Tag: Review

TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

With Season 1 of comic Aziz Ansari’s unique creation in Netflix’s ‘Master of None’ delivering a slick and experimental dissection of everything from modern dating to racial stereotypes, this month gave us yet another sensational season of Ansari’s quirky yet masterful satire. Diving further into the show’s central characters, from Ansari’s lovable actor-turned-pasta-chef Dev to […]

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App Cookie Co Review

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
App Cookie Co Review

Boone born and bred, the new Charlotte location still has the feel of what one might expect to find in Boone–unique, weird flavors (and classics as well) and a focus on local ingredients and freshness. Hidden besides the Payless Shoes in the Target parking lot less than five minutes away from UNC Charlotte, you’ll find […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Five Came Back’ – Hollywood and the Art of War

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Five Came Back’ – Hollywood and the Art of War

I’m always fascinated with stories of the unbelievable, and even more, the unpredictable. When I stumbled upon the captivating tale of five Hollywood directors who left their decadent lives in favor of pointing a camera at one of the deadliest wars ever, you could say my interest was more than piqued. An avid fan of […]

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The Girl in the Spiders Web

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Girl in the Spiders Web

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” is the fourth book in the “Millennium” series of books originally written by Stieg Larsson. The original trilogy, published posthumously in 2006, took the world by storm, including a Swedish trilogy of films and a high-profile American remake starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Published in 2015, “The Girl […]

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‘Indeterminate Coordinates’: A Theatre for the Architectural Mind

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Indeterminate Coordinates’: A Theatre for the Architectural Mind

Debuting his work, “Indeterminate Coordinates,”  in the Storrs Gallery this weekend, architect-turned-artist Perry Kulper lends his work to the College of Arts and Architecture not simply for its appeal to design students, but also for its massive sense of self-awareness in the ever-changing culture we all occupy. Breathing a new life into our preconceptions of […]

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Charlotte 49ers drown Beavers 69-66

| December 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers drown Beavers 69-66

The Charlotte 49ers played one of their most exciting and best games of the season against Oregon State Saturday night in Dale F. Halton Arena. The 49ers (6-2) played well on defense down the stretch in a close game, leading to a victory over Oregon State (3-6) 69-66. The crowd was full of energy, filling […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Mr. Robot’ – Season 2

| September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Mr. Robot’ – Season 2

Kicking off its second season with revelation after revelation, cyber heist after cyber heist and psychotic breakdown after — well you get the point, the hacker series of “Mr. Robot” returned triumphantly this past summer as it continued the tragic tale of expert hacker and social hermit, Elliot Alderson, as he struggles to take control of […]

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Logano bags $1 million

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Logano bags $1 million

CONCORD, North Carolina – Joey Logano crossed the finish line first in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race and took home the prized one-million-dollar check. The No.22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford started the race in eighth place as the field was set by owner points after Mother Nature forced the cancellation of qualifying. Logano ran inside the top-10 […]

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Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

“The Sound and the Fury” is a fiction novel written by William Faulkner. It was first published in 1929. If you’ve ever had to learn about classic American literature, then you’ve probably heard of Faulkner and his most widely known work, “The Sound and the Fury.” The novel is considered a great American classic and […]

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Kyle Busch on pole for Sunday’s Phoenix race

| March 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
Kyle Busch on pole for Sunday’s Phoenix race

Last year’s Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch survived an unusual qualifying session and claimed the pole for Sunday’s 12th annual Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The No. 18 Skittles machine wound up today’s lone practice session in eighth, giving the No. 18 team confidence headed into the afternoon qualifying session. The first […]

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Book Review: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

| December 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Book Review: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

“All the Light We Cannot See” is a historical novel written by Anthony Doerr. It was published on May 6, 2014 by Scribner. It’s about time I finally got around to reading this. “All the Light We Cannot See” has become a recent phenomenon in the literary world. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction […]

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REVIEW: Rise Against delivers haunting, heart-pounding performance

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Rise Against delivers haunting, heart-pounding performance

After a week of more tranquil shows in the Queen City, Rise Against infiltrated the Fillmore, bringing their Black Market tour to Charlotte, N.C. along with Killswitch Engage and Letlive. On behalf of their seventh studio album, “The Black Market,” the melodic hardcore band Rise Against hit the road for a second time following their […]

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REVIEW: The Wilderness Politics Tour is an overdose of punk-rock and piano

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: The Wilderness Politics Tour is an overdose of punk-rock and piano

The downpour of rain that doused the Queen City Monday evening couldn’t keep the intimate Fillmore Charlotte from filling for the highly anticipated “The Wilderness Politics Tour.” Danish punk-rock trio New Politics and transitioning solo act Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness co-headlined the world tour. Tennessean Lolo and Aussie indie-rock quartet The Griswolds opened for […]

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REVIEW: Grace Potter rocks the Fillmore

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Grace Potter rocks the Fillmore

The background music fades as the stage is illuminated, setting the scene for Grace Potter’s entrance. The crowd buzzes with anticipation as they wait for her to take the stage. The screams of excitement  are deafening. Potter opened with a song from her first solo album, “Midnight,”released August 14. Potter made her her debut in 2004 with […]

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REVIEW: CHVRCHES opens every eye at the Fillmore Charlotte

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: CHVRCHES opens every eye at the Fillmore Charlotte

In front of a sell-out crowd Wednesday night, Scottish synth-pop trio CHVRCHES slowly emerged from the darkness. White lights glimmered as symphonic tunes graced the sound waves sending chills down the audience’s spine. The Fillmore Charlotte crowd drowned in the alluring melody as Glaswegian front-woman Lauren Mayberry appeared, shocking the crowd back to life from […]

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REVIEW: On top of the world with Walk the Moon

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: On top of the world with Walk the Moon

The mysterious smoke that hovered above the stage begins to dissipate. The crowd’s “Walk the Moon” chants are heard outside on Music Factory Boulevard. The stage lights slowly grow brighter, as if the sun is rising over the horizon, illuminating the thousands of faces in the sold out crowd. “The Circle of Life” echoes throughout […]

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REVIEW: Smallpools blows the doors off Cat’s Cradle

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Smallpools blows the doors off Cat’s Cradle

Sean Scanlon, lead singer of Smallpools, emerged from the darkness and white fog, perched atop an empty drum case overlooking and directing the crowd that filled Cat’s Cradle on a breezy Monday night. The audience’s cheers echoed from wall-to-wall inside the small live music venue, local beer spilled from the plastic pint beer cups in […]

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REVIEW: Of Monsters and Men, Icelandic indie-folk band ignited Uptown Amphitheatre

| October 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
REVIEW: Of Monsters and Men, Icelandic indie-folk band ignited Uptown Amphitheatre

As the sun went down behind the Charlotte skyline, the Icelandic gothic folk-rockers, Of Monsters and Men, stepped out onto the dimly lit stage, donning their all black attire in front of thousands at the Uptown Amphitheatre. The Icelandic ensemble broke into the musical spotlight in 2012 with the chart topping track, “Little Talks”. After […]

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Book Review: ‘Looking for Alaska’

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Looking for Alaska’

“Looking for Alaska” is John green’s debut novel, published in Mar. 2005 by Speak. “Looking for Alaska” was my first ever experience reading Green. I was mid-teens, just coming out of “The Hunger Games” train and looking for a new experience. I don’ think Green had risen to the monolithic popularity we see with him […]

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App Review: Audible

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
App Review: Audible

Fall is quickly approaching and the summer days of lounging by the pool with a good book are coming to an end. As a book lover, I am now looking for ways to fit reading into my schedule. Sometimes it is hard to read during the week with classes and homework and the weekends can […]

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