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Paul’s Picks

Paul’s Picks

Paul Jacobson reviews David Bazan’s “Care”Paul Jacobson | Contributor  If there’s one thing I appreciate in a musician, it’s honest songwriting. David Bazan is an honest songwriter; he’s one of the most honest songwriters I can think of. Bazan is an interesting character: once an outspoken Christian writing songs about […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Discover which movie you should watch on Valentine's Day. (Graphic by Becca Eis)

Rom-Coms for every type of Valentine’s Day

What movie should you watch this Valentine’s Day?By  Kelsea Denney | Contributor What does your relationship with Valentine’s Day say about which Rom-Com you should watch this season? “I love love!”: If you find yourself purposefully wearing pink on February 14 and wishing that giving valentine cards at age 18 […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 release “Loveless”By Paul Jacobson | Contributor  Visceral; ethereal; overwhelming; primal; emotional. These are all words I would use to describe My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 release“Loveless,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary on November 4 (the occasion for this review). The album was […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Halie Owens) Sophomore Ruhama Johney tries to survive the fright.

Films scarier than a Monday

A film major’s list of movies that will keep you at the edge of your seatBy Patrick Linehan | Contributor Halloween’s on a Monday this year, and if the simple fact that the best holiday is on the worst day of the week doesn’t scare you, then maybe these movies […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

Bon Iver earns spot in Paul’s Picks By Paul Jacobson | Contributor Very few musicians can romanticize isolation, solitude and loneliness the same way that Justin Vernon can. His first two albums explored these themes extensively, and undoubtedly inspired countless listeners to long for a similar kind of experience in […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Gallant’s album “Ology” is both enhanced and limited by his powerful voice.

“Ology” by Gallant

This week’s “Paul’s Pick” album reviewBy Paul Jacobson | Echo When you have a voice as bold and beautiful as Gallant’s, you’re bound to turn some heads. Since the release of his EP “Zebra” in 2014, he’s garnered acclaim from Elton John, Sufjan Stevens, Zane Lowe and Seal, and has been […]

by · April 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
With bouncing beats and clean production, “Good Grief” shows the band Lucius’ developing sound.

“Good Grief” by Lucius

This week’s “Paul’s Pick” album reviewBy Paul Jacobson | Echo Two years ago, Taylor students had the treat of seeing Lucius perform live in the Union. To this day, that show remains one of my favorite concerts I’ve been to. The band brought to life songs that I already adored, and […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Kanye West's new album is a scattered, eclectic self portrait.

Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo”

Weekly “Paul’s Picks” album review By Paul Jacobson | Echo I’d like to get one thing out of the way; everything about this album is a trainwreck. And I mean that in the best possible way. “The Life of Pablo” is Kanye West’s seventh studio album, and the hotly anticipated follow-up […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Sundance standouts

Sundance standouts

Favorites from the Sundance Film FestivalBy Austin Yoder | Contributor This past week, I and 10 other Taylor film students, I attended the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Over a period of seven days, I personally saw 18 movies. It was one of the most exciting and […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Deck the box office

Deck the box office

A guide to the holiday’s big releasesBy Austin Lindner | Echo With students out of school and vacations beginning, the holiday season is a crucial time at the box office. When your options for holiday viewing range from a Christmas monster to the history of the Miracle Mop, it can […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment