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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 ...

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

Kayla Lumpkins, Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Reviews, Viewpoints

Drake dropped his new EP “Scary Hours" last week, making it the first project fans have heard since last year’s “More Life.”  The Grammy-winning artist released an EP comprised of two-tracks,  “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” As a Drake fan, I felt like he’d been quiet f...

Review: ‘Losing Sleep’ tour countrified BB&T Arena

Review: ‘Losing Sleep’ tour countrified BB&T Arena

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews, Viewpoints

My dad introduced country music to me when I was a little kid. The radio in our garage would blare the Indiana’s Eagle 99.3 as he worked on various tasks. On our fishing trips to Kentucky Lake, the old, beat up radio in our Triton boat played the southern drawls of older country music artists I didn’...

REVIEW: ‘The Post’ charms like retro Spielberg, bridging past and present

REVIEW: ‘The Post’ charms like retro Spielberg, bridging past and present

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

Whether it’s tailing publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) into a sea of sharply-dressed Wall Street investors or plunging into a swell of notepads and flashbulbs on the Supreme Court steps, Stephen Spielberg’s camera rolls from swarm to throng like an amusement park’s anxiety-fueled dark ri...

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s <i>The Shape of Water</i>

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

November 25, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

Green: The medicinal-pale exterior of a new 1963 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. The shade of twenty half-eaten key lime pie slices, stored in a refrigerator. The Jell-O wiggling at the focal point of a Norman Rockwell-esque painting. And the reptilian skin of The Shape of Water’s aquatic love interest: the p...

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