Category: Entertainment

Want to play drums like one of the greats? Here’s what you need to know

By James Burcky

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“You get some hit sticks, you pick out the prettiest drum color (those one’s sound better), and then, assuming you’ve already perfected your ‘drummer aesthetic,’ you now listen to the angstiest song you know, only once, no more, no less, you channel your inner Animal (from the Muppets), and you hulk smash those drums until your hands bleed from the pure power you have attained in your fingertips.”
-Hannah Clark, Arundel Junior Continue reading “Want to play drums like one of the greats? Here’s what you need to know”

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See

By Meghan Malone

Brief Summary:

All the Light We Cannot See, a historical fiction novel by Anthony Doerr, is about multiple individuals’ stories coming together in the wake of World War II in Europe. The main characters are Marie-Laure LeBlanc and Werner Pfennig. Marie-Laure is a blind French girl who was forced to flee to Saint-Malo, France when the Nazis occupied Paris. Werner is a German orphan who has a knack for building and fixing radios, a talent that the German military recruits him for.

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Review: “All Shook Up” shakes things up at Arundel High

By Sierra McFarlane

Arundel Theater Company’s immense talent took center stage once again in their most recent musical, “All Shook Up.” Because of the high quality of last year’s production, “Les Miserables,” this musical had a lot to live up to. Nevertheless, “All Shook Up” exceeded my expectations with lively songs, uplifting dance numbers, and witty remarks. Continue reading “Review: “All Shook Up” shakes things up at Arundel High”

First, Listen: is rock band Greta Van Fleet the second coming of Led Zeppelin?

By James Burcky

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Greta Van Fleet has stirred up a lot of buzz since the release of their double EP, “From the Fires.” Without actually having released a debut album yet, they have had success that some artists don’t see throughout their careers. Continue reading “First, Listen: is rock band Greta Van Fleet the second coming of Led Zeppelin?”

First, Listen: Mastodon’s Grammy-winning ‘Emperor of Sand’ absolutely slaps

By James Burcky

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The 8th studio album by Atlanta based progressive metal band Mastodon, “Emperor of Sand,” is heavy. No pun intended. The soul-crushing subject matter of the death of family members and diagnosis of terminal cancer makes clear the pain that they are experiencing through the lyrics. Continue reading “First, Listen: Mastodon’s Grammy-winning ‘Emperor of Sand’ absolutely slaps”

[Spoilers] Review: ‘Black Panther’ celebrates African culture and black role models

By Brooke Kaluzienski

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“Black Panther” is a cinematic masterpiece, combining incredible acting, beautiful costumes, and an amazing soundtrack with a brilliant plot and script to create a movie that jumped to #1 in the world soon after coming out. It’s no surprise that this happened, because the movie was highly anticipated. Also, it’s so incredible that some people have, or will, see it multiple times—myself included. Continue reading “[Spoilers] Review: ‘Black Panther’ celebrates African culture and black role models”

Snoop Dogg’s Netflix series ‘Coach Snoop’ shows another side of the rap icon

By Jamie Abdu Na Man Sa

Snoop Dogg’s new TV show, Coach Snoop, on Netflix shows how Snoop keeps the kids off of the streets of Los Angeles and out of involvement with gang members, so they can be successful kids like they deserve to be. Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.—Snoop Dogg— has a football league, the Snoop Youth Football League or SYNL, that is featured on the show. He established the league in 2005. Snoop Dogg has explained that the purpose of the league is to keep kids off of the streets and out of trouble, particularly in Los Angeles, California.

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First, Listen: Justin Timberlake’s rustic ‘Man of the Woods’ falls flat

By James Burcky

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The fifth studio album by Justin Timberlake is an interesting departure from his more well-known work. It’s very reminiscent of early 2010’s John Mayer, in the manner that this album takes on a seriously western and Americana feel.

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More than just a movie: why ‘Black Panther’ is so important

By Brooke Kaluzienski

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A long-awaited movie, “Black Panther,” coming to theaters Feb. 16, 2018 in the U.S., had captivated fans even by its first announcement. An all-black superhero movie was unheard of and is an incredible push toward racial equality in movies. With the introduction of the Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” and with the way he completely stole the show, a standalone film for the character was inevitable, and to not have one would have been a disgrace. Continue reading “More than just a movie: why ‘Black Panther’ is so important”

Movies to look out for in 2018

By Sierra McFarlane

New year, new movies! Films that have been in production for a while now are finally going to be displayed on the big screen for audiences around the world. While these films have yet to be released, excitement is already swarming on social media for some of the soon-to-be blockbusters. Here’s a few of the upcoming films for 2018. Continue reading “Movies to look out for in 2018”