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Jesus is King, but Kanye is Meh

If I know anything about Kanye West at this point in my life, it’s that he is a great producer. And in “Jesus is King”, his latest effort released last Friday night, is an impeccably produced album with great beats. But at this point, this is merely Kanye’s baseline. When he raps, it is better ...


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Witches Come Out for Books&Brews Fall Festival

On Oct. 26, Books & Brews hosted the Diagon Alley Fall Festival, a place for Harry Potter lovers to join and express their love for the franchise. The event included vendors, animals and everyone's favorite wizarding drink: Butterbeer! Wizards and witches from the Indy area came to showcase some ...


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Get Psyched at Pyramid of Enlightenment

On Oct. 19 and 20, Pyramid of Enlightenment, founded in 1992, held their bi-monthly Psychic Fair nestled in a small, run-down building on the East Side of Indianapolis. The events tend to be $5 for admission. 15-minute psychic readings cost $10 cash or $20 if you use a credit card.  There were ...


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Rock the Ruins Kicked Off Autumn with a Bang

On Saturday night, Oct. 5, a small, outdoor music festival at Holliday Park’s iconic ruins hosted families and friends for a chill evening of fun. It was a pleasant surprise seeing how busy it was, with small neighborhood streets packed with cars and local law enforcement keeping the flow of traffic ...


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Two Cultures Combine to Celebrate Their Shared Culture

The Scottish Foundation of Indianapolis hosted the 10th annual Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival at German Park on Oct. 12. The festival featured Scottish Games, food vendors, authentic goods, live music and ratpucking. The games began with the opening ceremony of the event, with ...


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Yayoi Kusama’s Otherworldly Exhibit Mystifies at Newfields

At long last Indianapolis has been given a glimpse into the wondrous universe that is Yayoi Kusama’s imagination. “Infinitely Kusama”, on display at Newfields until March 29, 2020, offers visitors a small taste of the Japanese artist’s iconic avant-garde installations.  The installation ...


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Falling Short of Expectations: El Camino Review

“El Camino”, directed by Vince Gilligan, is truly average in every sense of the word. There is not a single scene that sticks out to me as anything extraordinary. I’m not saying that there is anything inherently wrong with the movie either, and it definitely serves as a worthwhile epilogue to ...


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No Laughing Matter: Joker Review

Horrifically beautiful, unimaginably uncomfortable, and all too real. These are just some phrases that come to mind when I think about my viewing experience for “Joker”, directed by Todd Phillips.  This movie is like nothing I have ever seen before from a comic book franchise. It truly sheds off ...


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Kanye has Finally Let Me Down

“Dark Knight feelin', die and be a hero Or live long enough to see yourself become a villain” -Jay-Z, ‘So Appalled’ On his spectacular debut album “The College Dropout”, Kanye West came out with a song titled “Never Let Me Down.” The gist of the song is that, despite whatever trials ...


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The Jonas Brothers Throw Indianapolis Crowd Back to Childhood 

For the first time since 2013, the Jonas Brothers made an appearance in Indianapolis on their Happiness Begins Tour. Inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse felt as if time hadn’t moved since then. The predominantly female audience, varying from all ages, were decked out head to toe in Jonas Brothers merch ...


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Beloved 24-hour Diner Peppy’s Reopens

When most of us think of Fountain Square, Peppy’s Grill is surely one of the first places that come to mind. It has been a Fountain Square staple since 1949 for cheap, late-night delights. In 2018, Peppy’s began to struggle due to health code violations and aging facilities. When it closed last ...


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Artist Spotlight: Elaina Nichols

Elaina Nichols is an exceptionally talented and creative artist here at IUPUI. This semester will mark the completion of her second year of classes working towards a degree in drawing and illustration at the Herron School of Art and Design. She defines being an illustrator as somebody having an idea ...


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Film Review: "Avengers: Endgame" (NO SPOILERS)

Back in 2008, Marvel released both “IronMan” and “The Incredible Hulk”-- not knowing how much of an impact the movies would leave 11 years later. There are plenty of people out there who just see this as a film, but there are those who see the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a part of their life. ...


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Indy Artist Spotlight: Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown and Arturo Martinez, both sophomore filmmakers studying media arts and sciences at IUPUI, have recently started a documentary series titled Indy Artist Spotlight. This documentary series takes a look at different artists coming out of Indianapolis and shines a spotlight on them and their ...


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Festival Highlighting Women and LGBTQ+ In Indianapolis

“That’s What She Said” is a new monthly event, as well as summer music festival, being hosted at Square Cat Vinyl in Fountain Square. These events focus on showcasing the talented women in the community, educating women of all demographics and empowering the women of Indianapolis to have a voice ...


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Film Review: Pet Sematary

Warning: this review contains spoilers. If the 1920’s were the Golden Age of Hollywood, we are currently living through the Rusted Age of Hollywood. Unnecessary reboots, lazy rewrites of classics and painful to watch rehashings of the same old storylines has made going to the movies seemingly pointless ...

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