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Playlist of the Week Mar 2 – 8

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Psycho” - Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign Despite the title, “Psycho” is anything but that. With airy beats and a slow, melodic flow, “Psycho” is the third single off Post Malone’s sophomore album “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” which still doesn’t have a release date. The sin...

A new and improved “Uncle Vanya”

A new and improved “Uncle Vanya”

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Contributing Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

One country house. A new, attractive wife. Boredom. Tea in the sunlight. Unrequited love. Unexpected humor. A gunfight where not a single person is hurt. What could be more interesting? As the third theatrical production of the Eldred Theater’s 2017-18 season, the Case Western Reserve University...

Art and Music around campus

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 2   What: 2018 Alumni Exhibition Where: Ann and Norman Roulet Student and Alumni Gallery Time: 5-8 p.m. Notes: Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and the CIA Alumni Council will hold a juried alumni exhibition through Mar. 29.   What: The Kite is Right Wh...

A colossal remake for PS4

Paul Palumbo, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The good news is, the Ancient God you found can totally bring your beloved back to life. The bad news is, his payment for doing so is 16 massive corpses. “Shadow of the Colossus” is a remake of the beloved Playstation (PS) 2 game, and all of the classic elements have returned. You’ll find y...

“Black Panther” is a Marvel-ous phenomenon

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Despite the number of Marvel Entertainment films to be released this year, “Black Panther,” which features an almost all-black cast and drips quality encourages discussion because of its cultural and social implications and impact. The film immediately follows the events of “Captain America:...

Lunar New Year celebration brings crowds

Alexia Kim, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Kicking off the new year with colorful fireworks, warm green tea and delicious rice cakes, families and students celebrated Lunar New Year at Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) on Friday, Feb. 16. In honor of the Year of the Dog, free dog plushies were given to the first 300 individuals who arriv...

A different take on advanced technology

A different take on advanced technology

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The year is 2384. Humans have reverse-engineered alien technology to create “cortical stacks” that contain a person’s memories, making bodies interchangeable “sleeves” for any stack. In this system, the rich can afford to duplicate sleeves and effectively never die. The poor can end up in a...

CIA students showcase art at annual exhibition

CIA students showcase art at annual exhibition

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Professionalism is what defined the Cleveland Institute of Art’s (CIA) 72nd  annual Student Independent Exhibit at the Reinberger Gallery. Opened on Friday, Feb. 16, the exhibit features visual art created by CIA students and will remain open until Mar. 18. What sets this exhibit apart is its missi...

“Black Panther” soundtrack is a roaring success

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Black Panther” has been the talk of the town since it’s release, but the soundtrack has been making waves for a while. It’s easy to see why “Black Panther” would appeal to Kendrick Lamar; it has all the themes that any Lamar song would: living in inner-city California, heroism and complex...

Listen to music in Uptown

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, February 23   What: CWRU Department of Music Colloquium Where: Harkness Chapel Classroom Time: 4-6 p.m. Notes: Free admission; Charles McGovern from William and Mary: “The Color Line and the Product Line: Race and Consumer Culture in Postwar Pop.” Reception to follow. &nb...

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