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‘Queer Eye’ is making emotional vulnerability fashionable again

‘Queer Eye’ is making emotional vulnerability fashionable again

March 17, 2019

If you’d like to contribute to the puddle of tears you’re already drowning in this Pisces season, you’re in luck — the third season of “Queer Eye” premiered on Netflix this past Friday. The...

The Oscars take a shallow shot at diversity and inclusion

The Oscars take a shallow shot at diversity and inclusion

February 26, 2019

On the surface, the 91st Academy Awards appeared to celebrate diversity, but marginalized communities still got the short end of the stick Sunday night. Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opene...

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ provides insight and wit, falls short on horror

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ provides insight and wit, falls short on horror

February 10, 2019

“Velvet Buzzsaw” is about as subtle as it’s namesake. The Netflix film is a brutal condemnation of the way capitalism reduces genuine art into lifeless dollar signs. Yet, when the blood starts to s...

Why can’t we just have fun at the movies?

Why can’t we just have fun at the movies?

December 12, 2018

While critics are often known for being harsh in their reviews, audiences are becoming worse when it comes to the quality of a film, which raises the question: What’s wrong with just having a good t...

Metro Boomin’s ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ is the debut we’ve all been waiting for

Metro Boomin’s ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ is the debut we’ve all been waiting for

November 7, 2018

After spending the majority of 2016 and 2017 riding high on the top of the Billboard charts, hip-hop producer Leland Tyler Wayne, known by his stage name Metro Boomin, had a relatively quiet 2018, after ...

Takeoff soars above expectations on his solo debut

Takeoff soars above expectations on his solo debut

November 5, 2018

When Atlanta trio Migos blew up in the mainstream in late 2016 with the massive success of their number 1 single, “Bad and Boujee” the internet was ablaze with memes making fun of the exclusion of ...

‘Mono’ uncovers the singular sound of RM

‘Mono’ uncovers the singular sound of RM

Faith Petrie, Arts and Life Editor

October 22, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews

RM, the South Korean rapper and leader of Korean group BTS released his second solo project, “Mono” on Monday. Unlike his previous mixtape “RM,” “Mono” gives listeners a more revealing, sof...

Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ is more than its lewd exterior

Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ is more than its lewd exterior

October 9, 2018

The animated Netflix Original Series “Big Mouth” returned for its second season, still as vulgar and comedic, but with an extra heaping of self-awareness and introspection. Created by Jennifer Fla...