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59th Grammys more platform than performance

Matthew Ramos, Contributor

February 21, 2017


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The 59th Annual Grammys got a lot of hype this year because of big names like Adele, Twenty One Pilots and Beyonce attending.   James Corden was this year’s host. He’s debatably irrelevant, having only performed music in the realm of musical theater and his own talk show, but did quite w...

Latest Reaves offering is Wick-ed fun

Brandon Melerine, Contributor

February 21, 2017


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“John Wick: Chapter 2” is the exciting continuation of the “John Wick” series. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is an expert marksman and fighter who is fighting for vengeance. Reeves, a man of very few lines, is an absolute star in the movie, delivering his few lines with such anger and passion at ...

Animated Oscar noms don’t fall short

Emily Mack, Contributor

February 21, 2017


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An often overlooked and underseen category of the Academy Awards is animated short films. The local public was given a peek into art rarely seen when Prytania Theatre screened the films nominated in this category.   Typically, Pixar has the most memorable animated short films, but this year, ther...

“The One and Only Ivan”

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 12, 2017


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“The One and Only Ivan” is a 2013 children’s book written by K.A. Appelgate. The charming story relates the tale of a silverback gorilla, Ivan, living at a run-down, cheap, interstate-exit mall, performing three shows during the day, 365 days a year for the few tourists who make the stop.   ...

The Vegetarian: a horror novel with uncommon staying power

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 8, 2017


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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, 2017


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, 2017


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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, 2017


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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, 2017


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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, 2017


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  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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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,...

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