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Records spin into the future

Records spin into the future

Edward Benner, News Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Over the past few years, vinyl records have come back in a big way.  According to Newsweek, vinyl record sales have grown over 50% since 2014, reaching levels not seen since the late 1990s.  Whether it is teenagers or baby boomers rediscovering the hobby, records have become part of popular culture onc...

What fall activity should you try?

What fall activity should you try?

Paige Alban, In-Focus Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Benner’s B-Sides: Preoccupations s/t revives post-punk in 2016

Benner’s B-Sides: Preoccupations s/t revives post-punk in 2016

Edward Benner, News Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Post punk had its genesis in the late 1970s, as many bands broke away from the punk-movement of the time to create more experimental and less formulaic music that still contained the energy and political commentary of the original genre. Bands like Joy Division and The Cure created a distinct, intens...

Attention all you wizards and half-bloods

Attention all you wizards and half-bloods

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television

Want to hear something “Riddikulus”? If you understand this reference, then you already know this has something to do with Harry Potter. For one week only, from Oct.13-20, IMAX theatres across the country will be showing all eight of the Harry Potter movies. The movies are being shown to set the mood...

The Patriot Tries It: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

The Patriot Tries It: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Katherine Grimm, Media Chief
October 10, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories, Video

With pumpkin season in full swing, Patriot staffers conducted a blind taste test of different Pumpkin Spice Lattes to get in the autumnal spirit. They then rated and reviewed the lattes to decide which one was best. Each drink came from a different location including Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coffee Coffee...

Oh, what a night! Jersey Boys meets high expectations

Oh, what a night! Jersey Boys meets high expectations

Adriana Guidi, Perspectives Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

“You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you,” are lyrics from Frankie Valli’s song, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” as well as words to describe how I felt while watching the performance of “Jersey Boys.” “Jersey Boys,” which is currently on a national tour, came t...

Benner’s B-Sides: ‘My Woman’ showcases indie-rock goddess Angel Olsen

Benner’s B-Sides: ‘My Woman’ showcases indie-rock goddess Angel Olsen

Edward Benner, News Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Angel Olsen lives up to her first name on her latest record, “My Woman,” as she sings of love and heartbreak with an almost divine delivery. Olsen soars, croons, belts, and serenades listeners across the folk and indie-rock-influenced album. The album blends sixties pop music styles with elements ...

Highly anticipated Frank Ocean album drops after four years

Highly anticipated Frank Ocean album drops after four years

Edward Benner, News Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Since his 2012 release of his debut “Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean has become synonymous with mystery, excess, and pure genius.  The now 28-year-old R&B singer is thought to be one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of the 21st  century.   Ocean conveyed great promise with his debut ...

Best albums of 2016 (so far)

Best albums of 2016 (so far)

Edward Benner, News Editor
September 19, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Pairings Bistro fashions food into art

Pairings Bistro fashions food into art

Alyssa Kraus, Reporter
June 6, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Soft blues music drifts through the front door, welcoming me with its jazzy tone into Pairings Bistro, a small restaurant in Bel Air that serves American food with Mediterranean influences. A rush of warm air fans my face as my eyes adjust to the candle-lit room. To my left, the walls are decorated from the...

Where should you chill?

Where should you chill?

Taylor Bynion, Reporter
June 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

When I visited Yogurt Mountain in Forest Hill, I had high expectations because the yogurt shop was recommended to me by a friend. As I walked in the door, I was greeted by a young worker eating his dinner at one of the shop’s tables. This was the first of many strange things that my Yogurt Mountain expe...

Movie of the Month: “The Darkness” falls short of expectations

Movie of the Month: “The Darkness” falls short of expectations

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 27, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

This week I spent 13 dollars. Actually, I shouldn’t say that, that’s too nice. What I meant was, I wasted 13 dollars this weekend on the worst horror movie I’ve ever seen, “The Darkness.” “The Darkness” came out on Friday, May 13. When I first found out that this movie was coming out on ...

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