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Arts and Entertainment


A&E 9/5/18 12:24am

​Summer’s belly flop: ‘The Happytime Murders’ disappoints

Rating: 2/5 It is fitting that the trailer for “The Happytime Murders” played at the screening of “Deadpool 2.” Operating under the tagline “All street, no sesame,” the trailer sold itself as a gritty repackaging of “The Muppets” franchise, complete with the rare R-rating that “Deadpool” brought to the superhero genre.







A&E 9/2/18 5:29pm

Troye Sivan's musicality blooms in sophomore album

Some students combat September storms with lots of blankets, napping and Netflix, but perhaps they should consider dancing around to Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, “Bloom.” Both thrillingly delicate and heavy-hitting, Sivan’s newest work features his characteristic reflective lyricism coupled with a diverse mix of exuberant classic pop sounds.




A&E 8/29/18 4:16am

To All The Boys I've Loved Before review

Rating: 5/5 I almost never forgave Netflix for “The Kissing Booth,” but then came “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The film focuses on 16-year-old Lara Jean Covey (played by Lana Condor), an awkward and naive Korean-American teen who prefers to stay invisible.





A&E 8/22/18 12:50am

Summer EDM releases

In a summer where electronic music seems to be shifting toward pop, there are a few artists whose unique tracks introduce new electronic styles and push the boundaries of the genre.