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Add some Flavor Flav to your 1920s get-up

Add some Flavor Flav to your 1920s get-up

| Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fashion was taken seriously in the East Egg of Gatsby’s world: an opulent Art Deco world where women were brought to tears over shirt quality. The 1920s were the first time women took a fearless approach to fashion, sporting feathers, fringe, fur and flapper-esque pixie cuts. The looks were read more

5 Star Review: Piñatas

5 Star Review: Piñatas

| Thursday, September 18, 2014

5 Star Review: Piñatas Each week I’ll be granting a five-star review to an underrated or overlooked piece of art, music, film or anything else you can imagine. This week, we investigate one of the greatest inventions of all time, chosen by Saint Mary’s sophomore Maddy Danz, one of read more

Ed Sheeran x-tremely inventive on tour

Ed Sheeran x-tremely inventive on tour

| Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  When Ed Sheeran tweeted in June that he was forced to use a band on his most recent tour due to the nature of his new songs, I’ll admit I was a little disappointed. I understood, but I still felt like he couldn’t be the same impressive musician read more

Praise Yeezus for Swans

Praise Yeezus for Swans

| Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  “Yeezy season approachin’, **** whatever y’all been hearin’.” Opening up his latest album with a middle finger to the rest of your iTunes library, Kanye West indirectly promised to put all modern music to shame. However, in my friends’ and my own experiences, “Yeezus” didn’t do that – read more

Apple appeals to status over innovation

Apple appeals to status over innovation

| Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  In 2001, a balding man sporting a black turtleneck sweater entered a small, dim room and stepped onstage — ready to change the technology dynamic forever. Gazing out into his audience, he declared the new direction of his company: offering “1,000 songs in your pocket.” To emphasize his read more

Weekly Watch: ‘The Legend of Korra’

Weekly Watch: ‘The Legend of Korra’

| Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  Editor’s note: This article is part of a weekly column in which a writer introduces an online-streaming film or television show each Wednesday, then gives critical analysis each Monday. Be sure to check out “The Legend of Korra” and check back on Monday for a closer look.  Back in read more

Think on ink: ‘The Children Act’

Think on ink: ‘The Children Act’

| Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As Notre Dame students, we confront the intersection of science and religion more often than the average college student. We take theology alongside biology and chemistry labs, and we are asked to weigh possible benefits of new scientific methods against possible ethical violations. In Ian McEwan’s new book, “The Children Act,” he read more