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Trapped in the Web

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by Kellen Beck

The underestimated danger of electronic addiction Every time I pop in an earphone it’s like I’m sucking down a cigarette. When I’m out alone, waiting even for a moment, I take out my phone and start swiping through Twitter and Imgur. Whenever I sit down to eat a meal I watch an episode of something […]

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Play Review: I and You

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by Kellen Beck

“I and this mystery, here we stand.” – Walt Whitman I and You, a masterfully crafted play, exudes so much emotion and depth with little more than a static stage and a conversation between two high school students. Their dialogue, an unmistakably human exchange of words and ideas, moves swiftly between poetry and Facebook, photography […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Death Grips

Posted on May 2nd, 2015 by Kellen Beck

By Kellen Beck The Powers That B is a two-part album. The first part, Niggas on the Moon, was released in summer 2014; the second part, Jenny Death, released March 31 this year. Death Grips is genre-defying — a twisted amalgamation of hip hop, electronic, industrial, hard rock, thrash and punk. They are barely a […]

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Mixed Ideas About Commons Reconstruction

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Kellen Beck

Skepticism remains on success of the construction project A handful of mostly solitary eaters dotted the herd of green plastic chairs and silver tables during the noon hour in Center Ithaca. The rumble of a mustard-yellow construction-grade forklift maneuvering between two walls of chain link fence seeped in through the double glass doors. The Ithaca […]

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Through All Time

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by Kellen Beck

The great fallen magnificent in their death throes; flimsy beacons of a cold decay. The retreat of green against the coming of the frost. A torrential onslaught pushing, fighting against the glorious. The silent saviors, martyrs of time armored and armed, herders of the weak, sculptors pushing and pulling. The ironic preservers; an unending defiance […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: The Squidder

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by Kellen Beck

The majority of humans were unceremoniously exterminated; almost nobody alive remembers what life was like before the squid came. Nobody knew how they came or why, but the alien force wreaked havoc on the world. With his latest graphic novel The Squidder, Ben Templesmith wrote and painted a horrific masterpiece. Artwork is the strength of […]

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The New Thor

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by Kellen Beck

No reason for Thor not be female Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor Mainstream comics get a bad rap for their representations of women, and rightfully so. But within Marvel’s main Thor series, a woman has assumed the mantle of the Nordic storm god. This a step […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Banner Saga

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Kellen Beck

An ancient clash is resurfacing in a Viking-inspired world as the war-bent Dredge march down into the lands of humans and Varl. Varl, created by the deceased gods, are horned giants that have kept an alliance with humans for ages. The races face war that can only end in demise.

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A Pleasurable Shopping Experience

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Kellen Beck

Eco-friendly sex shop fills niche in Ithaca community Flamboyant feather boas adorn the windows and displays. Organic massage oils and lubricants are stacked up on shelves near the door. Toxin-free dildos and vibrators of all shapes and sizes line the walls. Owner Christine Barksdale is standing behind the counter at Sustainable Passion, a unique sex […]

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Finding Personal Peace

Posted on December 11th, 2013 by Kellen Beck

A first hand exploration of meditation practices College life is stressful. I sleep enough, relax enough, move around enough; eat enough. Stress still manages to stick around. I have never meditated before, and to be completely honest I did not know much about it, but I decided to give it a shot. At worst it […]

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