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Nobody praying for me

Jihaad Sprowal-Nash, Special to the Quad
May 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Since 2011's Section.80, Kendrick Lamar has been on the radar as a highly anticipated artist. In 2012, his sophomore album "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" immediately proved to the world that he was here to stay. That album itself sparked many conversations that considered Kendrick to be the greatest rapper...

“Kingdom Hearts” comes to console at long last

Clare Turner, Special to The Quad
April 28, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Die-hard fans of the video game series “Kingdom Hearts” had a lot of mixed emotions when the bundle of the first six games was released on March 28 for the Playstation 4. The date marked the 15th anniversary of the original release date in Japan back in 2002. It has been 10 long years since the...

Nothing but a shell

Kelly Baker, Special to The Quad
April 26, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

In the past 20 years, many scholars of pop culture have noticed that Japanese animation has become increasingly popular to Western audiences. Examples include works such as “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Only Yesterday,” etc. In response, Hollywood has tried to adapt a few animated...

Quad Music Minute 4/26/17

Quad Music Minute 4/26/17

Alex Harrer, Ashley Parenti, Quad Mobile Journalist
April 26, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Mobile Journalism

Here's Alex and Ashley with your weekly Music update!

Switch still scarce as Zelda scores big

Eric Ryan, Entertainment Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

With its release on Friday, March 3, the Nintendo Switch has sold out constantly and is still a hot commodity even today. Shipments sell out immediately, and even the most dedicated Nintendo fan can be found struggling in front of stores waiting to call the console their own. The console release came...

Pushing the envelope: A primer on Eric Andre

Dean Cahill, Special to The Quad
April 3, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

This is my humble attempt at explaining “The Eric Andre Show,” a program known for, if nothing else, its absurdity. As such, this article won’t mean anything to readers without appropriate context. What defines comedy? What makes something funny? I would argue that humor is built around a subversion...

NEA under fire

Doménica Castro, Special to The Quad
April 3, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Theater, dance, music, painting. Whether you are a participant in the arts or someone who enjoys them, it is indisputable that creative and performing arts provide our nation with culture. The opportunity to watch a theatrical performance or attend an orchestral concert should not be a privilege,...

An escape from this provincial life

Clare Turner, Special to The Quad
March 28, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

On Friday, March 17, a childhood classic came back to the big screen in the form of a live action movie. “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, went straight to the top of the box office. This movie was highly anticipated not only for the children who...

Choose Trainspotting

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Though it may be hard to accept for those who grew up with the film as a cornerstone of their youth, it’s been exactly 20 years since we last visited the characters of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), Simon a.k.a. “Sick Boy” (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle), from...

The life of Jake Gyllenhaal

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

If there’s one actor who has earned my complete attention, meaning if his name is on the billing I’ll most likely be attending a screening no matter what, it’s the 36-year-old, still yet to be nominated for an Oscar, Jake Gyllenhaal. The man has taken on a host of darker roles these past few...

Weekend at Oscars

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Sitting in my room watching the Oscars along with many college students, I noticed something different happening at this year’s Oscars. The Oscars aired on Sunday, Feb. 26, and “La La Land” was announced as the winner of Best Picture, just to realize there had been a mistake and that “Moonlight”...

“Blithe Spirit” at WCU

Janice Rabian, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Tired of the spring semester already? Dreading graduation? Or maybe you’re just sick of the gray winter weather. Come and escape from it all at West Chester University Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “Blithe Spirit” this March! Featuring quick quips, romantic intrigue and lots...

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