, which was a refreshing—though imperfect—reminder of the industry’s progress.
Review: Ascend into a hypnotic album from Sufjan Stevens

Review: Ascend into a hypnotic album from Sufjan Stevens

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer October 2, 2020
On Sept. 25, Sufjan Stevens released his eighth studio album, “The Ascension." Each track adds another level to the hypnotic feeling this record gives off. The album is incredibly dense, instrumentally and lyrically.
The Wini McQueen exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Review: The stories stitched in Wini McQueen’s quilts

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor September 9, 2020
Best known as a textile artist, McQueen masterfully melds together the craft of quilting with the art of storytelling, often to capture what it means to be an African American woman in the South. 
Swift suddenly announced the release of her eighth studio album, “Folklore,” at midnight on July 24. 

Review: Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” indicates a mature new persona

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor August 26, 2020

Taylor Swift’s success has in part been owed to the massive promotions of her albums, even to the extent that she changes her personal aesthetics to correspond with the sounds of her new music. You may...

“Disclosure” is essentially a reel of transgender film history supplemented with commentary by contemporary trans film industry workers like Laverne Cox, Sandra Caldwell, Lilly Wachowski and Yance Ford.

Review: “Disclosure” documentary critically examines transgender representation in the media

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor August 22, 2020
“Disclosure” ultimately seeks to challenge trans representation by presenting harmful depictions alongside successful trans stars in the pursuit of awareness and positive change. 
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.
Graphic by Serena Golden.

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: Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is changing the narrative for rap artists

Review: Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is changing the narrative for rap artists

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer October 15, 2019
Known for his striking facial tattoos and famous song, “Congratulations,” his new album showcases a more sincere and vulnerable side of himself. 

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer September 2, 2015

From behind the shroud of animosity, alternative R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, carefully worked for years to cultivate his distinct sound. Deemed a “no-hit wonder” by...

Black Swan is currently up for several Academy Awards.

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

Cameron Kunzelman 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...

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