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Valentine’s Day: Films for an evening at home

Valentine’s Day: Films for an evening at home

February 12, 2014

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that encompasses love and romance. And it just so happens that there are many films about love and romance as well. For this Valentine’s Day, I have compiled a list of ...

Valentine’s Day: Albums to set the mood

February 12, 2014

James Vincent McMorrow- Post Tropical Best song- Cavalier The album came out less than a month ago, and contrasts sharply with his previous album, “Early in the Morning,” which is comprised of ...

“Special ID” is nothing special

“Special ID” is nothing special

February 11, 2014

Special ID is one of the latest martial arts police dramas from Hong Kong. It stars Donnie Yen, one of the hardest working and physically impressive martial artists in the film industry today. While...

The LEGO Movie is a film for all

The LEGO Movie is a film for all

February 11, 2014

Usually, most films based on children’s toys in recent years have been brain-numbing experiences. However, The LEGO Movie offers explosive fun and witty satire that kids will enjoy and nostalgic adults...

New music this week: Broken Bells’ “After the Disco”

Jesus Ambrosio, Assistant Diversions Editor

February 4, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

Broken Bells’ sophomore album “After The Disco,” released Tuesday, shows that side-projects should be revisited to ensure they don’t lose their edge. The band is a collaboration between lead singer of The Shins, James Mercer, and producer Danger Mouse, who is best known for his work with Cee Lo Green and their hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley. For this project, two very different styles of music collide. With Mercer...

New music this week: Gardens & Villa’s “Dunes”

New music this week: Gardens & Villa’s “Dunes”

February 4, 2014

In a more audibly docile, yet just as catchy sophomore album, Gardens & Villa show they’re barely getting started. “Dunes” was released Tuesday via record label Secretly Canadian and produced...

Powerful, visceral and intense: A film about a film

Powerful, visceral and intense: A film about a film

January 28, 2014

“The Act of Killing” has not been easy to catch, as it’s only been available in a few theaters and festivals during the past year. Now, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, “The...

Music: what’s hot, what’s not

Music: what’s hot, what’s not

Danielle Carson and Einar Sevilla, Staff Writers

January 22, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Against Me!: "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" Like a less melodic Distillers and a rougher Alkaline Trio, Against Me! has always been the punk band with politically charged yet simple, sing-a-long lyri...