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The Mesmerizing Conch Shells of Steve Turre

The Mesmerizing Conch Shells of Steve Turre

Jet Watling, Contributor June 12, 2024

When trombonist Steve Turre, a long-time member of the Saturday Night Live house band, released the album Sanctified Shells in 1993, it showcased a rather obscure instrument: the conch shell. However,...

Paul McCartney Chronicles His Musical Journeys

Paul McCartney Chronicles His Musical Journeys

Jet Watling, Contributor May 1, 2024

During the past few years, former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney took many opportunities to reexamine several of his songs, as well as the Beatles' early years. These recollections led to the publication...

Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer, the creators of the podcast Criminal, brought their show on the road for their 10th Anniversary Tour. Credit: Criminal Productions, Podcast Movement Sessions

“How About Another Story?”

Jet Watling, Contributor March 25, 2024

On February 16, 2024, approximately 1,000 people at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC, eagerly waited for the show to begin. However, the performance they were waiting to see was not a musical act,...

A Review of Detektivbyrån’s “Quidditch Through The Ages”

Jet Watling, Contributor February 14, 2024

A few years ago, I found out about the Marble Machine, a musical contraption that plays vibraphone, bass, and drums using marbles. The machine was built by Swedish musician and engineer Martin Molin, the...

Kanye Wests fall from grace

Kanye West’s fall from grace

Heath Alexander, Editor March 18, 2022

One of the most iconic rappers of all time, Kanye West, now simply Ye, has taken to Instagram after his divorce from Kim Kardashian and is killing his career and image for us all to watch. Ye and Kardashian...

How the pandemic has changed entertainment and why it might be a good thing

How the pandemic has changed entertainment and why it might be a good thing

Heath Alexander, Editor February 17, 2022

The entertainment industry is an ever-evolving market, from books to pictures, film, and movies. Technological leaps and cultural shifts always make waves in the industry and the pandemic years have been...

Super Bowl LVI Preview and Prediction

Super Bowl LVI Preview and Prediction

Cory Puffett '10, Advisor February 11, 2022

We’re just a couple days away from Super Bowl Sunday! The longest season in NFL history is nearing its conclusion and we will crown a new Super Bowl champion! Unfortunately, it will also be the second...

The Best Sci-Fi Movie of the Decade? A Review of Dune 2021

The Best Sci-Fi Movie of the Decade? A Review of Dune 2021

Maximo Legaspi, Editor December 14, 2021

Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic Dune, one of the defining novels and works of fiction in the modern era, has seen several film adaptations over the years. From Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed project...

Stan Lee: A Legacy

Stan Lee: A Legacy

Darin Martin, Editor December 1, 2021

Just over three years ago, the world lost one of its most influential comic book and entertainment legends. Stan Lee was a comic book writer, editor, producer, and publisher who rose through the ranks...

How did the filming of Rust go so wrong?

How did the filming of “Rust” go so wrong?

Heath Alexander, Editor November 7, 2021
Alec Baldwin fatally shoots cinematographer on the set of rust. How does something like this even happen, and who is to blame?
Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers

The Trade Game, Featuring Ben Simmons

Maximo Legaspi, Editor November 2, 2021

Ben Simmons is one of the best rising stars in the NBA. The 6-foot-11 point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers has shown his aptitude for both playmaking and defense, earning him multiple All-Star, All-NBA...

Will movie theaters survive the pandemic?

Will movie theaters survive the pandemic?

Heath Alexander, Editor October 15, 2021

The way we consume media has changed significantly over the course of the pandemic, but one industry has had to drastically change. The movie industry has had to adapt to theaters not being the main stream...

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