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Black Widow was released on July 9 after the title character’s decade-long journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Arts & Culture

Black Widow is a nostalgic, action-packed eulogy

July 27, 2021 0 comments

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been waiting for a glimpse into the elusive Natasha Romanoff since her debut in Iron Man 2. After an 11-year long journey with the Avengers, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) finally got her own movie July 9.

Lucy Dacus used experiences from her upbringing as inspiration for her album "Home Video."

Arts & Culture

‘Home Video’ shows Lucy Dacus at her best

June 30, 2021 0 comments

For years, Lucy Dacus has been one of indie’s best kept secrets. After bubbling under the surface as a member of the group boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker and after the release of her first album “No Burden,” Dacus’ sophomore record “Historian” garnered her a reach she’d never had before. 

Marie Ulven, Norwegian singer-songwriter known as girl in red, has garnered millions of followers on platforms like Spotify and Instagram.

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On the verge of greatness: girl in red releases album ‘if i could make it go quiet’

June 16, 2021 0 comments

Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven, more widely known as the indie-pop icon girl in red, released her debut album “if i could make it go quiet” April 30 to much anticipation by fans and critics alike. 

Emma Stone shines as Cruella de Vil, the rising-star/budding antagonist on the West End in 70’s London.

Arts & Culture

‘Cruella,’ the Disney villainess with a fashionable backstory

June 7, 2021 0 comments

Directed by Craig Gillespie (“I, Tonya”), “Cruella” is a dazzling crime-comedy, villain origin story with a vampy flair distinct from the standard Disney live-action feature.

“Cyclopedia Exotica” is Dhaliwal’s second full-length graphic novel.

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“Cyclopedia Exotica” looks at microaggressions, marginalization from a one-eyed perspective

June 1, 2021 1 comment

From the one-eyed point of view of the Cyclops, Aminder Dhaliwal’s graphic novel “Cyclopedia Exotica” examines topics ranging from relationships and community building to microaggressions and casual bigotry, all planted in a world where Cyclopes and human “Two-Eyes” live among one another.

Rodrigo’s first studio-length album, “Sour,” was released May 21 to widespread acceptance and popularity amongst Gen Z-ers.

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Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘SOUR,’ the onset of the TikTok Era of Music

May 27, 2021 0 comments

Olivia Rodrigo has become a name that everybody recognizes — whether you’ve spent hours watching TikTok videos to her debut single ‘drivers license,’ released earlier this year, or you’ve heard the song playing on the radio. 

From semi-autobiographical family dramas to feature film debuts with throwback pizzazz, here are four movies and a TV show that celebrate AAPI heritage.

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Five films, TV series celebrate AAPI heritage

May 23, 2021 0 comments

Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) and Marcus Kim (Randall Park) are childhood best friends who drifted apart after an awkward falling-out as teenagers. Fast-forward 15 years, Sasha has garnered culinary fame as a chef renowned for elevated Asian cuisine.

"Godzilla vs Kong" delivers epic fight scenes between legendary rivals. The conclusion of the Monsterverse series packs a punch.

Arts & Culture

“Godzilla vs. Kong” showcases feel-good fisticuffs extravaganza between legendary rivals

April 8, 2021 0 comments

As the fourth installment in Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse franchise — a shared cinematic universe which began with the 2014 “Godzilla” — “Godzilla vs. Kong” is an incredibly fun watch.

"Chemtrails" is Del Rey's seventh studio album.

Arts & Culture

Lana Del Rey’s outdated image of America

April 7, 2021 13 comments

If Phoebe Bridgers is the Twitter music star — outwardly moody and unsatisfied; “ghosting” friends and effusively crying; favoring words over decoration — Lana Del Rey is the alternative darling of Instagram.

Tom Holland's compelling performance is not enough to save the film that fails to go deep enough.

Arts & Culture

‘Cherry,’ a failed American epic despite sincere performances

April 1, 2021 0 comments

In Part One of the film “Cherry,” adapted from Nico Walker’s semi-autobiographical 2018 novel of the same title, Tom Holland plays the titular character in a college setting.