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Think on ink – ‘The Room’

Think on ink – ‘The Room’

| Friday, March 27, 2015

Titling something “The Room” is, at this point, a dead giveaway that whatever medium the creative work is using, it is going to be playing with our psychological responses and our perceptions of reality. The very title creates some kind of captured tension, where the reader must instantly start read more

Don’t go outside, grab a Sweatshirt

Don’t go outside, grab a Sweatshirt

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

When the Los Angeles rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All first broke out into the mainstream nearly five years ago, the group garnered attention as much for their group dynamic as their outrage-garnering antics. Even as the group’s profile rose, its members rarely collaborated with anyone read more

Huntin’ for a good time

Huntin’ for a good time

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

As spring and warm weather approach, everyone notices a difference in mood, activity and, of course, music. They say March roars in like a lion and comes out like a lamb, and it similarly follows that depressing music and moods transform into bright energies and warm tunes. What better read more

‘McFarland, USA’

‘McFarland, USA’

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

Disney has found and perfected its niche for true story lines about athletes as underdogs coming out on top, and “McFarland, USA” is just that. Based on a true story that began in 1987, “McFarland” relives the tale of a high school teacher, Jim White, played by Kevin Costner, who read more

Laura Marling releases ‘Short Movie’

Laura Marling releases ‘Short Movie’

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

Though British folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling ended her last album, “Once I Was an Eagle,” with the words, “Thank you naïveté for failing me again,” her new album indicates a serious growth in maturity. Shedding this naïveté that once plagued her, Marling makes the next step in her musical evolution on read more

T-Painaissance

T-Painaissance

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

Perhaps the most unexpected event of this year’s SXSW festival was the comeback of T-Pain, who was the surprise headliner at the Fader Fort the night of March 20. The artist, born Faheem Rasheed Najm, performed an incredible 42-song set that drew on his massive catalog of hits, from read more

Nintendo’s engagement

Nintendo’s engagement

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It’s official. We’ve heard about them flirting for a while. They’ve gone on a few dates through the 3DS and WiiU app store. But just last week, they came out with the big news: Nintendo and mobile are truly together. The story isn’t exactly the next Nicholas Sparks novel. read more

‘The Powers that B’ Review

‘The Powers that B’ Review

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It’s 6:19 p.m., and I’m in my dark, cramped, single dorm room with clothes all over the floor; I’m out of Nutter Butters. I got two hours of sleep last night. I have a six-page paper I haven’t started due tomorrow. I have to find a date for Saturday’s read more

Obscured: George Lewis Jr.’s ‘Eclipse’

Obscured: George Lewis Jr.’s ‘Eclipse’

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015

George Lewis Jr., better known as Twin Shadow, keeps his album titles short, never using more than a simple two-syllable word to make his statement for the album clear. 2010’s “Forget” was an intimate piece of bedroom synth-pop. Its deliberately limited production and thoughtful lyrics ensured it remains his read more