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Vintage donut shop enhances Eat Street

Ivy Kaplan

October 10, 2013


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With names such as Outlaw, Bombshell, and Misfit, the options at Eat Street’s Glam Doll Donut Shop are anything but ordinary. Glam Doll Donuts opened last February in Minneapolis, providing a vintage themed retreat for customers to fulfill their donut cravings. From the second a customer arrives...

Pure soul: Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” shines with unique sound

Peter Johnson

October 10, 2013


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Six months ago, Lorde was obscure, no one had heard of her. Now Lorde is among the biggest stars in pop, debuting at number three on the US Billboard Top 200 and selling 129,000 copies in the U.S, reflecting how she embodies the here and now. Ella Yelich-O’Connor, under her stage name Lorde, f...

Guido with a heart:

Noah Robiner

October 7, 2013


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In his debut film as a writer and director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt succeeds in asking and answering new questions about modern intimacy and gender roles. Jon Martello, better known as Don Jon (Gordon-Levitt)  by his friends, is a bartending, 20-something, guy’s guy who only cares about the simple stuff in...

Ron Howard’s “Rush” does all the right things

Peter Johnson

October 3, 2013


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Breaking from the traditional, expected experience from a sports movie, “Rush” delivers a refreshing experience at the theater. Rush follows the intense rivalry between two drivers from the 1970 ’s in the car racing sport Formula One,  James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl...

MGMT releases new album

MGMT releases new album

Isaac Greenwood

September 18, 2013


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In the wake of the summer of Daft Punk and psychedelic grooves, American band “MGMT” has released an album to keep the dance floor beats alive. “MGMT” is the group’s self-titled album, the third collection to have been released since 2007 . Their first, “Oracular Spectacular,” was crit...

The Cuckoo’s Calling: a new genre from a familiar face

Natalie Vig

September 2, 2013


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In the glamourous world of London’s famous model Lula Landry, everything must be questioned. The Cuckoo’s Calling, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, explores the suicide of Lula Landry through the eyes of an impoverished private detective hoping to save his career by ...

Ariana’s Bistro Review

Josh Scal and Isaac Greenwood

May 23, 2013


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Ariana's Bistro Review

Movie Review: 42, The True Story of an American Legend

Movie Review: 42, The True Story of an American Legend

Artis Curiskis and Josh Scal, Staff Writers

April 16, 2013


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Sitting in an integrated movie theater, laughing at the bigoted racists and cheering with Jackie Robinson really captures how far America has come since that time. Jackie Robinson, the protagonist of the movie, was the first african-american baseball player to penetrate the segregated major leagues ...

Restaurant Review- Aji: Contemporary Japanese

Restaurant Review- Aji: Contemporary Japanese

Isaac Greenwood and Josh Scal, Staff Writer

March 9, 2013


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Asian cuisine restaurant fails to impress   Recently opened on Main St. in downtown Hopkins, Aji restaurant serves up Japanese cuisine in a modern, sophisticated venue. Only a ten minute drive from Park high school, Aji serves some decent options—if you’re willing to pay the price. Upon entering...

“Skyfall” sets Bond box office record

Josh Scal, Staff Writer

November 12, 2012


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After a four year hiatus, Bond makes its triumphant return It appears as if the only thing falling for “Skyfall” are box office records that came before it. Shattering the $67 million Bond series precedent set by “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” took in close to $90 million in ...

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