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Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is sinfully good

By this point, Kendrick Lamar is internationally known as one of the best rappers in the world. His most recent album, “DAMN.,” serves to solidify his status. Lamar voices his inner insecurities and unhappiness with the current political climate on this record.         In the first song “BLOOD.” we are met with the motif of […]

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Review: The future of podcasting is here, and it’s “S-Town”

If you haven’t listened to an entire podcasts series in a single day, you haven’t lived. That is the conclusion I’ve come to after binging “S-Town,” the critically acclaimed narrative podcast brought to you by the creators of “This American Life” and “Serial.” Unlike its predecessors, all seven episodes were released simultaneously on Tuesday, April […]

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Review: Mastodon’s “Emperor of Sand” lacks a unified sound

Cementing their position as the vanguards of contemporary metal, Mastodon’s seventh studio album “Emperor of Sand” evades the trappings of any single sub-genre. Over the course of nearly two decades, Mastodon has honed their blend of hardcore, progressive and doom metal into an instantly recognizable sound. Following the immensely technical and lofty “Once More ‘Round […]

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is sinfully good

Review: Drake’s “More Life” deserves a poor life

Drake’s worthiness as the top artist in the world has all but disappeared after dropping his 22-song playlist, “More Life.” The playlist follows a mediocre “Views” album, released last April, and demonstrates Drizzy’s ability to find trends in order to remain relevant in a world that should’ve left him behind, especially after his weak collaboration […]

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Review: Netflix punches through 4th Marvel series, “Iron Fist”

Introducing the fourth and final member in its “Defenders” series, Marvel released Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Iron Fist” on March 17. The series is based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Fist, aka Danny Rand, who was introduced in 1974 in the “Marvel Premiere” series before starring in his own comic book series. Two minor […]

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Review: “Beauty and the Beast” recaptures magic of original

The Disney live-action remake of “The Beauty and the Beast” brings back a sense of nostalgia and familiarity to anyone who has seen the original, all the while bringing a touch of something new to this timeless classic. From the opening number to the dramatic fight between Gaston and the Beast, the audience is kept […]

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Thundercat brings out his geeky groove

Just like on the album cover, Thundercat’s “Drunk” will creepily surface into your regular playlist. Quirky but true musings? Check. Star collaborators? Double check. Sleek tunes to back it all up? Triple check. “Drunk” is the bassist, singer and producer’s third album. Based in Los Angeles, he is known for his playing and production on […]

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is sinfully good

Review: “Santa Clarita Diet” consists of human flesh and hilarity

Everybody dies but not everybody lives. This may be true, however, what if it took dying to finally bring somebody to life? Now, this notion may sound impractical but in the case of the Netflix Original Series  “Santa Clarita Diet” that is exactly what happens. Drew Barrymore plays a woman who lives a life marked […]

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African-American History Month: Film recommendations

This African-American history month, let’s discover new literature, music and film together. Every week in February I am going to search for material by African-American writers, performers and musicians. I am doing this to help reinforce the idea that white people like me need to listen to voices that don’t sound like our own. Topping […]

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