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John Legend and the Roots Album Review

Peter Long

September 28, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

John Legend returns with a new album,  collaborating with Philly soul veterans The Roots, entitled Wake Up!, a collection of politically charged soul tunes from the '60s and '70s. Legend returns to the classic soul that is missing from so much of today's R&B genre. One of the constants on this...

Chase

Katie Cimmino

September 28, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

NBC's newest law enforcement show is not worth the pursuit. Chaserevolves around a team of U.S. Marshalls located in Houston, Texas, whose job is to go after the worst criminal offenders that stumble into their area. The show consists of a simple formula of find, chase, catch and repeat for every crimina...

The VMAs Go Gaga

Karla Rodriguez, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The MTV Video Music Awards broadcasted live from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles this past Sunday. The white carpet was rolled out for this year's most prominent musicians and artists, who made sure to wear their trendiest and most extravagant looks. It comes as no surprise that the new Qu...

Staying Free Wired With A Movement

Adelle Platon, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A new movement is taking over the airwaves. The Los Angeles-based rap group The Far*East Movement has steadily infected the headphones of the party generation with hits like "Girls On The Dance Floor" and their latest single, "Like A G6."  The superfly single has made its way across the countr...

A Deadly Weapon

Analee Campbell, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    The newest addition to exploitation films gives a powerful punch and livens up the end of the summer movie hits. Based on the 2007 "Grindhouse" trailer, Machete (directed by Robert Rodriguez) is a fast-paced action film that delivers. It is clear that Rodriguez want...

An Easy Stepping Stone

McArthur Joseph, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Emma Stone is fast becoming a part of Hollywood's new "it" girls, and she fully deserves the title.   The funny woman has starred in box office hits The House Bunny, Superbad and Zombieland, and she is taking the step from hilarious supporting actress to leading lady in her new movie Easy A. The Inferno ...

Hit Or Miss

Bill San Antonio & Adelle Platon

September 14, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Weezer Hurley (Rock) 3 out of 4 stars Bill San Antonio Sports Editor When most guys go through mid-life crises, they usually buy a sports car or get a new haircut. Rivers Cuomo writes Weezer records. Sure, the 40-year-old frontman has been making Weezer records for the better part of the last two deca...

Fashion Forward: Back To School

McArthur Joseph, Staff Writer

September 9, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Say goodbye to shorts and flip flops because summer is coming to its scheduled end, and the season for fall fashion has finally begun. For students, the fall means the start of a new school year and a chance to flaunt new styles as well as revive old ones. Here are a few tips and trends that will hav...

Kanye West Makes His Comeback

Ralph Bristout, Staff Writer

September 9, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It's been almost a year since fans last heard from the ever eccentric Kanye West.   During a year-long hiatus, West still remained in the spotlight for various reasons. From being spotted in Hawaii to Paris at Fashion Week 2010, wearing a full-fledged fur coat to becoming the subject of a Saturda...

Blockbuster Breakdown

Adelle Platon, Entertainment Editor

September 9, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you're a toy, a superhero, a vampire or a dream reader, you probably had the best summer ever. Fantasy monsters, Disney tear-jerkers and a single thought-provoking thriller dominated the box office this summer while competitors were either shrugged off or completely ignored. Toy Story 3 was the summer's top e...

All Hail The Na’vi People

Leneli Liggayu, Contributing Writer and Leneli Liggayu, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If setting a new standard, platform, and precedent for movie making was James Cameron's goal with Avatar, he did just that. Cameron's latest film recently beat out his 1997 movie, Titanic, as the highest grossing film of all time and has been capturing the attention and hearts of moviegoers everywhere wi...

Ways To Keep Your Resolutions

Tiffany Alexander, Contributing Writer and Tiffany Alexander, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As soon as the ball drops on New Year's Eve, the time for making new resolutions arrives and many are filled with the hope and determination to make the new year better than the rest. However, as the days pass, sticking to that New Year's to-do list becomes more challenging and less attractive to ma...

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