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Glen Campbell: From session musician to music legend

Glen Campbell: From session musician to music legend

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

He was the first artist to effectively bridge the gap between country and pop music, winning two Grammys in each category in 1967. He was an accomplished guitarist who was praised by his peers and idolized by many who strived to follow in his footsteps. He brought the work of regional songwriters su...

“The Glass Castle” not as soul-touching as it may first seem

“The Glass Castle” not as soul-touching as it may first seem

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist Jeannette Walls, “The Glass Castle” strives to present itself as a powerful indictment of familial dysfunction and the avenues people take to rise above horrible circumstances, and it nearly succeeds. It is the story of one family’s trials and...

AMC to pass on MoviePass

Amber Bowlin, Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

MoviePass, a service that allows subscribers to attend movie theaters for a set price every month, dropped their fee to only $9.95 a month last Tuesday, Aug. 15. MoviePass works as a middleman between the theaters and consumers by paying full price for the tickets and reselling them to consumers for...

This fall’s popular movie previews: Part one of two

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Greetings, students and movie fans! Welcome to Driftwood’s inaugural fall movie preview, where I will highlight the most important and talked-about films that will be coming to a cinema near you within the next few months. Now might be a good time to sign up for MoviePass or your favorite theater chain...

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...

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