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The Queen of Weird is Back: ARTPOP review

The Queen of Weird is Back: ARTPOP review

Maggie Moriarty, Writer

December 2, 2013

"In a music world where being sexy sells and rap rules radio air time, Lady Gaga is one of the few artists who focus solely on putting out the music that they love and want their listeners to hear."

10 Artists to check out right now

10 Artists to check out right now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

November 24, 2013

"If you’re bumming around your room and want to discover new music, take a listen to all or some of these artists."

Music review:The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is “so much better”

Music review:The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is “so much better”

Joe Callagy, Writer

November 19, 2013

"He did it for him, not in an effort to better society, not to be politically correct."

Ender’s Game: Press play or game over?

Ender's Game:  Press play or game over?

Stephen E. Fancy, Contributor

November 19, 2013

"These alterations were obviously made to fit the entire story within 114 minutes. One difference is that events are often rushed through or left out."

Live-tweeting resuscitating live TV

Live-tweeting resuscitating live TV

Molly Boushell, Writer

November 18, 2013

"They are able to share a small piece of the experience of being on set throughout the week, while eagerly awaiting the next episode."

UMass professors help revolutionize adhesive world

UMass professors help revolutionize adhesive world

Alexandra Lane, Contributor

November 18, 2013

"Early on, he was intrigued by the biological make-up of geckos. Today, using the geckos to test their theories, the Geckskin team has been able to anatomically link geckos to the study of adhesion."

Always “Walk On The Wild Side”

Always

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

November 4, 2013

"He spent his career in the 1970s rebelling expectations as if it were an Olympic sport. He had a brazen outlook and his stage presence reflected his free spirited attitude. Lou Reed simply did not care."

“Bangerz” is bangin’

Maggie Moriarty, Writer

November 4, 2013

"Cyrus sings about a broken love that has left her feeling like someone else and doesn’t recognize. It shows Cyrus’ vulnerable side, but in a way others can relate to and can dance to."

Album review: Arcade Fire proves they are no Mumford & Sons:

Album review: Arcade Fire proves they are no Mumford & Sons:

James Petroskey, Contributor

November 4, 2013

Arcade Fire could easily have gone the same route as Mumford & Sons. When artists create something that is culturally relevant, or better yet, popular, the expectations of that artist change. Consumers, fans and record labels all expect more. They want more of that special something that made them w...

Top 10 must see sports movies

Top 10 must see sports movies

Joe Callagy, Writer

November 4, 2013

"If you haven’t seen it yet and call yourself a basketball fan, get out from under that rock and watch it."

Tips and tricks for your iOS 7 update

Tips and tricks for your iOS 7 update

Molly Boushell, Writer

November 4, 2013

"So you've updated to iOS 7... and good, bad, or indifferent, it’s probably not what you were expecting."

Are smartphones making us lonely?

Are smartphones making us lonely?

Jim Lyons, Writer

November 4, 2013

"Social media erases the worry of stutters, pauses, or silences during a conversation, but these little interpersonal faults are how we truly get to know each other."

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