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January 17, 2020

 Your Lie in April

It appears that anime still largely has a bad reputation. Far too many reduce the media to a subfield associated with...well, let's just say tentacles. Others claim that it is merely escapism, reflective of a degenerate 21st century society. St...

January 17, 2020

Under the name Field Medic, lo-fi folk singer Kevin Patrick released the album Songs from the Sunroom in 2017. A compilation of songs that he had recorded over the previous two years, the album gains an unrivaled intimacy from its namesake: a small San Francisco...

January 17, 2020

The Marriage Plot, published in 2011, is the most recent novel by the legendary Jeffrey Eugenides. After a nine-year break, the book marks a refreshing shift from Eugenides’ earlier work, which includes The Virgin Suicides and the Pulitzer prize winning Middlese...

December 7, 2019

 Caroline Polachek

Pang. The title of Caroline Polachek’s debut album is a curious piece of language. Modulating between material and nonmaterial worlds, a “pang” is a spasmic, intense feeling. It is the seizing of the chest from the sudden swell of emotion, be i...

December 7, 2019

The Kim family in Parasite.

The word “masterpiece” is used far too often in film criticism. Few films actually stand at the top of an auteur’s filmography as his/her crowning achievement. Even fewer films are made by true masters of cinema. For Korean writer-dire...

Justin Vernon and Bruce Hornsby of Bon Iver

How does an artist command a room? Sure, he could simply ask his audience for their attention; but true command demands more than that. It requires a certain power to turn your back to the audience, while holding t...

December 7, 2019

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse.

Robert Eggers' new psychodrama The Lighthouse—starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson—is, simply put, a pure work of art. The black and white film follows Winslow (Pattinson), a young man who travels to a sm...

December 7, 2019

 John Mulaney.

Disillusioned observationalist John Mulaney (COL ‘04) has succeeded largely to his ability to juxtapose today’s young-adult existentialism with zestful humor. He is adored by audiences for his acute turns of phrase, quite becoming of an English maj...

October 31, 2019

Grandson, signed by record label Fueled by Ramen in 2016, has a passionate fan base fostered by his intense guitar riffs and biting lyrics that expose the social state of the nation and the corruption in the U.S. government. Grandson’s commitment to lyrics that...

October 31, 2019

 The cast of It Chapter Two. 

It premiered in 2017 to critical acclaim and shocking success in the box office. Two years later and It Chapter Two had big clown shoes to fill. The film follows the Losers as Mike Hanlon (Isaiah Mustafa) calls them back to Derry, Ma...

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