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The good word on Bad Words

The good word on Bad Words

February 25, 2014

Jason Bateman is widely known for his passive, victimized character in “Arrested Development,” but in his new film "Bad Words” the audience is introduced to another side of him. This is the first...

Brand new flavor in your ears – Beck’s “Morning Phase”

Brand new flavor in your ears – Beck’s “Morning Phase”

Shane Newell, City Editor

February 19, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

Beck has once again struck gold with his twelfth album, “Morning Phase.” Featuring an impressive collection of 13 songs, “Morning Phase” is a slow-moving, musically rich album that features...

Brand new flavor in your ears – Phantogram’s “Voices”

Brand new flavor in your ears – Phantogram’s “Voices”

Danielle Carson, Diversions Editor

February 19, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Showcase

After premiering a stream of singles, Phantogram released their third album, “Voices” on Tuesday. “Ever have the feeling that you’ve constantly been dreaming this is life” is the album’s...

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...