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Director: Rian Johnson Studio: Lucasfilm, Disney Release Date: December 15, 2017 Rating:       “You must unlearn what you have learned.” In “The Empire Strikes Back,” this lesson from the wise, mysterious Jedi Master Yoda became a central tenet of Luke Skywalker’s struggle against the ruthless Galactic Empire. Like Luke wrestling with himself to […]

All photos courtesy of Netflix Created by Steve Lightfoot Cast: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ebon Moss-Bachrach Rating:     Jumping off of Marvel’s Netflix success with “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” and, to a lesser extent “Luke Cage,” comes “The Punisher.” Marvel veered off a bit with “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders,” both being considered […]

Rating:       The long-awaited season 2 of Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things” released this weekend on October 27. This comes more than a year after the first season, which originally released July 15, 2016. The first season received a very solid 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, which gave Netflix and creators The Duffer Brothers, […]

By: Alissa Reyes and Chyenne Tatum Album: 7 for 7 Artist: GOT7 Label: JYP Entertainment Release Date: October 10, 2017 Rating:       GOT7 released their seventh mini-album, “7 for 7” seven months after their last comeback, “Flight Log: Arrival.” This new album marks the group’s first release since their Flight Log trilogy which […]

Title: American Dream Artist: LCD Soundsystem Label: DFA Records/Columbia Records Release Date: September 1, 2017 Rating:     James Murphy has been losing his edge for nigh on two decades, and throughout that time, he has managed to make every twist and turn of that downward spiral of street cred and old DJ gear look effortlessly […]

Artist: Aaliyah Album: Aaliyah Label: Blackground Records Date: 7/17/2001 Rating: It’s been 16 years since the release of Aaliyah’s third and final studio album before her death. Simply titled “Aaliyah,” the album was her most experimental effort blending together genres such as R&B, Neo- Soul, Pop, dance-pop and even adding in elements of rock and […]

By: Brooke Forrest Last weekend, from Thursday to Sunday, was the 13th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, which took place in the small southeast Ohio town of Nelsonville. These four days of music, art, camping and other entertainment were truly something special.   Admittedly I’ve never actually been to a ‘real’ music festival. I tend to […]

By: Conor Battles   Title: Rocket Artist: (Sandy) Alex G Label: Domino Records Release Date: May 19, 2017 Rating:     Alex Giannascoli’s real-time maturation has been one of indie rock’s most rewarding and fascinating threads to follow in the last few years. Following the unfortunate setback of a legally-required stage name change – from the […]

By: Conor Battles   Album: All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ Artist: Joey Bada$$ Label: Cinematic/Pro Era Release: April 7, 2017 Rating:   Joey Bada$$ has carved out an enviable niche for himself in hip-hop. The torchbearing figurehead of New York’s boom-bap revival has emerged as one of the genre’s eminent traditionalists, extolling the virtues of “real rap” in the face […]

By: Evan Harms   Title: The Wrestling Album Artist: World Wrestling Federation Rating:  Format: Cassette Place of Purchase: Cruel Noise Records, 3138 Dobson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Price: $1.00 Worth the purchace: Yes “When over 10,000 pounds of beef comes roaring atcha, it can mean only one thing,” roars the promo. I wake up in […]


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