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An Ode to Wes Anderson

An Ode to Wes Anderson

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick

The year is ambiguous. The musical genre is oldies. The preferred color is yellow. Bill Murray is the depressed dad and smoking cigarettes is a personality trait.

Sophomore Leaps Ahead of the Curve

Sophomore Leaps Ahead of the Curve

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Who's That Kid

He is not just an on-air talent for WFUV, either; he has served as both an on-site and in-studio producer for multiple games and other broadcasts, including New York’s longest-running sports call-in show, "One on One," on Saturday afternoons.

No Justice for Mercury or Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody

No Justice for Mercury or Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television, Review

The film more or less presents the band’s entire history, though the film feels too much like a highlight reel to be comprehensive or believable.

Yung Lean’s Poison Ivy is a Further Descent into Pop

Yung Lean’s Poison Ivy is a Further Descent into Pop

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

Yung Lean descends further into pop territory on his newest album, Poison Ivy, and it sort of works.

Suicide’s Pioneering Proto-Electronica

Suicide’s Pioneering Proto-Electronica

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

Suicide, an early electronic duo composed of singer Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev, refused to fall victim to this dulling effect.

Decoding Clean Green Beauty

Decoding Clean Green Beauty

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Fashion

Much like life expectancy, paid vacation time and the implementation of the metric system, America is markedly behind Europe in regulating the beauty and skincare industry.

Boy Erased an Affecting, Vital LGBT Drama

Boy Erased an Affecting, Vital LGBT Drama

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

Based on the 2016 memoir of the same name, Boy Erased recounts the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the gay, college-age son of a Baptist preacher who is forced to undergo “conversion therapy” at the behest of his parents and church leaders.

Hill Pens Hymn to Skateboard Culture with Mid90s

Hill Pens Hymn to Skateboard Culture with Mid90s

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Kieran Press-Reynolds This isn’t Jonah Hill’s first rodeo. Most people would not know, but in 2017, he directed the excellent, three minute music video for rapper Danny Brown’s “Ain’t It Funny.” While Mid90s is feature-length, it does not feel much longer: the film is a whir of ska...

An Inquiry into the finale season of House of Cards

An Inquiry into the finale season of House of Cards

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick, Film and Television

By Emmanuel Berbari Kevin Spacey is out, his beloved yet villainous character Frank Underwood is deceased, Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood has stepped into the forefront and the deaths are multiplying. "House of Cards" is back. The Netflix Original releases eight new episodes as part of its f...

Finding Peace on a Seasonal Walk

Finding Peace on a Seasonal Walk

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture

By Lisa Marie Vona I don’t have to tell you that, for many of us, this has been a very stressful time in American history.  Even worse, midterms and finals can really get under our skin.  I know from my own life that the saying, “work hard, play hard,” resonates with keeping mental, physical...

Senior Strides Into Stand-Up Scene

Senior Strides Into Stand-Up Scene

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Who's That Kid

By Isha Khawaja The creator of many of your favorite tweets may be sitting right next to you in class. Abby Govindan, FCRH ’19, a psychology major and an intern at “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” is actively pursuing stand-up comedy and has recently gained 21,000 followers on Twitter. H...

Halloween Brings the Franchise Back to its Roots

Halloween Brings the Franchise Back to its Roots

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Matt Dillon The newest Halloween is a direct sequel to the genre defining 1978 original film of the same name, taking place in the present day with the surviving characters returning alongside new ones. This is the same premise as the comically—named 1998 installment Halloween H20, though thi...

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