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VANESSA HEINS

Album Review: ‘If I Should Go Before You’

★★★★☆ City and Colour, the stage name of Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, is one of today’s highly underrated alternative bands. His latest album, released Oct. 9, “If I Should Go Before You,” holds true to many of City and Colour’s classic tropes. The album centers on deeply existential lyrics over[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Unfriended’

Movie Review: ‘Unfriended’

★★☆☆☆ Despite earning points for creative form and dedication to theme, the new horror film “Unfriended,” ends up feeling like overkill. By the end of the movie, one feels less than sympathetic towards the group of stereotypically shallow tweens who meet the cyber-end they arguably deserve. The film, which was[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Confronting Double Standards of Sexuality

Confronting Double Standards of Sexuality

What makes a girl a “slut” and a guy a “player”? Why is the girl labelled a “bitch,” when the guy is “simply aggressive”? These double standards exist in a society that has propagated stereotypes of submissive women and heroic men. Even today, feminists have fallen under criticism for being[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Sex Issue, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘The Lazarus Effect’

★★★☆☆ Young director David Gelb has taken a sharp turn from his popular documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a heartwarming tale about an 85-year-old sushi chef and his son. As the newest film in a long line of resurrection horror movies, “The Lazarus Effect” is far different from Gelb’s earlier[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’

★★★☆☆ “Jupiter Ascending,” despite having a cast full of famous names and some incredible cinematography, seemed more like an awkward cross between “Twilight” and “Star Wars” than the smart, thrilling science fictions that its creators are famous for producing. The film includes all the epic battle scenes and screeching aliens[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Megan Schimdt

Napalm

I love the bitter taste of victory, rising in the back of my throat, like the gaseous exhaust of a poison-glazed pit, brimming flatly in the sweaty haze of morning. I love the twisted darkness of savage ruin, burning bright, into a heaped mass of blackened bones and dented cooking[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments The Guide