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A. G. Cook’s latest album 'Apple' unearths a singular digital sound, with its reverberations extending far past genre conventions

A. G. Cook’s latest album ‘Apple’ unearths a singular digital sound, with its reverberations extending far past genre conventions

Phillip Pyle and Arts Desk September 30, 2020

Apple, A. G. Cook's second studio album, was released September 18, just one month after his 49 song studio debut, 7G (Photo courtesy of PC Music). Perhaps best known for his collaborations with Charli...

Pop sensation Celeste (Natalie Portman), left, prays with daughter Albertine (Raffey Cassidy) in Vox Lux. Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone.

‘Vox Lux’ explores intersection of pop music, trauma, religion

Sydney Ellison January 23, 2019

Pop sensation Celeste (Natalie Portman), left, prays with daughter Albertine (Raffey Cassidy) in Vox Lux. Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone. Walking out of director Brady Corbet's film Vox Lux for the...

Set in the 18th century, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ new comedy The Favourite is rife with surprises. Photo courtesy of ICA.

‘The Favourite’ brings chaos to court

Clara Lee January 23, 2019

Set in the 18th century, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ new comedy The Favourite is rife with surprises. Photo courtesy of ICA. You thought you knew what you were getting yourself into? You thought wrong....

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Halloween tells the story of a serial killer as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night.

“Halloween” packs theater, remains just as popular on 40th anniversary

Luke Valadie October 24, 2018

Rebooting classic film franchises has been a Hollywood staple for years, and the Halloween series is about to receive this treatment, with a critically acclaimed sequel on the verge of release. The line...

BROCKHAMPTON’s latest album, Iridescence, features seven soloists and serves as an opportunity for healing and self-reflection.

BROCKHAMPTON heals, finds comfort in ‘Iridescence’

Phillip Pyle October 17, 2018

My first experience involving BROCKHAMPTON came with the solo works of Kevin Abstract, a rapper from Texas. In January of last year, I stumbled upon the song “Empty” from his sophomore album American...

Soaked Oats bring kiwis (and  other fruits) to new concert venue

Soaked Oats bring kiwis (and other fruits) to new concert venue

Mano Sundaresan October 17, 2018

Soaked Oats, an indie pop band based in Dunedin, New Zealand, are embarking on their debut U.S. tour. Photo courtesy of undertheradar.com If you happened to be walking down Hoxsey Street a couple...

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‘The Good Place’ considers the afterlife

Mandela Namaste October 3, 2018

Given the current state of the United States and the world, most of us just want something that simply makes us feel good inside. Well, one of the best shows on television has returned to do just that. The...

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Michael Moore's new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, follows President Donald Trump's ascent to presidency

Fahrenheit 11/9 endorses political upheaval

Kenia Cruz October 3, 2018

On Sept. 28 Michael Moore’s new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, opened at Images Cinema. The film follows President Donald Trump and his ascent to presidency. The title is a reference to both the famous...

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Blood Orange's fourth studio album, Negro Swan, alludes to themes of political protest and sparks a mental health dialogue.

Blood Orange’s latest album reverberates political protest

Phillip Pyle October 3, 2018

My Spotify history is plagued with one-time listens, but every now and then, I find an album that I cannot stop listening to. Negro Swan, the fourth studio album by producer, songwriter and instrumentalist...

Overgrown oscillates between Sole's Catholic upbringing in Charlotte, N.C. and the grit of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia-based rapper Ivy Sole explores manifestations of love

Lily Goldberg September 26, 2018

I haven’t taken my headphones off in days. By some divine coincidence, two of my favorite female rappers released their sophomore albums within four days of each other; Chicago based rapper Noname’s...

Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall) steals the show as the general manager of Double Whammies, a sports bar that features skimpily dressed waitresses.

Support the Girls brings gritty feminist comedy to the screen

Nandini Seetharaman September 26, 2018

Support the Girls, directed by Andrew Bujalski, is a comedy about what happens when everything goes wrong. The main character, Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall), is the general manager of the highway-side sports...

Glenn Close plays Joan Castleman, the long-suffering wife of novelist Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce).

Glenn Close delivers Oscar-worthy performance in ‘The Wife’

Cecelia Messbauer September 26, 2018

The Wife is an intriguing film, although its immense quality makes it at points hard to watch. The performances are so real, and the reality they capture so unsettling, that there are times when you...

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