Lil Yachty Surprises with Experimental Psychedelic Rock LP

by Dasun Panapitiya ‘24 On January 27, Lil Yachty released his fifth album after hinting at how it would be different from his traditional hip-hop records. Let’s Start Here deviates from Yachty’s original trap sound and finds inspiration from alternative rock and even different types of psychedelic music. Some clear comparisons include Pink Floyd and Tame Impala for more of … Read More

Screened at 2023 Sundance Film Festival: Divinity Bizarrely Hits All the Right Notes

Connor Pugh ‘24 Divinity screened at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival Film Festivals and unique categories such as Sundance’s NEXT allow unconventional movies to have a moment in the spotlight, giving them chances to gain success and grow an audience to allow their creators to make better and more ambitious works in the future. However, these platforms for more experimental … Read More

Screened at 2023 Sundance Film Festival: Shortcomings Offers a Very Human Experience

by Dasun Panapitiya ‘24 Shortcomings screened at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival The Asian-American experience is one of nuance. The coexistence between Asian-Americans and every other type of person in the melting pot that is America is very complex, and director Randall Park is able to convey it amazingly in his film, Shortcomings. His debut feature follows Ben Tanaka (Justin … Read More

Screened at 2023 Sundance Film Festival: Magazine Dreams Showcases Pure Ambition

by Liam Trump ‘24 Magazine Dreams screened at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival With numerous comparisons being drawn to the likes of Taxi Driver (1976) and Joker (2019), Elijah Bynum’s second feature film Magazine Dreams is a grim look into a deeply flawed and broken main character, Killian Maddox (Jonathan Majors). Premiering in this year’s U.S. Dramatic Competition on January … Read More

Staff picks for the BEST OF 2022

ALBUMS Once Twice Melody is dream pop duo Beach House’s ninth studio album and is an amalgamation of everything they have released thus far: it’s bright, it’s dramatic, and it’s whimsical. It’s evident that the album’s greatness lies not just in its size but in its ability to fill the space in a captivating way. The strongest tracks on the … Read More

Edge of History Loses Itself on the Adventure

by Cailin Russell ‘23 The new series National Treasure: Edge of History, directed by Mira Nair, has launched to Disney+ with a total of five episodes its first season. The show tells the story of a young girl named Jess (Lisette Olivera), who discovers there is a lost Pan-American treasure and goes on an adventure with her friends to unlock … Read More

The Pale Blue Eye Stumbles in the Snow

by Connor Pugh ‘24 Despite an impressive cast and a fairly well known director, The Pale Blue Eye received little fanfare on Netflix, possibly due to the much more popular murder mystery Glass Onion releasing on Netflix only 2 weeks earlier. The film is a detective story based upon a novel of the same name by Louis Bayard, following the … Read More

2022 Fashion Picking from the Past and Present

by Alexis Booker ‘23 and Lauren Frank ‘23 Dozens if not hundreds of trends have made an appearance in Gen-Z fashion and incorporated iconic styles from the past few decades. These fashion trends have quickly gained popularity and reached a wider audience because of the internet and the entertainment industry’s influence. Fashion has evolved to fit into specific avenues and … Read More

Babylon Gives a Nuanced Perspective on the Film Industry

by Liam Trump ‘24 Chronicling the transition from silent films to sound, Damien Chazelle’s latest directorial outing Babylon exudes the fast paced, chaotic, and excessive nature of filmmaking during the roaring ‘20s. The first sequence reflects this as Chazelle gives us a long take, focusing on every corner of a cocaine-induced, sex-filled party in Bel Air which only becomes more … Read More