Student Life Archives (2001-2008)


The Venue Guide 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008 ||

Did you somehow find time between Calculus and Chief English Writers to watch TV and catch a good preview? Read that the new Will Ferrell movie was actually funny again? Heard that your favorite obscure indie band was coming to the Pageant, but have no idea what that means? Here is your guide to movies and music venues around St. Louis-all of which you can get to without the use of a car.

The importance of criticism

Thursday, July 03, 2008 ||

It’s easy to forget how important a disparaging voice can be. Without the snarl of incredulous criticism, we might skip through life listening happily to Duran Duran or enjoying the occasional Uwe Bol film. No, it’s lucky you’ve got us, your fault-finding and unsympathetic critics here at Cadenza.

Graduation flicks

Monday, May 05, 2008 ||

Congratulations seniors! In honor of your awesome accomplishment, we here at Cadenza have compiled a few reviews of classic graduation movies. Now sit back, relax and watch one of these greats. And then maybe think about getting a job.

Summer movie preview: the literal edition

Monday, April 28, 2008 ||

Against the express wishes of his crack team of doctors, Harrison Ford once again smashes into the silver screen, reprising his eponymous role in this highly-anticipated new installment of the “Indiana Jones” series.

Harold and Kumar: the sequel

Friday, April 25, 2008 ||

There is a separation moment in “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” one that divides those who then and there buy into the movie’s silliness from those who simply cannot do so. Anyone who has seen it remembers-it is the moment that the two upper-middle-class stoner heroes climb onto the back of a cheetah in an attempt to ride it to safety.

In defense of: High School Musical

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 ||

Okay, so I’m not saying “High School Musical” is Oscar-worthy, but, come on Nickelodeon, where was the Kids’ Choice Award? Yes, there are horrendous stereotypes: nerds wear glasses, jocks only own tracksuits and theater kids think they are better than everyone else-well, they did get one right.

‘The Visitor’

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 ||

At the start of “The Visitor,” we’re introduced to old Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) as he’s practicing piano with his tutor. She can’t be more than five years older than he is. After she makes an awkward comment on his form (he’s told to arch his fingers so “the train can come through”), he realizes he just might be too old to be treated like a child.

Getting wild with George Clinton

Monday, April 21, 2008 ||

The unforgetable chant “Bow-Wow-Wow Yippie-Yo-Yippie-Yay” have graced the mainstream music scene for the last 15 years. Whenever one thinks of the laid-back rap style (and other habits) of Snoop Doggy Dog, these words are often the first that come to mind.

George Clinton Essential Play List

Monday, April 21, 2008 ||

George Clinton has put out dozens of funk-tastic jams throughout his career, but some tower above the others as absolute classics of P-Funk. Here’s a list of some classics you should know for Friday’s concert, lest you face total embarrassment in your ignorance.

Top Ten Funkiest Titles

Monday, April 21, 2008 ||

Some of these songs and albums are fabulously funky, and some don’t quite hit the mark, but each is an interstellar example of a wonderfully-whacked P-Funk title.

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