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Photo courtesy of Decider Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer For movies that clearly preach an anti-violence message, Jeremy Saulnier’s films sure do contain quite a bit of stomach-churning gore. After his last two projects, slow-burning revenge thriller “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” a thinking man’s slasher flick with a brutal edge, Saulnier is …

Photo courtesy of Ryman Auditorium Story by Ladiah Thomas / Contributing Writer Tori Kelly has come out of hiding with the release of her new gospel album, ”Hiding Place.” Three years after the last release of her pop album “Unbreakable Smile,” Kelly switches it up and takes us to church with her amazing vocal range and …

Photo courtesy of Stereogum.com Story by Naffie Njie / Contributing Writer “Room 25” pulls no punches and dives headfirst into sexuality, blackness, womanhood and identity. It is unlike any album we have heard in 2018. After more than a year of anticipation – two years if you consider the exact moment her previous mixtape dropped – …

Photo courtesy of Wired Story by Isaac Arthur / Contributing Writer While “The Predator” does stay true to its sci-fi/action roots, its story is jumbled and its characters are dull. Director Shane Black has many impressive films under his belt. In the past, he has written action classics like “Lethal Weapon,” directed “Iron Man 3” …

Photos and story by Karly Cordell / Contributing Writer The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival had another successful turnout, hosting thousands of concert-goers and festival attendees from near and far in Manchester, Tennessee, this past weekend. Located on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, thousands flock to the small Tennessee town to camp on the …

Photo courtesy of GRAMMY Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer Bruno Mars has recently come under criticism for a perceived appropriation of black culture following his most recent project “24K Magic,” an album that was commercially successful and swept the 2018 Grammys in most of its nominated categories. The album itself was a throwback …