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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.


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.


“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.


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.


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.


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.


Mamadou Diabaté captivates Old Cabell Hall

The stage in Old Cabell Hall looked empty. With a lone chair centered on the stage, accompanied only by an amplifier and a microphone, the space felt emptier than during orchestral and choral performances, when a row of chairs and music stands dot the stage.


“Dracula Untold” is more trick than treat

With Halloween on the way, the pull to see a good thriller is stronger than ever. The recently released “Dracula Untold” promised a new twist on the classic horror tale, but delivers a mixed bag.Some elements of the film were original and quite enjoyable.

Latest Podcast

From her love of Taylor Swift to a late-night Yik Yak post, Olivia Beam describes how Swifties at U.Va. was born. In this week's episode, Olivia details the thin line Swifties at U.Va. successfully walk to share their love of Taylor Swift while also fostering an inclusive and welcoming community.