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Another brick in the wall

The W. and Ellen Lovefest America’s (arguably) favorite daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres attracted controversy in recent weeks after being photographed with former President George W. Bush. Bush isn’t just any ex-president. Bush is the man who called for a constitutional amendment to ban

Tove Lo | Sunshine Kitty | Album Review

Island Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Sunshine Kitty, as the title implies, is odd. The album opens with a Chili Pepper’s-like guitar riff and some sampling of Italian dialogue before transitioning into “Glad He’s Gone,” in which Tove Lo tells a friend (that

Another brick in the wall

Campaigning While Female A press conference last week organized by Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman (who are full-time conservative activists, I guess?) revealed that Kelvin Ty Whelly, a 24-year-old ex-Marine, supposedly had an affair with U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Wohl and Burkman

Another brick in the wall

Children are the future? Like many Americans, I first learned of the work of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg within the last few weeks. I mostly glazed over headlines until something caught my eye: Greta Thunberg is 16 years old. Though many are probably aware of

Facebook’s new dating app is altogether a bad idea

Don’t trust a company that has lied before Facebook, the platform whose controversies include allowing Cambridge Analytica to harvest the data of 87 million users for political purposes, to contributing to the current genocide in Myanmar, apparently thinks launching a new dating app is the

Hustlers hustles a true story

The trailers for Hustlers present a fun heist film, similar to Ocean’s Eleven, with a vague target described as “Wall Street” and no suggestion of real victims. The subject matter of Hustlers is, in actuality, much harder to stomach. A group of former strippers, including

Another brick in the wall

Politicians aren’t heroes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had already been facing a series of public relations disasters over the last year when photos were released of Trudeau wearing brownface at an “Arabian Nights” themed party in 2001. Most notably, in April the Canada Ethics

Charli XCX | Charli | Album Review

Asylum/Atlantic Records Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Despite her obvious talent–releasing her first album at age 18–Charli XCX has had trouble establishing her brand as a pop star. It perhaps doesn’t help that Charli has a habit of giving her best songs to other artists,