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“Games of Thrones” in space

“Games of Thrones” in space

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


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

On Friday, Feb. 8, all three seasons of “The Expanse” appeared on Amazon Prime. “The Expanse” is based on a book series by James S.A. Corey, the pen name for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who also write for the show. The books and show are set in a future in which a United Nations-governed Earth...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Dave Lucas, Poet

February 15, 2019


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

It’s happening again. Even as we speak, elsewhere—in a college dorm, maybe, or some recess of the internet—a word is changing. Just as “cool” evolved in African-American jazz circles of the 1930s and 40s, coming to refer to musical temperament instead of temperature, so this word—w...

Bas, other rapper visit Grog

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The rapper Bas was welcomed to the Grog Shop on Feb. 13 by screaming crowds on the Cleveland stop of his Milky Way tour, promoting his third album, “Milky Way,” which was released this past August. The Paris-born rapper spent much of his childhood in New York City, the birthplace of many of lege...

Dorothy’s not in Kansas, she’s at the House of Blues

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Shrouded in a cape of smoke, the members of the rock band Dorothy entered the stage at the House of Blues on Feb. 10. Lead singer Dorothy Martin wore her trademark fur coat and red lipstick, lit a match and held it above her head. Just half an hour earlier, the show’s opener, Spirit Animal, mesmerized t...

Reviewing designs of the new emoji

Reviewing designs of the new emoji

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Tech, Top Stories

In its 12.0 update, the Unicode Consortium introduces 59 distinctive new emoji to mobile users around the world, such as the seeing-eye dog, the blood droplet and the pinching hand emoji.   The Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organization that develops, maintains and promotes software that stand...

Playlist of the Week 2/15/19

Playlist of the Week 2/15/19

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Playlist of the Week, Top Stories

In celebration of Singles Awareness Day (Feb. 15), we bring you these songs about not being in love from halfway across the world. Enjoy these K-pop hits that will keep you warm in this cold, cold winter. What the Spring, by 10cm In the spring of 2016, the indie duo 10cm announced that they would be ...

We deserved Maroon 5’s bland Super Bowl halftime show

We deserved Maroon 5’s bland Super Bowl halftime show

Matt Hooke, Development Editor

February 8, 2019


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

Maroon 5 is the white bread of music. They are so plain and inoffensive that it is hard to hate them, but it’s also hard to love them. There have been few bands as ubiquitous and long-lasting in the realms of top 40 hitmakers while also lacking any flavor and substance. Much like how no one has ...

POTW: A Playlist for the State of the Union

POTW: A Playlist for the State of the Union

February 8, 2019


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

After the State of the Union, we were definitely a bit frustrated with what was presented to us as the current state of this union. With the sheer number of controversies and seemingly insurmountable gridlock plaguing the government, it’s left us wishing that we could just be reabsorbed by the commo...

Why I can’t stop watching “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club”

Why I can’t stop watching “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club”

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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

Once it was announced, I knew I was going to watch “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club.” As Lohan has retreated from public life in recent years, the MTV reality show offered the chance of catching up with this once-familiar face. It promised the type of uncanny first-hand access to the celebrity and cel...

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