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Album Review: Not Disco-Friendly, Somewhat Depressing, but Downright Fantastic: Antony & the Johnsons Stun on 2009’s “The Crying Light”

Album Review: Not Disco-Friendly, Somewhat Depressing, but Downright Fantastic: Antony & the Johnsons Stun on 2009’s “The Crying Light”

February 13, 2009

Petey Menz '11 A&E Editor When did dance music take over New York? Probably around 1979, but nobody cared because the frenetic dance mutations of James Chance and the Contortions, Was (Not Was), and Cristina were too good to complain about. Rather, the question is: why is New York dance music so homogeneous now? Read Mor...

Edgy Comedy Reigns at One Acts Festival

February 3, 2009

 Lexi Preiser '10 Editor-in-Chief  The ninth annual One Act Play Festival occurred last weekend, displaying an edgy array of student-directed plays that touched upon many adult themes. The selected plays focused on many serious issues, such as suicide, parental estrangement, sexual orientation, and l...

Quantum of Solace Review

December 4, 2008

by Ian Phillips '10 Two years ago, the ailing Bond franchise, held down by ludicrous plots and over-the-top gadgets, was revived in a big way with "Casino Royale." "Casino Royale" held back on the gadgets, created a more believable story, and most importantly, brought audiences a darker, vulnerable...

Book Review: “The Given Day”

Book Review: “The Given Day”

December 2, 2008

by Rachel Steinberg '09 Dennis Lehane's story opens with a name known to the world - Babe Ruth. The reader finds that they have been transported back to the World Series of 1918, which was split between two cities: Chicago and Boston. By some strange chance, the train carrying the players stops fo...

Three Essential Paul Newman Films

Three Essential Paul Newman Films

October 21, 2008

by Ian Phillips '10 You don't have to see every movie Paul Newman starred in to understand his impact. However, his performances are well worth a look: Read More »...

“Little Brother” Review

“Little Brother” Review

September 17, 2008

Haris Durrani '11 News Editor Cory Doctorow's most recent, "New York Times" Bestselling young adult science fiction novel, "Little Brother," sets itself in a dystopian San Francisco just another step into the future. Doctorow emphasizes technology's ability to help us achieve our goals, and i...

Burn After Reading Review

Burn After Reading Review

September 17, 2008

by Ian Phillips '10 "Burn After Reading" is in every way a Coen Brothers movie. After 24 years of filmmaking, the so-called "Two-Headed Director" haven't lost their touch for making incredibly shocking and original films. Read More »...

Karmen & Andrews to Carry On Their Rubydog Ways at Columbia College

Karmen & Andrews to Carry On Their Rubydog Ways at Columbia College

June 4, 2008

Image via CrunchBase Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor When their high school careers began, Jon Karmen '08 and Jake Andrews '08 never expected they'd hit it this big. At that time, they were just two best friends making movies for the fun of it. "We were just making short comedies with our friends," says Andrews. "We didn't think anyone else w...

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