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Moving beyond skinny jeans and shaggy hair

Quick: name five female artists you listen to on a regular basis. Now name five artists of color. I came to the somewhat startling realization, as someone who identifies as a feminist and is interested in anti-racism, that the vast … Read More...

Showing some ‘Skin’: Brandeis Asian American Student Association puts on a fashion show

NBC’s Thursday night lineup may have taken significant hits in the last decade, but upstart “Community,” currently in its first season, has proven that NBC might be able to get a bit of its bite back. Similar in aesthetic to … Read More...

Creating ‘Chasms’ in chillwave genre

The blogosphere has become the new arbiter of ephemeral slang and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it microgenres, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also find some fantastic music. The newly-coined microgenre labeled “chillwave” or “glo-fi” is the perfect example; it’s a genre with heavy … Read More...

Video and the radio star, now both dead

Since MTV pioneered the broadcasting of music videos with “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the medium has seen a few excellent highlights. The White Stripes used Legos. Prison inmates and Jennifer Garner have both performed the choreography from “Thriller.” There’s … Read More...

Grad gets a long overdue face-lift

When we were sophomores, you know, a million (ok, two) years ago, there were plans of renovating Grad. But they never materialized. And so, bright eyed and eager, we moved into our five-person abode in the fall of 2008. For … Read More...

This comeback might not be televised

Gil Scott-Heron’s first album in 13 years, following his release from prison where he spent several years on drug-related charges, “I’m New Here” proves the artist’s talent is still prodigious, even if his output isn’t.

The album, produced by the … Read More...

An album of ‘Contra’-dictions

The problem that’s plagued Vampire Weekend as a band has been that, while audiences might enjoy music that can be played while yachting, that won’t change the resentment and distrust towards those select few that dare to be part of … Read More...

2009: The year in music

2009 has brought us the end of the decade, and some pretty awesome tunes to boot. While you’re trying to remember that dates end in 2010 now, there’s still time to catch up on 2009’s best new music.

As far … Read More...

VH1 is too ‘Tool’ for school

VH1 has long been the bastion of reality shows that aren’t classy enough for MTV’s high standards, including a neverending series of reality dating shows and the “I Love Money” competitions. But the absurdity of reality programming is probably best … Read More...

'Wild Things' makes my heart sing

The thing about having a happy childhood is that no matter how well-adjusted, privileged, and otherwise positively-thinking I was as a child, I can still recall the most minor of slights from parents, siblings, and friends. It seems that Spike … Read More...

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