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Opinion—Review of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

Opinion—Review of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Andie Balenger, contributing writer October 28, 2021
As the previews began to roll, there were only a few things I knew for certain: “Dune” would contain a lot of sand, a painful box, and a blue-eyed Zendaya.
Opinion—Drake’s new song “Girls Want Girls” fetishizes lesbians and queerbaits

Opinion—Drake’s new song “Girls Want Girls” fetishizes lesbians and queerbaits

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 13, 2021
He doesn’t just manage to objectify and fetishize women-loving-women relationships, but he simultaneously undermines those who identify as lesbians and the authenticity of their identity.
Opinion—Sick of her celebrity: a review of Lorde’s Solar Power

Opinion—Sick of her celebrity: a review of Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor September 10, 2021
Before the release of the album, Lorde discussed in a series of interviews that “Solar Power” would be dealing with themes relating to her personal experience with celebrity culture, spirituality and the celebrity identity.
blossom bird

Opinion—Blossom Bird is here for tea drinkers and tea haters alike

Joshua La Gorio, contributing writer September 4, 2021
I was a mix of nervous and curious as to what I’d think of the drink, considering my history with tea and all. I selected vanilla milk tea with chocolate boba.
Photo courtesy of Kelby Reichard 
SUGAR COMA—While touring and reviewing six of Marquettes sweetest local bakeries, student Kelby Reichard encountered crispy rolls, traditional pastries and sugar galore.

Opinion—I toured local bakeries for a sugar coma

Kelby Reichard November 12, 2020

Among the many hidden treasures in the city of Marquette include businesses for those with a sweet tooth. There are half a dozen bakeries available to NMU students to provide plenty of opportunities to...

Weather by Jenny Offill review.

Review: “Weather” by Jenny Offill

Eli Sparkman March 12, 2020

Young person worry: What if nothing I do matters? Old person worry: What if everything I do does? This is just one of the many profundities placed throughout Jenny Offill’s new novel “Weather.”...

Aussie indie-rocker releases summer EP

Andy Frakes November 21, 2014

“About Face” is the second studio release from #1 Dads, a growing side project of virtuoso Tom Iansek. Iansek’s "day job" is being half of Australian indie-rock duo Big Scary, a band who has garnered...

Thriller lives up to novels

Savanna Hennig December 4, 2013

Smashing through Thanksgiving box office records and shooting into the No. 1 spot in box offices all over the world, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a successful sequel to the first film in the...

James Blake delivers focused expansion on second LP

Jordan Beck April 11, 2013

“I don’t want to be a star, but a stone on the shore.” Taken by itself, it’s a nice enough sentiment. But there’s more to it than that — it’s practically the unofficial mission statement...

The Strokes stay synthy on ‘Comedown Machine’

Kate Clark April 11, 2013

Were you fully aware that The Strokes have continued to release albums post-2003? Save for a handful tracks like “You Only Live Once” or “Under the Cover of Darkness,” the newer portion their...

Jamie Lidell drops the funk on fifth LP

Jordan Beck March 14, 2013

It might be hard to believe with the weather the Upper Peninsula has been experiencing lately, but spring is right around the corner. Whether you’re planning to head somewhere warm in a few weeks...

Anderson, Hoffman shine in ‘The Master’

Lee McClelland March 14, 2013

Writer, producer and director Paul Thomas Anderson is known for his odd choice of subjects and settings in his films. Anderson’s early work comes to mind: “Boogie Nights” (1997), a film that follows...

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