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All content by Ana Marks
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Review: ‘Saw X’ has all the usual traps and violence, along with a new attempt for empathy

Nearly 20 years after the release of James Wan’s first “Saw,” the franchise’s 10th installment takes the story in a new direction.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer October 20, 2023

Since its inception, the “Saw” franchise has been considered by some to be a form of “torture porn” thanks to the movies’ increasingly creative ways strangers die at...

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Listen To This: Cola Morgan on the trials and tribulations of dating in the city

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from Zack Keim, Foo Fighters and more.

To close out the semester, this week’s edition of Listen To This features singles from veteran artists like Foo Fighters, to up-and-coming acts like Cola Morgan. Read on for...

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Review: ‘the record’ demonstrates the power of pain and friendship

Three of today’s best indie artists come together once again to release an album that captures companionship and vulnerability.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

In 2018, indie royalty Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker joined forces to create the supergroup “boygenius.” Two-thirds of the group’s members had initially connected...

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What actual Dungeons & Dragons players wanted from the new film adaptation

Hollywood has adapted another beloved game. What did Dungeons & Dragons fans actually think about this movie? 
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer April 17, 2023

“Game Night” writer-directors John Frances Daly and Jonathan Goldstein recently adapted Dungeons & Dragons, the iconic tabletop roleplaying fantasy game that has seen a...

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Review: The unwavering honesty of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’

Del Rey’s ninth studio album may be her most authentic to date.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer April 7, 2023

Since 2019’s “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff have proven to be an unstoppable pop duo. In December of last year, Del Rey announced that the two...

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And then there was one: A look into Panic! At The Disco’s ‘breakup’

The frontman of the iconic emo band has finally announced its official end, but this shouldn’t come as a shock.
Ana Marks, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

It’s been an eventful past few weeks for emos: Fall Out Boy announced a tour and a new album, and Panic! At The Disco has finally come to an end after a long 19 years. On Jan....