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Hollywood sequel formula is hype, big trailer, big names, no plot, repeat

The fourth <em>Transformers</em> movie didn't exactly re-invent the wheel.

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

November 15, 2016

How many times can a person go to a movie theater, pay for a ticket, and see the same boring, unoriginal plot over and over again? I mean the first movie was probably great, the second was all right, the third was pushing it, and after that? Ridiculous. So many big franchises, popping up everywhe...

Beyoncé’s new album is a work of catharsis

The star's latest album deals with her relationship issues.

By Coretta Granberry, Photo editor

May 23, 2016

Lemonade: what Beyoncé made when Jay-Z handed her lemons. On April 23, Beyoncé released her new album, Lemonade, as well as a 65-minute film of the same name. This is the second straight time that Beyoncé has released an album with little-to-no advance marketing. The album is both a story of he...

Game of Thrones is back and as good as ever

Is the HBO series the best show on television?

By Sarthak Panda, Features editor

May 23, 2016

The sixth season of the HBO drama Game of Thrones is off to a strong start, bringing fans back to the same tension and excitement that hooked them on the show in the first place. With the fantasy series being billed as the “most talked about show on television” and “the biggest drama,” according to ...

In Prince, music has lost a true legend

Prince was an artist whose influence will be felt for decades.

By Steven Richardson, Staff writer

May 13, 2016

It’s been a rough year. The music world has lost a number of industry titans, including Merle Haggard, Maurice White, David Bowie, and now Prince. Prince was a musical innovator whose diverse musical style, fashion, and multi-instrumental talent paved the way for popular music as we know it today. The man...

O’Brother emerges as a musical force

<em>Endless Light</em>, from O'Brother, reveals the band coming into its own.

By Steven Richardson, Staff writer

April 13, 2016

Atlanta-based band O’Brother have released their third LP—and first in three years— Endless Light, an ambient powerhouse of an album that immerses the listener into a dark, yet graceful journey through dream-like sequences. I initially wasn’t sure what to expect, despite the band’s proven t...

A fascinating mess

The two biggest characters in the DC universe go head to head.

By Sarthak Panda, Features editor

April 1, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice can best be described as a dark, beautiful, and uneven mess. Perhaps this isn’t a surprise considering the film is directed by Zack Snyder, a man whose previous work, including 300 and Watchmen, inspired similar assessments. In addition to stunning visuals, Mr. S...

Kanye West has lost his focus, and his message

Kanye West's <em>The Life of Pablo</em> is a disappointment, particularly in terms of lyrics.

By Sriharish Pingali, Sports editor

March 29, 2016

Kanye West’s newest album, The Life of Pablo, is possibly his most divisive work yet, separating the fans of rap from the fans of music at large. Like every other album Mr. West has released during his illustrious—and controversial—career, The Life of Pablo revolutionizes the hip-hop genre wit...

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