Modern Requiems: The Final Albums of David Bowie and Leonard Cohen

Written by Sam Keeling David Bowie released his 25th studio album, “Blackstar,” on January 8 — his 69th birthday. Two days later, he passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer that had, up until that point, been very effectively hidden from the public. On October 21st, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen released his fourteenth album, “You… Read More Modern Requiems: The Final Albums of David Bowie and Leonard Cohen

CW’s DC Shows are Corny, Ridiculous and Totally Worth Your Time

Written by Sam Keeling In 2012, the CW — the low-budget and lesser-known sister network of CBS — launched the first season of “Arrow,” an adaptation of the DC superhero Green Arrow. It was a low-risk effort by comic giant DC to gain some popularity in pop culture at a time when Marvel’s cinematic prowess… Read More CW’s DC Shows are Corny, Ridiculous and Totally Worth Your Time

Kanye’s Quest for God and Godhood on the Saint Pablo Tour

By Sam Keeling The air in Columbus’ Schottenstein Center on Sunday night was heavy with artificial smoke that was relentlessly pumping through giant machines for two hours before Kanye West’s concert finally began. The only light in the giant arena — aside from a few thousand phones recording the event — came from a small,… Read More Kanye’s Quest for God and Godhood on the Saint Pablo Tour

Frank Ocean Confronts Change in New Album “Blonde”

By Sam Keeling “Blonde,” Frank Ocean’s triumphant sophomore studio album, is the soundtrack for fall, when the weather is pleasantly cooler than the blistering summers and the leaves change color. It’s a beautiful period where it’s almost impossible not to walk outside in a good mood. Ocean’s sound is similarly pleasing, a gorgeous mix of… Read More Frank Ocean Confronts Change in New Album “Blonde”