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Grimes’ “Art Angels”

Megan Sabers, Staff Writer
November 23
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Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, released her fourth studio album “Art Angels” in early November. This album differs greatly from her last release, “Visions,” which, although painful to create, brought her critical acclaim and launched her into the spotlight. Where “Visions” is dark...

Nathan Fielder stars in new Comedy Central original

Nathan Fielder stars in new Comedy Central original

Ryan Colon, Practicum Writer
November 23
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If you have never seen the Comedy Central show “Nathan For You,” I suggest you give it a try. Nathan is this young, awkward guy who tries to help struggling businesses become successful in the most unorthodox ways possible. His type of humor is low-energy as he tends to make conversations with the...

“Ash vs. the Evil Dead:” B-movie star hits television

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
November 23
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Not counting a brief, end-credits cameo from 2013’s very unsatisfying remake, it’s been almost 23 years since Bruce Campbell, from “The Evil Dead” (1981), “Evil Dead II” (1987), and “Army of Darkness” (1992), has elected to reprise his role as the most groovy and beloved B-movie character...

Pennsylvania locals master Americana

Pennsylvania locals master Americana

Zach Writz, Staff Writer
November 23
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Hailing right outside Philadelphia, Raphael Cutrufello, alongside his folk outfit known as Hezekiah Jones, is releasing their newest full-length album, “In Loving Memory of Oosi Lockjaw” this month. I’ll be the first to admit that my reach of folk music, especially in the 21st century is fairly...

Alternative metal acts come to Union Transfer

Alternative metal acts come to Union Transfer

Jeffrey Holmes and Megan Sabers
November 16
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On Sat., Nov. 7, Philadelphia’s Union Transfer was the host to three diverse acts in the modern metal scene. Swedish death metal outfit Tribulation, Japanese atmospheric hardcore quintet Envy, and California shoegaze metal act Deafheaven stunned the venue with their own takes on what it means to be...

TV producer Dick Wolf career shows no signs of slowing down

TV producer Dick Wolf career shows no signs of slowing down

Keeley Gould, Practicum Writer
November 16
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What do these shows all have in common: “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,​” and premiering Nov. 17: “C​hicago Med?” Dick Wolf. For all six of these shows, Dick Wolf is either the creator, executive producer,...

West Chester locals Trycheck prepare debut album

West Chester locals Trycheck prepare debut album

Jeffrey Holmes, Entertainment Editor
November 16
Filed under Entertainment

West Chester University student Michael Trycieckyj has spent the past year writing, collaborating, recording, and mastering a full-length album of indie rock under the name Trycheck. The sophomore and music major performs a balancing act between indie pop and his classical roots, employing instrumentation...

FX’s drama “Fargo” impresses with its second season

FX’s drama “Fargo” impresses with its second season

Chris Landry, Practicum Writer
November 16
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In the fifth episode of the second season of “Fargo,” there was an exchange of dialogue that stuck with me. During the scene in which Bear Gerhardt (played by Angus Sampson) speaks to his brother Dodd, (Jeffrey Donovan) he says, “In the end, we all get what we deserve.” Dodd replies, “You...

Pop star Justin Bieber: fans excited over new album from Canadian Singer

Pop star Justin Bieber: fans excited over new album from Canadian Singer

Alyssa Thomas, Special to The Quad
November 16
Filed under Entertainment

Nearly two years have passed since 21 year-old Canadian pop artist Justin Bieber has released a full-length album. Within the past month, three of Bieber’s new songs have already hit the iTunes top ten before the release of his new album. Justin Bieber’s new album, “Purpose,” had finally been...

WCU student interviews actress Carey Mulligan

WCU student interviews actress Carey Mulligan

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
November 16
Filed under Entertainment

Oscar-nominated star Carey Mulligan, of “An Education” (2009), “Drive” (2011), “Shame” (2011), and “The Great Gatsby” (2012) fame wants to remind voters the importance of their say. With the release of director Sarah Gavron’s newest historical drama “Suffragette,” a portrait of...

Fiala and Franz’s “Goodnight Mommy”

Fiala and Franz’s “Goodnight Mommy”

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer
November 8
Filed under Entertainment

Ever since the Venice premiere of Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s “Goodnight Mommy” (2015), the up-and-coming Austrian filmmakers’ psychological endurance test has been building up buzz as the movie that can turn a jaded, hard-edged seen-it-all into a quivering, thumb-sucking baby. An early...

Bill Burr returns to Philly and doesn’t disappoint

Bill Burr returns to Philly and doesn’t disappoint

Rachel Alfiero, Features Editor
November 8
Filed under Entertainment

Friday Nov. 6 was a night for comedy in Philadelphia. Fans from all over the tri-state area ventured out to the Wells Fargo Center to see comedy legend Bill Burr. Many might know Burr from his appearances on Conan and Breaking Bad, along with his numerous HBO and Netflix specials. The show took...

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