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July 20, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Trap influences infuse party pop in “Sweetener”

By | Aug 27, 2018

“Sweetener” brings a much-needed, quirky energy to a genre in which it’s all too easy to pump out stale, predictable hits.

Review: Singles for the week of 4/27

By | Apr 27, 2018

 
“Ball For Me”
Post Malone, Nicki Minaj
Released April 26
Republic Records
Post Malone masterfully constructs a dynamic rhythm out of morphing, gooey synth effects and structured beats.

Review: Singles for the week of 4/13

By | Apr 13, 2018

 
“Pynk”
Janelle Monáe, Grimes
Released April 10
Bad Boy Records LLC
A staccato, sugary voice voicing heavily suggestive lyrics is a winning contrast.

Focus Asia Month celebrates Asian identity and diaspora

By | Apr 12, 2017

“For me, [Focus Asia Month] is a way for me to celebrate my heritage and where I come from,” said senior Sara Kim.

Progress and Regress 2

By | Feb 15, 2014

This is your second weekly round-up of pop culture stories that represented small steps forward… or two steps back.

Cyrus’s twerking vulgarizes dance

By | Nov 20, 2013

Though she has gained recent attention in mainstream media for her twerking and revealing costumes, what people have to be conscious about is Miley Cyrus’s racial power play.

Nicki Minaj in talks for her own reality show

By | Oct 1, 2012

She’s taken over your iTunes, and now she’s headed for your TV. It was announced this morning that Nicki Minaj is, theoretically, in talks for her own reality television series on E!. Based on the other celebrity-focused programming that E! features this is completely unsurprising. Should this deal go through, Nicki Minaj would star in…

‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’: Rap princess reloads sound with wannabe pop tracks

By | Apr 11, 2012

The bright colors, eccentric wigs and the layers of spandex all seemed to decorate the path to a new, more clearly defined era for Nicki Minaj, the undisputed chart-topping champion of pop-driven hip-hop hierarchy.

Nokia and Minaj Light Up Times Square

By | Apr 8, 2012

I’m a huge sucker for events like these that involve Times Square’s LED monitors as art rather than just advertising space (Down with Capitalism! Boo! Hiss!), and all things neon in general.