Category: Culture

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COLUMN: Whitewashing in the shell

The Rupert Sanders thriller draws criticisms BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, CULTURE EDITOR   With the recent Academy Awards show being much more diverse than the previous few years, Hollywood continues to try to appeal and listen to the public about the…

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

A shot to the chest of heart-thumping garage rock BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sizeable crowd gathered at the 9:30 Club March 29 to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It was hard to move an inch at the…

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Dinner and a movie

Good food and movie picks for a good night out on the town BY BASMA HUMADI   Dinner: HalfSmoke With milkshakes, Monopoly and “Chipotle-style” assembly line sausages, HalfSmoke takes the title for being the coolest place around the block. Though…

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Seeking Refuge

Passarlay’s book chronicles his journey as a young refugee BY BASMA HUMADI   “At so many times on my journey to freedom I had felt hopeless, despondent and afraid,” Gulwali Passarlay writes in his book “The Lightless Sky.” “Many times…

Movie Review: “Get Out”

BY ALEX SHEDD   High-quality horror movies are hard to find in cinemas these days. From the fifteenth spinoff of a sequel of some “Blair Witch Project” ripoff to this month’s gory jump-scare, the horror genre has left something to…

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90’s nostalgia

College students reflect on 90’s Movies and TV BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   College students run on a nostalgia for the yesteryear entertainment of the late 90s and early 2000s. This was a time when the average vocabulary included…

Music Spotlight: Volcano by Temples

Psychedelic BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   Prepare to take a trip through pulsing colors with British psychedelic rock band Temples through their newest album, “Volcano,” which was released by Heavenly Records March 3 of this year. Formed in Kettering,…

Column: Controversy and the Beast

Disney movie a huge hit despite controversy BY ALEXANDER SHEDD   [Minor spoilers for Beauty and the Beast below] The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy. Ever since their earliest animated classics, Disney has been plagued by angry…

Living life Vegan

Candace Nelson discusses living as a vegan in college. BY JACQUELINE LLOYD Candace Nelson, a Community Health Major at George Mason University, is changing the way she eats one vegetable at a time. Nelson started as a vegetarian four years…