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Mogwai “Rave Tapes” Review

With a career that has expanded beyond the realm of albums, Mogwai is no stranger to the instrumental rock scene. The 17-year post-rock veterans from Glasgow, Scotland have done it all, whether it’s putting...

The eccentric beauty of “St. Vincent”

“I think I’ve always tried to live at the intersection between accessibility and lunatic-fringe,” says Annie Clark, otherwise known as St. Vincent, on a recent interview on the Colbert Report. On her fourth album,...

Bibliowhat: The weight of words

  There’s a quote by writer Gary Provost about the musicality of writing, and the way lines can bunch or fall or meld together to create many wonderful, panicked things. Short sentences? They suggest immediacy....

“Mid90s”: Jonah Hill delivers a hard-hitting coming-of-age story in his directorial debut

Although actors-turned-directors aren’t something new, it is a relatively recent phenomenon that these directorial debutants experience significant initial success. Last year alone, directorial newcomers Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig made very successful debuts with...

E3 2019 brings new expectations and predictions for the future of gaming

Every June, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It's here where most major video gaming companies come together to show off upcoming titles, announce new projects and...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “The Wednesday Incident” Review

At the beginning of this week’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” I had some qualms about its plotlines. The main plotline in “The Wednesday Incident” seemed like another case of the show foregrounding Jake (Andy Samberg) while...

“A Day Without A Mexican” offers surreal look at California’s anti-immigration attitude

If you're looking for a high budget, high-profile cast documentary that exposes a novel human condition, then “A Day Without A Mexican” is not for you. The film, which was screened on the 5th...

Dirty Grandpa” riddled with bad jokes

The all-star cast of “Dirty Grandpa,” including Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, is sadly this film’s only silver lining. Aside from the A-list actors, the movie only succeeds in making cringe-worthy and tasteless...

“Thor: Ragnarok” marks another great installment for Marvel

The Highlander would like to thank ASPB for their free screening of “Thor: Ragnarok.” Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues with “Thor: Ragnarok,” which follows our favorite hammer-swinging Asgardian as he simultaneously tries to free himself from...

Metroidvania: a forgotten genre’s brilliant resurrection

Getting lost in a video game’s world is very easy to do, especially if that world is expansive and detailed enough. The Metroidvania genre is especially known for this. The term stems from a...