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“12 Years a Slave:” brutal but necessary

“12 Years a Slave:” brutal but necessary

There has been considerable critical buzz around “12 Years a Slave,” and it is well-deserved. With an unbelievable story based on true events, superb acting and beautiful cinematography, the film is a sure contender for Oscar season.

by · November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Amanda Hamilton comes to Taylor

Amanda Hamilton comes to Taylor

Burned and drowning houses in Kentucky and Idaho might seem strange to a Taylor audience, but they are real experiences for artist Amanda Hamilton. She will have an open reception for her exhibit “The Life of Perished Things” today at 6 p.m. in the Metcalf Gallery.

by · November 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Five superheroes who need their own films

Five superheroes who need their own films

How many films have you seen about Batman? Superman? That’s what we thought. How about Wonder Woman or Black Widow? Now here are some superheroes we actually need more of.

by · November 7, 2013 · 1 comment · Arts & Entertainment
What did Paul write?

What did Paul write?

Most theologians agree that Paul wrote the books of Romans, Galatians and Philippians. But some doubt the apostle penned Ephesians and Colossians. Professor Greg MaGee tackles the question in his new book.

by · November 6, 2013 · 1 comment · Arts & Entertainment
Taylor in LA: Life at the LA Film Studies Center

Taylor in LA: Life at the LA Film Studies Center

Every young filmmaker has secretly wanted to live in L.A. at one time or another. Learn more about one TU film major’s experience living that experience.

by · November 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
IFC concert cancelled due to ‘virtual kidnapping’

IFC concert cancelled due to ‘virtual kidnapping’

What if you were told you were in danger and your family members were manipulated into a ransom for your safety? It’s a scary incident, and it happened to the Spanish band Delorean, which was supposed to perform in the Student Union last Tuesday.

by · November 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Echoes of Ecuador

Echoes of Ecuador

A singer named Karen Kennedy comes to Taylor to sing music from Ecuador.

by · October 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Farewell to Lana Del Rey?

Farewell to Lana Del Rey?

Lana Del Rey has said her short film “Tropico” will be her farewell project. However, cryptic comments and lack of information suggest that may not be the case.

by · October 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Q&A: Jeff Frankenstein

Jeff Frankenstein is the keyboardist and bassist for the Newsboys, the hugely successful Christian rock band. With a new album, a role in a new movie and many tour dates ahead, things our looking good for Frankenstein and his band mates. Hear him discuss the Christian music scene in The Echo’s Q&A.

by · October 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
‘Jesus in the 9 to 5’: an interview with Dennis Hensley

‘Jesus in the 9 to 5’: an interview with Dennis Hensley

Ever imagine Jesus as a 21st century carpenter? The Son of God runs a furniture industry in professional writing professor’s Dennis E. Hensley’s 54th and newest book, “Jesus in the 9 to 5.”

by · October 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment