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Bassist Ole Kirkeng on the Ins and Outs of Being a Musician in 2018

Music, Right Brain

October 12, 2018

Ever since the days of Napster and the subsequent digitization of music, the entire industry has been undergoing all kinds of changes, suffering some inevitable growing pains along the way. And the rise of independent record labels and artists has

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Opinion: This Is the Best Time to Be Making Horror Movies

Film/Entertainment, Right Brain

September 28, 2018

And no, it has nothing to do with how we’re steadily approaching the spookiest time of the year. It’s more about the current studio structure, and how it has a soft spot for low-budget horror flicks that can be distributed …

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Nintendo Fans Await ‘Animal Crossing’ Switch Announcement

Right Brain, The Arts

September 5, 2018

This past summer’s E3 was missing some major players. For one, there was no announcement from Nintendo of a new ‘Animal Crossing’ game for the Switch. Then, just last week, Nintendo released a statement concerning a whole bunch of games

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Slender Man’s Unnerving Box Office Debut

Film/Entertainment, Right Brain

August 23, 2018

The character of Slender Man started out as a fictional invention within online horror forums, as part of a contest to Photoshop creepy and unnerving images. The initial image featured a black-and-white forest, and in the far background is a …

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Audible: Good or Bad for the Great Works?

Right Brain, The Arts

August 10, 2018

It used to be a matter of preference. More academic types would read the actual book, from fiction to philosophy to a pop-psych exploration on the effects of drinking only green tea for an entire lifetime. And the other folks,

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UN Report on US Poverty Puts the Blame on Politics

Right Brain

June 25, 2018

A United Nations report on poverty in the US released this week cited levels of inequality to be increasing under Trump’s presidency. Despite being considered the “land of opportunity,” the report states that the US has some of the highest

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Anthony Bourdain: a Legacy of Food, Culture, and Travel

Film/Entertainment, Right Brain

June 14, 2018

In the mid-aughts when his show No Reservations premiered, Anthony Bourdain was the punk rock writer/chef America didn’t know it needed. Growing up in suburban, middle class New Jersey in the ‘60s, Bourdain always had a thirst for just the

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Spotlight in Screenwriting: an Interview with Karolyn Carnie

Film/Entertainment, Right Brain

June 11, 2018

Humans inherently love great writing, and literary classics can come from any corner of recorded history. From Homer’s “The Odyssey” to George Orwell’s “1984,” stories told through written language have served as the foundation for countless films. According to a

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‘Ye’ and the Conflict of Artistry

Music, Right Brain

June 6, 2018

Kanye’s new album Ye dropped this week, transporting listeners into a cerebral, personal headspace that feels intimately like a step inside the inner-workings of Kanye’s mind. It comes at a time when West has seen a flurry of media attention,

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Behind the Big Screen: an Interview with Gemma Karlsen

Film/Entertainment, Right Brain

May 29, 2018

How do the most talented actors and actresses seemingly become entirely different people every few months, completely evolving to new roles and personalities? This is a tough question to answer, but luckily we have some valuable insight on the subject

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