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U2’s surprise album ‘Songs of Innocence’ is almost as good as Bono thinks it is

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under A&E, Music

It’s not easy to make an anthem that doesn’t sound cliché. It’s here the bad boys of U2 are truly masters of their craft. They’ve been doing it for years, from the ‘80’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for,” to the ‘90’s “One,” to 2009’s “Moment of Surrender,”...

Metalcore heroes play to fan base

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 11, 2014


Filed under A&E, Music

Ah, Hardcore music. Dubbed Screamo by the rest of us, Hardcore bands around the country have excited fans (and annoyed everyone else) with wimpy, guttural screams and chaotic, time change-heavy riffing. There’s plenty of both to go around on I am King, the sophomore effort from Code Orange (not to...

A stellar supporting cast can’t save ‘If I Stay’ from drowning in teen-love mediocrity

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 8, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movies

Ever wonder how to stretch a 30-minute episode’s worth of far-fetched, soap opera-style, coma induced, love affairs into an hour-and-a-half high-profile theatrical release? I haven’t either. Apparently, though, director R.J. Cutler thought it would be a fantastic idea. As a result we get If I Stay,...

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