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Kanye West has lost his focus, and his message

Kanye West has lost his focus, and his message

By Sriharish Pingali, Sports editor

March 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

The time is now for independent music

The time is now for independent music

By Steven Richardson, Staff writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The music industry is greedy. It wants money. It wants artists who make money—for the industry. This greed has opened a new sub-culture among artists that is becoming bigger and a whole lot better than the industry. The time for artistic independence is now. Gerg Anidem, who runs Indie Scene...

Wonders brought to vibrant life in Boston theatre production

Wonders brought to vibrant life in Boston theatre production

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Nannies who fly across the stage, whirlwinds of colorful dancers, statues that come to life, broken dishes that repair themselves, and a household that learns to be a true family were but a few of the wonders contained in Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins, which closed in Boston o...

Deadpool is funny, fresh, and worth the wait

<em>Deadpool</em> is funny, fresh, and worth the wait

By Alyana Vera, Co-opinion editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Deadpool movie has been a long time in the making. From the legion of Deadpool “cosplayers”—fans who dress up as fictional characters—who flock to New York Comic Con every year to star Ryan Reynolds pushing the idea of a movie for the past decade, there is no doubt as to the popularity...

David Bowie: the loss of a legend

David Bowie: the loss of a legend

By Steven Richardson, Cartoonist/Staff writer

January 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

David Bowie, rock ’n’ roll's chameleon, died on Sunday in New York City only two days after turning 69. It is a huge loss for all who appreciate the work of a true artist. “Genius is an over-used word but I think musically, creatively, artistically David Bowie was a genius,” British Prime Minis...

The play’s the thing, and now it’s Into the Woods

The play’s the thing, and now it’s <em>Into the Woods</em>

By Cassandra Xavier, Co-editor

January 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The room was filled with chemistry projects precariously balanced on desks, sharing space with anxious singers and actors mumbling over folded and re-folded pieces of paper, hands waving and faces contorting to one emotion or another. Thursday marked the second round of auditions for the upcoming...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits all the right notes

<em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em> hits all the right notes

By Robert Williams, Staff writer

January 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A not so long time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away … I sat down at the IMAX theater in Reading to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Let’s just say, sparks flew—probably from all the lightsaber collisions. The Force Awakens follows the story of Finn (John Boyega), an ex-stormtrooper, ...

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