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[TV REVIEW] Netflix checkmates all with The Queen’s Gambit

Anya Taylor-Joy plays Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy, in an unconventional rags to riches story that makes chess exciting.
In addition to depicting the game of chess in such a captivating way that someone like myself — who tends to find it incredibly tedious and dry — is on the edge of their seat, The Queen’s Gambit also manages to tackle the difficultly taboo subject of drug and alcohol dependency.
November 12, 2020
The Queen’s Gambit may be the best Netflix original series of the year.

[TRACK BREAKDOWN] The 1975 push boundaries, finding a mixture of hits and misses

The 1975 released their fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form, on May 22nd.
May 22, 2020
Notes On A Conditional Form is an impressive amalgamation of different genres and styles for the 1975.

[MOVIE REVIEW] How to Build a Girl reminds audiences to rock their authentic self

Beanie Feldstein stars in this delightful coming of age story.
The movie switches from funny and ridiculous to heartbreaking and sincere in an instant.
May 22, 2020
Based on the book by Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl is an extraordinarily fun and heartfelt coming of age story.

[TV REVIEW] Back-stabbing and tigers and murder (oh my)

Joe Exotic is the owner of the GW Zoo, home to many big cats, in Oklahoma. The documentary follows his never-ending quarrel with Carole Baskins and the law
April 15, 2020
Crazy, intriguing, and bizzarre. Netflix's Tiger King has everything from murder to music videos.

[MOVIE REVIEW] Just Mercy might change opinions about criminal justice

The film show history with some accuracy, using archive photos from the trial (left) to capture the spirit of real interactions in the film (right)
March 4, 2020
Facing racial discrimination at every turn, Stevenson is convinced of Walter McMillian’s innocence and is determined to get his death sentence overturned.

[THROWBACK REVIEW] Travis Scott combines styles to produce Rodeo

[THROWBACK REVIEW] Travis Scott combines styles to produce Rodeo
February 20, 2020
Travis Scott's Rodeo, which is filled with great, unique songs as well as wonderful features provided by credible artists, is the best Rap album of 2015.

[APP REVIEW] Daylio provides easy journaling for busy students

Daylio separates daily moods into categories of awful, bad, meh, good, or rad.
February 18, 2020
Keeping track of personal moods and how certain things make you feel is quick, easy, and simple to do on The Daylio journaling app. 

[RESTAURANT REVIEW] Ono Hawaiian Plates showcases traditional and creative Hawaiian food

Ono Hawaiian Plates' luau bowl.
February 18, 2020
It is one of the best casual dining experiences the Twin Cities has to offer.

[SONG REVIEW] Tame Impala struggles to forgive in “Posthumous Forgiveness”

[SONG REVIEW] Tame Impala struggles to forgive in
December 16, 2019
Through washy, delayed vocals, Parker explores forgiving his late father for leaving him and his brother.

Disney+ contributes to streaming service problem

Disney+ is simply another option in a rapidly-expanding pool of streaming services.
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December 8, 2019
Disney+ offers great nostalgic content, but do we really need another streaming service?

[RESTAURANT REVIEW] Hot Hands takes the pie

[RESTAURANT REVIEW] Hot Hands takes the pie
November 18, 2019
Hot Hands, the new pie shop located on Snelling Avenue, has proved itself with a cozy atmosphere and delicious comfort food.

QUIZ: Which song from Kanye’s “Jesus is King” should you be listening to?

QUIZ: Which song from Kanye's
November 11, 2019
Kanye West's most recent album has focused on religious gospel music, a departure from his usual hip hop.
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