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Review: Khalid releases sophomore album ‘Free Spirit’

Review: Khalid releases sophomore album ‘Free Spirit’

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

R&B artist Khalid reflects on becoming an adult.

Review: Fun Times in Philadelphia with ‘Shazam!’

Review: Fun Times in Philadelphia with ‘Shazam!’

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

“Shazam!” is a step in the right direction for the DCEU.

REVIEW: Captain Marvel offers thrilling but familiar action

REVIEW: Captain Marvel offers thrilling but familiar action

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

Marvel’s first female-led feature is undoubtedly a giant leap forward for representation for women in the mega-franchises that have dominated the box office the past decade, but a small step toward bringing anything new or exciting to the superhero genre.   In “Captain Marvel,” the 21st installmen...

REVIEW: History no longer black and white in ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

REVIEW: History no longer black and white in ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Billy Keeney, Contributor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

“They Shall Not Grow Old” brings the Great War to life for a new generation through impressive restoration, sound design and colorization of century-old World War I footage. In the film’s intro, Director Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings,” “King Kong”) explains how he was approached in 20...

REVIEW: the 1975’s new album dazzles

REVIEW: the 1975’s new album dazzles

Corinne Byrne, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Reviews

After disappearing for almost two years, the 1975 re-emerges with their project tackling millennial culture on their new album, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.” The album is arguably this generation’s greatest anthem, delving into the ways in which our generation communicates....

REVIEW: No “Bad Times” found at El Royale

REVIEW: No “Bad Times” found at El Royale

Kane Mitten, Copy Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

A priest, a salesman, a hippie and a soul singer walk into a motel lobby.

REVIEW: ‘Venom’ nothing more than stale poison

REVIEW: ‘Venom’ nothing more than stale poison

Owen Treolo, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

A classic comic book anti-hero finally receives his big screen solo film in “Venom,” the Tom Hardy-fronted Sony film led by “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer.

GALLERY: The biggest acts and best munchies at Bunbury 2018

GALLERY: The biggest acts and best munchies at Bunbury 2018

Brooke Smith, Contributor

June 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

The Northerner’s got you covered on the hottest acts, best food and chillest vibes at Cincinnati’s biggest summer alt-music event.

REVIEW: Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2

REVIEW: Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinions, Reviews

Dropping his sophomore album Lil Boat 2 on the anniversary of his debut project, Lil Boat, Atlanta’s Lil Yachty hopes fans take to his new material better than they did his last album, Teenage Emotions. In an interview with Ebro Darden on Beats1, he discussed how he felt like he let fans down wit...

Annihilation: Another win for 21st century sci-fi film canon

Annihilation: Another win for 21st century sci-fi film canon

Kyle Howard, Reviewer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

Annihilation is writer and director Alex Garland’s second directorial endeavor after the success of his artificially intelligent debut, Ex Machina, which pitted two geniuses against the wit of an android woman. While Annihilation has suffered from some distribution, marketing, and editing problems...

REVIEW: Black Panther

REVIEW: Black Panther

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

OH MY GOD. We’re only two months into 2018 and Black Panther is already the best film of the year. I was fortunate to watch the movie Thursday night before its debut and WOW. I’m still shook. I haven’t stopped talking about the movie since I’ve seen it and I don’t know if I’ll stop anytime...

REVIEW: Rich Brian – “Amen”

REVIEW: Rich Brian – “Amen”

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews, Viewpoints

Rich Brian, formerly known as Rich Chigga, just dropped his highly anticipated debut album “Amen,” a cohesive body of work that proves the 18-year-old rapper from Indonesia is more than a fluke. The 14-track album includes the hit single “Glow Like Dat,” “Attention,” which features Offset, and his ...

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