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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
Mockingjay’s final flight

Mockingjay’s final flight

Final “Hunger Games” film delivers but doesn’t challengeBy Austin Lindner | Echo In one final gust of flames, the series about the “Girl on Fire” has come to an end. Since it’s apparently impossible to finish a franchise without splitting the last story into two installments, Nov. 20 saw the […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Hotel for Spies

Hotel for Spies

Cinemoron reviews “Hotel Transylvania” By Austin Yoder | Echo “Hotel Transylvania 2,” the sequel to the 2012 animated film “Hotel Transylvania,” is an exciting, slow-burning movie that I enjoyed immensely, even though it’s not animated, follows a completely different storyline and doesn’t feature a single character from the original film. Last […]

by · October 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
U. F. No.

U. F. No.

“The Martian” proves that in space, no one can hear you lieBy Austin Yoder | Contributor Let’s set aside, for a moment, the fact that “The Martian”is one of the most entertaining, clever and satisfying blockbusters to come along in recent years. Let’s ignore its brilliant performances, exhilarating special effects […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Praying for originality

Praying for originality

“War Room” breaks box office with Christian clichés By Hannah Schaefer | Contributor When I first saw “War Room,” it was a 2 p.m. showing on a Monday afternoon and I was the only person there under 40 years old. I think that sums up the experience accurately.     From […]

by · September 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Food for thought

Food for thought

Taylor Theatre’s first play of the year offers a balanced view of Arab-Israeli conflict By Austin Lindner | The Echo Everything in life has a taste. Conflict is sour. Happiness is sweet. Loss is bitter. The flavors of life are often mixed. No carefree event comes without the tang of […]

by · September 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
To kill a fantasy

To kill a fantasy

A review of summer’s most controversial novelBy Zack Taylor | Contributor It’s been more than fifty years since Harper Lee published her beloved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and we have been under the spell of little Scout and her kindhearted lawyer-father Atticus ever since. However, in 2015 an ambiguous […]

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