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Coffee House 2016 to be held tonight in LHS cafe

Coffee House 2016 to be held tonight in LHS cafe

March 25, 2016

The LHS music department is hosting the annual Coffee House Concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the HS cafe.   The cost is $5 at the door.   Cof...

Commentary: The nebulous possibilities of virtual reality

Commentary: The nebulous possibilities of virtual reality

March 24, 2016

The simple truth is that the layman - that is, the average consumer that hasn't spent the last few years playing around with Oculus devkits and browsing industry forums - knows next to nothing about the raw technical differences between, say, Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR. The idea that a typical consumer would so readily drop several hundred dollars on something they know so little about is more than a little absurd, and is VR's biggest problem going forward to mainstream use.

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme merge art-rock with Detroit punk on ‘Post Pop Depression’

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme merge art-rock with Detroit punk on 'Post Pop Depression'

Conor Battles, Editor-in-Chief, Arts & Entertainments Editor

March 14, 2016

Taking in the bold new sonic directions that Iggy Pop has taken his decades-honed sound in is a heady task. It's a puzzling trend, considering the relative success the reunited Stooges have had in the last half decade, but in an odd way, it suits Iggy. He embraces his elder-statesemanhood with all the grace the man responsible for "I Wanna Be Your Dog" can muster, and Josh Homme is the perfect muse for Iggy to experiment on/with.

'10 Cloverfield Lane' an unexpected thrill ride

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ an unexpected thrill ride

March 11, 2016

...rookie director Dan Trachtenberg proves his is a name to keep an eye on. Surpassing the original film in every way, 10 Cloverfield Lane is exactly the simple and fun white knuckle thriller it needed to be.

'House of Cards' underwhelms with fourth season

‘House of Cards’ underwhelms with fourth season

March 9, 2016

Unlike how seasons one through three are heavily influenced by the clockwork of Washington, season four sheds the spotlight on the facade surrounding presidential election seasons. Obviously Underwood’s campaign is important to the show, but House of Cards has become more about corruption than politics. Some of the shows greatest highlights come from scenes when Frank delegates tasks throughout the political spectrum, and that is the biggest qualm there is to be had with season four. Losing much of the shows politically technical intrigue, its smarts are replaced with the gossipy campaign zeitgeist that is seen by the public eye.

‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ a well-intentioned dud

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Isaac Owens, Broadcasting Manager

March 8, 2016

Part of the reason TUMIM doesn’t work is its rapidly varying genre types. Lyrically and musically the songs contradict the image Macklemore wants to produce. From soft political tracks to upbeat straightforward rap, the styles switch with almost every new track. That being said, while much of the album sounds like basic Macklemore some very welcomed changes were made to his routine. Bringing more and better features than his previous album, The Heist, the new record includes hooks from Chance the Rapper, Leon Bridges, YG, and other rappers of yesteryear. By itself Macklemore’s frail vocals have rarely brought many positives additions to the music, but with these features added to the production, some of the songs are surprisingly catchy.

'Painting With' an enjoyable experiment in retrofuturism

‘Painting With’ an enjoyable experiment in retrofuturism

March 3, 2016

Painting With is one of Animal Collective's most accessible releases, with tracks like the sublime reggae-accented "Floridada" or the sitcom ode "Golden Gals" being among their most danceable and radio-friendly songs. That isn't to say AnCo has lost their edge; Painting With remains singularly abstract and ofttimes inscrutable.

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