Category: Arts & Entertainment

CrossCode review: You don’t need to be finished to be perfect

CrossCode review: You don’t need to be finished to be perfect

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. CrossCode is one of the best indie-developer games I have ever played – and it’s not even fully released yet. CrossCode is an action-role-playing game currently being made by Radical Fish Games for Windows, OS X and Linux. An extensive demo of the game was released back in 2015 and is expected to be fully released […]

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Counter Culture rings in the new year

Counter Culture rings in the new year

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. A small but enthusiastic crowd filled the venue of Counter Culture to ring in the new year on Jan. 4. The 0-degree weather didn’t deter the devoted music enthusiasts from attending Counter Culture’s first show of the the year, which brought together a mix of Tri-Cities locals and two out-of-town acts. The lineup featured one full […]

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‘Disenchanted’ takes female power to a new level

‘Disenchanted’ takes female power to a new level

By Jessica Sierocki, co-editor-in-chief If you’ve never heard of “Disenchanted,” I would describe it as a big “f**k you” to the men who wrote the original Disney classic princess tales. Nothing made me happier to see that the cast of six women expressing the thoughts that every woman thinks of when watching these old-school musicals. Why does the prince always […]

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The year in reverie: Jack’s top 10 albums of 2017

The year in reverie: Jack’s top 10 albums of 2017

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor. Two Parts Viper by ’68 For fans of: Rage Against The Machine, a heavy version of The Black Keys   Imagine if Bob Dylan was born in the 80s and was still just as angry about the current state of society. Now imagine he was obsessed with distortion pedals and started a two-man jam band. That […]

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Record store keeps warm with holiday tunes

Record store keeps warm with holiday tunes

More than a handful of people gathered together in the warmth of Bay City record store, Electric Kitsch, on a frigid December night to share the pleasures of company and music.

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Christmas trees, firepits and igloos pop up in Detroit

Christmas trees, firepits and igloos pop up in Detroit

Downtown Detroit has been turned into a winter wonderland that looks like it fell right out of a magical holiday movie onto Woodward Avenue.

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The best and worst of holiday films

The best and worst of holiday films

By Aubrie Smith, co-editor-in-chief Looking for some good holiday-themed entertainment this season? Grab an old Christmas classic that’s sure to make you feel warm and cozy or a holiday season stinker that will make you choke on your eggnog with laughter. Top five holiday favorites White Christmas You can’t go wrong with this holiday classic. Nothing will put you in […]

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This Is Art – The effect of streaming services on the music industry

This Is Art – The effect of streaming services on the music industry

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor How do you listen to music today? Probably Spotify or Bandcamp or Google Music or YouTube. Gone are the days of listening to physical copies of music. Sure, some musical diehards (myself included) still purchase vinyl or cassettes to hold onto, but the majority of people only listen to music on digital formats. They don’t […]

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What to play for the holidays

What to play for the holidays

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor Every year the holiday season brings with it a sleigh-load of Christmas music that ranges from a few diamonds to a whole lot of coal. Personally, I am someone who gets excited every post-Thanksgiving to start giving into that annual seasonal cheer that comes with Christmastime. This is also the time of year I start […]

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Artist lecture touches on unforgettable subject

Artist lecture touches on unforgettable subject

By Jack Rechsteiner, managing editor UNIVERSITY CENTER – Jacquelynn Sullivan Gould has opened two galleries at Michigan State University and has now brought her artistic talents to Delta’s Art Galleria. Known to many as the main area of the S-Wing, Delta College’s Galleria routinely features art from many different contemporary artists. Gould’s current exhibition, titled “Unanswered,” is on display for […]

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