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Most ambitious crossover event ever

  That’s so Suite Life of Hannah Montana On July 26, 2006, the world was changed forever by the collision of three separate TV show universes. Within 26 minutes, the world had been shown the single most ambitious and revolutionary crossover. Since the first airing

Most bizarre celebrity baby names

Maybe they’re born with it, maybe it’s dumb Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their daughter Apple, awareness has grown surrounding strange baby names. While Apple was the first celebrity child to have an unconventional name go viral, she has definitely been one-upped

It’s okay to fail

Falling short can lead to greatness The Disney movie Meet the Robinsons has a scene where Lewis, a teenage orphan, was showing his latest invention to a family interested in adopting him. As he began demonstrating his peanut butter and jelly sandwich-making machine, the mechanisms

41st Denver Film Festival spotlights women+film

Festival puts female filmmakers at forefront From Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, the 41st Annual Denver Film Festival (DFF), hosted by the Denver Film Society (DFS), came together to celebrate local and international films. Hundreds of films were showcased, seven red carpets were walked by

Young the Giant | Mirror Master | Album Review

Elektra Records Rating: 4 out of 5 Young the Giant’s newest album takes a reflective look rather than focusing on the big picture issues addressed in their previous albums. Mirror Master is a vulnerable discussion on life’s darkest moments. In an interview with Billboard, lead

CityCenter connects campus to Denver business

CU Denver establishes itself as Denver’s research institute CU Denver’s CityCenter opened on Oct. 10 in an attempt to further establish the “CU in the City” vision by building connections with local governments, businesses, and non-profits.  Before it opened as the front door to the

John Carpenter | The Shape Returns | Single Review

Sacred Bones With the release of the 2018 version of Halloween, composer John Carpenter has given the classic piano theme a 21st century update with a classic 1970’s touch. “The Shape Returns” maintains the original skittery piano and adds retro-sounding synth chords in a minor

Cat Power | Wanderer | Album Review

Domino Recording Co. Rating: 4 out 5 stars Charlyn Marie Marshall, known best by her stage name Cat Power, released her first album since 2012, titled Wanderer. The album is powerful in its simplicity. Most tracks feature only Marshall’s voice with a piano, the occasional