One of FDU’s own lands spot in Garden State Film Festival

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor It’s about that time again, folks. The weather is getting warmer and all major parts of campus are filled with film crews and excited faces. Senior Thesis Night for FDU film students is Tuesday, May 1, at Clearview...

Continue reading →

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday,’ part two, may be a Black Friday after all

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor Nov. 19, 2010, was filled with pink wigs, tight pants and multi-colored lipstick, all in preparation for the new Queen Bee of hip-hop’s debut album. Nicki Minaj was on top of the world when “Pink Friday” was...

Continue reading →

Odd Future’s newest work packs more punch than a bully

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor Tyler, the Creator and his clan of cartoons have done it again! The now 21-year-old and his group Odd Future have always delivered raunchy yet lyrical pieces, and most people hate them for it. Sure, most of...

Continue reading →

Chiddy Bang’s ‘Breakfast’ is a fruity treat that lacks nutrition

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor The duo from Philly are back with a full-length album, entitled “Breakfast,” a feel-good album that can be played in any fraternity basement or indie radio station. The pair, Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin...

Continue reading →

Tyga watches the throne from a distance with new album; ‘Careless World’ a good attempt at kingship, but the effort falls flat

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor No ear could escape the voracious and aggressive “rack city chick rack rack city chick” coming from mouths of teenage girls in the suburbs to gangsters on the street all the way to hipster writers of West Chelsea....

Continue reading →

The 54th Grammy Awards: A night for celebration or sacrifice?

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor Though the 54th Grammy Awards was one for the books, it may have left a bad taste in the mouths of millions who watched the celebration. Sure, there were winners and losers, but everything seemed to...

Continue reading →

Review: The Luna Laval releases three-track EP, titled ‘Horoscopes’

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor The entertainment section of The Pillar is meant to show Fairleigh Dickinson students what’s new and different in the entertainment world, especially when it is happening in our area. The Luna Laval is a four-piece band hailing...

Continue reading →

Piggy Piggy: ‘American Horror Story’ goes for the gut; Newest episode of FX’s new show has meat on its bones

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor After the emotional reference to the Columbine tragedy of 1999, “American Horror Story” gave us what we wanted: the shooting. The last episode showed us the bloodied teen ghosts, who pointed fingers at the unsuspecting Tate, but...

Continue reading →

‘American Horror Story’ continues, gives answers to burning questions

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor With Halloween part one ending on such a high note, the beginning of the second part of the two-part “American Horror Story” scare-a-thon was less than appealing. The first episode ended with Violet backing away from...

Continue reading →

Two-part ‘American Horror Story’ event in the spirit of Halloween

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor After the explosive third episode of “American Horror Story,” it is time for the Halloween festivities, a two-part event that starts off slow, but as always, ends with a bang. As with every episode, the fourth begins...

Continue reading →