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Hollywood still has a big diversity problem

Hollywood still has a big diversity problem

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Emma Stone’s blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, stunning as they may be, make it hard to believe she’s one-quarter Asian. Oh, right—because she’s not. Maybe this is why writer-director Cameron Crowe’s film Aloha, released last year, was such a critical and commercial flop. With a meager...

Undertale is a game of charming imagination

Undertale is a game of charming imagination

By Max Lively, Staff writer

December 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Genius” is a term that seems to get thrown around quite often—the integrity of the word being lost in the imprudence of common vernacular. That being said, Undertale is a PC role-playing video game (RPG) crafted with heartfelt imagination and innovation by developer tobyfox that utterly destroys...

Latest Avengers movie is overlong and repetitive

Latest <em>Avengers</em> movie is overlong and repetitive

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

May 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest offering in the Marvel cinematic universe, is a mildly entertaining film, but one loaded with clichés and lacking any meaningful substance with a narrative that is, frankly, just a mess. The story follows the Avengers as they work to defeat a new enemy, Ultron (...

New label, same sound for Sleeping with Sirens

New label, same sound for Sleeping with Sirens

By Elizabeth Goldberg, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sleeping with Sirens released their fourth full-length album, Madness, on March 17 and, despite switching labels to Epitaph Records from Rise Records, the overall aesthetic of Madness does not stray far from the band’s original sound. Elements from their first album, With Ears to See and Eyes to He...

Modest Mouse still has it after eight years between albums

Modest Mouse still has it after eight years between albums

By Alli Caulfield, Co-Editor

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Modest Mouse, the popular indie rock band, released a new 15-track album on March 17 titled Strangers to Ourselves that proved the group is anything but stagnant. Isaac Brock’s vocals are as sporadic and unusual as ever, and lyrically the album is sure to be a hit among indie and alternative rock mus...

Boyhood stands at the top, even if Oscar disagrees

<em>Boyhood</em> stands at the top, even if Oscar disagrees

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

February 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 87th Academy Awards were distributed Sunday and, ostensibly, the top films of 2014—and the people responsible for them—were honored accordingly. It’s a nice thought in theory, but often the best films and the most deserving performances and achievements are not rewarded with Oscars for various...

Eastwood’s latest brings horrors of war to life

Eastwood’s latest brings horrors of war to life

By Justin Taverna, Correspondent

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Director Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is the war movie that Hollywood has been waiting for. It offers moviegoers a deep look into the horrors of the decade-long war in Iraq and some of its fiercest battlegrounds. That look is filtered through the eyes of an all-American young man who goes fro...

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