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Lil Nas X bears it all for debut album, ‘MONTERO’

Sept. 17 was a wild day for the internet: after much anticipation—and plenty of strange maternity-style photos—singer/songwriter Lil Nas X finally released his first full-length album, ‘MONTERO’. This album was highly personal for him, with songs on pain, grief, distrust and confidence. It was also star-studded with collaborations with other famous artists such as Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion and ...

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Emmy red carpet looks: the best and the worst

The 2021 Emmy awards aired on Sept. 19 with a variety of outstanding actresses and actors. Out of some of those outstanding celebrities, only a few of them went all out in their attire for the awards. Let’s look at some of the best and worst looks from the red carpet. The Best: MJ Rodrigues MJ Rodrigues’ Emmy red carpet ...

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“Cinderella”: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bleh

From the countless adaptations of “Cinderella,” the movie has come a long way for her to get her “girlboss” title. But at what cost? “Cinderella” has been a tale told many times, starting with origins in China as “Yeh-Shen” and Greek mythology as Rhodopis. However, many know the story for its Disney iterations of the classic tale: poor girl who ...

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“Candyman”: watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it

As a seasoned horror veteran, I had never watched the “Candyman” series, and jumped at the chance to view both films. I was appalled at the 1992 film, as it was lacking any true scares, but daring to call itself anything other than a waste of my time. The lighting and visual effects were acceptable, but there was nothing else ...

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Marvel raises the bar for future movies with “Shang-Chi”

Marvel released the new movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, starring Simu Liu on Sept. 3. The movie’s budget was $150-200 million; however, according to Forbes, the movie has topped the domestic box office for the second Friday in a row making $9.7 million and $119.5 million for the domestic total. The main character, Shaun, works as ...

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McDonald’s Saweetie meal: the Icy girl coming in hot

After the success of sales and media from the international “BTS Meal,” McDonald’s has come back with another celebrity endorsement meal: the Saweetie meal. Saweetie, an American rapper, rose to prominence in 2017 with her RIAA-certified platinum debut single “Icy Girl”. However, it’s theorized that it’s not Saweetie’s music that caught McDonald’s attention, but her bizarre eating habits which have ...

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‘Donda’ leaves fans wanting more

Kanye West dropped his 10th studio album, “Donda”, in remembrance of his late mother, Donda West. The drop of this album came with a lot of antics, and when actually listening to it, it becomes a cohesive body of work. The beginning of the album starts with the song ‘Donda Chant’. It is an eerie chant of West’s mothers name ...

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Passage 2 India gives South Asian flavor

Passage 2 India, a family owned traditional restaurant, stands tall but does not stand out. When I arrived at the restaurant with my best friend, the smell was apparent the second we got out of the car: Spices and home recipes wafted all the way down the block. When my party came inside, we were greeted with traditional music and ...

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Hobo Johnson seeks ‘revenge’ with his fifth album

Artists and bands have been incorporating their names into their albums for years: some known and some barely heard of. One artist, Hobo Johnson and The LoveMakers, is an up-and-coming star in the indie hip-hop scene. Many great hit albums have been “Who’s Next” by The Who, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” by Black Sabbath, “Aretha” by Aretha Franklin and “Bobby” by ...

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Clairo’s classic sound touches fans with “Sling”

Professionally known as Clairo, Claire Cottrill is a queer culture, indie pop icon, most known for her song “Sofia.” Her latest album, “Sling,” does nothing short of keeping her LGBTQIA+ fanbase intrigued and in love. “Sling,” released in mid-July, is exactly what you need to add to your cottage core, internet café and study playlists. Critics are surprised at her ...

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