Category: Arts & Entertainment

The Wonder Years are in their best years

The Wonder Years are in their best years

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. When I first stumbled across The Wonder Years as they were putting out their debut album on No Sleep Records in 2008, I had no idea it would start a 10-year love affair with their music. Since then, my relationship with The Wonder Years music has had its “Upsides” (sorry, I couldn’t stop myself) and downsides, […]

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Memes are the art movement of this generation – This is Art

Memes are the art movement of this generation – This is Art

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. What is going to be the great art movement that defines the beginning of the 21st century? I think that we’re living through it right now, and it is memes. Memes have been around for a while now. If you look at the how memes have evolved ever since internet culture took off in the early […]

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Delta AFA students honored at art exhibition

Delta AFA students honored at art exhibition

By Michael Piwowarski, photojournalist. SAGINAW – From a teapot that looks like a fox to items made out of felted soap, from oil on canvas to graphite on paper, people enjoyed a wide variety of art on display at the 2018 Student Art Exhibition and Awards show. Hosted by the Saginaw Warehouse Artist Guild – at its studio located at 1840 […]

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Cardi B: ‘Invasion of Privacy’ or Invasion to the mainstream?

Cardi B: ‘Invasion of Privacy’ or Invasion to the mainstream?

By Ryan Reichard, arts and entertainment editor. Cardi B burst into the mainstream last summer with her bonafide hit, “Bodak Yellow,” leaving everyone emphatically rapping along. And, as they say, a star was born. “Bodak Yellow” was a huge commercial success, topping the Billboard 100 for 3 weeks, becoming the longest running song by a solo female MC. It seemed she […]

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Five music festivals to f––– with this summer

Five music festivals to f––– with this summer

By Haley Gray, reporter. Music festivals are a great way to go out, meet new people and enjoy yourself with like-minded individuals, jamming out to whatever you believe kicks ass. Here’s a list of some of the best festivals coming to the mitten state this summer:     Faster Horses   Now this one is a classic in Michigan culture – […]

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The Kennedys are cursed: ‘Chappaquiddick’

The Kennedys are cursed: ‘Chappaquiddick’

Carter Houtman Those of us who are history buffs know all about the curse of the Kennedys: JFK was assassinated during a presidential parade Robert “Bobby” Kennedy was assassinated after winning the Democratic Party primary Joseph Kennedy, the oldest brother, was killed in 1944 in a plane crash over France during WWII David Kennedy, the fourth out of Robert Kennedy’s […]

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‘Ready Player One’ is ready for the future of nostalgia

‘Ready Player One’ is ready for the future of nostalgia

By: Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor “Ready Player One” is a movie that’s set just far enough into the future that it can look back nostalgically at an interesting time: right now. As we’ve all been stumbling our ways through the beginning of the 21st century, there has been an increasing trend of people clinging to the nostalgia of earlier years […]

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Museum exhibits Saginaw’s identity

Museum exhibits Saginaw’s identity

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor The Saginaw Art Museum is a nationally accredited institution that provides educational programs, featured exhibitions, a permanent collection of art and community outreach. With its latest special exhibition, the Saginaw Art Museum aims to highlight the people who give Saginaw the thriving community that it has. The museum stayed open late for the opening of […]

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This Is Art – Repeat after me

This Is Art – Repeat after me

By: Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor What is an artist supposed to be? I feel like this is the question on the forefront of the minds of people who are coming into their own as artists. Even long-established artists can be plagued with thoughts of whether or not they’re doing it “right,” but in the early stages of developing yourself as […]

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Creating culture in the Tri-Cities

Creating culture in the Tri-Cities

Photos by Jaylie Dice   By: Ryan Reichard, reporter Culture is defined as “the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.” When you think of people who create this culture, this “manifestation of human intellectual achievement,” often times the Tri-Cities area does not come to mind. The truth is the Tri-Cities are booming with innovators who are […]

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