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December movie guide

12/07/17 4:40am | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

The holidays are a time to stay home and spend time with family and friends. It’s also a time to trek to the nearest movie theater and pay to sit in silence with a bunch of strangers for a few hours.

At first glance, December appears to be a light month for releases but a closer look reveals a few gems hidden among whatever dad-movie Steven Spielberg is putting out these days. Oh, and the biggest movie of the year.


Social structure: UB students discuss where they get their election news

11/07/16 11:50am | By MAX KALNITZ

The 2016 election has been extremely reliant on the media to address candidate platforms as well as campaign slip-ups.

From leaked emails showing government cover-ups to scandalous tapes released, each candidate has had his or her campaign and poll popularity affected by the media.

Millennials and college students in general make up an important number of voters this year.


Lady Gaga’s Joanne album ditches the decadence and loses its charm

11/01/16 2:15pm | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

In the three years since her last solo album, the extravagant Artpop, Lady Gaga has reinvented herself.

Along with establishing her acting on television by winning a Golden Globe for her performance in “American Horror Story” – Gaga has been nominated for an Academy Award for her song “Til It Happens to You” and released an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett.


The Grapevine

The grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

11/01/16 2:11pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Music legend Elvis Costello is taking a quick stop through Buffalo. The English singer-songwriter is most famous for new wave albums such as My Aim Is True, This Year’s Model and Armed Forces.

His pioneer punk rock/new-wave status not only led to success at award shows but has also led to his worldwide appreciation.


Behind the scenes of UB’s Haunted Union

10/30/16 9:40pm | By Miranda Albini

The Haunted Union is a transformation of our everyday space into a spooky, terrifying maze.

“It was actually scarier than I thought it would be,” said Austin Nagelhout, a sophomore media study major. “I thought since it was a low-budget school event it wouldn’t be that fun, but I really enjoyed it.”


A new generation of poets

10/30/16 9:06pm | By MAX KALNITZ

After working for 32 years and personally bringing in more than two and a half million dollars in grant money, Michael Basinski, curator of UB’s poetry collection, is retiring.

UB has one of the largest collections of poetry in the nation, including original manuscripts and unpublished works by some of the world’s most renowned poets.


The grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

10/23/16 5:02pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Brooklyn-based indie group Lucius will be playing at Babeville this week. Singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, whose lo-fi pop approach is very much compelling, head Lucius.

The band is touring to promote their second album Good Grief, which was released in March to moderate acclaim. The album features infectious lyrics and instrumentation on songs like “Born Again Teen” and “Gone Insane.”


UB student turns ambition into clothing company

10/13/16 12:50pm | By Miranda Albini

Partially Normal Clothing Company started off as a joke, but soon turned into a business.

UB student Brendan Cox, a junior economics major, his brother Evan Cox, and Ryan Thompson, an integrated marketing communications major at John Carroll University, were hanging out when they thought of starting their own business. The idea of starting a clothing company was a conversation over winter break that later turned into reality.


The Grapevine

10/09/16 10:13pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Whether you have a taste in conscious rap or death-metal, there’s something for everyone that’s only a short drive away. Stick around Queen City and kick back with a few friends at some of these marvelous musical offerings.