Lizzo tackles the hurt in truth with self-love

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By Erin Caine Former Lifestyle Editor If a Lizzo song doesn’t have you instantly charmed, you might want to get yourself checked out. Ever since her self-esteem-centric hit single “Juice” dropped in January, the outspoken singer-songwriter has been enjoying some much-deserved recognition. Lizzo, aka Melissa Jefferson, first got into making music while growing up in […]

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New Beyoncé documentary shows the struggle behind the triumph

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, reigning matriarch of the music industry, sealed a Netflix deal worth a staggering $60 million for her behind-the-scenes documentary about her thoughts leading up to her performance in 2018 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The first of three specials premiered on Apr. 17, titled […]

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After two semesters as Lifestyle editor, Erin Caine says goodbye

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By Erin Caine Former Lifestyle Editor I guess I can admit now that I more or less got roped into this whole editing gig. Before I started editing Lifestyle, I was fine just being a section writer. It was easy, low-commitment. It was a way for freshman me to “expand my bubble”—just a little bit. […]

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“Killing Eve” is back and it’s as razor-sharp as ever: Fans of the BBC America series are looking forward to rekindling their obsessions for season two

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor If you’ve been waiting since the end of season one of “Killing Eve” for another serving of spy intrigue and lethal, complicated women, then you’re in luck. The second season of the Emmy-nominated thriller premiered April 7 on BBC America. Once again, “Killing Eve” seems poised to be the kind […]

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Are teen romance “bad boys” as dreamy as we think? : This year’s “After” adds to concerns about the way romance is sending the wrong messages

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer The year’s popular teen romance movie, “After,” hit theaters on April 12, debuting at a lackluster $6 million. Though the story itself wasn’t particularly noteworthy, the nature of the relationship between main girl Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) and resident bad boy Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin) has left many critics […]

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New “Star Wars” trailer inspires wild fan speculation

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Walt Disney Studios is back with their favorite cash cow, “Star Wars,” releasing the trailer and title for Episode IX, “The Rise of Skywalker,” on April 12. The trailer of the film, which is set to premiere Dec. 20, was unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. The […]

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Country music might be due for a shake-up: Many are criticizing the decision to boot Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” from the country charts

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor 20-year-old Lil Nas X has been making waves lately in a music genre that, for a while now, has been relatively wave-less. The Atlanta-born singer put out country rap single “Old Town Road” last year in December and it wasn’t long, thanks in part to the social media platform TikTok, […]

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New “Avengers” will pack theaters and empty wallets: Tickets for “Avengers: Endgame” are selling on eBay for high as $25k

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Even if you aren’t familiar with the Marvel Universe, you’ve likely heard of the final installment in the Avengers’ story, “Avengers: Endgame,” and know of the scramble to grab a few tickets for the Apr. 26 premiere. It might still come as a shock, however, to learn just how […]

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Billboard Award 2019 nominations announced: Rapper Cardi B leads the pack with 21 nominations, including “Top Artist”

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Until very recently, male artists—such as Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd—have typically been the ones to snag the most nominations for the Billboard Music Awards. Rapper Cardi B, however, put that unspoken tradition to rest this year with a whopping 21 nominations. That’s just one shy of the […]

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Cast news for “Cowboy Bebop” puts fans at ease: Netflix finds its leads for the live-action adaptation of the acclaimed 1998 anime

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Few other animated series from Japan have experienced the kind of international success that “Cowboy Bebop” has since its original run in 1998. And it’s about to become even more accessible to a Western audience. The original anime, directed by industry legend Shinichiro Watanabe and scored by the inimitable Yoko […]

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