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A tuneful salute

By | Apr 27, 2011

Smooth, deep-toned music wails out of the bell of her saxophone, dancing over the quick, staccato sections of “Meditative” and lingering over its legato sound. The notes are clear and perfectly pitched. For senior Rachel Perry, there is nothing else in the world.

Former sports editor films documentary on New Orleans’ brass bands

By | Apr 19, 2011

As a sports writer for local alternative-weekly Gambit, Alex de los Rios ’07 got to follow the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Hornets to different stadiums and arenas. Today, he follows something completely different: contemporary brass bands at the heart of the Big Easy. Senior Writer Alexandra Palombo spoke with de los Rios…

Death Cab slows it down

By | Apr 13, 2011

The lyrics are still bittersweet and the melodies still gentle. Sticking close to its signature sound, Death Cab for Cutie’s “Codes and Keys” expands on the melancholic, with a few sunny tracks peeking through.

‘Mad Men’ features sure to satisfy fans

By | Apr 13, 2011

If the ad men in TV’s hit “Mad Men” were going to pick a slogan to describe their season four DVD collection, their best choice would be, “But wait, there’s more!”

NBC health correspondent explores medicine in media

By | Apr 7, 2011

When Dr. Nancy Snyderman is not in the operating room at the University of Pennsylvania, she’s on NBC Nightly News discussing health issues around the country and the world. Senior Writer Alexandra Palombo spoke with Snyderman about health care reform and health issues in the media.

Odd sound redefines band

By | Mar 23, 2011

It’s disjointed, synthesized and strangely beautiful. With “The King of Limbs,” Radiohead returns to its rightful alternative rock throne on a wave of experimental sounds.

Edgy performance stirs up suspense

By | Mar 23, 2011

Liam Neeson has carved himself quite the niche as a thriller-action hero and keeps up his strength in the international crime thriller “Unknown.”

Thriller fuses philosophy and romance

By | Mar 10, 2011

“The Adjustment Bureau” has the makings of a fantastic movie. It has humor, a love story and a philosophical villain with a science-fictional twist. The only issue is the film never fully commits to one plot idea and falls short trying to do it all.

Community uses website to fund dream projects

By | Mar 10, 2011

Senior Christina Bryant, a cinema and photography major, knew filming her final project was going to be expensive. Bryant; her director of photography, senior Ayshea Khan; and producer, senior Allie Taylor, were each going to put in $1,000, but it still wasn’t enough.

Classic animation awakens nostalgia

By | Feb 23, 2011

Today, most animated movies are fast-paced thrill rides that bust box office records. They’re the grandchildren of “Toy Story” and “Shrek,” combining the voices of big name stars with equally big laughs and profits. However, “The Illusionist,” a charming hand-drawn film, is a bittersweet throwback to the golden age of animation.

Printer inks up 3-D sweets

By | Feb 23, 2011

In a remote corner of the Cornell Engineering Quad, the Cornell Computational Synthetics Lab blips and bleeps with activity. An Xbox 360 with Rock Band drums sits gathering dust off to the side as students mill around with machine parts, and Lego-sized plastic pieces sit in a tub on a shelf alongside failed cookie experiments.…

‘Doctor Who’ fan club brings time travel to college

By | Nov 18, 2010

It seems sophomore Sarah Singer was destined to be a “Doctor Who” fan.