December 5, 2020
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False allies among indie artists create mirage of safe space

By | Dec 3, 2020

What do indie artists, including BØRNS, The Growlers, The Frights, The Buttertones and SWMRS have in common?


Country artists defy genre’s conservative foundations

By | Nov 5, 2020

The culture of country music has always been a conservative one, with the music being rooted in Southern tradition.


Q&A: Professor publishes essay on nature in medieval writing

By | Oct 27, 2020

Michael Twomey, retired Charles A. Dana professor of humanities and arts at Ithaca College, published an essay based on medieval encyclopedias. 


Review: Dreamy album from synth-pop band lacks cohesion

By | Oct 21, 2020

“As Long As You Are” by Future Islands combines dreary lyrics that contrast with gorgeous instrumental backgrounds.


Nepotism in indie music industry leads to unequal footing

By | Oct 15, 2020

With the rise of the internet making it easier to share music on platforms like YouTube, it seems as though anyone can produce the next hit.


Review: Netflix docuseries stirs up cold case

By | Oct 6, 2020

“A Perfect Crime” follows the investigation of the 1991 assassination of Detlev Rohwedder, a German politician and manager of the Treuhandanstalt.


Review: Musician mixes spirituality with electropop

By | Oct 5, 2020

Sufjan Stevens’ “The Ascension” combines Stevens’ familiar spirituality with a new electropop twist.


Review: Album combines cultural criticism with witty lyrics

By | Sep 27, 2020

While many of The Flaming Lips’ previous songs have been on the more playful side, the band’s new album features much deeper themes. 


Spotlight on films, TV, books and music by Black creators

The backbone of the Life & Culture section at The Ithacan is pop culture — and, by extension, Black culture that has influenced pop culture.


Ithaca museums curate reopening plans during pandemic

By , | Sep 18, 2020

Five Ithaca-based museums have developed plans around New York state’s guidelines for museum reopenings.


Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion flex femininity in ‘WAP’

By | Sep 17, 2020

It isn’t difficult to see a pattern in how listeners respond to music based on the artist who creates it.


Review: The Killers flexes excellent, dynamic new album

By | Sep 7, 2020

The Killers’ latest album, “Imploding The Mirage,” delivers feel-good music with bombastic tones. However, the album sometimes shines too brightly.