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The cover of <i>The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test</i> depicts the colorful, psychedelic art that was popular in the '60s Courtesy of The Brick Row Book Shop
The cover of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test depicts the colorful, psychedelic art that was popular in the '60s

Summer reading (that's not required)

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, especially when it's too hot and sticky to even think about leaving the house. Here are a few books that I would consider great reads when you're on a long car ride, at the beach or stuck at home on those buggy, humid days.

Oh, oh those summer movies

Summer is just around the corner. And with summer comes new movies. Here is an overview of several movies coming out in the next few weeks.

Movies »

If only it would “Begin Again”

“Begin Again” has the ability to strike a chord with all viewers, music-loving or not. It is a heartfelt movie about friendship and trial, and the importance of music in both, set against the backdrop of a possibility-filled New York City summer.

A Jumbled and Forgettable "Tammy"

With comedic star-power and personality, McCarthy has been dominating the movie scene with her charismatic and raunchy performances. This time around though, her crude but intriguing charm seems barely capable of keeping her film venture from sinking into an abyss of dullness and plot atrophy.

Music »

Hot weather deserves hot tunes

Whether at the beach, at the park, in the house or in the car, as the weather gets hotter and the days get longer, there is one simple thing all humans must do: play music.

Soak up the sun with six spring songs

Since the cold, harsh winter weather has passed, bright skies and refreshing breezes have introduced us to spring. With the update in weather, why not do the same for your music collection? Upbeat tracks with cheerful lyrics will perfectly complement the sunny weather. Here are six tunes to add to your new spring playlist.

Plays »

"Close Encounters" an embarrassment of riches

The Blair students' performance at the "Close Encounters" One Act play revue Friday was, with all available sincerity, truly stellar and wonderful and funny—very, very funny

Taming of the Shrew brings Shakespeare to life

Shakespeare would be proud of Blair's production of his comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" and the extended sequel "The Tamer Tamed," written by John Fletcher. With the audience sitting right up on the stage, the dynamic play fully engaged the audience with its witty humor and authentic implementation.

Television »

Adorableness abounds in Mindy's return

Now Mindy and Danny from "The Mindy Project" are back and the show effectively proves that two main characters can indeed get together without the show losing its comedic edge.

"We Can't Stop" talking about Miley's VMAs performance

If you are a person in America with a television set and/or Internet access, you know that pop singer Miley Cyrus gave a rousing, if not highly controversial, performance at MTV's Video Music Awards last Sunday.

Books »

"The Fault In Our Stars" is just about flawless

If you are a teenager who enjoys reading, Tumblr and/or Youtube, you have almost certainly heard of "The Fault in Our Stars," John Green's #1 New York Times Bestseller novel that was a major factor in propelling him to the status of Rock God within the ranks of young adult readers. This reputation is well-deserved: "The Fault in Our Stars" is excellent.

An eloquent, thought-provoking "Day"

It's a testament to David Levithan's writing ability that the premise of "Every Day" is not the best thing about it. With A, the genderless, precocious protagonist, as guide and narrator, Levithan asks deep, provocative questions about the nature of self while maintaining the bluntly emotional voice of a teenager trying to find their place in the world. The combination of beautiful writing, a fascinating premise and a realistic (as realistic as possible, anyway) plotline is the foundation of this extraordinary book.

Video Games »

TechnoLogical: Sony plays it conservative with new Playstation

Sony has come in second in announcing their new console (after Nintendo announced theirs last year), which will be released this holiday season, but how they will compete remains to be seen.

SCO-liday gift guide: it's in the game

It's mid-December, and the holidays are in full effect. After a year-long hiatus from our video game section, we now present (no pun intended) the best video games to give this holiday season.

Poll »

Who do you think will win the World Cup?
  • Brazil
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • United States
  • Germany
  • Argentina
  • Chile
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