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Season Three looks set to further explore Danny and Mindy's new relationship.

Television Review: ‘The Mindy Project’

★★★★☆ “The Mindy Project” is back and as good as ever with a new couple, a new character and the same funny outlook. When we last checked in with the doctors and nurses at Shulman & Associates, Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) found themselves atop the[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Karen O, best known for her hit “Heads Will Roll,” releases her much-anticipated first solo album “Crush Songs.”

Album Review: ‘Crush Songs’

★★★★☆ Following her immense success with the indie-rock band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, lead singer Karen O is branching out in a solo career with her debut album, “Crush Songs.” The South Korean-born American singer, known for her quirky style and unusual vocals, has created an album that perfectly showcases[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
TV Review: ‘Houdini’

TV Review: ‘Houdini’

★★☆☆☆ A scene opens on a tall bridge, a muscular yet gawky brunette man covered with chains, a frozen river with a small hole in the surface, a large crowd: There are plenty of things that could be happening here, but the opening scene of the History Channel’s newest fictional[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Somewhere Under Wonderland’

Album Review: ‘Somewhere Under Wonderland’

★★★☆☆ There are few bands that have the ability to be a mainstay in a single music genre for over 10 years, while simultaneously maintaining their original sound. Counting Crows’ first album “August and Everything After” was a perfect example of the angst and pop rockdom of the late 1990s[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Souled Out’

Album Review: ‘Souled Out’

★★★★☆ Despite a music career that has been slow to blossom, R&B singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko captivates listeners with her debut album, “Souled Out.” While she has collaborated with a number of successful artists in the past, namely Drake, “Souled Out” marks her biggest venture into the music world alone. With[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Maroon 5's new album 'V'

Album Review: ‘V’

★★★★★ Maroon 5’s newest album “V” continues the Los Angeles band’s trend of upward mobility with its fantastic vocals, variety of melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a truly excellent collaboration with Gwen Stefani. Maroon 5’s background makes it hard to root against them. Born from the four original members’ high school[Read More…]

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Coves "Fall Out of Love"

Album Review: ‘Fall Out of Love’

★★★★★ The band Coves hails from the unfamiliar town of Leamington Spa, but this doesn’t stop the English duo from leaving a dent on the surface of the American indie rock culture through their debut album “Soft Friday.” Founded in 2011, the band is a just-emerging talent that is already[Read More…]

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Ariana Grande’s impressive vocals bring real style to her album, and her powerful collaborations with other artists make it a sure success.

Album Review: ‘My Everything’

★★★★☆ After a stunning VMA performance and taking home her first Moonman for Best Pop Video, Ariana Grande (aka “Mini Mariah”) is just getting started on what promises to be an incredible career. She goes beyond the mold of your average millennial pop star because of one thing: her amazing[Read More…]

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In her latest album, Electropop artist Kimbra breaks from her usual sultry melodies and replaces them with upbeat ’90s-inspired tracks.

Album Review: ‘The Golden Echo’

★★★☆☆ After her recent success with Gotye in their duet “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Kimbra again slips into the spotlight with her second album, “The Golden Echo.” The New Zealand singer picks up the tempo from her debut album “Vows,” switching her R&B, jazzy style for elements of[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Sparks’

Album Review: ‘Sparks’

★★★☆☆ Five years may have passed since the release of her last full album, but as this new work shows, Imogen Heap hasn’t changed a bit. “Sparks,” her newest release, features the same beat-heavy tracks with short, pronounced hooks that first made her popular in the mid-2000s. This deluxe version[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide