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Album Review: “You’re Dead” by Flying Lotus

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Hunter Johns “You’re Dead!” starts with the “BANG” of bells and the drone of a canned orchestra. For a while it seems like Flying Lotus, whose album this is, doesn’t know what this record will sound like. Will it be the relative minimalism of his last project, 2012’s “When the … Continue reading »

Album Review: “This is All Yours” by alt-J

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Hunter Johns In my station of life, I’m hardly ever truly scared of anything. Maybe a loud noise at night brings back a childhood fear of the dark, or, god forbid, I can’t find my phone; for the most part, I lead a blessedly safe life. alt-J, however, scares the … Continue reading »

Album Review: “Sukierae” by Tweedy

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Hunter Johns When I saw Jeff Tweedy play at the Newport Folk Festival this past summer, something seemed markedly different about his appearance. He still has the face of someone who has seen too much, he’s still overweight, and certainly still sarcastic. But the Jeff Tweedy of 2014 wore something … Continue reading »

Album Review: “Ices” by Lia Ices

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Hunter Johns It’s not often that I can describe a record perfectly by how far off the ground it feels. And yet Brooklyn-based artist Lia Ices’ latest effort, the almost-eponymous “Ices”, certainly can. “Ices” is miles high, somewhere between Brooklyn and Mars, and seems to survive, even thrive, in the … Continue reading »

BOOK REVIEW: Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino (Manga)

Monday, June 2, 2014 by Amanda Cummings Yuki Cross has no memory of her past and someone doesn’t want her to remember. Soon her happy life will change and reveal the impossible. Yuki is an orphan, she was put in Kaien Cross’s care when she was very small. Kaien is a bit eccentric but means … Continue reading »

Book Review: Steelflower by Lilith Saintcrow

Saturday, May 3, 2014 by Amanda Cummings Kaia Steelflower is a thief, pickpocket, assassin, and a sellsword. She is well known yet keeps to the shadows. Kaia is of the G’mai race, but she refuses that title. She was thrown from her homeland and almost died from twinsickness. Kaia goes by many names in the … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Well-produced “Footloose” draws crowds, but lacks in message

Saturday, April 5, 2014 by Skyler Stanford   “The show went well, there were good dancers, and good singers, which was surprising because you wouldn’t think that the kids would be that good.” Most would agree with Christa Caimano that the S.S.H.S. Drama Club’s production of “Footloose” went beyond expectations. ​From the costumes, props, sets, … Continue reading »

BOOK REVIEW: Once In a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Amanda Cummings Ellen Schreiber is a well-known author and is the writer of my favorite series Vampire Kisses, but this is not a story about vampires. “Once in a Full Moon” follows Celeste Parker as she finds herself living the wives tale of Legends Run. Legends Run is the setting … Continue reading »

PHOTOS & BRIEF: “Footloose” to open March 27 at SSHS

March 19, 2014 Photos and brief by Eli Fisher   The Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club’s spring musical production, “Footloose,” opens next weekend at the high school’s Loewenberg Auditorium. The play features Noah Casner ’15 in the lead role as Ren, plus over 60 other S.S.H.S. students. There will be three shows: Thursday, March … Continue reading »

BOOK REVIEW: Fang Girl by Helen Keeble

Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Amanda CummingsYou know you’re in for it when you wake up six feet under with nothing but your cell phone. Jane has lived a normal life in every sense of the word but it’s her undead life she’s worried about. Recently Jane has made her way back home after running … Continue reading »

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