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Music and our Mood

We listen to music every day. In the shower, on our way to and from work, while we’re making dinner– the list goes on. How does the music we listen to affect our mood, productivity, and all-around well-being on a given day? (Image via Professor Ramos)

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The Best Releases of October: Music Staff Picks

The Body & BIG|BRAVE – Leaving None But Small Birds  The Body and BIG|BRAVE have each earned their tenure in metal, but together they have created an album that defies any preconceived notions one might have had for them. On Leaving None But Small Birds, both bands veer into a brand of folk rock that is rife with an eerie grit. Twangy layered strings mesh with the heavy distortion of guitars that both The Body and BIG|BRAVE are known for, creating a delicate and foreboding atmosphere. Similarly, the guttural shrieks and growls of The Body are replaced by the haunting croons of BIG|BRAVE’s lead vocalist Robin … Continued

National Theatre Live: Coriolanus at the Englert

On Friday, February 28th, National Theatre Live had a live broadcast of Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus at the Englert. Coriolanus, one of Shakespeare’s last plays, tells the tale of a proud Roman war hero who returns home after defeating his archrival, the Volscian ruler Aufidius, and attempts to translate his success in the battlefield to the political sphere.  However, Coriolanus is too proud to speak to the public and beg them for votes. He first feigns a favorable opinion of the people, but cannot withhold it to advance his campaign. He instead tells the plebeians exactly what he thinks of … Continued

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