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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...

REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

Nicole Browning, News Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

While many address the problematic racial divide in our society with discussion, action, and sometimes even apathy, Joan Ferrante took a different path: grief. Her documentary, Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories, had an exclusive first screening in NKU’s University Center on Sept. 23. Ferrante, p...

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2017


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

Food and beer trucks lined East 5th St., forming a barrier that separated Midpoint Music Festival from the rest of Cincinnati on Saturday night. Beyond the food trucks, lines of festival-goers sat against the outside wall of Taft Theatre and the Cincinnati Masonic Center, enjoying their glasses of Rhi...

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017


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

“Seven years ago, a young guy walked into my office on a Friday afternoon with a CD called I Want! I Want! and two tickets to the studio release at the Mockbee,” said WNKU’s station manager Aaron Sharpe, addressing a Taft Theatre crowd so densely-packed that extra security had to be called in to keep...

Take a trip back in time: SOTA sets stage for fall

Take a trip back in time: SOTA sets stage for fall

Cole Grecco, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

August 30, 2016


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

Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will visit Great Depression-era Oklahoma for “The Grapes of Wrath,” a 1920s recording studio in Chicago’s South Side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and New York City in the 1920s for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” as they gear up for anoth...

‘The Trouble with Boys’ tackles sexual assault

Maggie Fulmer, Reporter

December 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Reviews

The Henry Konstantinow Studio Theatre housed its second show of the semester when it opened “The Trouble with Boys”, directed by professor Brian Robertson, on Tuesday night. Written by Alexx Rouse, a BFA playwriting major, “The Trouble with Boys” explores the serious topic of sexual assault an...

A look at ‘Circle, Mirror, Transformation’

A look at ‘Circle, Mirror, Transformation’

Sarah Clark, Reporter

November 20, 2015


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

A small classroom on the first floor of the Fine Arts building is now home to the student-run Studio Series, previously nicknamed the 307 Series. “Circle Mirror Transformation” was the first show in the new room Thursday night. The space is called Room 118, also known as the Henry Konstantinow Theatre, ...

Find textbooks without breaking the bank

Find textbooks without breaking the bank

Lizzie Kibler, Arts and Life Editor

August 17, 2015


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

Students find themselves in the same situation each year: how will I get textbooks? There is always the option of buying the book in hopes of selling it back for a decent price at the end. However, that doesn’t always work for students.Finding the cheapest textbook can be a challenge for all colle...

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