Alex & The People – Boys Will Be Boys

By A&E Editor Sawyer Pollitt Discovering new music is one of the few joys that can be found in the COVID-19 hellscape we are all collectively experiencing. Fortunately for me, new music often appears in my inbox! And thanks to Boston based indie rock band “Alex & The People”, not only did new music show up, but good music did as well. “Alex & The … Continue reading Alex & The People – Boys Will Be Boys

Modern perspectives on an ancient land: CVPA unveils Contemporary Iranian Art & The Historical Imagination 

By SAWYER POLLITT  A&E Section Editor  spollitt@umassd.edu  Photo Credit: Pamela Karimi, Michael Kilbride, Gabriella Barthe   “I’ve reached the end of this great history and all the land will fill with talk of me. I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will save my name and reputation from the grave.” – Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi Tusi, 940-1020 C.E.   This line ends the Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings, an epic poem which has captured the hearts … Continue reading Modern perspectives on an ancient land: CVPA unveils Contemporary Iranian Art & The Historical Imagination 

UNLOCKED sounds like a mistake in the best possible way 

by BRIAN GARRARD   Contributing Writer  bgarrard@umassd.edu  Photo Credit: Dazed    Denzel Curry is the last great bastion of Miami’s SoundCloud rap scene, and on UNLOCKED, he continues to demonstrate why. Following two critically acclaimed albums, 2018’s TA13OO and 2019’s ZUU, Curry is once again showing his ability to hit hard, blend into any sound he applies himself to, and still maintain his unique voice in hip hop today.   … Continue reading UNLOCKED sounds like a mistake in the best possible way 

A New Kind of Girl Gang in DC’s BIRDS OF PREY 

By BROOKE AUBIN  Staff Writer  baubin1@umassd.edu  Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures    When the DC Extended Universe released Suicide Squad in 2016, audiences were pumped to see a comic book movie about the bad guys. With the market saturated with the likes of Marvel’s Avengers and DC’s beloved heroes Batman and Superman, Suicide Squad offered a refreshing change. Sadly, however, the movie was panned by critics and audiences alike.  On … Continue reading A New Kind of Girl Gang in DC’s BIRDS OF PREY 

Wins, Losses, and History Made at the 2020 Oscars 

By BROOKE AUBIN  Staff Writer    Photo Credit: Variety     As the stars flooded the Dolby Theater on the eve of the 2020 Oscars ceremony, the rain flooded the famous red carpet, starting the evening off with a mad scramble to protect the celebrities’ expensive outfits. As a Los Angeles Times reporter put it, you could hear the “squish-squish of shoes” as people walked by. But, … Continue reading Wins, Losses, and History Made at the 2020 Oscars 

EXCAVATION: Layers of Meaning

By AIDAN GODDU  Contributing Writer  Photo: New Bedford Art Museum / Artworks!    On Thursday, February 13th, the New Bedford Art Museum Hosted one of its monthly AHA Nights.  AHA nights are free for the public to enjoy, and is one of free avenues for the new people to enjoy and experience the art on display at the New Bedford Art Museum / Artworks!.   There were multiple shows on exhibit on … Continue reading EXCAVATION: Layers of Meaning

UMass Dartmouth’s Folk Heroes

By SAWYER POLLITT  A&E Section Editor     Photo Credit: Zack Wedge  Cowboy boots and an Appalachian twang are an unusual sight here in New England. However, going against the grain of Southern Massachusetts is Jake Hunsinger and the Rock Bottom Band, and this past Saturday at the News Café in Pawtucket, RI, the yeehaw vibes were strong.  Beginning only with vocalist and guitarist Jake Hunsinger (English/History, 2020), the … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth’s Folk Heroes