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Music review: ‘Circuits’ by Chris Potter

As a world-renowned jazz icon, Chris Potter has demonstrated throughout the course of his career just why he is considered one of the most influential artists of this generation. On Feb. 22, Potter released his major new album entitled “Circuits.” On this album, Potter teams up with keyboardist James Francies, drummer Eric Harland and bassist Linley Marthe. Potter can also ...

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Book review: 12 Rules for Life

Chances are, if you’ve heard the name Jordan Peterson, it wasn’t in a positive context. The Canadian clinical-psychologist-turned-inadvertent-political-icon was thrust into the speculative spotlight after speaking out against an amendment to Canadian Bill C-16, an amendment which, in his eyes, limited the right to free speech. It was about this time as well that he released 12 Rules for Life: ...

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Review: Netflix and Hulu battle for “hottest” documentary

Between super models, beautiful beaches and amazing big name acts, the Fyre Festival was presented as the hottest new music festival, an even more exclusive, prestigious, luxurious and expensive festival than Coachella. It was created by entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, and it ended up being one of, if not, the most notorious scam of our generation thus ...

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Review: Kingdom Hearts 3 lives up to the legacy

Over a decade ago, Kingdom Hearts 3 was released. After watching gameplays, reading multiple articles and reviews and playing it a little myself, Kingdom Hearts 3 may have lived up to its legacy. For anyone who has no idea what Kingdom Hearts is, it is a series that was created by Tetsuya Nomura in 2002, and it revolves around characters ...

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Turn It Off: 5 TV Episodes That Killed Their Show

That’s it. It’s cancelled. Well, not really, but you’ll be wishing it had once you get to these episodes.Granted, if a show runs long enough, it will have a few duds here and there. That’s no justification for these types of episodes, though. They serve no purpose other than to taint the audience’s view of characters and plots they have ...

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Review: ‘Apocalypse’ continues to impress

Since the first season’s release in 2011, FX Network’s “American Horror Story” has been shocking and exciting viewers across the nation. It’s no holds-barred storytelling, graphic violence and occult themes have kept it at the forefront of American television popular culture. “Murder House” was jolting, edgy. It was definitely an outlier on the broadcasting scene. The second season began the ...

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Review: ‘A Star is Born’ lives up to hype

It’s in the dying embers of a star that one will find the perfect ingredients for a new celestial body, and after watching “A Star is Born,” you’d probably think this doesn’t just apply to the stars in the sky. In the newest remake of the 1937, “A Star is Born,” a film loosely based on the 1932, “What Price ...

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Are the new iPhones really worth it?

Last year was a big year for Apple: they revolutionized the iPhone design by giving it a nearly bezel-less display and ditching the famous home button. They also became one of the first companies to sell a $1,000 smartphone.   On Sept. 12, Apple introduced the latest additions to the iPhone family: the XS, XS Max and the XR. While the naming of the devices ...

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Review: ‘Atypical’ remains humorous while tackling issues

Autism has been a widely identified mental condition for decades now, yet those diagnosed with the disorder are still misunderstood. Netflix made the decision to tackle this heavy issue with its release of the original series “Atypical” on Aug. 11, 2017. This down-to-earth series manages to put a comical twist on a diagnosis that many people equate to a life ...

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Take a journey with ‘Hands on a Hard Body’

VSU’s Resident Fine Arts Department kicked off their 2018-19 season with the production of “Hands on a Hardbody,” a musical based on the 1997 documentary that was first performed on Broadway in 2013.   This is a story of 10 contestants hoping to win a “hardbody” truck by being the last person to let go of it and drive away with their ...

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