DC Comics needed a win. “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” did very well at the box office, but both were rightfully panned by critics and any discerning fan. “Man of Steel,” the first film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), received mixed reviews at the time of release and looks worse in retrospect for establishing the grim tone of this universe and prioritizing spectacle over any sort cohesive vision or characterization.read more >>
A historic Canadian fort transformed into a musical arsenal this past weekend as artists performed at Field Trip Music and Arts festival.
Field Trip, which took place at Toronto’s Fort York site on Saturday and Sunday, failed to disappoint the thousands in attendance. The festival turned five years old this year and blessed concertgoers with the likes of rock group Phoenix, indie band Broken Social Scene, jazz-hop group BADBADNOTGOOD (BBNG) and others.read more >>
Cottengim, a junior biomedical sciences major, utilizes witty raps, ragtime style piano and – most importantly – educational topics. He mesmerizes on his YouTube channel and teaches viewers with his humor, catchy beats and incredible production value.read more >>
Jake Brand was failing math his sophomore year, but no one told him he should resign the class. It ended up hurting his GPA.read more >>
Yusef Burgos got his start in the trading business by selling gum in middle school and networking with upperclassmen.
He saved up enough money to start buying sneakers, which introduced him to the shoe business.read more >>
Asli Ali finds it disconcerting that she has spent a semester studying the black struggle for freedom in a building named after a man who helped persecute slaves.read more >>
If the Gorillaz’ fifth studio album Humanz is the virtual band’s last, band creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett can hang their hats high. Even with a long five-year break between now and their last release “Do Ya Thing” in 2012, Albarn (the musical performer of the Gorillaz) has returned in top form.read more >>
Keji Omoboni Jones believes everyone is royalty.
Omoboni Jones, a senior sociology and business major, takes from hairstyles, prints and her Nigerian culture and transforms them into elegant, wearable pieces.read more >>
Rashaad Holley wants the number 25 to symbolize a rebirth of black males.read more >>
The Albright-Knox Arts Gallery has received its largest single donation of art in its 155-year history.read more >>
As he performed his 1994 hit “Someone Else is Steppin’ in,” Guy walked off stage and traveled so deep into the floor level of the venue that he was no longer visible from the balcony. Audience members ran around trying to catch a glimpse of the action.read more >>
As museumgoers walked throughout UB’s Anderson gallery, UB dance students crawled out of the woodwork mimicking the works displayed throughout the gallery.
The dancers wore Styrofoam 3D-printed replicas of masks from UB’s Cravens Collection – a collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects from around the world dating as far back as 4,500 BC – which they incorporated into their routine. Patrons had the opportunity to interact with exhibit artists during an artist talk Sunday afternoon. Each artist talked and answered audience questions about their workread more >>
Monsieur Periné performed two consecutive shows at the Center for the Arts on Tuesday night in its first-ever Buffalo show. The band, which won the 2015 “Best New Artist” category at the Latin Grammys, is notable for its on-stage quirkiness along with its ability to communicate with the audience. The band mesmerized fans and newcomers alike with a fresh approach to jazz.read more >>
Opinions may vary on this year’s Spring Fest lineup, but the only way to really know what to expect is to listen for yourself. Before the lights go down in Alumni Arena on April 28, it’s best to know the lyrics instead of pretending to. This playlist is a good start.read more >>
Lamar’s 14-track full-length LP, released on Friday, exhibits his range of pop and dark rap numbers. From broken crooning to reversal rapping, Lamar intelligently attempts to balance his joys and his pains throughout.read more >>
As the semester begins to wind down, many great shows will be stopping by the area. Make sure to check out this week’s gigs before schoolwork starts piling up.read more >>