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April 13, 2024

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Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma rap feud continues

Well, it took almost two weeks, but Nicki Minaj finally dropped a response to Remy Ma’s shots in “shETHER” and its somewhat lackluster follow-up “Another One.” And, as expected, Nicki’s new track “No Frauds” is nothing short of phenomenal.


Biffy Clyro drummer talks latest album

In an age in which rap and hip-hop dominate mainstream airwaves, I probably don’t listen to as much rock music as I should. When I do, it’s normally old ‘60s and ‘70s classics that I remember listening to with my parents. Yet contemporary Scottish alt-rock band Biffy Clyro has a special place in my heart.



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Raven-Symoné starred in the hit 2000s Disney Channel original comedy series, That’s So Raven.

Raven proves why we shouldn’t meet our heroes

The air smelled of urine and Chinese takeout. I patiently waited outside of the Broadway Theatre with my father. The girl in front of us was complaining to her mother about how cold she was, her puny, insignificant brain not realizing the unbelievable situation she was about to stumble into.





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Terms and Conditions is the latest book by cartoonist R. Sikoryak.

New Yorker cartoonist pens new comic book

It’s become a well-accepted part of our culture that nobody reads the terms and conditions contract to which we all consent when using Apple products. After all, why would you? It’s long and boring, and it’s so much easier to click agree and be done with it. Yet I can now say that I’ve not only read it but was also compelled and entertained by it. That’s thanks to Terms and Conditions, a graphic novel adaptation by cartoonist R. Sikoryak.


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Ghostface Killah, a key member of ‘90s rap collective Wu-Tang Clan, recently released Sour Soul.

A history of Wu-Tang Clan’s kung fu samples

Do you like the Wu-Tang Clan? Of course you do; It is impossible not to. Assuming that whoever might read this is indeed an avid fan of the RZA, the GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, the Masta Killa and all their assorted affiliates, I bring good tidings.


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Nicole Kidman plays Celeste Wright in HBO’s drama Big Little Lies.

HBO makes another hit with Big Little Lies

It isn’t often that adaptations of “chick-lit” are viewed as meriting the kind of immense resources, star-power and attention that has been given to HBO’s latest mini-series, Big Little Lies (adapted from the Liane Moriarty novel of the same name).


Gotham plays with Batman origin story

A prequel to the traditional Batman saga, Gotham is one the most unique and compelling superhero shows on television. Currently in its third season on Fox, the show opens with the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, witnessed by their 12-year-old son Bruce (David Mazouz), who will grow to become Batman, and 14-year-old street kid Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), who will grow to become Catwoman.




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 Dirty Projectors is the latest release by NYC’s Dirty Projectors.

Dirty Projectors experiments with new album

Dirty Projectors are an indie rock band headed by singer-songwriter David Longstreth. In the group’s latest, self-titled project, Longstreth explores his recent heartbreak with former bandmate Amber Coffman. Longstreth takes the listener on a textured, winding, emotional journey across the reaction to heartbreak and the acceptance of love lost.


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Director Jordan Peele and partner in comedy Keegan-Michael Key pose with an award for their TV show.

Get Out uses race to make great horror film

The opening scene of Get Out is maybe its most poignant. LaKeith Stanfield (known for his breakout roles in Atlanta and Short Term 12) walks down the street and faces a typical horror movie scenario. For years the thought of “black horror movie” is synonymous with the Wayans brothers Scary Movie series and Stanfield emulates that series’ “black guy in a horror situation” commentary that made that series so famous.



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Hundreds of thousands gathered for the Women’s March on Jan. 21.

The Women’s March’s problematic vagina rhetoric

There is no doubt that the Women’s March was an incredible moment that has already been immortalized as the largest single-day protest in United States history. It was incredibly empowering to see such a diverse range of people come together to make their voices heard.


One Day at a Time is a strong Netflix original

With everything that is coming to Netflix this season, it is easy to get lost among all the new films and TV series that seem to appear each day. For a regular viewer, it can be hard to decide what to watch (or binge watch) among the many highly-publicized and critically-acclaimed TV series that Netflix has to offer.


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