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Binge on More Than Candy: 10 Spooky Shows and Movies to Watch this October

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There’s something about fall that makes people excited. For many it’s pumpkin spice lattes, for others it’s cozy sweaters and cool weather, but for some, the delicate hint of fall in the air means one things – Halloween. As many people in the world who look forward to this holiday for the entire year, here…

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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Star Wars Episode VII Review

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The highest grossing film of all time is the most recent installment of the Star Wars films Episode VII, The Force Awakens. It was released on December 18th, 2015. Even on Christmas Day, there were sold-out theaters with lines out the door. Some costumed fans arrived for additional viewings of the film. On opening night,…

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Surprise! Serious economics turn into serious entertaintment

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A scene with Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling from “The Big Short,” a film about the subprime-mortgage market’s 2008 collapse. Photo courtesy of The Paramount. I can barely wrap my mind around filling out a check, so when my Mom suggested that we go see new movie, “The Big Short,” she might as well have…

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New year, new music: 16 Artists to Listen to in 2016

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Every year someone new pops up on the scene trying to steal the number spot on the charts. Last year, it was Halsey. In 2012, it was One Direction. This year, there is no telling who will be the next big artist. However, many new artists are emerging and slowly growing bigger fanbases. The following…

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Classic anxiety no more: Five extra cool classics to read in 2016

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 Yazmin Macias (6) reads “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers. Photo by Georgia Oldham. One boring book can put me off of reading for like… a year. Not kidding. So I know the importance of picking up books worth reading. Nowhere is this a more daunting task than in the classics section…

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Shedding light on hidden heroes: Spotlight movie sparks reflection

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“Spotlight” tells the story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films) The controversial, gritty, down-to-earth movie, Spotlight directed by Tom McCarthy was released on November 6th. It feels wrong to simply call it a good movie– it was a jarring…

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A Genie Wishlist: A review on the Blue Genie Art Bazaar

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The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an annual event specific to Austin, where hundreds of local artists showcase and sell their sculptures, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photography, knickknacks, and just about any other creative thing you can imagine. Before my visit I didn’t know quite what to expect. I had imagined a museum of some sorts…

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The odds were in our favor: The Hunger Games series comes to the end.

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Books turned movies often include multiple parts, all leading up to the big finale. Twilight and Harry Potter fans have endured this, and now The Hunger Games fans have gone through the same process. With the release of Mockingjay Part Two, the final battles have been fought, the last bombs have gone off, and the…

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Moon Taxi is a band you need to know about

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This five-piece band hails from Nashville, and is the definition of a jam and alternative rock band. They’re the ideal band to see live – a mixture of upbeat and more mellow tracks but there’s potential for a rockin’ show. Their most recent album is their 2013 release, Mountains Beaches Cities, which features their most…

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Tame Impala’s CURRENTS is straight out of the ‘6o’s

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The Australian psych-pop band’s seventh studio album, Currents, has erupted on the airwaves. Selling 66,880 copies since its release in July, Currents is possibly the most popular of their albums, and has appealed to both longtime fans and new converts. “Eventually”, one of the most popular songs off the album, and features synth and a…

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The Imitation Game

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“Are you paying attention? Good. If you’re not listening carefully, you will miss things. Important things.” Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice washes over the dark theater. It is impossible to know who he is talking to, but it feels as if he is speaking to you. Are you paying attention? Are you listening? So begins The Imitation…

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Trio: creative expression through multimedia mash-ups

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Misha Leybovich has worked for three years creating a new sharing device that highlights the new social media culture we see today by incorporating and innovating how people express themselves in a new conventional app called Trio. “Why social media?” says Misha Leybovich, CEO of Meograph and founder of Trio. “I think it’s to be human,…

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