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Black Directors and Cinema

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Throughout the years of 2017 to 2019 my love for film would forever be changed. In 2017, Jordan Peele would come onto the scene with the critically acclaimed movie gaining more and more attention. Leading Peele to become the first black man to ever win an Oscar for best original screenplay. The movie Get Out would end up bringing into frame a … Continue reading Black Directors and Cinema

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

“Bite your own Teeth” Poppy destroys in Boston

By A&E Editor Sawyer Pollitt “And opening tonight: Charlie Parker!” said two young men standing in the February cold on one Tuesday night. They were college-aged, dressed like they took Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” as gospel, and they were the exact kind of people who would wait outside to see internet sensation turned metal musician, Poppy.   The ragtag line of concert-goers who stretched down the sidewalk and … Continue reading “Bite your own Teeth” Poppy destroys in Boston

Sustainable Movie Series presents the Bee Movie

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk Yes, you heard right, the Sustainable Movie Series presents The Bee Movie on Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm in library room 207.   The family favorite, meme making, movie, starring Jerry Seinfeld as a talking bee, certainly will not disappoint. If you want a good laugh or a fun break from your long day of homework, come join in the fun.  … Continue reading Sustainable Movie Series presents the Bee Movie