Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:36pm
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“Body music” is what Ralf Hütter of the pioneering German electronic music group Kraftwerk called their 1978 album The Man Machine. While not the most reflective example of Electronic Body Music (EBM), it does share the confusing mix of qualities that make EBM so enticing. Not nearly as groovy as house, not nearly as rigid as techno, EBM straddled the line between the danceable and the experimental and while it laid low after its heyday in the 1980s, it’s making a bit of a comeback.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:58pm
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Not long after I sat down to write about Ottessa Moshfegh’s third novel, “My Year Of Rest And Relaxation,” I got an email notification from the campus health center informing me that I had mono. I wasn’t surprised, exactly: When I went in for tests, I figured I had the flu but with an abnormally prolonged and intense sore throat. As it turns out, I somehow have something worse than the flu: a disease that stays latent in a person for months, slowly taking out a tide of fever and fatigue. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 4:42pm
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The showcase of Richard Quinn’s Spring 2019 line opened with what many fashion publications would call a “luxe morphsuit.” The first four models were covered from head to toe in skin-tight black velvet accompanied by tonal tulle cocktail frocks, commanding silk capes, a pair of lilac pants and a striking blue satin a-line dress, covered in a jeweled vine of ruby red roses (with a matching bag!).

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:07pm
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Picture yourself on a date. You’re all dolled up and looking fine for that special someone. It’s late at night and hopefully, you’re snuggling with your crush under layers of blankets and pillows. If you’re lucky, the two of you have made a dent in that bottle of wine. The lights are low and in the background you hear the soothing sounds of … button mashing. Yes, the clicking of game controllers is the soundtrack to your romance because this date isn’t your usual date. Tonight is game night.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:25am
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Greed

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:11pm
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At three in the morning at some point during the winter of freshman year, Pizza House was just a quick, frostbitten walk away. I had avoided this destination many times before, but now I was swept up by the masses to this greasy heaven for the buzzed. I see the archway to the establishment and shudder at what will become of me tomorrow, a month from now, years away. Visions of weight gain creep through my mind in between shrieks of excitement from the night.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 5:10pm
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The world would be a mighty silent place had it not been for Little Walter wailing on a harp with Muddy Waters egging him on in Chicago come 1950 or thereabouts. In that instant, the Chicago Blues were born — urban blues, electric blues. The sound filled Chicago and it came to define it. It was the moment when the music of the Midwest was born. This is to say nothing of the influence of other artists, such as Duluth-native Robert Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan, of course.

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:44pm
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Breaking news: school shooting. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 5:33pm
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Warning: “Dear Edward” is not meant for the faint-hearted or anyone with a fear of flying. “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano is the story of a young boy, Edward, who is the sole survivor of a plane crash that took the lives of his family and the other 186 passengers. The book shifts from Edward’s present-day perspective to those of eight other distinct characters on the flight, tracking their experiences from  boarding the plane to the final moments preluding its fatal crash. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 4:57pm
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Last week I was reminded of the horrific love triangle trope in young-adult novels when my friend brought up the “Shatter Me” series in our book club. She was a bit too excited, almost morbidly so, to share the gory details: “...and here’s the kicker, Adam and Warner are the only people that are able to touch her.