Geneseo Summer Concert Series ends with “Miller and The Other Sinners”

The Geneseo Summer Concert Series invited Miller and The Other Sinners to play at Geneseo Village Park on Friday Sept. 13. This series strives to give the community a way to watch live music for free. 

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Album Review: Hollywood's Burning; Post Malone tops the charts with newest album featuring unexpected celebrities

Post Malone’s newest album Hollywood’s Bleeding landed number one on the Billboard 200 this week. Hollywood’s Bleeding is Post Malone’s and his second to reach number one on the Billboard 200 after his album beerbongs & bentleys

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WTF?: Hobo Johnson and band earn popularity with poetic songs

Frank Lopes Jr., the titular hobo of the Sacramento-based musical group Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers, is the utterly fascinating spokesperson of the manic and lonely. According to Ones to Watch, Lopes Jr. was kicked out of his parents’ house at the age of 19 and subsequently had to turn to his 1994 Toyota Corolla for shelter—the bout of homelessness served as inspiration for his “Hobo Johnson” stage name. 

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TV Show Review: “Money Heist” brims with suspense, asks society to question how we determine right from wrong

As Netflix continues to expand and worldwide viewership increases, a push for more varied shows has spawned from a growing interest in watching content from countries with cultures and languages different from our own. The popular German sci-fi thriller “Dark” is a notable example of a successful non-English series that has received both critical acclaim and devoted fans, furthering foreign shows’ influence in America. 

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Caribbean Student Association throws colorful J’ouvert celebration at Geneseo

The Geneseo Caribbean Student Association threw the club’s biggest event of the year, J’ouvert, on Saturday Sept. 14. J’ouvert originated with street parties that coincide with the anniversary of the Caribbean’s emancipation from slavery in 1838. Celebrations of this freedom have grown and morphed into several different types of parties and other large-scale events all over the world. From New York City and Trinidad to Geneseo, J’ouvert is represented across the globe.

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Abstract Intimacy Gallery demonstrates that abstract art can convey emotion, complexity

Artist and lawyer Amanda Pappalardo is showcasing her art collection “Abstract Intimacy” in the Kinetic Gallery until Friday Sept. 20. The gallery’s opening night was Sept. 11 and included a speech by Pappalardo explaining her journey with art and the intimacy of abstraction. 

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Film Review: It Chapter 2; Sequel to latest It adaptation disappoints fans with excessive runtime, lame scares

No film genre has been more impacted by the fad of remakes than horror. Since the mid-2000s, horror movies have been the subject of numerous revivals and remakes that received mixed levels of success. 

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Album Review: African Giant; Burna Boy presents culturally rich, melodic beats on latest album inspired by West Africa

African Giant is Burna Boy’s fourth studio album and was released on July 26 this summer. Clocking in at exactly one hour, the album blends a rich cultural history with melodic singing and rhythmic beats. This is a style that Burna Boy has dubbed “Afro-Fusion.” 

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WTF?: Witty plot of Shrek dismissed in favor of absurdist online memes

Onions and ogres both have layers, and so do memes on the internet. That’s right folks, this week I’m examining the 2001 animated classic, Shrek. The lovable green ogre has now been a part of the collective consciousness for almost 20 years and, as the 2010s wind to a close, it’s fun to consider the character’s transformation into one of the most consistent, pervading and inexplicable internet memes of this decade. 

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Rotary Club prepares to throw authentic Oktoberfest fundraiser on Center Street

Oktoberfest is no longer exclusive to Munich where it began, nor Berlin or any other German city. Now an international phenomenon, Oktoberfest has stretched as far as South Korea and Australia and more than 500,000 people attended an Oktoberfest in Cincinnati where it was affectionately named Oktoberfest Zinnzinati. In Munich, the location of the first traditional Oktoberfest that began back in the 1800s, more than 7 million people attend each year and more than 7 million liters of beer are consumed every festival. 

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Tightknit bonds between a cappella members visible during stellar performances at WOWcapella event

With the sunset in the background, the Union patio became crowded with eager listeners for the WOWCappella event on Saturday Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The event was for all five acapella groups to show off their various vibes before auditions begin to search for new members.

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Arts Opinion: Children should be able to explore interests regardless of gender norms

“Good Morning America” made fun of Prince George for enjoying ballet in an Aug. 22 episode, and it reflects the horrifying truths of a judgmental society. 

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Album Review: Norman Fucking Rockwell!!; Lana Del Rey’s sixth album smooth, sad with complex themes

Soft piano and gloomy, romantic lyrics are the staples of Lana Del Rey’s newest studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, released Friday Aug. 30. NFR! is Del Rey’s sixth studio album and marks a transition from the artist’s typically fast, sexy songs to morose, acoustic melodies.

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Film Review: Midsommar; Latest Ari Aster film delights with bizzare plot, unusual artistic choices

Director Ari Aster earned horror fans’ attention last year with his feature directorial debut Hereditary. The film was praised for its spectacular performances, slow burn tension and phenomenal cinematography. Thanks to such a strong showing, much anticipation had built around Aster’s latest release, Midsommar.

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Teenage struggles in “Euphoria” raise awareness for mental illness, addiction

The HBO show “Euphoria” premiered earlier this summer on June 16, bringing the adolescent characters’ darkest moments to light by following the artistic vision of producer and popular musical artist Drake. The show’s newfound popularity has brought about major controversy with its gritty portrayal of American youth. 

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Disney’s box office monopoly hurts prospects of other high quality films

Disney is an interesting and fun company to think about particularly in the context of the wider entertainment world. As the architect of so very many childhood memories, the House of Mouse has long had a stranglehold on the nostalgia industry and some savvy recent business moves, like their acquisition of 21st Century Fox, have turned the company into an increasingly worrisome juggernaut. 

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Nostalgic students enjoy opportunity to see the Jonas Brothers in concert

Few things are as ubiquitous for young adults as the 21st century’s Disney Channel programming. From shows like “Lizzy McGuire” and “Phineas and Ferb” to feature films like High School Musical, the Disney Channel was a cultural powerhouse that turned talented kids and teens into overnight sensations. Few Disney alums have “graduated” with a larger following than the Jonas Brothers. 

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“Game of Thrones” season circles back to roots, aims for satisfying conclusion

HBO’s iconic, zeitgeist-shifting television series, “Game of Thrones,” has a lot of narrative ground to cover in its final season. With a shortened six-episode finale, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are even more crunched for time than a typical 10-episode season would allow for.

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The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Among the tell-all memoirs and deep exposés of the Trump administration, one popular nonfiction book from the past year has stood out in the minds of mainstream thought leaders across the political spectrum. The Coddling of the American Mind offers an answer to an apparent problem: what’s gone wrong on college campuses over the past few years? 

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Lessons From Film: Social perception of women as objects should cease to permeate popular culture

If this isn’t already obvious, every person in the world should be treating women with respect. Over centuries of human existence, it has been normalized to regard women as their partners’ possessions. Even movies as recent as the widely popular 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World continue to subliminally support the objectification of women by society.

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