Brian Josephs


"Stay classy, Reebok"
You have to find Rick Ross' public relations skills severely lacking, when all is said and done. The rapper has been given numerous opportunities to apologize for his hellacious lyrics on Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." Ross attributed the controversy to a public misunderstanding.
Marvin the Martian and Costello: The Coffed story
Steven Coffed, a sophomore aerospace and mechanical engineering major, has a valedictorian certificate hanging in his bedroom, a mention in a Business First article that named the best scholar athletes in Western New York, a Presidential Scholarship - which is awarded to only 25 of the university's approximately 5,000 incoming freshmen - and multiple other academic honors. One of his most treasured possessions, however, is a Marvin the Martian watch. At first glance, the watch could be seen as a subtle but arrogant reference to his success because of its juxtaposition.
Disillusionment at the Sheraton
It felt like I was finally making it. After years of writing, I finally got my first scholarship. The money funded my stay at Time Square's Sheraton Hotel, where the College Media Convention - one of the nation's most well known learning events for college journalists - was being held. My 29th-floor room fit my youthful hubris.
Nothing Was The Same and that's OK
Drake is a hip-hop artist who's won the Grammy for Best Rap Album (Take Care), released two platinum-selling albums and earned multiple Billboard-charting singles.
A cloudy Experience
Album: The 20/20 Experience Artist: Justin Timberlake Label: RCA Release Date: March 19 Grade: B The 20/20 Experience doesn't feel like a comeback album.
The Bob Dylan Primer
Introduction by Max Crinnin, Asst. Arts Editor I can't write about Bob Dylan. I find there are not enough words, and at the same time, too few, as I am limited here to 1,600 characters for your reading pleasure. Bob Dylan is a legendary musician, and you'd struggle to find someone who doesn't agree.
"What's the ""Harlem Shake?"""
It looks like 2013 didn't waste any time. It's not like we were looking for the next trend, especially after a year chock full of them.
Just your common doctor
Hong-biao "Hank" Liu, M.D. Ph.D., is a busy man. The doctor is currently splitting time as a house physician for Brylin Hospital, a primary physician for the Medical Care of Western New York at Buffalo and as a medical officer at the VA Hospital in Buffalo. He's losing hair at 45, but he still glows with excitement as he's talking about his latest innovation: his new medical center in The Commons. Last December, Liu expanded his medical clinic, Luna Medical Center, to a suite in The Commons.
My Bloody Valentine amazes again after decades-long hiatus: m b v album review
Album: m b v Artist: My Bloody Valentine Label: Self-released Grade: B+ My Bloody Valentine's landmark achievement, 1991's Loveless, is full of stunning moments from its mind-altering opener, "Only Shallow," to the guitar-distorted fantasy of "Soon." However, there's a particularly stunning moment in the middle of it all where vocalists Bilinda Butcher and Kevin Shield sing on "When You Sleep." "When I look at you/I don't know what's real," they sing. How can they be so self-aware?