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Gazing into the black mirror

Dimitri Kandilanaftis, Copy Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

“Full, unsimulated sexual intercourse with a pig broadcasted live on television.” These are the words uttered by a teary-eyed and kidnapped Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the esteemed Royal Family. The words, a demand from the anonymous kidnapper,...

Making your town “lit”

Amanda Saleh, Staff Writer
September 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

When two childhood friends put their idea together, it ignited a pink and black flame on smartphones across the country. Mark Weiss, 21, and Avi Jerushalmy, 21, realized they were wasting too much time and money on their nights out, so they took matters into their own hands. ...

The personalized Beatles experience

The personalized Beatles experience

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Friday, Sept. 23 WCU Live! presented Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience at 7:30 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Unlike most cover bands, Billy, Ryan and Mathew McGuigan did not impersonate, dress up or act like the Beatles. Their performance was solely based on the i...

First impressions of “22, A Million”

First impressions of “22, A Million”

Eric Ryan, Entertainment Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

As a new album looms on the horizon, the press circle begins and new songs are previewed for the world. Bon Iver is currently undergoing said process for the release of his new album “22, A Million” by showcasing his new song “8 (circle)” on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last ...

Doomsquad’s sophomore try

Dimitri Kandilanaftis, Copy Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

If anything, Doomsquad is impenetrably unique and unlike any other band you’ll find in the “techno” or electronic dance genre or circles. Hypnotic and experimental-heavy, Doomsquad is the sort of sound that asks for total immersion in its...

The Late Great’s American dream

The Late Great’s American dream

Ryan Wasser, Staff Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

One of the things I miss the most about the 90s is the overwhelming sense of optimism that permeated the culture at the time. There was a sense of energy that was present in every aspect of life and every genre of music; picking up “Kids You Knew” by The Late Greats immediately took me b...

Haunting, frights coming to West Chester

Olivia Damore, Special to The Quad
September 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

If you were a student at West Chester University in fall 2015, you may remember hearing about the theatre kids and their extravagant Haunted House. You may have dared to enter the haunted rooms yourself. Indeed, last year’s Halloween brought over 100 WCU students through the halls of the E....

Autolux delivers with third studio album

Autolux delivers with third studio album

Dimitri Kandilanaftis, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Gliding through the dirty glitchiness of Autolux’s latest experimental release “Pussy’s Dead,” listeners will find themselves lost in a malfunctioning matrix of defective yet oddly intriguing sounds, tones, and misfiring rhythms - the album is gritty and imperfect, and therein lies its strange a...

Whale sounds and people noises

Whale sounds and people noises

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

From the Academy Award-winning director of “Wall-E,” Pixar’s upcoming animated family film “Finding Dory” is set to be released June 17. A highly anticipated sequel to Walt Disney’s classic underwater escapade “Finding Nemo,” “Finding Dory” is nearing its forthcoming release. It is ...

Director Jeremy Saulnier speaks on new movie

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Standing as a follow-up to 2013’s deconstructionist revenge thriller “Blue Ruin,” Jeremy Saulnier’s second feature film “Green Room” is something of a grisly, blood-spilling midnight movie elevated to a high-art masterpiece. “The inspiration was just trying to infuse punk-rock with hardco...

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