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Review: The stories stitched in Wini McQueen’s quilts

The Wini McQueen exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

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. 

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

Swift suddenly announced the release of her eighth studio album, “Folklore,” at midnight on July 24. 

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 know her best as America’s sweetheart during her “Fearless” era, the vintage darling of “...

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

“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.

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.

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

Graphic by Serena Golden.

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 the likes of The New York Times, this Canadian crooner rose to popularity without becoming the darling of a famed re...

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

Black Swan is currently up for several Academy Awards.

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 the best one that I can bestow on a film, and “Black Swan” hits all of my buttons in really specific ways. On the surface the film is about a young woman, Nina, wh...

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