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What do most roller-skating arenas and the mall in “Stranger Things” have in common? Their entire aesthetic matches a specific underrated band. The words “retrograde,” “neon” and even “psychedelic” spin around in my mind like a disco ball. To listen to their music is to peer into a distant y…

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This year is the 50th anniversary of the “most magical place on Earth:” Walt Disney World. Preparations have already begun for the celebration beginning Oct. 1st with the release of limited edition merchandise, theme park decor and even McDonald’s Happy Meal toys.

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It is currently undeniable how powerfully the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the film industry. Theaters were closed for months on end, production was halted and streaming rose in popularity for viewers.

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When the teaser trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” dropped on Aug. 23, 2021, it felt as if the entire internet exploded. If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, you might have felt similarly. 

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On July 30, Billie Eilish released her greatly anticipated second record “Happier than Ever.” Which leads us to the most important question we will ever have to answer in our lives: is she actually “happier than ever” or is it all a ruse?