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Review: Mountainfilm Festival

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019

  The 40th annual Mountainfilm Festival will commence this May. In preparation of that, Mountainfilm is conducting its world tour. Showing in cities across New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States, Mountainfilm offers a host of documentaries. The festival describes itself as “a...

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

New Zealand director Peter Jackson is no stranger to global audiences. His adaptation of The Lord of the Rings became both a commercial and cultural phenomenon. In his new documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, Jackson employs his considerable talents in a similar, but more humanitarian, direction. Hi...

Album Review: Maggie Rogers’ “Heard It In A Past Life”

Album Review: Maggie Rogers’ “Heard It In A Past Life”

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

On Jan. 18, American musician Maggie Rogers released her first full-length studio album titled "Heard It in a Past Life." Upon its release by Debay Sounds, a subset of Capitol Records, the album debuted at #2 on the US Billboard Top 200. Along with her vocal performance, Rogers, 24, served as the exe...

KWCW New Music Adds: Low – “Double Negative”

Cory Cogley, A&E Editor

September 24, 2018

Every week, the Music Directors of Whitman radio station KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla work to find the hottest new music for their DJ’s shows. Each of them selects and reviews new records from the CD pile, making sure the station has access to top-notch music that everyone can enjoy, especially the loy...

Album Review: Ringos Desert

Vlad Voinich, A&E Writer

September 23, 2018

In April 2018, American musician and composer ZHU released the first part of his new album Ringos Desert. Many fans and critics have been waiting for his complete creation since then. Finally, on Sept. 7, he dropped the full album which was immediately recognized by his followers. Ringos Desert is...

Review: “13 Reasons Why”

Marra Clay, Publisher

May 4, 2017

WARNING: This review discusses the end of “13 Reasons Why” and includes discussion of rape and suicide. Since its debut on March 31, the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” has shocked parents and adolescents alike, subsequently sparking a massive online debate. The series, based on a book wri...

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

February 16, 2017

The zany, self-referential and ridiculous antics of the Dark Knight’s LEGO equivalent continue in Warner Animation Group’s new animated feature, “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a spin-off of the 2014 smash hit, “The LEGO Movie” focusing on the Batman character. Will Arnett returns as the titular...

The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016

What do Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert all have in common? Each of them at one time or another, were a part of the Chicago-based improv and comedy group, The Second City. This year, The Second City came to Walla Walla’s Gesa Power House Theatre for one night, bringing their show, “The Sec...

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

November 17, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, Walla Walla's indie rock lovers stormed into Main Street Studios. They had come to see a three-and-a-half hour concert headlined by the 90's Idaho band Built to Spill, in their first major tour since the release of their 2015 album "Untethered Moon." In addition to Built...

The Best Tracks on “Lemonade”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

April 28, 2016

Last weekend, Beyoncé released her sixth album “Lemonade” on HBO. Here are some of the tracks that stuck out.

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst

March 10, 2016

Regardless of the viewer's political stance, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful film to look at, and a perfect advertisement for the countries Guevara and Granado explore.

Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

February 4, 2016

In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

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