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Microsoft prototypes hologram technology

February 20, 2015

When I looked up the latest information release about Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, I had to double-check and make sure it was not an early April Fool’s gag. The headline read: “Windows 10 brings high-definition holograms to life in your world.” What? Surely this has got to be a joke, like how everyone thought […]

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Atlas Genius Rocks House of Blues

November 1, 2013

When I stepped into HOB for the 7:00 show, I realized with a little horror that there were two acts lined up to open for Atlas Genius – and that the band I had come to see wouldn’t be playing for at least another three hours. I looked at the lineup: Little Comets, an indie-rock […]

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

October 31, 2013

Explore Carter’s recommendations for the top horror movies to watch this Halloween. The Spooky Insidious (2011): A family’s son becomes a vessel for supernatural possession. Subtle camerawork and unsettling set-pieces make this a terrific thrill ride – one of the better scary movies made in the past decade.   Cabin in the Woods (2012): In […]

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Ghost and Goblin Newest Album has Room to Grow

October 13, 2013

I had high expectations for Ghost and Goblin. The idea of a duo producing cheesy, haunted-house style electronic beats sounds more than awesome to me. After listening to the group’s album SUPERHORRORCASTLELAND, however, I feel like there’s something left to be desired. The biggest problem is that the album is just too slow. Each track […]

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Twin Forks’ New Album

October 12, 2013

I know what you’re thinking – another acoustic-folk band? Really? But Twin Fork’s self-titled EP, released this past September 17th, is worth checking out. While they don’t revolutionize the concept of a four-piece folk band, this quartet does it really well. Their first-ever released song collection has an exuberant energy to it; rich percussion arrangement […]

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Kinuko Hiromatsu’s Allegoria: Too Trippy

October 11, 2013

Kinuko Hiromatsu’s latest album Allegoria, is, well, trippy. Taking influences from genres ranging from House to DJ to Electropop and Dubstep, Allegoria is a digital beat experiment. Vocals are mixed together and formed into a distant, ethereal sound – while synth and drum kit rhythms break that cloudy fog with crisp harmonies. The album is […]

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Echosmith Releases Talking Dreams

October 9, 2013

In 2012, the four Sierota siblings – Jamie, Noah, Sydney, and Graham – signed with Warner Bros under the name Echosmith. Since then, they’ve played a variety of notable gigs, including a promo for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and opened for acts such as Owl City. Taking inspiration from Coldplay, U2, and The Smiths, Echosmith […]

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Aimless Love Book Review

October 8, 2013

For the past two weeks, I’ve read Billy Collins’ Aimless Love cover-to-cover. I’ve stuck slips of paper in pages to mark my favorite poems. The book is an emotional catalog, and from the first entry to the last word, I was absorbed. Comprised of selections from four previous books, and fifty-some new poems, Aimless Love […]

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Student Interview with Michio Kaku

September 19, 2013

[information]For more photos of this event, view our gallery. Also, read one reporter’s review of the WPI talk.[/information] This past Thursday I had the pleasure to sit down with physicist and futurist Michio Kaku. A prominent media figure, Dr. Kaku is known for co-founding String Field Theory, and his bestselling books about the future of mankind have been […]

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Breaking Bad Nearing Series End

September 19, 2013

“I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!” AMC’s long-running crime drama, Breaking Bad, has aggressively drawn the attention of audiences across the country. Premiering in 2008, the show has run for a total of 5 seasons. It […]

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