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“So Social” tour brings Smallpools back to Cleveland

“So Social” tour brings Smallpools back to Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Remember fall? So many great things happened: you could go outside without freezing your eyebrows off, the Patriots weren’t going back to the Super Bowl and University Program Board (UPB) brought in Smallpools as one of their fall concert artists. While there have been unfortunate developments on two...

Playlist of the Week: 1/24/2019

Playlist of the Week: 1/24/2019

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Playlist of the Week

Winter has arrived with a vengeance. With the temperature plummeting and the snow piling up in a matter of days, your music taste might have a hard time adjusting to the weather. This week’s playlist contains plenty of music for a cold, snowy winter. “If Winter Ends” - Bright Eyes “If Winter Ends”...

Kendrick Lamar deserves an Oscar

Christopher Heermann, Social Media Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

At the upcoming Academy Awards, Kendrick Lamar is up for a chance to add the Oscar for “Best Original Song” to his collection of awards for “All the Stars” featuring SZA. Lamar has won hundreds of awards for his music, and rightly so. In his trophy case, Lamar holds such prizes as “Best Ra...

Don’t hug me, I’m Trump

Don’t hug me, I’m Trump

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Your favorite surreal horror comedy series is back for a second season. On Sep. 13, Blink Industries released a 30-second trailer for the new season of “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared,” titled “Wakey Wakey.” The psychedelic horror-comedy series first gained popularity in 2011 through its sh...

James Blake pens a love letter in “Assume Form”

James Blake pens a love letter in “Assume Form”

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

James Blake is an artist who has always fluctuated between two modes. One part of him is piano balladeer who covers Joni Mitchell; the other is an electronic producer whose songs blend dubstep-inspired bass drops with atmospheric synths. “Assume Form,” marks a change for Blake. The album is a love...

The subversive, effective conclusion to the Glass trilogy

The subversive, effective conclusion to the Glass trilogy

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Nineteen years ago, M. Night Shyamalan directed a radical film known as “Unbreakable,” a film that looked to be a conventional mystery and psychological thriller but was in fact a slow-burning and grounded take on the superhero genre. The film revolves around a security guard, David Dunn (Bruce Wi...

What to do this Weekend – 1/18/2019

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, What to do this Week

Friday, Jan. 18 What: 44th Annual Sci-Fi Marathon Where: Strosacker Auditorium When: Friday 8 p.m.- 11:59 p.m. Saturday midnight- 11:20 p.m. The Case Western Reserve University Film Society presents the 44th annual Sci-Fi marathon. The festival features 18 different films from a variety of eras, inc...

Film Society prepares for 44th marathon

Film Society prepares for 44th marathon

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

The first week of spring semester, also known as “syllabus week”, is full of exciting activities from sorority and fraternity recruitment to new classes. Another beginning of spring semester staple is the CWRU Film Society’s annual science fiction marathon, which will begin at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18...

Cleveland Comedy Open features local comedians

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

The Cleveland Comedy Open (CCO) featured a wide variety of jokes including a super-roach, a barely sane father and an unsuccessful athlete with far too many participation trophies. On Jan. 14, the festival featured 12 distinct comedians on the local Cleveland stand-up comedy scene in the first pr...

“On the Basis of Sex” portrays Supreme Court justice’s early career

“On the Basis of Sex” portrays Supreme Court justice’s early career

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

“On the Basis of Sex” is a biographical film that follows the early career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film, directed by Mimi Leder, features Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Armie Hammer as Ginsburg’s husband, Martin D. Ginsburg and Kathy Bates as civil rights attorney ...

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