Arts

On Stranger Tides: review

Sparrow swashbuckles his way through another epic adventure With the a few new mates By Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer A glint of wit and satisfaction reflects off of Jack’s gold-toothed grin as his lips drink in one last quenching drop of rum, his eyesight sinking deep into the map he …

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Contagion Review

Contagion spreads only disappointment Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer One of the reasons people go to the cinema is to play with their fears. Horror movies are normally the main suspect for these euphoric moments of scare tactics, but what the movie industry has recently forgotten about is disaster films; films …

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50/50 Review

50/50: a recipe for success Drama and comedy fuse to create an award-worthy picture and a must-see Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer   1. Shock – 50/50, initially, left me stunned. Often times a serious drama film containing comedic undertones is considered taboo in the movie business, mostly because it’s …

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Don’t sell your dreams

Cultivation of artistic abilities Jeffrey Riley Talon staff writer Acceptance envelopes come in the mail. Rejection letters are received and discarded. Preceding the application process, as early as freshman year, it’s hard not to consider what career path the future holds. As children, we wanted to be astronauts, dancers, professional athletes, …

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The secret to success

Success isn’t formulaic or coincidental but rather personally determined Olivia Dorow Hovland, Talon staff writer  Success is hard to quantify. Some measure it in wealth, others in happiness, renown or social connections. The road to success, however, is a little easier to describe. In our society, education, hard work and …

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Diverse Music to Twin Cities

New albums bring new shows to the cities Alenka Výbohová, Talon staff writer British alternative indie rock is coming to the US. The Kooks, with their new album Junk of the Heart, released in September, didn’t disappoint. The new electronic feature is used more than in any of their other …

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Dubstep Craze

Behind the new scene of Dubstep Jeffrey Riley, Talon Staff Writer The lights pulsate to the sound of the over-powering bass. A distinct wub wub wub sound permeates the venue as the “drop” kicks in. Bodies seem to be teleporting minute distances as the strobe flashes on the tightly-packed crowd, moving …

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Superheroes on film

Superheroes invade the summer screen By Aaron Evans Talon staff writer This summer holds the release of four movies that are all based on comic book superheroes: Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, and Captain America: The First Avenger. The characters that are featured in these films have been around …

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