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Where is the nuance? The new Batman dissapoints

Where is the nuance? The new Batman dissapoints

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03/25/2014

Ever since Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, Batman has experienced an immense rise in popularity.  Not only has the Caped Crusader slowly made his way into almost every DC Comics movie and television franchise, but he has formed almost a quarter of DC Comic’s monthly comic releases.  However this does not mean that Batman is always written…

What It Takes To Be an F1 Driver: A Primer

What It Takes To Be an F1 Driver: A Primer

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03/25/2014

SPOILER ALERT: The results of the Australian Grand Prix will be discussed (albeit briefly). Please do not read ahead if you have yet to watch it. If you watched this season’s opening race, the Australian Grand Prix, you’ll remember that two of the top ten finishers were college-aged. McLaren-Mercedes’s Kevin Magnussen finished in second place,…

Ivan Brunetti’s memoir draws on depression

Ivan Brunetti’s memoir draws on depression

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03/23/2014

I’m going to ease myself into this book column with a picture book—a grown-up picture book that hints at all the disillusionment and exhaustion characteristic of actual adult life. (As you can tell, I’m really looking forward to graduation.) Aesthetics: A Memoir by the renowned Ivan Brunetti uses eclectic Brunetti original artworks and brief descriptions…

Divergent is indefinitely bland

Divergent is indefinitely bland

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03/22/2014

Ever since the success of the Harry Potter film franchise, a lot of young adult book series have been adapted for the big screen to cash in on that popularity, most notably Twilight and The Hunger Games. The newest addition is Divergent, based on the novel by Veronica Roth. Given that the concept of the…

Glee hits the big 100

Glee hits the big 100

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03/21/2014

Five seasons, over 1000 songs, a lot of drama, and multiple fights and Glee has finally reached 100 episodes. And they definitely pulled out all the stops for their centenarian. Beware: there will be spoilers. The high school musical drama, celebrated its 100th episode this week with a bang. All the old Glee Club members…

Bad Words is obscenely good

Bad Words is obscenely good

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03/21/2014

Bad Words is a film that could have easily gone sour. The premise sounds like something that would promise a dull story and empty crass humor. But luckily for us, star and first-time director Jason Bateman manages the film in such a way that avoids both of these and comes out with something pretty funny….

Critical Voices: Foster the People, Supermodel

Critical Voices: Foster the People, Supermodel

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03/20/2014

Following Foster the People’s unexpected success with the release of Torches in 2011, the trio, led by Mark Foster, faced an entirely new level of expectation. Fans wanted another taste of the group’s signature synthetic and contagious sound. But Supermodel, their latest release, does not stick as easily as their previous LP. Foster has clearly taken the…

Critical Voices: Enrique Iglesias, SEX AND LOVE

Critical Voices: Enrique Iglesias, SEX AND LOVE

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03/20/2014

SEX AND LOVE – nope, it’s not that Ethics class you were too nervous to sign up for. It’s just Enrique Iglesias, back at it again. In his latest release, the singer dishes out an interesting mix of tracks, ranging from sweet to sultry to downright sexual. It’s also a medley of collaborative numbers, featuring…

A Case for the Classics

A Case for the Classics

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03/19/2014

Your “Intro to Philosophy” paper is due in 24 hours—so, you open a new Word document, grab an M&M cookie from Wiseys, plug your headphones into your ears and click the first “Paper Writing” or “Midterm Jams” playlist on Spotify. The gentle notes of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de lune” begin to reverberate through your headphones,…

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