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‘The Hate U Give’ exposes police brutality

‘The Hate U Give’ exposes police brutality

Samantha Klepfer

November 7, 2018


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“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas is one of the best books I’ve ever read and the movie adaptation does it justice. Although there are a significant number of parts that seemingly got lost between the book and the movie, the film still captures the exact essence Thomas was able to express so e...

‘Trench’ digs into new sound

‘Trench’ digs into new sound

David Bryant

November 5, 2018


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With the release of Twenty One Pilots’ fifth studio album “Trench,” the band continues to evolve their sound with a persistent electronic groove. “Trench” kicks off with the industrial bass-driven track “Jumpsuit.” The quick cuts from heavy bass to light angelic vocals give the track ...

‘Follow This Line’ leads visitors into architectural art

‘Follow This Line’ leads visitors into architectural art

Izzy Kanne

November 4, 2018


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The Walker Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Follow This Line” by Siah Armajani, incorporates his work as an architect into the field of exhibition artwork. The pieces grow in size and detail as you go up each level of the building, and the ideas deepen along with them. Armajani is known best for his ...

Cut Through the Noise: Cardi B, Lana Del Rey, Normani & Calvin Harris (Nov. 2)

Cut Through the Noise: Cardi B, Lana Del Rey, Normani & Calvin Harris (Nov. 2)

Amaia Barajas

November 2, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   Money – Cardi B ★★☆☆☆ When I f...

‘Big Mouth’ is the throwback no one wanted

‘Big Mouth’ is the throwback no one wanted

Megan Raatz

November 1, 2018


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No one wants to think about their middle school years. Between hormones, friend drama and just trying to figure out who you are, that stage of life doesn’t come with many pleasant memories. "Big Mouth’s" reflection on the middle school experience is not something most would like to recall. Comedians...

Lil Wayne’s going home album

Lil Wayne’s going home album

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

October 31, 2018


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In Lil Wayne's newest album “Tha Carter V”, Wayne once again hits the world with amazing beats and lyrics offering memorable features that include, but are not limited to, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and XXXTentacion. Releasing "Tha Carter V" went through numerous potholes on the path of its release....

‘Venom’ proves weirdly wonderful

‘Venom’ proves weirdly wonderful

Megan Raatz

October 27, 2018


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Shot down by critics and comic book fans alike, Marvel’s new take on an old villain gives us a film as messy and loveable as its namesake. “Venom” differs from other Marvel movies as one of the only films produced by the franchise that has seemingly no connection to other storylines in the ...

Cut Through the Noise: Khalid, Billie Eilish, IDER (Week of Oct. 26)

Cut Through the Noise: Khalid, Billie Eilish, IDER (Week of Oct. 26)

Evie Nelson

October 26, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   Vertigo - Khalid ★★★★☆ Contempor...

Cut Through The Noise: Maggie Rogers, Michael Bublé, Poppy (Oct. 19)

Cut Through The Noise: Maggie Rogers, Michael Bublé, Poppy (Oct. 19)

Samantha Klepfer

October 19, 2018


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Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   Light on - Maggie Rogers  ★★★★...

‘Maniac’ goes inside the brain to break yours

‘Maniac’ goes inside the brain to break yours

Megan Raatz

October 18, 2018


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Science and technology are ever-evolving and improving. We can now mend bones, recreate lost limbs, and replace faulty hearts, but there is something science has not been able to do yet: fix a broken mind. This is the scenario we are confronted with in Netflix's new colorfully nihilistic psychological drama,...

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Jenna Cook

October 16, 2018


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With the release of second studio album “Bambi,” Minnesota-based boyband Hippo Campus has diverged from their classic two guitars, one bass and drum kit sound. With the introduction of synths and other electronic sounds, the band has reinvented their sound while maintaining their style. The album opens...

Mental Health exhibit educates in a new way

Mental Health exhibit educates in a new way

Tamar Gewirtz

October 15, 2018


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Affecting over 450 million people worldwide (Minnesota Science Museum), mental illness is an ongoing struggle experienced by many. Few, however, have been successful in their attempts to discover fun and effective ways to educate others about this topic.   The Minnesota Science Museum, attended by...

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