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“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,...

Coen Brothers separate themselves from Hollywood once again with “Hail, Caesar!”

Coen Brothers separate themselves from Hollywood once again with “Hail, Caesar!”

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
February 22, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Sitting just a notch below 2003’s battle-of-the-sexes, romantic comedy “Intolerable Cruelty,” the Coen Brothers (“No Country For Old Men,” “A Serious Man,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”) latest star-studded picture,“Hail, Caesar!” failed to find its audience the weekend of Feb. 6, where...

Remembering David Bowie

Remembering David Bowie

Eric Ryan, Special to the Quad
February 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Before its release, David Bowie’s “Blackstar” had been on my radar for quite some time. Since the title track’s video, a 10-minute exercise in what can only be described as borderline occultism, was uploaded onto YouTube, I had been eager for what the album had in store. Eerie and haunting, it...

Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog releases new album

Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog releases new album

Tyler Asay, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Philadelphia rock band Dr. Dog’s musical history goes back further than one might think. The band’s success and notoriety has grown at a steady pace for years now with strong indie-rock albums such as 2008’s “Fate “and 2012’s “Be The Void.” Known for their impressive live shows, the...

Music as therapy: Zachary Cole Smith’s DIIV releases sophomore album

Music as therapy: Zachary Cole Smith’s DIIV releases sophomore album

Jeffrey Holmes, Entertainment Editor
February 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

In a 2016 interview with Pitchfork Media, singer-guitarist Zachary Cole Smith describes a personal connection to his music: “I knew it was going to take a really good album to save me. That’s what made it so hard to write, and why it took so long. If I didn’t make a great record, then I’m done.”...

West Chester student interviews “Pride + Prejudice + Zombies” cast

Casey Tobias, Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel of the same name, “Pride + Prejudice + Zombies” is a comedy horror film following the same characters that appear in Jane Austen’s classic “Pride and Prejudice.” It is set to premiere on Friday, Feb. 5. As the movie name suggests, however, zombies...

Local Music: Jeffrey Holmes

Local Music: Jeffrey Holmes

Megan Sabers, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

West Chester University senior Jeffrey Holmes started recording/writing their own music in 2013, launching a Bandcamp account with fellow student Reggie Smith one year later. The duo was inspired by acts like Skinny Puppy, Aphex Twin, and Danny Brown, leading to a digital sound drawn from synthesizers...

Bloc Party releases new album

Bloc Party releases new album

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Consecutively reinventing themselves with every new release, Bloc Party, the British-indie rock band has been under scrutiny from a substantial amount of their fan base ever since their critically acclaimed, Generation-Y album “Silent Alarm” (2005) to which some would argue is the defining record...

“Mystery Dungeon” readies Pokémon series for anniversary

Megan Sabers, Staff Writer
January 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Pokémon, a series beloved by adults and children alike. To celebrate, fans are getting a treasure trove of Pokémon memorabilia. Special edition New Nintendo 3DS bundles will be released in February with remasters of the original Pokémon “Red” and “Blue”...

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