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Twenty One Pilots' (Josh Dun [left] and Tyler Joseph) recent album Scaled and Icy ushers in a new era for the group.

Twenty One Pilots’ new album offers a “feel-good” vibe

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer June 16, 2021

On Friday, May 21, Twenty One Pilots ushered in a new era of alt-pop with their sixth studio album, Scaled and Icy. The musical duo, consisting of frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, blessed fans...

The Off-Season by J. Cole highlighted the numerous hip-hop projects that were released May 14.

Hip-hop fans get a mid-year Christmas with May 14 releases

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2021

Almost five months into 2021 and hip-hop has been ultimately pretty quiet. Although Young Thug’s highly anticipated Slime Language 2 and 24kGoldn’s El Dorado were released, the year has been subpar...

Anthony Mackie (left) and Sebastian Stan are superb in the title roles of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Great acting highlights The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series just finished its first season on Disney+. It features Anthony Mackie (The Banker, IO)  who plays Falcon and Sebastian Stan (I'm Not Here, Gone) who plays the...

Godzilla vs. Kong offers some great CGI, but not much else

Godzilla vs. Kong offers some great CGI, but not much else

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The very highly anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong was released in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31. The ultimate showdown between the two ancient rivals was first presented in the 1963 film King Kong vs....

Slime Language 2, the recent Young Thug (left) and Gunna (right) release, is a must listen for rap fans.

Young Thug and Gunna’s highly anticipated Slime Language 2 with numerous featured artists doesn’t disappoint

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief April 27, 2021

After several months of anticipation, Young Thug and Gunna have released the follow-up to their 2018 compilation Slime Language with Slime Language 2 on the Young Stoner Life (YSL) record label. Young...

Based on his debut album El Dorado, rapper 24kGoldn is headed for major star status.

24kGoldn debut album a worthy effort portending star status

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief March 27, 2021

On March 26, 24kGoldn, a 2020 XXL Freshman, released his debut studio album El Dorado. After being selected to the XXL list and having the number one single in the country (Billboard Hot 100) with “Mood,”...

Mariska Hargitay has been playing the role of Captain Oliva Benson on Law & Order, Special Victims Unit since the show's inception in 1999.

TELEVISION REVIEW: Law & Order, Special Victims Unit in its 21st season because it is just that good.

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a drama depicting heinous crimes of a sexual nature. Starring Mariska Hargitay, the show has been running for 21 years since its first episode on Sept. 13, 1999....

NAV's Emergency Tsunami a more than worthy effort

NAV’s Emergency Tsunami a more than worthy effort

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

One of the most underrated albums of 2020 is the November release of NAV’s highly anticipated Emergency Tsunami. Some regard this as one of NAV’s best albums since Good Intentions and Bad Habits. Emergency...

Lil Uzi Vert's Eternal Atake is easily one of the best hip-hop album releases of 2020.

The Torch’s top 20 hip-hop albums of 2020 illustrate the genre’s growing range of talent and portend a promising 2021

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief December 28, 2020

Overall, 2020 has been a crazy year. From World War III rumors in January to COVID-19 occupying practically the whole year, life hasn’t been easy for many, and many of our favorite pastimes, such as...

Ariana Grande's latest album, Positions, will not disappoint her fan base and should expand it somewhat.

Ariana Grande seeks to expand fan base with Positions

Brooke Smurlick, Staff Writer December 24, 2020

Wow! Ariana Grande’s newest album is finally here and fans are going wild! Positions includes 14 brand new songs and the album has been met with largely positive reviews.  The album covers the genres...

Drake's Dark Lane Demo Tapes, which dropped last Friday, has its moments, but also comes up short at points.

MUSIC REVIEW: Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape will suffice as a precursor to his anticipated summer album

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor May 5, 2020

Phew! We finally have new music from a rap legend. It was rumored on social media that a Drake mixtape was set to drop upon midnight on Friday. Rumors were confirmed hours before midnight from Drake himself....

A Boogie's Artist 2.0, which dropped on Valentine's Day, is worth a revisit.

Need music for your social distancing? Look back to the Valentine’s Day releases of A Boogie’s Artist 2.0 and others

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor April 4, 2020

On Valentine's Day of 2020, the music culture was blessed with an unbelievable amount of releases. From A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 to a single collaboration from Migos, Young Thug, and Travis...

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