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The good, the bad and the ugly: 2012 summertime tunes

May 1, 2012

Fiona Apple “Every Single Night” The Idler Wheel... Genre: Alternative After an eight-year absence of original material, Fiona Apple returns with a gentle xylophone lullaby on “Every...

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Student filmmakers participate in James Franco’s web series

April 12, 2012

Late October of last year, four radio-television-film students, David Bukstein and Ali Haji, Morgan Young and Bao Troung, had set out on their respective projects: whether it was a documentary on their...

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Cinematic classic ‘Titanic’ heads back to theaters

April 4, 2012

Standing 882 feet long and 175 feet tall and holding over 2,000 passengers, the RMS Titanic certainly fit its mythical billing as an unsinkable ship. Of course, it infamously and tragically sank due in...

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Ransom Center to expand internship pool

March 29, 2012

Tucked inside 21st and Guadalupe streets, underneath a group of trees and passed by hundreds, if not thousands of students a day stands a building seven stories high made of grey concrete and with few...

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Swedish band hits right and wrong notes

March 27, 2012

Swedish indie-pop trip band Miike Snow, known for their 2009 breakout hit “Animal,” stay close to their sugar-induced pop equation on their follow-up album, Happy to You. Composed of Andrew...

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Madonna’s longevity provides base for new album’s success

March 27, 2012

Madonna’s age looms large over her latest album, MDNA. At 53, she has remained relevant (despite protests from her critics to the contrary) in the world of entertainment where celebrities are edged...

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Mike Daisey radio episode retracted after lies in story were discovered

March 21, 2012

Somehow, it had gotten into the mind of Mike Daisey that a half-truth and a half-truth (along with buckets of other non-truths) equal a truth. This past Friday, public radio show “This American...

Singles feature classic, definitive sounds

March 20, 2012

Beach House — “Myth” On their first single, “Myth,” off their soon-to-be-released third album, Bloom, Beach House doesn’t stray too far from the sound that has come...

Nicki, Madonna sound stale, Usher impressses with single

February 28, 2012

Katy Perry - ‘Part of Me’ Though her last single, “The One that Got Away,” was eerily timed with the announcement of her split from Russell Brand and the tabloid speculation of...

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Oscars remain tame for 2012 season

February 27, 2012

Another Academy Awards goes by and just a few minutes after, the show is all but forgotten (Jean Dujar — who won for Best Actor?). Except for Angelina’s left leg sticking out of her dress,...

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Munchy Man comes to the rescue of hungry college students through delivery service

February 21, 2012

Last year, then economics senior Arshad “Baba” Rehman was pulling another late night at the PCL. After hours of studying, his stomach began growling: he was hungry. Rehman was too exhausted...

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Grammys’ award felon Brown with spotlight

February 14, 2012

Amid the glory of Adele’s wins, the return of her astounding voice from surgery and the solemn rememberance of Whitney Houston’s recent death during Sunday night’s Grammys, there was...

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Last-minute Valentine’s Day date ideas

February 14, 2012

For those that are single, Valentine’s Day will be a day of bitter resentment and devouring boxes of chocolate, but couples that do not share such sentiment do exist. Yet, with hell weeks imminent...

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The voice lives on despite singer’s death

February 13, 2012

That voice — The Voice. No adjective except the definite “the” could do Whitney Houston’s vocals justice. Whether she was exclaiming she wanted to dance with somebody or longingly...

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John Leguizamo brings “Ghetto Klown” one-man show to Austin

February 9, 2012

Known for his fast-talking, wisecracking roles, John Leguizamo has been able to make a wide and eclectic mark on Hollywood. He made his first break as Luigi in “Super Mario Bros.” before going...

Winter Arts Preview: Music

December 2, 2011

Editor's note: The following tracks contain explicit lyrics Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa, Mac & Devin Go to High School Released Dec. 13 Hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg and rising rap superstar...

Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ fails to impress

November 22, 2011

Rihanna is horny and gets right into the action on her sixth album in as many years, Talk That Talk. Apparently, “S&M” and “Rude Boy” were mere foreplay. Following in the...

Björk channels Mother Earth in her latest, interactive effort

October 18, 2011

Björk is the Madonna of the alternative world. With every album, she transforms her sound and image, moving from pop-culture-referencing indie queen (Post) to cold, electronic dominator (Homogenic)...

‘Skying’ recalls ’80s college rock with modern touches

August 9, 2011

The Horrors’ third album, Skying, is a move away from their previous albums, but it’s a leap backward into the sounds of ’80s college rock when The Jesus and Mary Chain and Echo &...

‘Rabbits on the Run’ showcases more mature Vanessa Carlton

July 26, 2011

 Vanessa Carlton - Carousel by The Vinyl District Vanessa Carlton first rose to fame as a part of the rise of precocious young singer-songwriters early last decade with “A...

Rowland’s latest album fails to escape shadow of Beyoncé

July 26, 2011

Kelly Rowland - Motivation () by DJ Ac_Coolbreeze Kelly Rowland has become destined (no pun intended) to be the Jan to Beyoncé’s Marsha. Rowland can release two albums, score a...