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August 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Singles for the week of 1/20

By | Jan 20, 2019

“7 rings”
Ariana Grande
Released Jan.

Review: Netflix shows the humor in aging and highlights friendship

By | Jan 20, 2019

Netflix is off to a wonderful start to 2019 with new hard-hitting comedy, “The Last Laugh.”
The movie is a coming-of-age story about a manager and a comic, both of whom are hoping for a major career revival.

Review: “Sex Education” gets real about sex

By | Jan 20, 2019

British Netflix series “Sex Education” portrays many aspects of teenagehood unrealistically. However, unlike many other plots about teens, it succeeds in its honest, realistic depictions of sex.

Review: The 1975 release honest album

By | Dec 11, 2018

Since releasing its first EP six years ago, The 1975 has made itself a household name in indie pop, with major hits like “Chocolate” and “Love Me” dominating music charts in recent years.

Review: Alessia Cara reflects on personal growth in new album

By | Dec 10, 2018

In her latest album, “The Pains of Growing,” Alessia Cara shares her thoughts on the personal burdens that arise with her newfound independence.

Review: “Narcos: Mexico” is a coked-up rollercoaster ride

By | Dec 10, 2018

Netflix exceeds expectations once again with “Narcos: Mexico,” a grittier version of its predecessor “Narcos,” (2015).

Review: “Mrs. Maisel” loses momentum but retains charm

By | Dec 10, 2018

The second season of “The Marvelous Mrs.

Review: Obscure film borders on incomprehensible

By | Dec 10, 2018

Based on the short story “Gräns” by ‎John Ajvide Lindqvist, “Border” has all the unrestrained pretension of Oscar bait: a sluggish pace, an inscrutable fantasy element and a relentless melancholy.

Review: Singles for the week of 12/9

By | Dec 9, 2018

Closer
Astrid S
Released Dec. 4
Universal Music Group
Simple guitar picking accents Astrid S’s breathy, velvety voice throughout the verses of “Closer.” The chorus layers the airy guitar with a synthetic dance beat, making the song simple but sultry.

Review: ‘Stokeley’ album is charmingly off-kilter

By | Dec 5, 2018

The truth is, and always has been, that the coarse, chaotic rhymes of this Florida-born rapper are an acquired taste.

Review: Rap album is brief but bursting with emotion

By | Dec 3, 2018

“Some Rap Songs” is ambitious and unexpectedly artistic, presenting a fusion of influences and emotional verses without fanfare.

Review: “Creed II” performances land emotional punches

By | Dec 3, 2018

“Creed II” continues the “Rocky” franchise with just as much gusto and flash.