Music videos are getting bolder, more creative

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor It’s getting harder and harder to differentiate today’s music videos from short films. Actually, a few musical artists this year have done exactly that: blend the two mediums together to create an audio-visual experience like no other. Beyoncé’s 2016 album, “Lemonade,” for instance, was accompanied by a 65-minute film which […]

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A celebration of the rock musical “Repo! The Genetic Opera”

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By Brian Brecker Senior Writer “Repo! The Genetic Opera,” a cult classic rock opera musical directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Nov. 7. The film centers on a man who repossesses organs in a dystopian capitalist future on behalf of healthcare behemoth GeneCo and a young girl with a blood condition […]

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Upcoming Amy Winehouse hologram tour set for 2019 :

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Though it’s been seven years since the celebrated R&B songstress, Amy Winehouse, tragically lost her life in a long struggle with addiction, she is set to make her “reappearance” on the stage in 2019. An upcoming hologram tour, produced by BASE Hologram, will project her image and voice onstage along […]

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Four feel-good films to restore your faith in humanity

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Though for some it may feel like the semester began only a short while ago, we’re now on the final stretch and heading toward winter break. Of course, before break can begin in earnest, you probably have finals and essays and projects to worry about. Understandably, stress levels are up […]

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New faces and dangers aboard the Argus Limited

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer After a long wait, the popular animated web series “RWBY” (pronounced “ruby”) has made its electrifying return. The first episode of its sixth volume, “Argus Limited,” aired Oct. 27. on RoosterTeeth.com. Created by the late Monty Oum and produced by Rooster Teeth Productions, “RWBY” takes place in the fantasy […]

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Nicole Kidman reinvents herself in upcoming ‘Destroyer’: Is this a sign that women’s roles in Hollywood are slowly but surely evolving?

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Academy Award-winning actress and producer Nicole Kidman is no stranger to playing complicated women. From her Emmy-winning role in HBO’s “Big Little Lies” as Celeste, who struggles to break free from an abusive marriage, to her role as the tortured and deeply private Virginia Woolf in “The Hours,” Kidman has […]

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Gordon Ramsay welcomes hopefuls to hell again: The 18th season of “Hell’s Kitchen” pits veterans against rookies for the prize of Executive Chef

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Chef Gordon Ramsay is back with his popular cooking competition, “Hell’s Kitchen,” for its 18th season. Dubbed the “Rookies vs. Veterans” season, Ramsay brought in fresh faces as well as previous competitors looking for one more chance to rise above the rest. The prize is the coveted Executive Chef […]

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“Mystic poet” of rock Stevie Nicks nominated for Hall of Fame: Here’s a list of the top Stevie Nicks songs she didn’t record with Fleetwood Mac

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame called recent nominee, the legendary vocalist Stevie Nicks, a “mystic poet” of the genre. Though Nicks was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998 along with the rest of Fleetwood Mac, she was recently nominated as a solo artist for the first […]

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How John Mulaney became a millennial icon in comedy

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Though he began his career behind the scenes as a writer for “Saturday Night Live,” it wasn’t long before John Mulaney shot into the public eye with the animated wit of his stand-up specials. It seemed like overnight he became an internet sensation and a millennial cultural icon. So how […]

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Critics or Audience: Whose Opinion Do You Trust? : “Venom” and Other Recent Films Show a Baffling Divide in Approval

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Naturally, moviegoers showed up in droves to the Hollywood superhero flick of the season, “Venom,” starring Tom Hardy. Though the film easily topped the box office (even over the much-praised Lady Gaga remake of “A Star is Born”), film critics almost universally panned it. According to Rotten Tomatoes, “Venom” holds […]

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