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Fred Armisen surprises with comedy, musical chops on ‘Late Night’

David Lee, Blogger

March 4

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Current, TV

I was absolutely thrilled when Seth Meyers first announced Fred Armisen as the bandleader for his new show, “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Although I am not an avid follower of Armisen’s sketch-comedy show “Por...

Celebrity Chic: Top 5 Oscars looks

Kendall Siewert, Columnist

March 3

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Fashion, The Current

Let’s be honest, the thing we were most looking forward to at the Oscars was Ellen DeGeneres hosting and Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning a little gold statue. Although only one of those things actually happened, celebs found ...

‘Motivational Jumpsuit’ more of the same from Robert Pollard

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

February 27

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, The Current

"Motivational Jumpsuit" is a fuzzed-out, overdriven blur through abstract lyrics, soft and eccentric vocals and half-baked ideas. But this is nothing out of the ordinary for Robert Pollard and his latest collaboration with the...

Pincidents: Chocolate balloon bowl failure pops expectations

Hayley Glatter, Copy chief

February 26

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food/Dining, The Current

Augustus Gloop is a bit of an idol of mine. Though he failed to win the keys to Mr. Wonka’s chocolate factory, Sir Gloop’s unbridled devotion to all things candy appeals to me on a deep — some would even say spiritual...

The lowdown on television fandoms

Mollie Cahillane, Blogger

February 26

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, TV

Since television was invented, there have been fans of programs. However, with the rise of the Internet and social networking, a new type of fan has emerged, someone who is part of a “fandom.” A fandom is essentially a group...