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The powerful family drama of ‘Fences’

The powerful family drama of ‘Fences’

| Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The central thematic inquiries of Denzel Washington’s cinematic adaptation of August Wilson’s play “Fences” — which the Student Union Board (SUB) screened last weekend — are questions of vulnerability, loyalty and family, reaching melodramatic heights as Wilson’s writing soars in concert with the pitch-perfect cast’s performances. The stripped-down cinematic read more

‘DAMN.’ – a return to the creator

‘DAMN.’ – a return to the creator

| Monday, April 24, 2017

Despite all of the recent growth rap and its mother genre hip-hop have undergone, the discussion over who is top dog continues to fixate both artists and audiences alike. In the past, these arguments have typically been waged between two specific rappers, each side with a devoted populace — read more

Will Wiesenfeld changes pace on new Geotic record

Will Wiesenfeld changes pace on new Geotic record

| Thursday, April 20, 2017

Admittedly, I had a lingering bad feeling about Will Wiesenfeld’s new record as Geotic. More widely known for his angsty synth-pop project Baths, Wiesenfeld occasionally retreats to his Geotic alter-ego as a form of escape. And it’s a retreat indeed: As Wiesenfeld himself describes it, while his music as read more

Darn, these features are good

Darn, these features are good

and | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kendrick Lamar has an iconic discography — so iconic that it somehow manages to stay unmarred by his shaky collaboration history. Taylor Swift, Adam Levine, Robin Thicke and Imagine Dragons all successfully recruited him for their tracks — we couldn’t have composed a more unfortunate list if we tried. read more