Performance Review: Percussion Ensemble delivers unique, exceptional performance

Thunderous booms and resounding crashes echoed out of Williams Center on Monday night as the Lafayette College Percussion Ensemble delivered yet another successful performance. Professor J. Larry Stockton, head of the music department and specialist in traditional Japanese music, has clearly hit his stride once again in his direction of the group. The ensemble is […]

‘Creed II’ successfully follows original film with new director: actors perform with passion, though lacks original plot lines

In the age of sequels and remakes that Hollywood is currently entrenched in, it is important to be weary of franchises biting off more than they can chew. “Creed II” is part of an eight movie franchise and it was brought back to life with vitality and vigor. Director Ryan Coogler originally brought Adonis Creed […]

Jazz Ensemble delivers stunning performance, soloists showcase their talents

The Jazz Ensemble has once again delivered a marvelous jazz concert, filled with skilled soloists, delightful improvisation and overall providing a wonderful viewing experience. The ensemble was led by music professor Walter Wilkins, who goes by Skip. The Ensemble’s alluring sound captivated the audience through nearly two hours of jazz in the form of nine pieces […]

Podcast Review: ‘Serial’ podcast meticulously traces the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee

Brought to you by the producers of “This American Life,” the first season of “Serial” is a riveting series that traces the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, a Baltimore, Md. high school student.  Over the course of seven weekly episodes, journalist Sarah Koenig investigates the making of a murder and the even more complicated trial that […]

Performance Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew/The Tamer Tamed’ shines in all aspects

The theater department has produced a mixture of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and John Fletcher’s “The Tamer Tamed,” a play written in response to “The Taming of the Shrew,” to create “The Taming of The Shrew/The Tamer Tamed.”    The first act of the play was based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of The […]

Album Review: ‘I Used to Know Her: Part 2’ is melancholic and introspective

Three months after dropping “I Used To Know Her: The Prelude,” H.E.R (Having Everything Revealed), returns with a sequel to her six-track project: “I Used To Know Her: Part 2.” The new album came out on Nov. 2 and includes eight tracks without features, allowing the R&B singer to explore new musical directions. Tracks that […]

Movie Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) captures the original spirit of the 40-year-old movie franchise

“Halloween” (2018) is the result of what happens when a good filmmaking team is infused with passion and love for a genre that is usually passed off for being a joke. I’m not just talking about the horror genre—I’m talking about slasher films. The most recent “Halloween” was partly directed, written and produced by David Gordon […]

Podcast Review: Inside ISIS: “Caliphate” a fearless investigation into recruitment, radicalization

A shockingly candid and thrilling series, “Caliphate” elevates journalistic standards and listeners’ heart rates. In her award-winning series, New York Times investigative reporter Rukmini Callimachi takes listeners onto the physical and digital frontlines of ISIS, a complicated terrorist organization with an even more complex past. First thing’s first, “Caliphate” is not for the faint-hearted.  This […]

Movie Review: ‘A Star Is Born’ features stellar performances, but the remake adds nothing new

With Oscars moved up, the festival darlings are now releasing in October, the first of which is Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.” “A Star Is Born” stars Lady Gaga and its director Bradley Cooper. The movie follows Ally (Gaga), a struggling musician who meets Jack (Cooper), a successful but alcoholic musician. They fall in […]