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Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V:” One of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of the decade lives up to the hype

Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V:” One of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of the decade lives up to the hype

by Bailey Spore and Ryan Sheehy

October 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Tha Carter V,released September 28, is made stronger by guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, XXXTentacion, Travis Scott, and more. Tha Carter V is an overall amazing album, and we recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t already. The album opens with a hook from the late controversial Florida rapper ...

Big Mouth: A nostalgic whiff of preteen spirit

Big Mouth: A nostalgic whiff of preteen spirit

by Haley Enders, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Warning: Minor Spoilers. Rate: 5/5 stars Big Mouth, a Netflix original, produced by Nick Kroll and his childhood best friend, Andrew Goldberg, was inspired by Kroll being pantsed in middle school in front of his crush. The entire show is based on Kroll and Goldberg and their experiences in the aw...

Play Review – Blythe Spirit at Other Voices Theater, Frederick, October 26-28

by Damon Norko, Guest Contributor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

As a playwright, I have been doing a lot of traveling lately and have experienced the magic of theater in a lot of different venues up and down the east coast, but on Friday night, I was delighted to discover a truly great venue right in my backyard in Frederick. The Other Voices Theater is located in th...

Movie Review: “Night School” Starring Kevin Hart

Movie Review: “Night School” Starring Kevin Hart

by Katie Roach, Reporter

October 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Tickets were sold out on September 28 and the week following for the new movie Night School starring Kevin Hart. People are lining up to watch this fun-filled comedy directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The popular director has brought us other films like Girls Trip (2017), Scary Movie 5 (2013), and The Best Man (199...

Supreme: An “Excellent” waste of money

Supreme: An “Excellent” waste of money

by Andrew Lyons, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

The Supreme brand in recent years can be, with utmost certainty, described as the most substantial waste of consumers' money, with a hoodie costing $650.00. Why are so many people suckered into purchasing? Supreme is a clothing and skateboard empire with humble origins as small shop on Lafayette Stree...

Movie Review: “Like Father” has little to like

Movie Review: “Like Father” has little to like

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

In Like Father (rated TV-MA), another stereotypical, and, unfortunately humorless, romantic comedy, Rachel Hamilton’s (Kristen Bell) workaholic tendencies leave her alone at the altar by her fiance Owen (Jon Foster). As she flees from the ceremony, she catches a glimpse of her father, Harry (Kelsey Gram...

Unpopular opinion: Sony’s Venom is misunderstood masterpiece

Unpopular opinion: Sony’s Venom is misunderstood masterpiece

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

After Venom hit theatres on October 5th, it was torn apart by critics and condemned for its exclusion of Spiderman, its absurdist humor, and even for the symbiote’s appearance. Robbie Collin of The Telegraph said, “Sony Pictures appear to have lavished a nine-figure sum on, and are now hoping ...

Rappers and Rap Sheets: The negative impact of shock culture

Rappers and Rap Sheets:  The negative impact of shock culture

by Andrew Lyons, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

From 2017-present, “mumble” rap has become extremely popular, with Lil’ Pump as the mascot of this subgenre. Lil’ Pump, who frequently uses a new-age drug commonly called “Lean," celebrates breaking the law in social media, his videos, and his lyrics. This is a problem because mumble rap a...

Reflecting on the one year anniversary of Tom Petty’s death

Reflecting on the one year anniversary of Tom Petty’s death

by Josh Tidd, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

On September 28, a box set of 60 Tom Petty songs (with 10 previously unreleased tracks) will be available to music lovers everywhere.  I'm hoping the vinyl set is under my Christmas tree this year.  The box set, "An American Treasure" is an appropriate title for one of my favorite musicians. On Oc...

Sierra Burgess is a loser . . . and so is her movie

Sierra Burgess is a loser . . . and so is her movie

by Kendall Martin, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

On September 7 a new romantic comedy movie Sierra Burgess is a Loser came out on Netflix. I do not think it is worth your viewing time. A girl named Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser) who is smart, but unpopular, and made fun of for her body size, is texted by Jamey (Noah Centineo). Jamey thinks he is texti...

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