Another year, another arbitrary ranking…

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This year was weird in an assortment of ways. The least important of them being the way most of us watched movies this year. Streaming was always the easiest option, but this year it was the only option for most. Outside of Tenet, which I saw at a drive-in, I have not ventured to a theater since early February when a local theater played all the short films nominated for the Oscars. …


HBO’s newest (& weirdest) show- pitched as Planet Earth for New York, is that & so much more.

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Like most, I went into HBO’s latest offering blind. I was aware that the great Nathan Fielder was attached as an executive producer, but otherwise had no clue who John Wilson was or what his show would seemingly teach me. Episode one of six, titled ‘How To Make Small Talk’ introduces John as the man behind the camera. John films everything. As the show’s title implies, each episode is instructional, but in the most mundane of ways. While episode one’s title and…


The acclaimed writer-director’s latest film has his best characteristics battling his worst.

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For Many, an Aaron Sorkin script is instantly recognizable. Loads of witty dialogue, walk & talks, characters who so comfortably pour out their souls, and more witty dialogue. When Sorkin sticks to writing, his work is generally put through a quality filter by their respective directors- see film of the decade The Social Network or Moneyball. When another talented artist can reign in on Sorkin’s tendencies their collective work is amazing. Molly’s Game was the writers first take at directing, to mixed results. …


The UFC’s interim Lightweight champion pension for violence has led him to the biggest fight in MMA this year, against Khabib Nurmagomedov, the undefeated and nearly unstoppable force.

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Those who still only have a cursory understanding of MMA still think of it as a barbaric sport. While during its advent this was very much the case, in the decades since the sport has been cleaned up. That’s not to say that the fighters do not occasionally present themselves as barbaric. Justin Gaethje, who will be fighting Khabib this Saturday, October 24th, does the sport no favors in this department. On…


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Nearly two years ago Conor McGregor did what no other UFC fighter at the time had done- hold two championship belts at once. It was November of 2016 when he challenged the Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. It took only two rounds for McGregor to knock out Eddie- a scrappy fighter known for being able to take an abnormal amount of punishment. It was a master class of distance control for the short bout- Conor was always in the perfect position to land shots and in the perfect position to avoid shots. Conor works best with distance, it sets up his…


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Conor McGregor is smiling. Kind of. McGregor seems to smile a lot. One google search of “Conor McGregor laughing” will leave you with a slew of results of his infamous cackle. He seems to enjoy himself a lot. Nothing wrong with that; he has a lot to smile about. In the above photo Conor is just two year removed from his UFC debut, and here he is headlining what will be one of the years biggest cards.

Also, in the above photo he is in the middle of the biggest fight of his life at the time, against a late-notice…


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It’s been five years since Bon Iver released their (or his, depending on how you look at the dynamic between Justin Vernon and his band) second album & four years since they announced their hiatus. Now their back, with a weird, electronic-tinged album, but not as weird as listeners, the artwork, and the tracklisting would make it seem.

It’s funny that many of our generations greatest voices in music have grown tired of just that-their voices. Frank Ocean started off his sophomore album with his voice pitched up, and continued the theme for almost half the tracks on Blond. Justin…


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EDIT: Rest In Peace to Mac Miller. A great loss to music. I’ve never seen an artist grow like Mac has. His newest release, Swimming, may be his best album yet.

“Love, love love love love love, sex.” These are the first words out of Mac Millers mouth on his newest album, The Divine Feminine. Coming out precisely a year after his last major label album, Good Am, Mac promised to bring the listeners on a journey of love. These first words Mac speaks hold up the promise, though after a dozen listens of his newest project maybe he should…


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Isaiah Rashad, TDE’s first signee after they begun with their four original members (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-soul, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock), is much younger than his team members. Unlike TDE’s typical LA natives, Isaiah Rashad is from the other side of the US, Chattanooga, bringing its flavor and style with him. As a big TDE supporter at the time of Isaiah’s signing I was immeadiately intrigued by the addition of a new member to possibly raps strongest collective.

Shot You Down, his first single immediately made me a fan. a very slow beat focusing around a flute sample was a perfect…

Jeremy Cook

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