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Beyoncé’s new album is a work of catharsis

Beyoncé’s new album is a work of catharsis

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

<em>Game of Thrones</em> is back and as good as ever

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

In Prince, music has lost a true legend

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

O’Brother emerges as a musical force

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

A fascinating mess

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 has lost his focus, and his message

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...

The time is now for independent music

The time is now for independent music

By Steven Richardson, Staff writer

March 22, 2016

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...

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