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Make room, Mr. Yorke

Jeffrey Holmes and Eric Ryan
March 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The career trajectory of Radiohead moved them from one-hit wonder to rock legends within the span of a decade. From the popularity of their 1992 grunge hit “Creep,” followed by the prog-tinged album “OK Computer,” and the IDM experiments of “Kid A,” the band’s status is practically immortal....

The Sad Boys invade Philly

Eric Ryan, Special to The Quad
March 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The Union Transfer, a venue created in 2011, has had its fair share of cult followings, and the scene remained the same on March 16 as 19 year-old Swedish rapper Yung Lean took the stage. Growing up in Stokholm, Jonatan Hastad started his career with The Hasch Boys, naming himself Yung Lean and joining...

“Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final” awaits U.S. release

“Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final” awaits U.S. release

Megan Sabers, Staff Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Game developer Atlus, the company responsible for the popular series “Persona,” has recently announced a new installment in its challenging JRPG series, “Shin Megami Tensei.” First releasing on the Japanese Super Famicom in 1992, the fifth game in the series, “Shin Megami Tensei IV,” was...

Zoe Saldana cast as Nina Simone:

Zoe Saldana cast as Nina Simone:

Teah Blades, Practicum Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Earlier this month the producers of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana released the film trailer, and a lot of criticism has resurfaced since its viewing. “Nina” will star Saldana from “Avatar” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the late singer and civil rights activist...

How “The 100” failed LGBT+ fans

Casey Tobias, Editor-in-Chief
March 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

On Thursday, March 3, I sat curled up in the corner of my friends’ couch with my laptop balanced on my lap and earbuds firmly in place as I impatiently waited for 9 p.m. to approach. While there was no way for me to watch on my friends’ TV, I was determined to watch the latest episode of my favorite...

A case of bands vs. fans in industry

A case of bands vs. fans in industry

Eric Ryan, Special to The Quad
February 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Last week, I decided to roll my windows down for what felt like months. The breeze was cool, but it was a welcome feeling as compared to the dreary winter chill that I had grown accustomed to. It was the first time in a long time where I was able to take a mental snapshot of a moment where I was truly...

“Anomalisa” finds Charlie Kaufman at his peak

“Anomalisa” finds Charlie Kaufman at his peak

Etta Griffin, Practicum Writer
February 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Writer and director Charlie Kaufman has arguably one of the most imaginative minds in modern cinema, known for his distinct ability to tell ordinary stories in extraordinary ways. His characters cope with heartbreak by erasing the memories of their failed relationship in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless...

Kesha Sebert battles music industry

Kesha Sebert battles music industry

Dana Perkiss, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

In a court ruling last week, singer-songwriter Kesha Sebert, known simply as Kesha, got denied a court injunction that would have given her the ability to make music outside of the Sony Music record label, and put an end to her partnership with producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Sebastian Gottwald. Kesha...

“Yo-kai Watch”

“Yo-kai Watch”

Megan Sabers, Staff Writer
February 22, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

In recent years, Nintendo fans have become increasingly aware of the slow decline of “Pokemon,” a game series that is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Fans have been knocking the handheld console games for lacking creativity and updates, and Nintendo seems to be moving toward using “Pokemon”...

The Life of Kanye

The Life of Kanye

Jeffrey Holmes, Entertainment Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

An artist dealing in extremes, Chicago Ill. hip hop producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer Kanye West’s work teeters between megalomania and humility in a perpetual state of cogitation. West initially received fame in the early 2000s as a songwriter and producer for Roc-a-Fella Records, working...

Rihanna aims for artistry on new album “Anti”

Sunny Morgan, Staff Writer
February 22, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Four years since the release of her last album, Rihanna fans were given exactly what they’ve been waiting for. Since the announcement of her next album, titled “Anti,” fans and other curious people have been speculating what this album could possibly entail. The deliberation, the tracklist guessing,...

Overlooked music: 2015 in hip hop

Zach Ritz, Staff Writer
February 22, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

There’s no denying that 2015 was a year of ups and downs. For some artists, they had the opportunity to shine and glimmer across the boards. Kendrick Lamar is quite possibly the most identifiable example, considering his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” not only topped most Album of the Year charts,...

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