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Tiny Moving Parts’ “Swell,” Loss in a Different Light

Tiny Moving Parts, a Midwest-emo band out of Minnesota, released their fourth album, “Swell,” on January 26. The band has steadily grown over the years and with each release. Their sound has evolved from jangly emo instrumentals lacking any punch and whiny and grating vocals to a heavier sound, with improved vocals that allow for more emotional expression.  “Swell” is the perfection of the
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The Best Entertainment of 2017

As studious as we claim to be, even the best of us need to unwind every now and again. 2017 was a great year in media, and our Arts and Entertainment staff picked some of their favorite time wasters of the past year. Baby Driver - Emma Sheehan [caption id="attachment_3595" align="alignnone" width="1200"] (image credit: Sony Pictures)[/caption] One of my favorite films of 2017 is Baby Driver.
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Branagh’s Theatrics Fall Short in “Murder on the Orient Express”

Renowned director Kenneth Branagh (of literally every Shakespeare film adaptation worth your time) is no stranger to putting plays to film. He’s a man of the theatre, and is usually to his benefit. Putting plays to screen allows the director to work with the source material almost directly, with little changes (a la Branagh’s “Hamlet,” which was over three hours long and consisted of
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Brockhampton’s “Saturation II” is Wonderfully Diverse

Brockhampton, the still fresh-to-the-scene rap collective composed of artists that met through a rap-oriented forum, released their second studio album on August 25, 2017, just a few months after their debut album “Saturation.” “Saturation II” contains a number of expertly well produced songs, none of which sound like what came before them. The diversity present on this album is its strongest asset. With most
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Sitting Down With “The Nth Ward’s” Catrina Brown

“The Nth Ward,” directed by Camille Brown, is set to release independently on August 29 on Amazon. The film is a thriller taking place in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, an area particularly devastated by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. It focuses on the story of Madison (Juliette Bennett, “Shame the Devil,” “The Couple”, “As Good As Dead”), an engineer with the US
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UGLY TRUTH: Fall Workload

Hit the Ground Walking Gabe Carrio It’s time again to return to campus. Classes are going to be back in full swing, and the workload will soon become something to manage. That is, of course, if the professors don’t take their time dishing out the homework over the beginning of the semester. For the most part, I’d wager that most professors take the beginning
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“Flower Boy” Paints Tyler, The Creator as Late Bloomer

Tyler, The Creator has long been the subject of both scrutiny and adoration in the rap world. For the most part, he comes off as a joke, and he knows it. He portrays himself and his music as a work of satire. But deep down, underneath all the pseudo-racism, homophobia, and near-mindless profanity is a talented rapper with legitimate ideas waiting to come out.
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Netflick of the Week: Ozark

The Netflix original series “Ozark” is to money laundering what AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was to drug dealing. The video streaming company already has a show about drug kingpins, “Narcos,” but they’re continuing the trend of well-written crime narratives with “Ozark.” Set in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, the show follows Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman, giving a gripping performance), a financial advisor involved in