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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,...

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.”...

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