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Celebrating Eddie Van Halen, the Mozart of Rock Guitar

Celebrating Eddie Van Halen, the Mozart of Rock Guitar
A tribute to Eddie Van Halen, guitarist of rock band Van Halen
November 9, 2020
Guitar God. Musical Innovator. Magnificent Songwriter. Known to many as the greatest guitarist of all time, Eddie Van Halen completely transformed the genre of rock and influenced several bands that we love listening to today. Tragically, he passed away on October 6th after losing a battle to throat cancer, but the legacy he has left should be celebrated by every music fan.

Rina Sawayama: No Ordinary Superstar

Rina Sawayama: No Ordinary Superstar
November 9, 2020
From high-fashion supermodel to international sensation, Rina Sawayama has not had the standard route to becoming a pop star. In her music, she expresses her struggles having emigrated from her native land: microaggressions, parental problems, intergenerational trauma, and exploring sexuality.

Into the LOONAVERSE

Into the LOONAVERSE
A look into the group behind "stan LOONA" + their growing popularity
November 9, 2020
LOONA has always received massive amounts of support from fans, from the aforementioned “stan loona” meme to fans buying multiple copies of their albums to help them chart on Billboard. Fans were (and likely will always be) LOONA’s #1 marketing technique. But why is that?

Heroes in Deed (and in Song!)

Heroes in Deed (and in Song!)
October 1, 2020
What makes a children’s movie iconic? Is it the humorous appeal or gorgeous animation? Well, sort of. While all of these are important, the true stars of children’s movies are the ones that hide in plain sight: the songs.

Dada: Crazy Art for Crazy Times

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October 1, 2020
Though there's no need to follow the extremes of Dadaists in their art, by emulating the concept of being unapologetically different in our lives, perhaps we can make the world a more interesting place.

Imagine All the Celebrities….

Imagine All the Celebrities....
Celebrities and influencers are living on a different planet!
October 1, 2020
Workers are getting laid off, healthcare workers are risking their lives, and far too many people are losing their loved ones to COVID-19. "You may say I’m a dreamer…but I know I’m not the only one" who would prefer for successful celebrities and influencers to use their platform for something other than meaningless words of encouragement.

Kinda Sus: A Look Into “Among Us”

Kinda Sus: A Look Into
Are you the Imposter?
October 1, 2020
This is Among Us, the spaceship-centric murder-mystery mini game that has recently been sweeping the internet. The stakes are high — Will you survive? Or will you become a ghost haunting the map?
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