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‘The Irishman’ chronicles mafia history, lacks modern depth

On Nov. 27, renowned Italian-American filmmaker Martin Scorsese — known for films including “Goodfellas,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Departed” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”— made his Netflix debut with his newest film “The Irishman.” With an arduous runtime of three hours and 30 minutes, ...


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Brown senior releases debut album

Gabe Simon ’20 released his debut album, “Mr. Adrian Goes to Kihei” last week under the stage name of “Dogmanjones.” Now available on Spotify and Apple Music, Dogman’s tracks resist any sort of neat denomination; punctuated by abundant sampling and incorporating elements of lo-fi, pop, hip-hop ...


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FKA twigs’ second album ties personal suffering to religion

In her second studio-length album “MAGDALENE,” cross-genre artist FKA twigs employs her emotion-laced voice as a medium for self-reflection, dancing between genuine emotion and cliched heartbreak. The album’s title alludes to the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene, who is one of Jesus Christ’s ...


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‘Parasite’ stuns viewers with class commentary

The South Korean film “Parasite” has continued to shock audiences across the globe ever since it won the Palme d’Or award at the May 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by the highly acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, also responsible for the dystopian movies “Snowpiercer” and ...


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Big Thief’s new album invokes earthliness

On Oct. 11, indie outfit Big Thief released their second studio album of the year, “Two Hands,” which they described as the “earth twin” of their critically acclaimed, celestial album “U.F.O.F.” In “Two Hands,” it is evident that Big Thief sets out to explore space and physical temporality. ...


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Kanye West turns to Christianity in ‘Jesus is King’ album

On Oct. 25, fans all around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when Kanye West finally dropped his album “Jesus is King,” more than a year after its original release date. The 11-song album is comprised entirely of Christian rap — a completely new trajectory for West, breaking away ...


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Comedy-drama series ‘Modern Love’ falls flat

Based on the popular New York Times weekly column of the same name, “Modern Love” was released Oct. 18 on Amazon Prime Video, boasting the faces of Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel. The column Modern Love began in 2004 and continues to feature personal sagas of love, empathy and intimacy in ...


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bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

Rising pop singer Megan Bülow, who is known by the stage name bülow, delighted fans with the Oct. 4 release of her five-track EP “The Contender.” The German-born and Canada-based 19 year old has been praised for her songwriting skills in her past works, “Damaged Vol. 1” and “Damaged Vol. ...


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Charli XCX releases new wave poptimism in 'Charli'

Charli XCX’s third studio album, “Charli,” released on Sept. 13, reinvents the pop artist’s identity and reinforces her knack for electronic nuance through innovative production and unique pop invention. Twenty-seven-year-old Charlotte Aitchison, who performs under the moniker of Charli XCX, ...


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Trinity Rep. stages gruesome, modern ‘Macbeth’

Trinity Repertory Company’s production of “Macbeth,” running from Jan. 31 through March 3, is a gloriously gruesome and thrilling performance, presenting a characterization of baseness all too applicable in today’s political world. While many theatrical interpretations of Shakespeare wrench ...


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‘Until, Until, Until...’ re-enacts 1981 performance

“Until, Until, Until…” a performance directed, written and produced by Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux was staged in Studio 1 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights last week. Presented by the Brown Arts Initiative, the multimedia play reimagines ...


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