July 24, 2017

Posts from "Arts & Entertainment"

  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.06, 2011

    Rapper Refugee Comes Home With Hope

    Those familiar with the spectacle of soccer that enraptures the world every four years have likely heard this artist’s most famous work. Yes, I am speaking of the World Cup, and that uplifting anthem that played over sports montages of Ronaldo and Pique leading their teams to glorious victory (alright, maybe I’m partial to Spanish soccer teams, but that is beside the point). “Wavin’ Flag” enraptured a global audience, drawing people together with a song as uplifting and energetic as the World Cup itself. But who is the man behind the anthem? Surely not a one-hit-wonder that stumbled upon an opportunity to lead a global musical endeavor. No, the artist K’naan has a story much more interesting beneath the montage….

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.06, 2011

    The Leading Ladies of TV

    If you have ever held a conversation with me, you probably know that my favorite show on television is TNT’s Rizzoli and Isles. It’s the best show you’ve never heard of. The series is based off novels by Tess Gerritsen, which feature homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) as she makes her way through chilling cases with medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) by her side. Jane and Maura are polar opposites. Jane is a tomboy who follows her instincts after a good boxing session, while Maura refuses to address a “reddish brown stain” as blood until the lab confirms it and prefers to spend her time shoe shopping….

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.06, 2011

    Concert Highlight

    How should an artist act on stage? Are there any set rules? If their recent performance at The Met was any indication, Das Racist seemed not to care. The rap collective—made up of Himanshu Suri, Victor Vazquez, and Ashok Kondabolu—arrived an hour before the concert was supposed to begin, walked through the same doors as its fans, and made a beeline for the venue’s adult watering hole. Here, they struck up conversation with a few concertgoers before slipping backstage; while Suri sipped on a mixed drink, a few “groupie”-looking girls gave their numbers to Vazquez.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.06, 2011

    Five Shows That Should Kick the Bucket

    Jersey Shore

    Remember when Jersey Shore was so bad it was good? Well, now it’s so bad that it’s just plain terrible. After three seasons of “smushing,” fist pumping, and grenades, we have come to realize that the cast is truly as dumb as it appears. Not one of them is being mildly intelligent or using the show to his or her advantage…

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Sep.29, 2011

    The Office Season 8

    The Office returned last Thursday night for its eighth season, marking the beginning of the Michael Scott-free era of the series. Steve Carell exited at the end of last season, setting up an amusing four-episode “Search Committee” story arc. The episodes were filled with a ton of guest stars, including Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Ricky Gervais, Ray Romano, Jim Carrey, Catherine Tate, Warren Buffet, and, most importantly, James Spader. It was named late in the summer that James Spader’s character, Robert California, would take control of The Office.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Sep.29, 2011

    Das Racist Takes a Load Off with Relax

    Less than a decade ago, hip-hop cut American subculture down the middle. The genre became mixed up with gang violence, and soon after, two of its greatest performers—an Easterner and a Westerner—were dead before the age of 30.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Sep.08, 2011

    A Night with Weezer and The Flaming Lips

    On the day before my last final of the spring 2011 semester, I received some news that shook me to the bone. The lovably awesome quartet, known as Weezer, would be returning to Jones Beach accompanied by one of the most trippy concert bands of all time,

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.08, 2001

    Theater Review: Making a Killing

    by Adrienne Larsen-Silva Play info: Murder on Us Dinner Theatre – Barnsider Restaurant, South Main Street, 245-5850 Whether there’s nothing else going on or you’re just bored with your usual routine, the Barnsider Restaurant offers an interesting blend of food and…

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.08, 2001

    Music Note: Good Rockin’ Tonight

    by Dan Devine Album info: Various Artists Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records London-Sire Records Sun Records, the legendary Memphis label responsible for breaking artists like Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash (and some swivel-hipped kid…

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.08, 2001

    Urban Elements

    by Dave Mayo A&E Staff Concert info: Hot Night 7 October 28, 2001 Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence On Sunday, October 28, Hot 106 FM put on their seventh Hot Night. With a roster of one-hit, possibly two-hit wonders, and P.…

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