Archive for the ‘Ministry of Cool’ Category

RAW FROM THE SAW: Concert Review – Turkuaz

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Michaela Abbott

By Michaela Abbott, Contributing Writer On March 23, The Haunt hosted the nine-piece, “powerfunk” band called Turkuaz. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Turkuaz is as unique as the city’s inhabitants. After following this band through their evolution over the past three years, I can say that one thing is consistent — Turkuaz attracts a wide variety […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: DAY/NIGHT PLAYLIST

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Sophie Israelsohn

By: Sophie Israelsohn, Ministry of Cool Editor DAY My Country – tUnE-yArDs Billions of Eyes – Lady Lamb Vacation – Florist Pulling Teeth – Lucius Pony – Wavves Big Beautiful Day – PWR BTTM School – Frankie Cosmos Forgiven/Forgotten – Angel Olsen Holy Roller – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Teenage Talk – […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Video Game Review – Horizon: Zero Dawn

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Segaro Bozart

By: Segaro Bozart, Contributing Writer Horizon: Zero Dawn has been marketed as Sony’s next big IP. Following the spectacular close to Nathan Drake’s adventures in the Uncharted Series, PS4 users are introduced to Aloy, gaming’s next big heroine. Exploring a lush open world is fairly commonplace in today’s gaming ecosystem, but Horizon stands out in […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Film Review – Kong: Skull Island

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Jordan Aaron

By: Jordan Aaron, Sawdust Editor Kong: Skull Island marks the return of the Hollywood B-movie that knows what it is. Only the second feature in the filmography of long-bearded Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong veers away from the dark, brooding style that has plagued blockbuster franchises since The Dark Knight. And although I enjoyed the dark fantasies […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Concert Review – The Head and the Heart

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Katie Siple

By: Katie Siple, Web Editor The audience was lost in their minds during The Head and the Heart’s performance at the State Theatre in Ithaca. On March 4, the indie-folk band played a sold-out show that rocked the stage. Formed in 2009, band members Josiah Johnson, Jonathan Russell, Charity Rose Thielen, Chris Zasche, Kenny Hensley, […]

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Our two cents on Karen Pence

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Mila Phelps-Friedl

Oh my God, Karen! You can’t just promote art therapy It started with Abigail Smith Adams, and now here we are in the era of Second Lady Karen Sue Batten Pence. Beginning around the 19th century, the first and second ladies of the United States, began to become involved in charity work or some kind […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Film Review – Kedi

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Tyler Obropta

By: Tyler Obropta, Staff Writer The worst thing about cat movies is how the entire dog-loving part of the population turns up its nose at them before even giving them a chance. But Kedi isn’t your ordinary cat movie. For one thing, it’s a documentary set in Istanbul, and for another, it spend plenty of […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Album Review – Heartworms

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Rebecca Szlajen

The five-year drought following the last Shins album had fans anxious to hear what the alternative band would bring next. The album opens with “Name for You,” a pop-rock tune which relies heavily on snare drum and has similar hypnotic psychedelic aspects to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band by the Beatles. The album is […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Trophy Lives

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Alexis Morillo

What happens when celebrities really like each other 2016 seemed to be the year of celebrity breakups and not just for couples that were only together for 72 days (I’m looking at you, Kim). The Osbournes split after 33 years of marriage, Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga have publicly decided to “take a break” from […]

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RAW FROM THE SAW: Second Self

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Alex Coburn

Celebrity alter-egos and why they have them Ziggy Stardust. Slim Shady. Sasha Fierce. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Even Hannah Montana. Artists have taken the idea of the second self and transformed it into a way to separate their real self from their performer self — whether it be for one album or their whole […]

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