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Theatre Review: Broad Comedy Confront Cruelty Veiled As Conservative

The Republican image has been divided between two tarnished looks.The first one of a wealthy, educated “uppity” person that believes in fiscal responsibility if it means the owner of the factory gets WAY more money than the one whom, actually, works in it. Then, there is the KKK lover who truly believes their heinous ideas… Continue reading Theatre Review: Broad Comedy Confront Cruelty Veiled As Conservative

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Album Review: Negash Ali Gives Sonic Ascension Against Arrogance

Negash Ali can SPIT A RHYME! His flows feel as instantly legendary as Kanye’s College Dropout, Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP, or Nas’ Stillmatic. You know that you are hearing a voice that is not only socially mindful; it is spiritually awakening. Negash Ali’s The Ascension is that sonic awakening. Sure, Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are… Continue reading Album Review: Negash Ali Gives Sonic Ascension Against Arrogance

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Album Review: Marlon Williams Makes You Make Way For Love

Marlon Williams is a refreshing, old soul. He sings to modern relationships and their complexities as if he were a 1950’s pop artist. In his new album, MAKE WAY FOR LOVE, you dance under bright, cellphone lights with your “dream lover”, and drive away in a Cadillac-Uber to, hopefully, better destinations. I saw Marlon Williams… Continue reading Album Review: Marlon Williams Makes You Make Way For Love

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Album Review: U.S. Girls Turns Life Into A Poem Unlimited

A poem is a metered verse meant to imagine and elaborate the essence of humanity. Its rhythm is actually a bounce-pad for its comments on life. I described what a poem is because U.S. Girls’ A Poem Unlimited expresses how life is a lyrical journey that never stops, but can be heightened into a work… Continue reading Album Review: U.S. Girls Turns Life Into A Poem Unlimited

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Film Review: The Boy Downstairs Steps Into Relationship Uncertainty

The Boy Downstairs proves that comedy is tragic. Zosia Mamet plays Diana who is incredibly insecure, which puts her in awkward situations. You laugh at her witty one-liners, but also want to shake her until she “gets in line” with some confidence. She is too smart to play herself down as a fool, but there… Continue reading Film Review: The Boy Downstairs Steps Into Relationship Uncertainty

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Artist Close-Up: Loma Create A Lyrical Dance With Darkness

If darkness could have a lyrical dance, it would be to Loma’s self-titled debut. You simply imagine a black orb swindling and swinging throughout every track trying to decide; do I truly like my darkness or have found giving in to be easier? It is a pertinent question, particularly, for these times. As scary as… Continue reading Artist Close-Up: Loma Create A Lyrical Dance With Darkness

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Album Review: Fischerspooner Make You Call Your Nightlife “Sir”

Listening to Fischerspooner’s new album, Sir, is like walking into an NYC pop-art gallery. Each track feels like an industrialized painting with a Humans of New York story attached under it. The starry duo of Warren Fischer and singer Casey Spooner have always created music that is distinct and distinguished in their electric, synth-waved seediness.… Continue reading Album Review: Fischerspooner Make You Call Your Nightlife “Sir”

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Film Review: Three Reasons Marvel’s Black Panther Is Empowering Cinema

1) Beauty There is not one scene in Black Panther where I am not like, “YAAAASSSS!!! BOOK ME A FLIGHT TO WAKANDA!!!!!!!!!!!”. Even when the film is not in Wakanda, you are saying to yourself, “We are going back, right?”. Director, Ryan Coogler said this film is inspired by the whimsical idea of a world… Continue reading Film Review: Three Reasons Marvel’s Black Panther Is Empowering Cinema

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Theatre Review: The Bench Makes You Acknowledge The Homeless

Synopsis: Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980’s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery, from Daphne Arthur’s graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. It’s a… Continue reading Theatre Review: The Bench Makes You Acknowledge The Homeless

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TV Review: Here And Now Makes You Stay And Watch Humanity

Synopsis: On the surface, the Bayer-Boatwrights of Portland, Ore. are the model of a progressive, multiracial family. Greg is a respected philosophy professor and author; his wife, Audrey, is a former therapist turned conflict-resolution consultant for middle and high schools. Greg and Audrey have three adopted children, Ashley, Duc and Ramon, and a biological daughter,… Continue reading TV Review: Here And Now Makes You Stay And Watch Humanity