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Film critics' opinions should be met with skepticism

I consider myself far more of a film lover than a film critic. Whether a film is being announced or premiering in theaters, I genuinely want it to do well, because if there’s anything that I learned from watching, studying and evaluating movies, it’s that filmmakers put an incredible amount of effort and planning into their works.


Viola Davis performs her role as Professor Annelise Keating in hit TV series "How to Get Away with Murder" with expert skill. 
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Rhimes excites fans with season premiere

‘Tis the season for Shondaland’s hit shows to return. “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder” began new seasons Sept.22, and it’s finally beginning to feel like fall.


Mac Miller continues to create entertaining work with his recent release of the LP turned album The Divine Feminine. 
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Mac Miller releases new 10-track album

Pittsburgh based rapper Mac Miller released his The Divine Feminine LP last weekend. The initial EP, turned full 10-track album, is a mixture of funk and electro R&B samples accompanied by a slew of features. The once keg-standing “frat rapper” has grown since the days of Blue Slide Park and his craft has benefited as a result.


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Trevor Noah brings lengthy comedy to Orpheum

Whether you were brave enough to take a night out before the Ironman, bold enough to wake up from your post-football nap or just a huge fan of South African accents, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah was at the Orpheum Saturday night. Performing to a packed crowd for almost two hours, Noah spoke of the current tumultuous presidential election, how Rihanna has the commanding presence of a white male and why the “Happy Birthday” tune sounds morbid to anyone who does not speak English.


Lady Gaga continues to be an amazing singer, performer and artist. 
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Lady Gaga re-enters music scene with creative new single

It’s been three years since the queen of pop filled our speakers with another club banger and the wait is finally over with her latest release of “Perfect Illusion.” Gaga’s new single is co-written and co-produced by Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker, Tame Impala and BloodPop. Coined as one of the biggest pop stars of our generation, Gaga is back with a lyrical vengeance and few customized metal shorts to match.


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Snake on the Lake was a labor of love

“I am not going to get in,” was my first thought as I veered around the corner to see The Frequency and a line of eager attendees extending halfway down the next block for Snake On The Lake.


With its jarring balance of spook and charm, "Stranger things" was the hottest summer Netflix binge. 
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'Stranger Things' relevantly harnesses '80s sci-fi aesthetics

Summer is at an end, school has just begun and Madison students are finally beginning to wake from what I call the “Summer Netflix Coma.” This common, transmissible condition begins when students are finished with finals and face the sudden urge to drop everything, slip into a Snuggie and binge watch their favorite show that has been absent from their lives since the first round of exams hit.



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