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Interning with the Virginia Film Festival

Every fall, University students can expect certain time-honored traditions to return to Grounds: Rotunda Sing kicks off the year, Pancakes for Parkinson’s carries us through the mid-semester slump, and Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn boasts of the largest amount of babies and puppies in costumes on any college campus.


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Professor Stephen Cushman unravels “The Red List”

Following his 2011 collection of short poems, “Riffraff,” English Prof. Stephen Cushman has released a book-length poem titled “The Red List.” An in-depth exploration of endangerment and modernity, “The Red List” is rich with insight about human interaction in the modern age.


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Party like it’s “1989”

Country-turned-pop songwriter Taylor Swift unleashed another chart-topping album last week, following the success of single “Shake it Off” released this past August.


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Run the Jewels’ latest project is not to miss

In anticipation of Run the Jewels’ appearance at The Jefferson Theater this Sunday, Arts & Entertainment sat down with American hip-hop duo Killer Mike and EI-P to discuss the musicians’ latest project and their upcoming performance.


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More Sound, Less “Fury”

SPOILER ALERT: The following review contains spoilers. Newly-released war film“Fury” depicts a World War II tank crew fighting in Europe during the final days of the war.


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“The 100” makes a bold return

In a media world dominated by post-apocalyptic juggernauts like “The Hunger Games” and “The Walking Dead,” it can be hard for programs which lack star power and blockbuster budgets to catch mass public attention.


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Jessie J’s latest album: does it deliver a bang?

Pop sensation Jessie J is the soulful, scratchy voice you hear on the radio and think, “Dang, that girl has pipes.” Her latest album “Sweet Talker” lends itself to that notion, compiling tracks of what will surely be (when Ryan Seacrest decides they are worthy of his precious Top 40 station) top-of-the-charts hits.Most notably, the album includes mega-hit “Bang Bang,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, but continues building a collection of possible radio gems with tracks like “Burnin’ Up”, featuring rapper 2 Chainz, and “Ain’t Been Done.”Granted, these first six tracks or so are not what one would classify as really good music, but they are really catchy.


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Ben Howard’s latest effort offers divergent, but honest work

Successful musicians are usually known for a specific quality ? an “X” factor. For Ben Howard, his insightful lyrics bring up questions of life, love and self-realization, setting him apart from the monotony of dull lyrics littering the pop charts.This trait are on full display in Howard's latest album, “I Forgot Where We Were,” which dropped Oct.


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A look inside TEDx Charlottesville

"Ideas worth spreading" were at the TEDxCharlottesville’s Open Mic Night, where 24 Charlottesville residents gave short presentations on big ideas to a packed Jefferson Theatre Oct.