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Daily Archives: September 20, 2016

Professor Releases Award-Winning Film

MOVIE BOASTS FEMINISM, MOTORCYCLES When attending a women’s motorcycle event a couple years ago, Assistant Professor of Digital Design Michelle Carpenter was hungry for stories. She patiently waited for one so captivating and unique that she could make a documentary or film out of it.

Toxic Avenger Gets Musical Adaptation

STILL CAMPY, LOW-BUDGET, AND HILARIOUS The Toxic Avenger is popularly known for its extreme gore and incomprehensibly low budget, but despite the Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufmen film being mostly entertaining to people who are high, the film has achieved a cult classic status. When

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Taylor Kirby: FEMINIST AGENDA

I’ve moved over 15 times in the last decade. Despite that wealth of experience, I’m still really, really bad at it, and my latest relocation this past weekend was not smooth going. The worst of it is behind me—including frantic box runs to Walmart at

CD REVIEW: GROUPLOVE

Big Mess (Atlantic Records) The energized indie rock band GROUPLOVE has resurfaced on the alternative-rock platform with the recent release of their third album, Big Mess, on Sept. 9. The album’s compilation of softer-sounding indie songs with pop vocal flairs falls stagnant as each song

CD REVIEW: WILCO

Wilco’s 10th studio album, entitled Shmilco, was an unexpected release on Sept. 9. Humorously enough, after 20 years of making music, the musicians have not abandoned their soothing and melancholy habits. Jeff Tweedy, the lead singer of the group, described the album as “joyously negative”

CD REVIEW: Bastille

Wild World (Virgin Records) Bastille has dropped an album for the first time in three years, and—to no fan’s surprise—each song sounds exactly the same. Wild World, which debuted on Sept. 9, sounds no different than their 2013 album All This Bad Blood. Bastille has

CD REVIEW: M.I.A.

AIM (Interscope Records) Activist musician M.I.A. continues to use her music as an outlet to express her strong political views in her new album AIM. Released Sept. 9, AIM consists of 17 songs, all touching on the topics that currently plague the country: infringement on

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William Card: NOISE F.M.

It was the summer of 2009 and I was on my way to show choir camp. In the heart of the urban and sprawling mecca that is Illinois, lay the city of Decatur. The scent of the air was a startling and confounding nexus of

Fantasia Fest Reclaims Vintage Artistic Spirit

DIY SPACE HOSTS THREEDAY FEST Fantasia, an art and music event held at local DIY space Rhinoceropolis in the RiNo art district, adrenalized and inspired audiences last weekend. Beginning in 2012, Fantasia has become one of Rhinoceropolis’ biggest events. The event space is split into

YaSi on Stranded Feelings; Vulnerability

IDENTITY, CONFUSION, AND CULTURE Heartbreak is one of the most confusing and aggravating emotions to cope with. The journeys of many take them to the fringes of vulnerability and comfort. Musicians, for example, showcase their experiences by somberly crafting tracks that stitch together their own