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14 October 2010
Continue reading Let The Great Experiment Begin:  Music Condoms!

Let The Great Experiment Begin: Music Condoms!

Written by Nick Leitzke
We take many things in life for granted. An endless supply of essentials seems to surround us. We will never deplete the resources that are necessary for our survival, and we can live our lives knowing that everything is in the black. My car is always on …

5 August 2010
Continue reading Vibrations In The Air:  Summer Mixtape 2010

Vibrations In The Air: Summer Mixtape 2010

Written by Nick Leitzke
With one more month of unbearable humidity ahead of us and nearly two months of rest and relaxation behind us it is time to look back and reflect. Although truth be told my summer hasn’t borne much rest and relaxation. It was Homer Simpson who said, “When …

5 June 2010
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One More Listen For Kim, One More Chance

Written by Nick Leitzke
‘Boxer’ may have been the single most overrated album of the Twenty-first century’s first decade, and the National may have been the single most overrated band. I gave up trying to like ‘Boxer’ because it wasn’t going to happen, and I wasn’t going to kid myself. I …

26 May 2010
Continue reading Movie Review:  The Hurt Locker

Movie Review: The Hurt Locker

Written by Nick Leitzke
As we all learned in elementary school a story’s setting is the place and time in which the events transpire. This year’s Academy Award Winner for Best Picture ‘The Hurt Locker’ clearly defines its setting as Iraq sometime in 2004. Early in the movie one of the …

11 May 2010

Written by Nick Leitzke
Three years ago the National released an album called ‘Boxer.’ Many people hailed ‘Boxer’ as 2007’s album of the year. I was not included in this group of people. For a long time, long after 2007 ended and the shit-storm that was 2008 began for me, I …

29 April 2010
Continue reading Love Songs For Audrey:  Cheers To New Beginnings!

Love Songs For Audrey: Cheers To New Beginnings!

Written by Nick Leitzke
When discussing love songs you have to categorize every love song ever written. What is a particular love song about? Is the love that inspired the song an innocent love or a passionate love? Is the song about a feeling of love experienced for someone, or is …

27 April 2010
Continue reading PHOTOS:  The Greenhouse Effect @ Pure Lounge

PHOTOS: The Greenhouse Effect @ Pure Lounge

Written and Photographed by Duy Tran
Everyone was black, except me.  At one point an Asian couple walked in for about 5 minutes then left.  I on the other hand felt somewhat privileged to be there.  I saw it as an opportunity to see the inside underground world of hip hop.  …

26 April 2010
Continue reading PHOTOS:  A Thousand Blooms @ Bloombars

PHOTOS: A Thousand Blooms @ Bloombars

Written and Photographed by Scott Ahn
A Thousand Blooms was held at Bloombars in Columbia Heights, a small venue that is focused on art and culture.  It may easily be missed as you’re walking down the street, yet once you step in it’s difficult not to feel at home.  The art …

26 April 2010
Continue reading PHOTOS:  X (April 2010) with Amnesty International

PHOTOS: X (April 2010) with Amnesty International

Written and Photographed by Scott Ahn
X is a local showcase that displays the rising artist talents in a wide spectrum of fields.  I’ve become a regular at the X events and particularly enjoy the fact that all the art displayed is created live.  It makes you feel like you’re a …

26 April 2010

Written by Nick Leitzke
First and foremost, for the band and for those of us who may have heard the wrong thing, I believe the gentleman in the crowd shouted, “We were better last time,” not, “You were better last time.” I will touch on this later, but I wanted to …

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