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The Vegetarian: a horror novel with uncommon staying power

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
February 8
Filed under Entertainment, Literature

The South Korean novel, “The Vegetarian,” written by Han Kang, chronicles the devastating effects on the family of housewife Yeong-hye when she decides to give up meat after she has an incredibly disturbing nightmare. After her dream, which exposes the darkest aspects of humanity to her, Yeong-hye b...

Rap group Atmosphere perform great show at Republic

Rap group Atmosphere perform great show at Republic

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor
February 8
Filed under City, Entertainment

Slug, a 44-year-old rapper from Minnesota and one-half of the music duo, Atmosphere, performed at Republic New Orleans on Jan. 24. The performance was the band’s first appearance in the city since 2001, and it featured two Minnesota rap artists, Brother Ali and Dem Atlas. The beginning of the show was lackluster, an...

King cake gets royal treatment at local restaurants

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor
February 8
Filed under City, Entertainment

There is a graph circulating on social media that jokingly states that a Mardi Gras diet consists solely of king cake and Popeye’s chicken. Odds are that you are like other New Orleanians (myself included) in the sense that from Twelfth Night onward, by the time Fat Tuesday actually rolls around, ...

Hillbilly Elegy:A key to understanding Trump’s win

Christopher Walker
February 3
Filed under Entertainment

It is an inescapable commandment of mankind that there must constantly exist conflict: the belief that there is a constant battle between good and evil is a fact most of us take as immovable. J.D. Vance, a Yale Law School graduate, has written a memoir unmasking a childhood springing from a culture ma...

A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Not so Unfortunate Netflix Series

Emily Mack
February 3
Filed under Entertainment

Lemony Snicket’s children’s books, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” has been created into a Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. The series follows the three Baudelaire orphans, 14-year old Violet, an avid inventor (Malina Wiessman); 12-year-old Klaus, a bookworm (Louis Hynes)...

Recent underground albums you are missing out on

Emma Landsom
February 3
Filed under Entertainment

  FKA twigs: “EP2”   Twigs’ 2013 release, “EP2,” is home to only four tracks, and each song remains distinctly her sound. She is coy and feminine with “How’s That,” yet jarringly edgy with my personal favorite, “Papi Pacify.”   While “EP2” is labeled a...

Staff Picks: Favorite Clothing Brand

Staff
November 16
Filed under Entertainment

Anjanae Crump - Bar III One of my favorite clothing brands is Bar III. I love the quality of the clothing just as much, if not more, than I love the style of the clothes. Most of their pieces are stuff that I’d wear when I want to dress up but not too fancy. Being a very petite woman, it is also...

2016 video games worth a second glance

Leo Castell, Staff
November 2
Filed under Entertainment

With the end of the year being right around the corner, many of the most popular gaming magazines and websites will be posting lists of their favorite games of 2016 which are, more often than not, games you’ve already heard of because everyone’s heard of them. There’s nothing wrong with that,...

HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” visual journalism at its finest

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief
November 2
Filed under Entertainment

Vice Media, founded by Canadian billionaire Shane Smith, has, time and time again, tried to become the primary news source for millennials, a generation raised on technology, whose primary news source is Facebook. Other than being fantastically social-media savvy, they have never fully realized their...

The JimJims debut album reflects wide array of influences

Lones Gagnard, Staff
November 2
Filed under Entertainment, University

The JimJims, a budding UNO rock band, have just released their debut self-titled album. They have a mixed rock-and-roll, folk, Americana, psychedelic-rock and blues feel, with elements of jazz scattered throughout. The JimJims concentrate on the music and do not let genre-specific guidelines tell them...

Nate Parker stars, directs “The Birth of a Nation”

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor
November 2
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“The Birth of a Nation,” directed by Nate Parker, tells the historic story of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher who led a bloody uprising against white slave masters and their families in the south in 1831. Nate Parker himself stars as Nat Turner and does an incredible job leading the film. His...

Voodoo: Metal fans rejoice; everyone else, reconsider

Leo Castell, Staff
October 26
Filed under City, Entertainment

New Orleans’ annual Voodoo Music Festival will be held Oct. 28-30, Halloween weekend. The lineup offers a healthy mix of rock, metal, hip-hop, pop and everything in between: old and new alike. Friday’s lineup is probably the weakest, the only eye-grabbing, notable act being The Weeknd. G-Eazy,...

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