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From left, Chris Sinton, Mark Cushing and Hugh Pfaff. The group offers lessons for newcomers to learn how to play.

Ithaca band performs and teaches bagpipes and Scottish drums

By Antonio Ferme, Staff Writer September 11, 2019

On a typical Wednesday night, the blaring sound of bagpipes and the loud thud of drums echoes through the First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca. These unexpected instruments and tones are the sounds of the...

Though “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” attempts to pay tribute to the surrealist director, the film fails to establish a clear narrative. But, its simplistic animation captures a polished image of Buñuel’s surroundings.

Review: Fluid and stylish animation carries biopic

By Kara Bowen, Staff Writer September 11, 2019

The early 20th-century world of surrealism and scandal, backwoods Spanish villages and the bohemian Parisian art world are vividly illustrated in “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles.” Directed...

Carole & Tuesday is a beautiful commentary on the music industry and loneliness. The show uses famous songs to define its episodes and follows a narrative about two musicians.

Review: Netflix anime is clear and melodic

By Gabrielle Topping, Contributing Writer September 9, 2019

“Carole & Tuesday” is an anime Netflix series that depicts the music industry in the futuristic world of Alba City, Mars. Carole Stanley (voiced by Miyuri Shimabukuro and vocals sung by Nai Br.XX)...

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...

BTS, one of the few Korean pop groups to find mainstream success in the United States returns with a highly energetic, engaging album. The lyrics are deep and compelling, offering a range of tangible emotion.

Review: “Map of the Soul: Persona” is bounding with energy

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 28, 2019

Seven men run around a deserted, pastel city, dressed to the nines in the brightest colored clothes they have. They dance, waving their knees and kicking without a care in the world. Their movements are...

Fantasy stop-motion film, Missing Link has gorgeous animation and a charming plot line, but lacks in character development.

Review: Stop-motion film is visually stunning

By Ash Bailot, Staff Writer April 23, 2019

“Missing Link” is a visually spectacular stop-motion film about friendship and finding one’s place in the world. The Victorian-era animated adventure film was released April 12 and produced by...

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...

LSD is the debut album of supergroup LSD comprised of Labrinth, Sia and Diplo. The album shows off each artists individual strengths while showing how well the three work together as a musical team.

Review: Psychedelic power album is a work of genius

By Avery Alexander, Assistant Life & Culture Editor April 21, 2019

Labrinth, Sia and Diplo joined forces and conceived an album, perfectly balancing their styles and strengths to produce a masterpiece that is as exceptional as its creators. “LSD” is a colorful,...

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 17, 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...

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