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One of 2016’s most-recommended books lives up to the hype

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Noah Hawley’s mystery book, “Before the Fall,” is a rare example of a new and exciting take on the typically predictable, paint-by-number, John-Grisham-copycat snooze of a mystery/whodunit novel.   “Before the Fall” chronicles the lives of passengers onboard the ill-fated private plane...

Beauty and the Beast

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

From square one, Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” seemed primed to be an enormous success. With huge, recognizable names and the latest effects, the remake promised to be a smash hit even before it hit theaters. But, in the back of everyone’s mind seemed to be the same question: Could ...

UNO alumni band Druidian Pink releases debut EP

Lones Gagnard, Contributor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

UNO alums Brandon Meyer and Jeff Ledet have just released their first EP “Pink Aliens” under the moniker Druidian Pink. Lead guitarist and singer Brandon Meyer, drummer Jeff Ledet and bassist Eric Sie make up the band formerly known as Druids. The band wanted a name that stood out, and the “Pin...

“Big Little Lies” hits every drama sweet spot

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The world of nannies, private schools and extravagantly themed fundraisers hardly feels like the typical setting for a murder. But that is exactly what HBO’s new series, “Big Little Lies,” sets out to do. The show is structured around the retelling of events leading up to a murder in the wealthy c...

Nike founder’s memoir a testament to American dream

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Phil Knight, founder of iconic American athletic corporation Nike Inc., has written his memoir, “Shoe Dog,” chronicling the founding and early days of his company. Deeply inspiring and thoroughly fascinating, “Shoe Dog” is a testament to the power of perseverance and the conviction to stay...

“Logan” a fitting conclusion to a superhero’s cinematic legacy

Michael Havermann, Contributor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“Logan” is the latest installment in Marvel’s X-Men series, this film following the final journey of Wolverine and a pugnacious young mutant, Laura. To sum “Logan” up, this is an entertaining action-packed flick with a lot of heart.   Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine ...

A unique novel focusing on terrorists and their innocent beginnings

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

First and foremost, “The Association of Small Bombs” might be one of the most important works written in recent memory. Not because it is particularly exciting (it’s not), but because it chooses to focus on characters most of the civilized world assumes are one-dimensional creatures: terrorists. In Am...

Lorde returns with cathartic single “Green Light”

Matthew Ramos, Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Lorde’s first single dropped this month, off of the artist’s highly anticipated upcoming album. Titled “Green Light,” it highlights the feelings of a breakup in a different light. Lorde is the stage name for Ella Yelich-O’Connor, a 20-year-old New Zealand native. After her highly praised first singl...

Buku Point/Counterpoint

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

If you were to look at any given picture of me, you’d probably be able to guess that EDM and hip-hop are not my favorite genres. However, I consider myself to be open to all styles of music, so when I got the opportunity to go to BUKU on Friday, March 10, I saw it as an opportunity to expand my hor...

Young Thug a no-show at BUKU, Lil Yachty kills

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

I did not expect much from my first experience at the BUKU Music + Art Project festival. I’ve been to some of the bigger festivals in the south, including Austin City Limits and Hangout, and I knew this was not a massive draw for festival fans.   Since this was first an EDM-centered music l...

The Seed of New Orleans

Matthew Ramos, Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

New Orleans has grown into a hub of multicultural lifestyles. Veganism, in particular, has been a lifestyle that has grown exponentially recently. To respond to this change, Seed, a vegan- and eco-friendly restaurant opened a few years ago “to grow a fresh and sustainable dining experience grounded in N...

Flaming Lips Release New Album Oczy Mlody

Lones J. Gagnard, Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Flaming Lips have recently released their fourteenth studio album, “Oczy Mlody” (which means “eyes of the young” in Polish), and as strange as using a Polish translation as an album title is, the music gets even stranger.   When the Flaming Lips began work on this album, it is worth noti...

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