Arts & Entertainment

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Lana returns to her classic sound in new album

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ On Sept. 19, Lana Del Rey released her highly anticipated fourth studio album. “Honeymoon” showcases the hauntingly melodic songs expected of Del Rey, but with an even more emotional and hazy soundscape on its 14 tracks. The album follows Del Rey’s 2014 release, “Ultraviolence,” which received tremendous critical acclaim and success … Continue reading

Playhouse launches ‘High School Alien’

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park launches its 2015-16 “Off the Hill” series with the world premiere of Allyson Currin’s “High School Alien.” Those ages seven and up are welcome to join Maddie as she navigates her way through her freshman year of high school. In the shows, he decides to … Continue reading

Marvel starts “All-New, All-Different” campaign

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Starting this month Marvel will be releasing several new series that will entirely change its traditional character affiliations. While Marvel has gone in different directions with characters in the past, what is typical in these instances is a “retcon,” otherwise known as a contrived plot device used in order to … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR comes to town

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~ If you are looking for something to do on a Friday night that is close to campus and affordable, check out the Final Friday OTR Art Show. This art show only takes place once a month, but it is definitely something to anticipate. In 1991 Jim Verdin of The Verdin … Continue reading

London Fashion Week recap

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ This year’s London Fashion Week (LFW) featured 71 designers, including veterans of the trade and new designers just breaking into the ever-changing fashion world. With lines ranging from classic, minimalist fashion to new age avant-garde, designers did their best to create unique and dynamic lines of beautiful and meticulously crafted … Continue reading

Music Series celebrates 40th anniversary this season

By: Nick McGill ~Staff Writer~ Polina Bespalko, director of the Xavier University Music Series, makes a point to organize and putting on several concerts each year. “(I am) proud to play a central role in the musical life of Cincinnati. Live music performance is a deeply rooted cultural tradition, and the Music Series is strongly … Continue reading

Fall TV coming soon

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Fall weather is here, generating ample excitement for Americans everywhere to stay inside and watch television. Though many fan favorite shows such as “Parks and Recreation,” “Mad Men” and “Sons of Anarchy” ended last year, there are plenty of new and returning programs to fill the void and keep the … Continue reading

Luna Gale moves audience

By: Griff Bludworth ~Staff Writer~ Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is remarkable for producing theater focused on, as its website states, “compelling social issues,” while seldom, if ever, crossing the line into preaching or moralizing. As “Luna Gale,” Ensemble’s current production, reminds us, its secret is doing plays that are not about social issues, but rather about … Continue reading

The Secret Garden shows resilience

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ The audience completely filled the seats of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Robert S. Marx Theatre and watched as the cast and crew found the key to success in their opening night performance of “The Secret Garden.” Playhouse in the Park’s 2015 season opener showed the entire audience how resilient … Continue reading

Vending machines dispense art

By: Sara Ringenbach ~Guest Writer~ Have a late night craving for creative writing or art? Xavier’s new book/art vending machine has something for you to sink your teeth into. Located on the third floor entrance to the Conotan Learning Commons, the new book/art vending machine offers a buffet of original work written and designed by students. … Continue reading

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