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Tyler, the Creator abandons grisly lyrics, produces improved album

Tyler, the Creator abandons grisly lyrics, produces improved album

Alex Burnham, Writer

April 10, 2013


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

Odd Future front man Tyler Okonma, known by the stage name Tyler, the Creator, pitches a persona that vacillates between aggressive hostility and careful introspection. Both his debut and sophomore albums contain the ranting of a frustrated juvenile. He attacked the music blogs that refused to praise...

Historic episode is one of the best yet for ‘Switched at Birth’

Historic episode is one of the best yet for ‘Switched at Birth’

Annie Bruce, Writer

March 7, 2013


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

“Switched at Birth” has never been the typical ABC Family drama series, and this week, the show took another historic step. This week’s episode, “Uprising,” was told completely in sign language, a first for mainstream television. It was one of the series’ best episodes yet, because it took...

The Rundown: Week of March 4

Annie Bruce, Writer

March 7, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current

It wasn’t a good weekend for Justin Bieber. The singer tried to celebrate his 19th birthday Friday, but apparently things didn’t go well. Bieber later tweeted that it was the “worst birthday.” It’s true 19th birthdays are notoriously lame; you’re still a teenager, and there are no additio...

‘Metamorphosis’ presents sobering view of adolescent isolation

Avi Small, Writer

March 7, 2013


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

In Franz Kafka's classic novel, "The Metamorphosis," Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a revolting creature. A new adaptation of this classic novel came to Shanley Pavilion this weekend as part of the Jewish Theatre Ensemble's 2012-13 season. Using creative movement...

Here’s hoping ’21 And Over’ is nothing like your actual birthday

Here’s hoping ’21 And Over’ is nothing like your actual birthday

Elizabeth Freda, Writer

March 7, 2013


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

Directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, writers of the 2009 favorite “The Hangover,” bring us a movie with a fair amount of potential. The premise of the movie, three best friends celebrating a 21st birthday, leaves plenty of room for jokes and references that could appeal well to the college demographic. Unfortunately,...