The A&E blog covers a span of cultural artifacts as wide, fascinating, and bizarre as the internet itself, from reviews of the cheapest coolers at the liquor store to the best concert to see at the Triple Rock, with a bit of speculation at the meaning of it all stuffed in between.
Wed, 4/23, 7:05pm (1 day ago)
Every year People magazine releases two issues dedicated to showcasing beautiful people (although I guess this isn’t much different from every issue), one being the “Sexiest Man Alive” and the other being the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman.” 2014’s most beautiful woman is Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. People usually picks the…
Mon, 4/21, 7:51pm (3 days ago)
Minneapolis is among the five U.S. cities that were announced today as additions to Paul McCartney’s ongoing “Out There” tour, which is still a work in progress according to his website. The rock legend will be playing at Target Field on August 2nd, with tickets available to the public April…
Fri, 4/18, 8:00pm (6 days ago)
Its' the moment we all haven't been waiting for -- Hollywood is going to try ruining Mrs. Doubtfire. I don’t even know why I’m surprised anymore. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone else either — a sequel to the classic 1993 flick has reportedly “been in the works since 2001.” The original film…
Thu, 4/17, 4:59pm (1 week ago)
Season one of Showtime’s “Californication” is one of the best single seasons of television in the 21st century.  The show’s ribald, hypersexual wit continued the trend of denouncing the archaic tenets that guided tube content since the 1950s.  Though protagonist Hank Moody’s (David Duchovny) many love affairs drew in hoards…
Wed, 4/16, 5:49pm (1 week ago)
The lineup for Rock the Garden was announced on Tuesday.  This is the first time the Walker Art Center and the Current are toying with two days of music.  The sponsors are going bigger and better for this twelfth iteration of the event.  Saturday, June 21 3:45 – 4:15 pm– Surprise guest…
Wed, 4/16, 12:05am (1 week ago)
This very week 102 years ago marked the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic.  The tragedy has since inspired dozens of creative works, with perhaps the most notable being James Cameron’s 1997 film.  Other Titanic-related films are documentaries, some are respectable works of historical fiction, but a good number are plain…
Tue, 4/15, 11:24am (1 week ago)
Speedy Ortiz is a hard band to catch, not only in their fast-paced fret work, but also as they busily zip cross country from one show to the next. These hard-rocking Bay Staters are making 7th Street Entry their next stop as a part of a monster tour that started…
Mon, 4/14, 8:18pm (1 week ago)
After the success of last year’s H&M collaboration with Isabel Marant, fashion enthusiasts have been anxiously waiting to hear who will collaborate with H&M in 2014. At the Coachella Music Festival, it was revealed that Alexander Wang, designer of the eponymous label and the creative director for Balenciaga, will be…
Sun, 4/13, 3:23pm (2 weeks ago)
While part of attending college entails narrowing down a major and taking classes with some focus, you’re never required to give up miscellaneous goals such as improving weather prediction or perfecting your brand of comedy. With the University’s broad offerings, there are still endless possibilities to learn things outside of…
Fri, 4/11, 2:23pm (2 weeks ago)
You’ve definitely heard the hazy percussion before, and the lyrics “You may not drive a great big Cadillac/Gangsta white walls, TV antennas in the back” definitely ring a bell.  But you don’t know what that song is.  It just so happens to be William DeVaughn’s 1974 hit “Be Thankful For What…
Wed, 4/9, 5:21pm (2 weeks ago)
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran released a new song on April 7 titled “Sing” that sounds a lot like early Justin Timberlake, with a poppy beat in the background and a beautiful falsetto. The song has more of an R&B flair than most of the music Ed Sheeran makes, probably because…
Wed, 4/9, 4:13pm (2 weeks ago)
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has broken April box office records, nearing the $100 million mark. Critics and fans alike have raved about the film, and with good reason. Aside from just being a fun, extremely well-done movie filled with fan-service driven Easter Eggs, it’s probably the best Marvel film since…
Tue, 4/8, 6:58pm (2 weeks ago)
Game of Thrones (or more appropriately, the soft-core  version of “Lord of the Rings”) has made a huge splash in cultural media. From memes to vines (spoilers on that one), Game of Thrones has taken the world by storm nearly 18 years after its conception in 1996 . The television program…
Sun, 4/6, 4:27pm (3 weeks ago)
From “Survivor” to “Sixteen and Pregnant,” the reality TV industry has managed to fascinate millions of viewers worldwide. Take your pick, the driving force behind the success of any reality show is human curiosity. But what happens when a show is based on a reality that has yet to be?   “Mars…
Fri, 4/4, 3:28pm (3 weeks ago)
I was first introduced to Marvin Gaye when my dad bumped the oldies station in his Honda Civic while driving me to school as a kid.  When Marvin came on, he always turned the radio up just a little bit, singing along to “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and…
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