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Why “Earl” was needed, and why it should never come back

Filled with violence, misogyny and homophobia amongst other vitriolic references, Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, known now as Earl Sweatshirt, shocked and adored critics and audiences with his debut mixtape “Earl.” The lyrics were eerily reminiscent...

Though louder, the beauty in Girlpool’s vulnerability is still electrifying on “Powerplant”

Since forming in 2012, Girlpool — Harmony Tividad, then 18, and Cleo Tucker, 17 — have adhered to the age-old maxim that honesty is the greatest policy. Vulnerability, not technical know-how, has always been...

“The Scorch Trials” and the problem with film series

Our story opens with a small cohort of adventurers leaving the world they knew to find salvation at a settlement in the mountains. Along the way, they are beset on all sides by dangers...

Under the Radar: Issue 15

Divine Council UTR Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Divine Council comes at you with a more laidback spin on the traditional Atlanta trap sound, with beats similar to those of artists that have become staples...

“Beyond the Lights” shines

Social commentary done right: That is what “Beyond the Lights” manages to achieve in its almost two-hour running time. With precise focus it tackles tantalizing issues such as media scrutiny, family pressure and concerns...

M.E. So Funny pokes fun at Middle Eastern customs the right way

Thursday, Jan. 21, saw M.E. So Funny, the two-woman sketch comedy duo of Canan Tasci and Nahreen Tarzi, perform an amazing show that allowed them to poke light fun at Middle Eastern culture with sensitivity...

Fashion Forward for 2017

Every year creates a new possibility, with trends falling out of style, or certain styles coming back in. Last year was the year streetwear hit its stride in terms of market growth, with smaller...

Comedy Apocalypse Underwhelming in the Wake of 2012

Wednesday night’s Comedy Apocalypse was nothing short of one of the worst date night options that the Barn has recently hosted. It was a shame, because with such a promising lineup featuring comedians from...

“Mad Men: To Have and To Hold” Review

There are upsides and downsides to changing writers from week to week on a successful television show. For one, if there is any slight miscommunication down the line, the story could have major pitfalls....
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Radar Sessions: IE natives Dreamlover breathe life into Riverside’s music scene

Riverside gets a bad rep. “It’s too damn hot,” or “there’s nothing to do here” are the main shortcomings people point to about the city. I’ll co-sign the first one — the hot spell...