They Come in Threes: The Resurgence of Horror

This year was a great year for horror, plain and simple. The year was dominated by critically praised and commercially successful horror films. Three films solidified the genres year of success: The Conjuring 2, Lights Out and Don’t Breathe, supported by many other good horror films as well. The Conjuring 2 was a sequel to the highly … Continue reading They Come in Threes: The Resurgence of Horror

City Lights: Back to Pop-Punk Basics

When you hear the term pop-punk, you either think “what does that even mean?” or you think of bands like blink-182, All Time Low or Sum 41. But sadly, you never think City Lights. City Lights is one of the most underappreciated bands of the genre. Their sound defines pop-punk, yet they continually fly under … Continue reading City Lights: Back to Pop-Punk Basics

Suicide Squad: Boom or Bust?

With a star-studded cast, chart-hitting soundtrack and an amazing fan base, Suicide Squad is one of the highest grossing movies this year, despite a rating of 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 40 percent on Metacritic. The critics may be shunning the film, but DC fans and everyday viewers are eating it up. Released on Aug. … Continue reading Suicide Squad: Boom or Bust?

Vampire Weekend Endorses Bernie Sanders

Vampire Weekend band members might have some choice words to describe democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, but “A-Punk” definitely isn’t one of them. Band lead singer and guitarist, Ezra Koenig, and drummer and percussionist, Chris Tomson, took the mic at a Northwestern University Sanders rally on Friday, March 11 in support of the democratic nominee. … Continue reading Vampire Weekend Endorses Bernie Sanders

Sia Captures Human Emotion in Her Newest Album This is Acting

Sia has accomplished an almost incomparable amount of variety in the past 20 years, and This Is Acting is no exception. After spending years in the background of the music industry, 40-year-old Australian sensation Sia Furler is finally enjoying some well-deserved respect as a global pop-superstar. Her 2014 album 1000 Forms of Fear turned the … Continue reading Sia Captures Human Emotion in Her Newest Album This is Acting

The Night Before: The Hangover Part 3 or a Christmas Classic?

The party-focused Jonathan Levine film The Night Before premiered on Nov. 20, leaving viewers wondering if they paid for a Christmas-themed re-installment of “The Hangover” or a new Christmas classic. Albeit unconventional, the Columbia Pictures film—starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie—could likely become a Christmas favorite among young adults and, admittedly, some mature … Continue reading The Night Before: The Hangover Part 3 or a Christmas Classic?

How Deflategate tarnished the NFL

Over the last few months, the NFL has taken a beating, other than a relevant Ray Rice reference. In the 2015 NFL Playoffs, specifically the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship game, a controversy came about regarding the regulation of the footballs. The controversy ended up embarrassing the entire league, but no one looked as foolish … Continue reading How Deflategate tarnished the NFL

Artist to watch out for – The Tins

Michael Santillo (vocals, keyboard), Adam Putzer (guitar, vocals) and David Muntner (drums, backing vocals) make up the indie rock trio, The Tins. The band from Buffalo, N.Y. formed six years ago at Binghamton University and is working on a new album and documentary. The band credits their musical influences to The Beatles, The Kinks, Modest … Continue reading Artist to watch out for – The Tins