Review: ‘American Horror Story’ exciting; TV’s newest attempt to scare viewers does not disappoint

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor Filled with deceiving maids, a Stepford-wife neighbor, a half burned man, and a hunky protagonist, “American Horror Story” may be the most exciting show on TV. It premiered on Oct. 5, to both skeptical and intrigued viewers. The...

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Album review: ‘Radiosurgery’ a rollercoaster of a ride

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor The end of 2011 is the time that old school bands are choosing to shove themselves back into the spotlight. Bands like Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and now New Found Glory are trying to get their crowns...

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Law and Order reaches unlucky 13th season; Stabler out, new detectives join Special Victims Unit in popular show

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor “Law and Order SVU” has been a staple for NBC since 1999, the lineup changing slightly but never running completely off course. Going into their 13th season, this premise is shattered. Though the first episode, which aired on...

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Album review: Kings of hip-hop might lose throne

MELISSA KRENEK Entertainment Editor The highly anticipated collaboration from the kings of modern hip-hop, Kanye West and Jay-Z, dropped in early August and though the numbers are impressive, the music is less than satisfactory. The title “Watch the Throne” insinuates these kings...

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CD Review: Dance Gavin Dance returns to ‘Battle’

MELISSA KRENEK Staff Writer Jonny Craig and the rest of the original lineup of underground sensation Dance Gavin Dance are back, and back with a boom. Millions of fans across the world have been waiting patiently for a reunion, one that many believed...

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The Oscars: Touching, not just to the funny bone

MELISSA KRENEK Staff Writer In the wake of the Golden Globes and Ricky Gervais’s lowbrow performance, Oscars hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway came to the awards show with a different agenda. To some, it may have been so far from Gervais’s...

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Bonnaroo 2011: Not for the weak of hearing

MELISSA KRENEK Staff Writer Music fans around the nation are either crying or cheering in reaction to the 90-act lineup for Bonnaroo, which was posted earlier this week. Big acts like Eminem, Lil Wayne and The Strokes should be able to carry the...

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House’s transformation from snarky to snoozer

MELISSA KRENEK Staff Writer With six seasons under his belt, Hugh Laurie transformed an old humbug into one of the most beloved characters on television. Viewers tuned in to “House” every Monday night to watch the grumpy doctor’s sarcastic comments and impeccable...

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Black Swan: a bourree straight to our psyche

MELISSA KRENEK Contributor With his highly anticipated “Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky proves that using predictable plots and clichés in a stylized equation can create a unique masterpiece. The frequently-used theme of good vs. evil is made fresh against the backdrop of tightly...

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