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Despite Strong Lead, <i>Patti Cake$</i> is Nothing New

Despite Strong Lead, Patti Cake$ is Nothing New

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08/30/2017

Fluorescent green light cuts through billowing smoke as producer O-Z (Sahr Ngaujah) introduces Patti (Danielle MacDonald) — Killa P — onstage. The crowd roars with approval as Patti ambles onstage. Suddenly, an alarm blares and Patti groggily comes into reality. We watch her morning routine as she makes her way through her small, dingy house,…

Critical Voices: Arcade Fire, <i>Everything Now</i>

Critical Voices: Arcade Fire, Everything Now

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08/14/2017

During the past few months, there were indications that Arcade Fire was nearing the brink of a 2007-Britney-Spears style meltdown. In addition to developing a tendency to refer to their band in the third person on Twitter, Arcade Fire pulled a series of bizarre promotional stunts, like emailing concertgoers about show dress codes and advertising…

The Monster Under the Bed

The Monster Under the Bed

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08/02/2017

A little more than a year ago today, as I sat vigilantly at my post at Reynolds carrying out my oath as a student guard (the few, the proud) to protect the Georgetown community, I answered a call from my mom. Her tone was hurried and hushed. She was calling to let me know that…

Weekly List: Under The Covers

Weekly List: Under The Covers

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07/31/2017

Weekly List: Under The Covers For when you just want to stay in bed, removed from the world, here’s a group of soft and sweet covers, and (mostly) equally pleasant originals. 1. “Thinkin Bout You”/”Thinking About You”: Frank Ocean/Typhoon Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” is arguably the best genre-spanning song to ever be released. It’s…

LaVar Ball’s Understated Sexism

LaVar Ball’s Understated Sexism

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07/31/2017

As recent 2nd overall NBA draft pick Lonzo Ball was getting ready to head off to UCLA for his freshman year of college, he and two his younger brothers, both UCLA commits, began to make waves as a family of basketball prodigies. Their father, LaVar, who prides himself as the architect of their success, has…

Born from Quirky Comedy, <i>Brigsby Bear</i> is Warm and Fuzzy

Born from Quirky Comedy, Brigsby Bear is Warm and Fuzzy

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07/24/2017

Brigsby Bear Adventures — an off-kilter mishmash of Teletubbies and Barney — is such a constant in the life of 25-year-old James (Kyle Mooney) it borders on a religion. Day after day, James plops down in front of his old fashioned TV and absorbs the show’s peculiar aphorisms as the titular animatronic bear solves math…

<i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> Gets Caught in Its Own Web

Spider-Man: Homecoming Gets Caught in Its Own Web

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07/19/2017

When a film gets a character as right as Spider-Man: Homecoming gets Peter Parker, it can go a long way towards making a great movie. There’s no doubt that Homecoming’s biggest strength is its titular hero. Tom Holland is a natural as both sides of Peter Parker’s identity, as he embraces the role with a…

Weekly List: These Are Our Days

Weekly List: These Are Our Days

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07/10/2017

Alright, bear with me. This definitely isn’t your typical summer playlist ripe with pop anthems and tunes that make you want to lay on the beach, like, forever. What I like in a summer playlist is risk-taking, unlikely partnerings, and songs that take you to a place you won’t find on top-10 travel lists. Basically,…

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