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REVIEW: No “Bad Times” found at El Royale

Kane Mitten, Copy Editor October 30, 2018
A priest, a salesman, a hippie and a soul singer walk into a motel lobby.

REVIEW: ‘Venom’ nothing more than stale poison

Owen Treolo, Reporter October 5, 2018
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.
William Hehir of MisterWives screams during their performance at Bunbury Music Festival.

GALLERY: The biggest acts and best munchies at Bunbury 2018

Brooke Smith, Contributor June 10, 2018
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

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....

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

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...

REVIEW: Black Panther

REVIEW: Black Panther

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer February 19, 2018

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...

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REVIEW: Rich Brian – “Amen”

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer February 11, 2018

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...

Album artwork for Drake's new EP

REVIEW: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ frighteningly introspective

'Scary Hours' is comprised of two tracks and was released Jan. 20. Kayla Lumpkins is out here with the scoop.
Kayla Lumpkins , Reporter January 28, 2018

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,...

Chris Young performing at BB&T Arena in front of a sold out crowd

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor January 20, 2018

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,...

Katharine Graham (Streep) and Ben Bradlee (Hanks) are worthy foils.

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

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor January 18, 2018

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...

Elisa Esposito (Sallie Hawkins) and the Amphibious Man (Doug Jones) meet for the first time.

REVIEW: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

Jude Noel , Social Media Editor November 25, 2017

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...

REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

REVIEW: Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

A separation that has "eaten our family trees"
Nicole Browning, News Editor September 30, 2017

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...

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