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Akira: a retrospective

The American localization of the popular paradigm-shifting anime drama Akira has now reached its 30-year anniversary. With a tv series reboot in the works, it’s time to look back on the original film, which still holds up as an unearthly futuristic saga depicting complex post-war

Modern synthpop reintroduced to Denver

BANKS at the Fillmore California synthpop singer-songwriter BANKS returned to Denver touring her latest record, III. Her show pulled out all the stops and was a lively and memorable musical and visual experience.  As one of Denver’s larger scale venues, the 20-plus-year-old Fillmore Auditorium never

Stop celebrating Halloween before October

It’s a sacred event, it doesn’t need over a month Anyone who’s anyone can appreciate the mass’s love for the spookiest of seasons, even if they don’t much care for it. Halloween is simply a beloved time of year. The lights, the costumes, the pumpkins,

Sister Neapolitan at Daniel’s Hall

CU Denver trio plays historic locale One of the CU Denver College of Arts and Media’s most celebrated groups, Sister Neapolitan, recently opened for CU Alumni group Avenhart at their single release show. Swallow Hill hosted the event, in the romantic and time-heralded Daniel’s Hall. For

Mwahaha | Lovers | Album Review

Mwahaha Music Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Six years following the release of their debut self-titled record, Mwahaha have at long last put out Lovers, a gentle and more reflective record than their previous release. Lovers is a deceptively alluring record. On the surface, it

Sororities and fraternities recruiting at CU Denver

What to expect from new organizations As the Auraria campus continues to grow in profile and expand, new opportunities await students hoping to branch out and connect. “Sorority & Fraternity Life” is a new program that will be rolling out in the upcoming spring semester,

Book Review: Brute: Poems

The Walt Whitman Award-winning writer and poet Emily Skaja has released her long-awaited debut poetry compilation, Brute, a twisting series of well-crafted pieces collected from a number of national journals from which they were first published. The entire work is a testament to a broken

Black Midi | Schlagenheim | Album Review

Rough Trade Records Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars English math-rockers Black Midi have released their highly anticipated debut record, Schlagenheim, a relentless musical exploration blending hardcore technicality with an avant-garde sensibility. Part of what makes this album so great is the dynamic range from