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Lana Del Reys newest album is a fascinating exploration of romance, self-reflection and Americana. The tracks are poignant and resonate with reality.

Review: Lana Del Rey offers somber self-reflection in album

By Dariene Seifert, Staff Writer September 8, 2019

Two years after taking a dreary look at Hollywood in “Lust For Life,” Lana Del Rey returns to her nostalgic roots with her sixth and latest record, “Norman F------ Rockwell!” The album cover features...

Thousands of ducks cascade over the Cascadilla Falls during the 4-A 19th annual rubber duck race. The ducks started their journey at the Cascadilla Gorge Trail in the Cornell Botanic Gardens and ended one and a half miles away.

Ithaca gets quacky: Annual rubber duck race benefits 4-H

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 30, 2019

On a dreary Sunday afternoon, approximately 3,400 brightly colored rubber ducks tumbled over Cascadilla Falls, racing to reach the end of their long journey along Cascadilla Creek. After a harrowing trip...

Her Smell is sluggish, especially when compared to the chaotic lifestyle it portrays on screen. The lead actor, Elisabeth Moss, is explosive on screen and saves the film from total mediocrity.

Review: “Her Smell” is painfully slow but is saved by lead actor

By Emily Lussier, Assistant Proofreader April 29, 2019

“Her Smell,” an indie drama from writer and director Alex Ross Perry, is painfully slow in spite of the pure chaos it depicts. Regardless of the film’s setbacks, it is impossible not to be completely...

As a whole, Cage the Elephants new album Social Cues is a disappointment. However, the individual tracks in the record are all well-composed and performed. The organization of the album leaves much to be desired.

Review: “Social Cues” disappoints as a whole

By Arleigh Rodgers, Staff Writer April 29, 2019

Cage the Elephant’s “Social Cues,” the American rock band’s fifth studio album, might appeal to its veteran fans, whose die-hard attitude toward the group will keep them listening if only out of...

Little is boring, lazy, onenote comedy that takes its star studded cast for granted. Despite the lackluster script, the movies child star, Marsai Martin, shines in her role as she supports the rest of the movie.

Review: Body-swap film centers blackness but falls short

By Tyler Obropta, Senior Writer April 23, 2019

“Little” opens with obligatory narration — “Allow me to introduce myself” — but there is nobody going to see “Little” who won’t realize immediately where it’s headed. A successful,...

The 2019 “Hellboy” remake has a messy storyline and unconvincing characters. The quality of the film feels cheap and lacks the same timeless quality as Guillermo Del Toro’s original 2004 adaptation of the comic book series.

Review: “Hellboy” remake can not save itself from damnation

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer April 22, 2019

Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” (2019) has the aesthetic sensibility of a Hot Topic: It’s cheap, insincere and reminds you of other places you’d rather be and other films you’d rather see. Marshall’s...

Kill This Love is a powerful record for Korean pop girl group BLACKPINK. The quartet have released one EP previously but comes back strong with their new album.

Review: Album from female K-pop group is a powerful offering

By Matilde Bechet, Staff Writer April 19, 2019

Four young women stand together firmly in front of hundreds of trumpets as brass blares in the background. The words “BLACKPINK in your area” ring out as the scenery quickly shifts to one of a woman...

Shazam! boasts a wonderful beginning with a tragic story and interesting, comedic charcters. However, the move derails slightly towards the final act.

Review: Superhero movie has electric beginning

By Liam Conway, Staff Writer April 18, 2019

With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury, “Shazam!” is one of DC’s best big screen adaptations...

Approximately five years ago, Helene Smith created a Facebook page for Ithaca College parents where they can ask questions about the school and get advice on issues with their college-age children.

IC Parents Facebook page keeps parents connected to students’ lives

By Olivia King, Staff Writer April 18, 2019

Cyndy Scheibe, professor in the Department of Psychology, said that when observing move-in day, it is always interesting for her to observe the relationships between parents and their kids. She said that,...

Khalid introduces a pleasant album with Free Spirit. The record is perfect for summer and appropriate for all ages. The tracks invoke comforting feelings of nostalgia and range from joyful melodies to somber tunes.

Review: Khalid’s summery record flows with sunny spirit

By Noa Covell, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

Khalid’s new album, “Free Spirit,” is the record of the summer, made for wind-whipped midnight car rides, relaxing in bed on an easy Sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee or for a gloomy, rainy day...

After is a movie based off of a book written by Anna Todd by the same name. Although the movie remedies some glaring offenses from the book, the film still perpetuates dangerous stereotypes about women and relationships.

Review: Adapted romance film ‘After’ just as problematic as book

By Liza Gillespie, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

“After” takes a problematic fanfiction and turns it into a frustrating and predictable movie. The story follows Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), a sheltered college freshman who begins a tumultuous...

Pet Sematary offers up true creepiness, especially through the camera work. The movie as a whole lacks a personality and direction but the combination of dread and aesthetic makes up for some of the flaws.

Review: “Pet Sematary” comes back from the grave

By Tyler Obropta, Staff Writer April 15, 2019

If an ominous phantom tells you not to mess with the barrier between life and death, you’d think you should listen to him. But this is “Pet Sematary,” a film in which little girls run into the woods...

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