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Nobel lauds Dylan for literary influence

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ Everyone has a Bob Dylan story— the first time they heard him, the first time they heard someone cover his songs, the first time they imitated him. Bob Dylan’s words and music are deeply woven into the tapestry of America. Before he was a Nobel Laureate, he was just a … Continue reading

Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ chapter thrills expectations

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~ Following the events of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage is the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe television show to come out of Netflix. It follows the titular character, who has picked up a few jobs in Harlem to rebuild his life until his past meets up with him, making him fight for … Continue reading

‘Music Man’ enchants Xavier stage

By: Lydia Reagan ~Features Editor~ Xavier Theatre will present Meredith Willson’s The Music Man this weekend, Oct. 20-22. The show features the largest cast ever assembled on the Xavier Theatre stage. The Music Man is set in River City, Iowa, in 1912, and follows the story of quick-witted traveling salesman and con man, Harold Hill. … Continue reading

Death Cab for Cutie releases protest song

By: Hannah Paige Michels ~Head Photographer~ Remember when Donald Trump got a small loan of $1 million from his father? Death Cab for Cutie’s lead singer, Ben Gibbard, certainly does. The band released a new anti- Trump single, “Million Dollar Loan,” last week, kicking off 30 Days, 30 Songs – or, as The Washington Post … Continue reading

‘Disgraced’ wrestles with Islamophobia

By: Henry Eden ~Campus News Editor~ Following Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s announcement detailing its 2016-17 lineup, theatergoers around Cincinnati have eagerly awaited the Shelterhouse Theatre’s first performance of the season, and for good reason. Ayad Akthar’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning Disgraced was the most produced play in the United States in 2015, … Continue reading

Unreleased album debuts in Bowie box set

By: Jason Smith ~Staff Writer~ David Bowie transcended every cliché in music prior to his existence. Bowie constantly broke rules and rewrote new ones that many performers today are still copying. He is the template for how to be true to oneself. Bowie made the music he wanted on his terms, and his parting gift … Continue reading

‘Narcos’ season 2 hooks returning viewers

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ Netflix original show Narcos features the story of American DEA agents Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Pena (Pedro Pascal). It follows their combined effort with the Colombian government to hunt down notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. If you were hooked on season one, you best fasten your seatbelt for … Continue reading

‘Owen Meany’ explores nuances of faith

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s season opener, A Prayer for Owen Meany, is an introspective, honest exploration of fate, friendship and doubt. The play is an abstract, delicate and sometimes raw piece that follows the friendship of two young men in the turbulent years leading up to the Vietnam … Continue reading

‘Swiss Army Man’: bromance beyond the grave

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~ One of the best films of the year, Swiss Army Man, is the story of a suicidal man teaching a dead body to live again. It is truly a moving piece, as well as the best two-hour fart joke you will ever witness. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, several … Continue reading

Emmys laud the best of 2016 TV

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ ABC and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, in Los Angeles to honor achievements in television. The award ceremony, hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, brought not only talent but also humor and political awareness to the stage. HBO … Continue reading

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