Arts & Entertainment

Choo Jackson’s Anime 2 can’t win rap fans in the streaming age

Choo Jackson’s <em>Anime 2</em> can’t win rap fans in the streaming age

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 04/04/19 The new album Anime 2, by Choo Jackson, formerly of Mac Miller’s Most Dope Family, fails to adapt to the times. Anime 2 hit number 158 on the iTunes charts in its first week but has not made the charts on any other music site. While this does not […]

Billie Eilish shares personal struggles in debut album

Billie Eilish shares personal struggles in debut album

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 04/04/19 On March 29, teenage pop sensation Billie Eilish dropped her long-awaited debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The 17-year-old has been producing music since her first single “Ocean Eyes” gained popularity in 2016. Her new album features her latest hits as well as […]

Highwaymen tells Rangers’ side of Bonnie and Clyde

<em>Highwaymen</em> tells Rangers’ side of Bonnie and Clyde

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 04/04/19 The often-mythicized tale of the young duo of criminals Bonnie and Clyde is now being told from a new point of view. This time around, the story of fugitives is being told from the side of the men who caught the famous pair of robbers. The Highwaymen, released to […]

The Roommate triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

<em>The Roommate</em> triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 03/27/19 The moment I took my seat in the City Theater for the performance of The Roommate, I was utterly dumbfounded at how immaculate and expertly-crafted the set was. The set for the show was meant to replicate the look of an Iowa home, and designer Tony Ferrieri could not […]

Hulu’s Shrill is powerful, empowering

Hulu’s <em>Shrill</em> is powerful, empowering

Hallie Lauer | News Editor 03/28/19 I’m going to be honest with you. I haven’t finished the entire first season of Shrill yet. Granted, there are only six episodes which are each about 24 minutes, and if I were the type of girl that had the time to sit down and binge the entire season […]

Peele’s second thriller Us exceeds high expectations

Peele’s second thriller <em>Us</em> exceeds high expectations

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 03/27/19 Following the success of his thriller Get Out (2017), director Jordan Peele’s sophomore film Us (2019) debuts an original horror story combining the best of slasher movies with a deeper psychological twist. Us begins with the backstory of Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her traumatizing experience […]

Queer Eye even more inclusive, but there’s still work to be done

<em>Queer Eye</em> even more inclusive, but there’s still work to be done

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 03/21/19 Grab a box of tissues, because the Fab 5 made an emotional return to Netflix on March 15 in the third season of Queer Eye. Making the move from Atlanta and surrounding towns, season 3 moves northwest to Kansas City, Missouri. A new set of “heroes” undergo some major […]

Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ another disappointing entry

Weezer’s <em>‘Black Album’</em> another disappointing entry

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 03/21/19 Weezer proves they will “do the things they wanna do” even if that means releasing their bland and forgettable 13th studio release, Black Album. Following the Teal Album (2019) and the White Album (2016), the anticipated Black Album was quoted by Rivers Cuomo, Weezer’s frontman, as […]

Action film Triple Frontier fails to justify runtime

Action film <em>Triple Frontier</em> fails to justify runtime

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 03/21/19 Imagine a little over two hours of action-packed, beautifully shot yet dialogue heavy boredom. If that feels like a contradiction, it is. It’s an oxymoron titled, Triple Frontier. Netflix’s newest movie, directed by J. C. Chandor, was released March 13. It is star-studded and has peaks of action, but […]

Blue Slide Park Mac Miller name change unofficial

Blue Slide Park Mac Miller name change unofficial

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 03/14/19 Blue Slide Park, the section of Frick Park made famous by Mac Miller’s studio debut album of the same name, had briefly appeared on Apple Maps as “Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park” and Google Maps as “Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Playground” earlier this week. The change has been reversed […]