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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

September 24, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: ‘Sonic Mania’ speeds into the modern era

By | Sep 20, 2017

Though the “Sonic” franchise has always focused on speed, the true triumph of the series is the way it promotes exploration.

Review: New Nintendo game breathes life into ‘Zelda’ series

By | Mar 28, 2017

The most satisfying moment of “Breath of the Wild” is not a cutscene, nor is it a battle — It’s a revelatory moment that occurs within the player.

Review: Simon’s talent shines on thirteenth release

By | Jun 22, 2016

Simon proves he has not stopped being innovative. His latest effort, “Stranger to Stranger,” shows Simon just as inspired as ever. The album is a harmonic convergence of sound, and Simon makes the listener consider each word carefully.

Review: Metal album smashes

By | May 3, 2016

The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” is exactly what its title alludes to: It’s a messy celebration of self-destruction.

Review: Inconsistent style and dull tracks sink album

By | Apr 25, 2016

We Are Scientists’ latest, “Helter Seltzer,” struggles with genre, lacks standouts, and is, unfortunately, a forgettable album.

Review: Electric-rock tracks fly on Goose’s new album

By | Apr 17, 2016

The Belgian band’s fourth album, “What You Need,” boasts a varied and exciting electronic sound that is only pulled down by ill–thought-out vocals.

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at State Theatre

By | Mar 25, 2016

Award-winning comedian Steven Wright is set to perform at Ithaca’s State Theatre on March 26.

Review: Guest artists augment West’s latest success

By | Feb 22, 2016

Tracks like “Ultralight Beam” and “Real Friends” are superb, and the album’s themes of depression, marriage and fame are examined from various angles.

Review: Generic album bores listeners

By | Feb 15, 2016

“American Idol” has produced only a handful of legitimate mainstream pop acts, and Lee DeWyze is not one of them.

Review: Iconic sequel ‘awakens’ nostalgic ‘Star Wars’ fans

By | Jan 2, 2016

With deep characters and a nostalgic plot, “The Force Awakens” pays respect to the previous “Star Wars” films and creates intrigue about the future of the “Star Wars” franchise, but it plays it a bit safe.

Review: Franchise’s final sequel packs a punch

By | Dec 9, 2015

“Creed” completely breathes new life into the saga while respecting the legacy of the previous “Rocky” films, and it is an original film in its own right.

Review: Cudi’s style shift scores

By | Dec 9, 2015

“Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” is not a hip-hop record, and that is a very good thing for artist Kid Cudi. The shift in genre has inspired Cudi to create an intelligent and different record, but it unfortunately struggles with clarity.