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‘Exxopolis’ is a psychedelic playground

‘Exxopolis’ is a psychedelic playground

April 11, 2013

The first thing that hits you is the shape of the room. Gently curved walls morph into round tunnels, branching off as far as you can see in the kaleidoscope darkness. Architects of Air (AOA) is the creator of the ...

‘Bioshock Infinite’ is a revolutionary gaming experience

‘Bioshock Infinite’ is a revolutionary gaming experience

March 27, 2013

In 2007, the game "Bioshock" was released and defied what gamers had come to expect from a first-person shooter, changing the face of console gaming forever. The game is a dark, disturbing story set in a...

‘Spring Awakening’ has disjointed plot but great music

‘Spring Awakening’ has disjointed plot but great music

March 25, 2013

Rebellion, sexual exploration, pregnancy and dying are all important ingredients of adolescence, and "Spring Awakening" drives this point home throughout its duration with emotional scenes and musical nu...

‘Stoker’ has a great director, a terrible script

‘Stoker’ has a great director, a terrible script

March 20, 2013

Director Park Chan-wook is known amongst film geeks and fans of Asian cinema as one of the most inventive, twisted and unique modern filmmakers in existence. His films "Oldboy" and "Sympathy for Mr. Venge...

Student art brings taxidermy back to life

Student art brings taxidermy back to life

March 18, 2013

Animal taxidermy becomes art at the on campus art exhibit "Trophy Room," where an artist's prized animals sculptures are on display. Senior sculpting major Michael Kuehn brings his love of the outdoors ...

Dave Grohl inspires SXSW musicians, attendees

Dave Grohl inspires SXSW musicians, attendees

Angela Ratzlaff, News Editor

March 17, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life

Amidst numerous panels, meetings and shows for South by Southwest, a music, film and interactive convention in Austin, Andres Alzate made sure to find time for this year's keynote speaker, Dave Grohl....

Vine is social filmmaking for the smartphone era

Matt Grippi, Diversions Editor

March 10, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life

The Internet changes at such an alarming rate that it's often hard to keep up. Social networking apps are the latest big thing, selling for huge amounts of money often before anybody knows how they're going to be used yet. Nobody could have predicted that Instagram would be purchased for a billion dollars last year or that Pinterest would turn its "virtual bulletin board" premise into a multi-billion dollar company in ju...

Flicks for the loved and the lonely

Diversions Staff

February 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Life

  For the Loved: "Crazy, Stupid, Love" is something  both guys and girls can enjoy on Valentine's Day. The movie contains an all-star cast consisting of Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore, which makes for a great movie. The movie is about a middle-aged man, Cal (Carell), who is going through a midlife crisis after his wife (Moore) asks for a divorce. With Jacob's (Gosling) help, Cal becomes a w...