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Eternal Atake has arrived: Baby Pluto, Orenji, and Lil Uzi Vert explained

Eternal Atake has arrived: Baby Pluto, Orenji, and Lil Uzi Vert explained

Casey McCabe, Editor

March 20, 2020

On March 6th 2020 Lil Uzi Vert released his much anticipated second full length studio album, Eternal Atake.  His latest release prior was Luv Is Rage 2, which was released in 2017, three years ago. Eternal Atake was streamed 47.7 million times in the first 24 hours on Spotify alone, with the first t...

Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Casey McCabe, Editor

March 8, 2020

On February 19th, 2020, up and coming rapper Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed at his home in West Hollywood, California.  Pop Smoke had just begun a promising career when he was gunned down, releasing his two full length mixtapes Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2. Pop’s...

Survivor’s legendary fortieth season

Survivor’s legendary fortieth season

Nakul Suresh, Contributor

February 22, 2020

The best of the best return for Survivor’s fortieth season, as 20 former winners are competing for the largest prize offered in reality game show history: 2 million dollars. What better way is there to commemorate 20 years of being on the air than having these legends play again? For a super fan like...

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

February 21, 2020

Everyone loves to imagine the apocalypse, and rightfully so, as it can make for some fantastic pieces of fiction. With the Coronavirus carving a path of destruction across China, many are afraid of a global pandemic occurring. This means it’s the perfect time to bunker down and watch a few movies about...

Roddy Ricch rocked First Avenue and the crowd knew every word

Roddy Ricch rocked First Avenue and the crowd knew every word

Casey McCabe, Editor

February 21, 2020

The crowd was loosely packed and a thin layer of smoke hung in the air.  Blocboy JB, the second opening act prior to the main event had just left the stage, which went dark.  A few moments later Roddy Ricch walked onto the stage singing the opening lines to “Intro,” causing the crowd to surge forw...

Oscars 2020: Parasite breaks boundaries, wins big

Oscars 2020: Parasite breaks boundaries, wins big

Ben Dettmer

February 20, 2020

We can count many more appearances from the endearing Bong Joon Ho in the future.

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2020

1917, a film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes, follows the journey of two ordinary British Army soldiers who are given an extraordinary task: deliver a message through a war zone to a British colonel that will save the lives of 1,600 men. Included among those 1,600 is the brother of one o...

Best Picture Breakdown: Joker, The Irishman, Parasite, and Little Women

Best Picture Breakdown: Joker, The Irishman, Parasite, and Little Women

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

February 8, 2020

Joker Joker is the black horse of this year’s Best Picture nominees. It’s a pastiche of '70s and '80s Martin Scorsese films starring one of the most iconic comic book villains – the Joker. Its inclusion is particularly controversial among “cinephiles” who think it’s an unintelligent fil...

Best Picture Breakdown: Ford v. Ferrari, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Picture Breakdown: Ford v. Ferrari, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Addison Scufsa, A&E Editor

February 8, 2020

Ford v. Ferrari Ford v. Ferrari is quite the racing movie. It's a big budget film with some of the biggest actors in Hollywood including the likes of Matt Damon and Christian Bale detailing an epic battle between foriegn and domestic companies at Le Mans. Basically, it has all the makings of a best...

“Ee Err” Roddy Ricch is coming to First Avenue

“Ee Err” Roddy Ricch is coming to First Avenue

Casey McCabe, Editor

February 7, 2020

Fresh off the release of his debut album, “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” Roddy Ricch will be returning to Minneapolis to rock the main stage at First Avenue.  Roddy, real name Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr., performed in the cities last year at the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown. The Varsity is a ...

The Irishman Movie Review

The Irishman Movie Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

December 14, 2019

The “gangster epics” rank among some of the most cherished films of all time. Classics like The Godfather, The Untouchables, and Scarface are still watched and enjoyed by audiences decades following their release. Martin Scorsese is undeniably one of the masters of this particular genre, with him...

Juice WRLD, Dead at 21

Juice WRLD, Dead at 21

Casey McCabe, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2019

With the end of the decade came the end of one of its brightest and youngest stars.  On December 8, 2019, Juice WRLD, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins was pronounced dead by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. In a since released TMZ report, the outlet claimed that Juice died from cardiac a...

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