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Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Michelle Wong

February 13, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

he Super Bowl: an American tradition celebrated by football fanatics and many others, even those who don’t follow the sport to witness the memorable halftime show. But even before the start of the 52nd Super Bowl, there was plenty of controversy surrounding the upcoming performance by artist Justin...

Food: Nine CREAM treats reviewed

Tanisha Dasmunshi

March 1, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Reviews

Sweet flavor combinations, but not worth the hype. Read More »

MOVIE: ‘Vampire Academy’ doesn’t suck

Tanisha Dasmunshi

February 10, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

The mixture of witty high school comedy and supernatural horror makes for a messy but strangely hilarious flick. Read More »...

Music: Self-titled ‘Beyoncé’ reminds us who runs the world

Music: Self-titled ‘Beyoncé’ reminds us who runs the world

Kathleen Yuan

December 19, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Music, Reviews

Beyoncé’s unannounced album exhibits a myriad of new textures and expressions that rocket her to number one on iTunes. Read More »...

Music: Ariana Grande’s Weekly Christmas Song Reviews

Elia Chen

December 13, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music

Pop star Ariana Grande’s Christmas releases have minor flaws but are, overall, a sweet success. Read More »...

Music: “PRISM” not entirely sugar-free, but still refreshing

Music: “PRISM” not entirely sugar-free, but still refreshing

Anjali Bhat

October 26, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

Katy Perry’s latest album reveals a subtle new flavor with a mix of classics and more introspective music. Read More »...

MUSIC: “Instinct” the embodiment of Swedish pop

MUSIC: “Instinct” the embodiment of Swedish pop

Yimeng Han

August 10, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Music

When most people think of Swedish music, opinions might range from kooky to just plain weird. Obscure pop duo Niki and the Dove’s debut album, “Instinct,” does nothing to change this preconception. Confusingly enough, Niki and the Dove consists of female vocalist Malin Dahlström and male pe...

MOVIE: ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ a twist on love story

MOVIE: ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ a twist on love story

Angela Wang

April 29, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Emily Blunt (Devil Wears Prada, Sunshine Cleaning) and Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Muppets) co-star in director Nicholas Stoller's romantic comedy “the Five-Year Engagement”  as Violet and Tom, a couple who has decided to get married but can’t decide when. Just after they get e...

Book: ‘The Future of Us’ makes for a quick, one-time read

Book: ‘The Future of Us’ makes for a quick, one-time read

Stephanie Chang

December 4, 2011


Filed under Books, ENTERTAINMENT

The future is yours to take. Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) and Carolyn Mackler (The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things), two of the most renowned authors in Young Adult literature, team up o write the novel, “The Future of Us.” Set in 1996, the story follows two high school students, Emma and Josh, ...

Music: Coldplay’s new ‘Mylo Xyloto’ gets a ‘Major Minus’

Music: Coldplay’s new ‘Mylo Xyloto’ gets a ‘Major Minus’

Amrutha Dorai

October 28, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

There has been no shortage of bad ideas in the contemporary music scene. In fact, in a world where “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?” is considered poetry, Coldplay’s “Mylo Xyloto” must have seemed like a stroke of genius. An entire album about two kids living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland!...

Vamping up the dark side

Vamping up the dark side

Tiffany Lau

September 13, 2009


Filed under Uncategorized

Sit tight on Thursday nights because there's a new vampire in town. Read More »...