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Binge Bytes: ‘Radiolab’

Binge Bytes: ‘Radiolab’

By Ray Gill

September 12, 2019

Have you ever wanted to learn about something interesting or random in an easy-to-digest format during your limited free time? I’ve found this solution through a podcast called “Radiolab.” The podcast covers a range of topics from Typhoid Mary to the strongest punch in the world, coming from a shrimp....

‘Malibu Nights’ in Salt Lake City

‘Malibu Nights’ in Salt Lake City

By Palak Jayswal

June 12, 2019

  Los Angeles, California-based alternative pop band LANY came to Utah on a beautiful Tuesday summer night. Their show at the Great Saltair housed nearly 6,300 fans on their “Malibu Nights” tour and every moment of their concert was beautiful. With songs from a “wonderfully cathartic brea...

LGBTQ Activist’s Memoir ‘Mama’s Boy’ is Unique, but Inconsistent

LGBTQ Activist’s Memoir ‘Mama’s Boy’ is Unique, but Inconsistent

By Palak Jayswal

June 11, 2019

  To preface this review, I have to tell you that memoirs are a leap from my regular reading tastes. As someone who is consistently bored by nonfiction and a serial enthusiast of all things fiction, this book was already in need of something that could catch my eye. Nonetheless, I approached ...

SaltCON Goes Back to the Basics

SaltCON Goes Back to the Basics

By Ray Gill

June 2, 2019

  Stepping into a typical fandom convention usually yields congestive crowds that are so noisy that you can barely speak to friends, and breaks for fresh air are much needed due to the stuffiness. Yet this not the case at SaltCON — a Utah-based board game convention held at the Davis Convention Ce...

Grand Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’ Feels Tired but True

Grand Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’ Feels Tired but True

By Alison Myers

May 19, 2019

  As iconic as Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is for its star-crossed-lover syndrome, what makes it so iconic is that it's a commentary on prejudice. This commentary has been replicated throughout the ages and the effort resulted in “West Side Story,” which is basically the equivalent...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 54: ‘The Expanse’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 54: ‘The Expanse’

By Alison Myers

May 19, 2019

  For me, summer constitutes a time to remember that I actually do care about learning, despite what my spring semester attitude might say otherwise. I exchange assigned books for ones that have been on my shelf since Christmas, sitcoms for documentaries and soft sci-fi for hard sci-fi. So putting...

I Hated ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

I Hated ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

By Christopher Payne

May 13, 2019

  This article is spoiler free. It's not common that I walk out of a movie theater with a clear, non-conflicted opinion of a film. I've mastered the art of nitpicking and can usually find something wrong with the acting, the cinematography, poorly written dialogue or plot points, lack of character deve...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 53: ‘Sex Education’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 53: ‘Sex Education’

By Yixin Song

May 5, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “Sex Education.” Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) doesn’t have a normal life. His mother (Gillian Anderson) only does two things: has sex and advises others about having sex. He is not happy about his life in high school. Even worse, h...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 52: ‘New Girl’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 52: ‘New Girl’

By Palak Jayswal

April 29, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “New Girl.” Get ready for a rousing round of True America, bingers, because Netflix has added the seventh and final season of the hilarious “New Girl” to their platform. The addition of these final eight episodes of the series prov...

Gaming Corner: “Ape Out”

Gaming Corner: “Ape Out”

By Christopher Payne

March 18, 2019

  Maybe you’ve heard of “Ape Out” before. Maybe you’re always on the lookout for up-and-coming indie games to pick up. Maybe you were a fan of the “Hotline Miami” games and couldn’t wait for Devolver Digital’s newest production. Or maybe you are entirely innocent — as I was — an...

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