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A look at the trendy and sustainability benefits of thrifting. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino. Photo subject is Siena Filippa, URI graduate and instagram thrifter. Account: ri.reclaimed Thrifting has become one of the most popular things to do for many in Gen Z, as social media, especially TikTok, has made it...
Turning back the clock half a century to the year of the Cigar’s founding, and what entertainment looked like then. Photo from vectorstock.com. To celebrate The Good Five Cent Cigar’s 50th anniversary, let's take a trip back 50 years, to the week of Feb. 25, 1971. During this time, the United...
Some adaptations of songs are simply better than their original versions. Many artists work to improve their sound and influence the popularity of their music through remixes and rerecordings, or even covering another artist’s work. Here are some of my favorites. All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan 1967 vs. Jimi...
A closer look at the American rock group Greta Van Fleet. Photo from npr.org. Greta Van Fleet. Three words that either spark feelings of happiness and appreciation or intense hatred. For those who don’t know, Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan. Formed in 2012 by...
Valentine's Day is the holiday of candy, cards and spending time with the ones you love, but where does this tradition come from? Valentine's Day has roots in Christian and Roman history, following the story of Saint Valentine. According to the Catholic Church, St. Valentine helped heal poor and sick...
Arguably nothing that has happened recently can be considered more polarizing than one attempting to rank all 9 “Star Wars” movies, but we’re doing it anyway. Photo from pinterest.com. “Star Wars” is one of the greatest pop culture and film franchises of all time, spanning over movies, TV shows, books,...
Pop? Rock? Country? Opera? What kind of music do you like to listen to when you study? Photo by James McIntosh. With a new semester upon us, I thought it may be appropriate to share one of the best things that helps me focus through studying and homework: music.  Music has...
“Deja Vu” was released in 1970 by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Photo from Cinemabland.com. “Deja Vu” is the 1970 debut album of folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young following Neil Young’s addition to the established trio. It features some of their greatest hits and some of my favorite...
NPR Music’s YouTube account has gained popularity by releasing Tiny Desk concerts, which are mini “concerts” starring popular or up-and-coming musical artists. These concerts feature stripped down versions of an artist's songs. With a live band and no autotune or post-production available, the concert relies solely on the musical...
Popular Disney+ show “The Mandalorian,” directed by Jon Favreau, has released a new season. Photo from digitalspy.com. “The Mandalorian'' is the most popular show on Disney+ and after it’s incredibly successful first season, the second season generated plenty of buzz. The “Star Wars” spinoff series is about the titular bounty hunter...
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