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"The ""Not Top-20"""

If you have a hipster friend, you know the pains of trying to enjoy your favorite popular "Top 20" tunes in their presence. "So mainstream," they say as they sneer at you in the car, pouncing on the radio dial in a violent rush to safety on the NPR station.


How deep are your jams?

A wise elf once said, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." We hold this truth to be self-evident for all holidays, that singing, or music in general, is an essential element to any cheerful gathering you may attend or host over winter break. Here's hoping this season you'll be getting together with friends and family for a series of parties laden with lots of cookies, Gl??hwein and roast beast.


Not another monster mash

If you've outlived the days of bobbing for apples and trick-or-treating, your Halloween party playlist needs to reflect that growth.


A$AP reigns over UB

On Sunday night, UB mobbed with A$AP, putting in work through heavy rain and several delays for a show that seemed like it might not even happen from the start.


The astounding Albright-Knox

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is more than just a Queen City jewel; it is well respected on a national and international level for its permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as its propensity for bringing in an ever-changing, impressive rotation of original and/or highly sought-after exhibitions. The Ken Price exhibition Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works On Paper, 1962-2010 is currently on display at the gallery until Jan.


Wild for the Night

After much speculation and anticipation from UB students, the Student Association announced the Fall Fest 2013 lineup Thursday afternoon. If weather permits, Super Mash Bros will open for Ace Hood, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky at Baird Point on UB's North Campus on Sunday, Oct.


Fake Fest 2013

What impact can 20 pieces of paper have on an entire college campus? Christopher Riddick knows. The $1.60 charge on his print queue seems a small price to pay for the attention his fake Fall Fest posters garnered on campus Monday.


"After rain delay, SA small concert is 'Reel Big' hit"

Weather couldn't kill the night. The Student Association small concert rocked the LaSalle parking lot Sunday night, but it didn't get underway until after a half-hour storm delay (lightning) sent a large part of the crowd home. Once the show commenced, it proved to be a hit.


The Apple falls: Jobs movie review

Film: Jobs Release Date: Aug. 16 Studio: Open Road Films Grade: C Open a new tab on your MacBook and try to find a story about Steve Jobs that isn't totally fascinating. After scanning through a detailed Wikipedia page of Jobs' life history, sifting through the footage from any of his exquisitely articulated speeches or browsing the countless web pages that either sing high praise or roar with contempt for the genius Apple Inc. co-founder, it is clear his life has become a vast collection of valuable lessons, triumphs, failures and damn good stories. Jobs made personal computing affordable, simple and stylish; then he revolutionized the way people listen to music, interact with others and entertain their interests on a handheld device - all in about 20 years. Jobs died in 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, leaving behind more than just an arsenal of the most innovative personal computing technology of the 20th century; he left behind life stories unmatched in ambition and creativity for entrepreneurs of his time. It would be fair to assume a biopic of his life, especially the first to make its way into theatres, would have to match Jobs' ambitious, beautiful life with its own grand display of creativity and innovation, but director Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) comes up empty with Jobs. Jobs would have demanded more from a project with his name on it, and this film is missing exactly what he pushed for at Apple. The film reassures us that Jobs lived a fascinating and extraordinary life, but it misses out on a big opportunity to explore lesser-known details of his life with a closer examination of his character. There is no focus.

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