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SkyMall: a eulogy

SkyMall: a eulogy

| Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I’ll never forget where I was when I read the news. Sitting on my couch with a cup of coffee in one hand and my phone, open to Twitter, in the other, I read that SkyMall, the beautiful Brookstone of the sky, may be no longer. Last Friday, SkyMall read more

The Dodos release ‘Individ’

The Dodos release ‘Individ’

| Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Dodos’ arsenal is small, yet their ambition is huge. Adventurous songwriting and exquisite musicianship have kept them rolling for the past 10 years, stretching their lone guitar, drum set and pair of voices into a plethora of shapes and sizes. The decade has seen them ramble from acoustic sing-alongs read more

Getting in touch with ‘Out of Touch’

Getting in touch with ‘Out of Touch’

| Monday, January 26, 2015

Things that are “homemade” or “handmade” are always interesting, paradoxical in their intrigue. The consumer is usually after a product that doesn’t go through all of the processing and insincerity that comes with “refined” products. Meanwhile, the artist looks at that same product under a completely different light. To read more

Why ‘Birdman’ deserves the Oscar

Why ‘Birdman’ deserves the Oscar

| Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s Oscar season again, so like any other hipster who claims to be “well-cultured” and “up-to-date,” I’ve spent the time since I saw the Academy Award nominations list cramming in all those movies that I probably should have seen instead of watching “Top Gun” for the 10,000th time. So far “Birdman” read more

2015 Collegiate Makeup Trends

2015 Collegiate Makeup Trends

| Sunday, January 25, 2015

If the look I got from my editor when I pitched this idea is any indication of how this article is going to be received, it is this — I am not very optimistic. As college students, we forgo makeup and stylish clothing for an extra 30 minutes of sleep, which read more

Weekly Watch: ‘The Babadook’

Weekly Watch: ‘The Babadook’

| Sunday, January 25, 2015

I get it, horror movies aren’t for everyone. When a group of friends watches a horror movie, there is inevitably one friend who spends the entirety of the movie nervously playing on his phone or hiding behind a couch pillow. And while I myself enjoy a good scare from time read more

James Patterson Blows Up Marketing Traditions

James Patterson Blows Up Marketing Traditions

| Sunday, January 25, 2015

For $300,000, you could buy a three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Chicago, about five semesters of Notre Dame tuition/room and board or about 25,000 pizzas. Or, of course, you could buy James Patterson’s newest book. Advertised as “The Self-Destructing Book: ‘Private Vegas’ by James Patterson” for “only $294,038,” this is the read more

‘Uptown Special’ Proves Unique

‘Uptown Special’ Proves Unique

| Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Special,” released Jan. 13, features an eclectic mix of Motown funk, Tame Impala whimsy and Feve frenzy — but, unlike many at Feve, remains coherent and unmuddied. Mark Ronson, British musician and producer for artists such as Amy Winehouse and Adele, collaborated with an array of read more