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SOB x RBE: “Gangin” — A frantic, reflective project on life in the West Coast streets

SOB x RBE: “Gangin” — A frantic, reflective project on life in the West Coast streets

Trevor Wilson, Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Bay Area rap crew serves up ruthless bars over chaotic beats to deliver a project that’ll have you nodding your head all the way through.

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Theatre Guild brings “Heathers: The Musical” to UMass

Kathryn Fallah, Contributor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

This production touches upon some "really dark stuff" — such as mental illness, date rape, school bombings, abusive relationships and murder — but in a comical way.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 1

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Tune in for some hot takes on the latest singles, projects and stories in hip-hop, as well as big performances and trending topics of the week in basketball.

These Oscar nominees are likely to win — but should they?

These Oscar nominees are likely to win — but should they?

Hayley Solomon and Jordan Allen

March 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, TV/Movies

Who is likely to take home the golden statues this year? And more importantly — who should?

Movie review: “Black Panther” brings black excellence to the Marvel cinematic universe

Movie review: “Black Panther” brings black excellence to the Marvel cinematic universe

Jonathan Kermah, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

From the moment Letitia Wright said, “WHAT ARE THOSE!” I knew Marvel’s “Black Panther” was truly for the culture.

“Cool Blue Jewels”: Riff Raff and DJ Afterthought throw a house party, and you’re probably invited

“Cool Blue Jewels”: Riff Raff and DJ Afterthought throw a house party, and you’re probably invited

Jack Hamm, Contributor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Two artists with a history of collaboration invite 16 features onto a 13-track collection, supplying your next Saturday night banger with a cornucopia of artists.

“Black Panther: The Album” — Three elements that make it more than a film score

“Black Panther: The Album” — Three elements that make it more than a film score

Trevor Wilson, Contributor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

By incorporating artists from America to South Africa, Lamar curates a phenomenal soundtrack that touches on the cultural and thematic elements to be seen in the film while also providing songs that absolutely slap.

Top 5: Movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

Top 5: Movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

Priya Bikkani and Kelly Palacios

February 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

Valentine's Day is a time for everyone to indulge in their sentimental sides, and what better way than through movies?

Migos “Culture II” album review: It’s deja vu with “Culture II”

Migos “Culture II” album review: It’s deja vu with “Culture II”

Jack Hamm, Contributor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

You might need a break from the Migos after the album's nearly two-hour runtime, but there are tracks and trends that will last a whole lot longer.

10 shows to binge watch during winter break

10 shows to binge watch during winter break

Sifa Kasongo, Contributor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase, Top Five, TV/Movies

These 10 shows might not be as popular as "Game of Thrones" or "Stranger Things," but they're definitely worth checking out.

Tiffany Haddish makes history on SNL

Tiffany Haddish makes history on SNL

Isabel Fowler, Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

Saturday Night Live is a predominantly liberal satirical show that has been known to push boundaries. With this in mind, it was rather shocking that after 43 years, the show just had their first black female comedian host.

“Super Slimey” and “Without Warning”: A comparison

“Super Slimey” and “Without Warning”: A comparison

Jonathan Kermah, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“Super Slimey” seemed like a slam dunk at first glance, but it feels a bit mailed in.

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