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Kendrick Lamar’s surprise mixtape unsurprisingly provocative

Late last Thursday night, rapper Kendrick Lamar released a surprise compilation album on iTunes and Spotify titled, for ...

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Something wild is coming to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

If you grew up any time within the last 50 years, it is likely that your formative years were filled with many readings ...

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“Undertale” challenges everything you know about RPG gaming

Your mother blocks the door. “Child, I will not let you pass until you prove that you are strong,” she says. Seems s...

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Oscars Recap: “Mad Max,” “Spotlight” and Chris Rock the big winners

Between controversy surrounding the ceremony, a host expected to address that very controversy, one of Hollywood’s mos...

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Black History Month and the problem of Hollywood whitewashing

Last Friday night Film Arts Committee, in collaboration with MSDO, showed the movie “Straight Outta Compton” in the ...

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Puritan family falls prey to religious extremism and demonic possession in “The Witch”

It’s not every day that an indie film receives both positive buzz at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and an endorsemen...

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“This Is My Body” draws comparisons between communion and human brokenness

The words are so familiar to us: “This is my body, broken for you,” says the pastor, the priest or the friendly elde...

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Seven Women, One Movement toward Justice

In the darkened chapel, a light illuminates seven women, each poised behind a drum of her own.  A single drum starts in...

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Grammys showcase powerful performances and tributes

In the middle of a packed awards season, all eyes turned toward the music industry Monday night at the 58th annual Gramm...

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Long-awaited “The Life of Pablo” encapsulates the bizarre existence of Kanye

In what was perhaps the most unorthodox album release in music history — complete with name changes, a live-streamed f...