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Braxton Cook’s No Doubt, an instant Neo Jazz classic

Cutting edge. Few words could better describe Maryland born Saxophonist/Singer-Songwriter Braxton Cook’s sophomore effort No Doubt. The album is a follow up to his 2017 debut Somewhere In Between, Cook’s third release, but his first full-length solo album. A graduate of Julliard School with a

Shirkers: Netflix’s new cinema-centric documentary

Sometimes you have to “go backwards in order to go forwards.” This the central idea behind Sandi Tan’s “Shirkers,” a brilliant new documentary on Netflix that explores friendship, betrayal and the joys and costs of cinephilia. “Shirkers” is a documentary about another “Shirkers,” a wildly

Minus the Bear bids farewell with final EP Fair Enough

After a successful career spanning nearly two decades, indie-progressive rockers Minus the Bear are calling it quits. In conjunction with a farewell tour that lasts through December, the band released an EP, Fair Enough, to serve as a brief parting gift. This decision likely comes

Doctor Who’s 11th season off to a good start

In its 11th season Doctor Who has been reborn yet again. There’s a new Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, the first ever woman to embody the character, and a new showrunner, with Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall taking over for Steven Moffat, who has been showrunner

Frankenstein 200: The interdisciplinary panel

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, four Beloit faculty members came together for an interdisciplinary look at Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Professors Tamara Ketabgian (English), Jennifer Esperanza (Anthropology), Britt Scharringhausen (Physics and Astronomy) and Robin Zebrowski (Cognitive Science), each offered unique

Gallery ABBA show “Lore” spectacularly spooky

Gallery ABBA’s latest show, “Lore,” arrived just in time for Halloween. “Lore” opened on Friday, Oct. 26, and features the illustrations of self described “witch fanatic and Halloween junkie,” Brenden Haskins. “Lore’s” opening was a success both artistically and financially, as all but two of

Haunting of Hill House is brilliant and terrifying

There is nothing quite like staying up until 2:00 a.m., screaming along with roommates to Netflix’s newest original horror show: The Haunting of Hill House. I have rewatched the show twice in a single week–a testament to just how enthralling it is. The Haunting of

An interview with Folk and Blues performer Melody Angel

On Saturday, Sept. 15, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chicago-based blues and rock artist, Melody Angel, right before her fantastic Folk and Blues performance. Here’s what she had to say about life, music, politics, and the stickers that cover her purple Stratocaster. NK: So