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Dimming the lights on Jack Johnson

David Hocker, Special to the Quad

September 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Through the restless and intoxicated mainstream emerges rock’s “king of mellow” with a message of positivity and love for those who would prefer to chill. On Jack Johnson’s seventh studio effort, the professional surfer-turned musician delivers a melodic and simplistic 10 track record that...

Gaming for millions

Gaming for millions

Eric Ryan, Entertainment Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

In the world of esports, it used to seem like mainstream recognition was a pipedream. Now, with ESPN’s coverage, $12 million dollar tournament payouts and news that Blizzard is attempting to build an esports stadium, it only seems like the inevitable next step in a bright future. I remember my first...

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...

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