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Review: ‘Arrival’ deserving of Academy recognition

To date, no science fiction films have ever collected the top prize of Best Picture at the Academy Awards. With any luck, that might just change this year thanks to Arrival, a heady and stunning slice of hard sci-fi that strokes just about every cinematic

The Round Table’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

2016 has been an unadultered shitstorm, from beginning to end. But through it all, there has been one continual solace: music. From Animal Collective to David Bowie to Radiohead, many of music’s biggest names — young and old — released new material this year, giving

Gallery ABBA opens Hugo Alvarez’s recent works

This article was originally published on Nov. 23, 2015. As the first snowflakes started falling on Friday, Nov. 20, students found a refuge in the glowing Gallery ABBA building downtown to witness the opening of Hugo Alvarez’16’s art exhibition “Recent Works.” A food table was

Review: ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ – Metallica

In light of all the animosity and hostility that has sprung up around campus, sometimes people just need to sit down with some nice, light listening material and enjoy some gentle strums on the guitar. You know, from a band like Metallica. That’s right, the

Review: “Cozy Tapes Vol. 1” – A$AP Mob

It’s been almost two years since the untimely death of A$AP Yams. The founder of A$AP Mob was a hip-hop connoisseur, a colorful Twitter personality and the visionary behind the star that A$AP Rocky has become. The release of Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 commemorates the

Review: “Slouch” – Spirit Club

When Spirit Club released its self-titled debut album in spring 2015, many listeners were enthralled — and for good reason. The group, which is composed of Wavves frontman Nathan Williams, his brother Joel and longtime friend Andrew Caddick, emerged as a trippy, moody California emo