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Brian Stitt has written 10 articles.

On porn in the 20th century

February 17, 2010 | Brian Stitt

Alex Greenberg’s recently printed thoughts on porn in the 21st century got me thinking. I agree with one of his points wholeheartedly. He argues that, these days, “with a laptop and an Ethernet cable, any kid can lock himself (or herself) in the bathroom for days, watching naked people with exaggeratedly large sexual features do it with each other,” essentially finding libraries of pornography with little to no effort.

A four-year reflection: Cadenza through the ages

April 27, 2009 | Brian Stitt

It’s a bit of a Cadenza tradition for outgoing seniors to write a farewell article. It’s something that allows them to get anything off their chest that they haven’t had a chance to in the course of their normal article-writing duties.

Top 10 kids movies inappropriate for kids

February 13, 2009 | Brian Stitt

Where would we be without children’s movies? They provide us college students with blissful hours of nostalgia-fueled discussions about which Disney princess was hottest or which McDonalds tie-in toy we most enjoyed. Make sure your kids don’t watch these movies.

And the nominees are…

January 23, 2009 | Brian Stitt

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for their annual awards yesterday, and once again the Oscars have shot themselves in the foot. The Academy Awards are meant to celebrate the best achievements in film, but recently they seem to honor only those end-of-year prestige pictures that most mildly admire but [...]

Best movies of the year

January 16, 2009 | Brian Stitt

In typical Cadenza fashion, we’re doing things a little differently this year. This isn’t a list of last year’s best movies, but it has most of them on it. These were the movies we found to be the best of 2008, maybe a bit of an off year in film compared to 2007, but filled [...]

A conversation with Will Smith

November 21, 2008 | Brian Stitt

It’s been almost a decade since Will Smith staked his claim on this era, declaring it the “Willenium.” In that time, Smith has risen from the Fresh Prince of the July 4 box-office to the only bankable star in a Hollywood trying to figure out what movie goers want to see.

McCain defeated, late-night world looks on in sadness

November 05, 2008 | Brian Stitt

College freshmen won a great victory last night. Although many may not know it, John McCain’s defeat of Barrack Obama is a boon for the “stoned-slacker set,” as Papa Bear O’Reilly refers to us. Wash U freshmen will enjoy a full four years of top-notch latenight comedy. Have you been watching Comedy Central lately? Then [...]

iPod Review: Music of Cecilia Razak

October 03, 2008 | Brian Stitt

The fact that the first song on this iPod, alphabetically, is a cut off of Aaron Carter’s seminal party album notwithstanding, the track list on this MP3 player is certainly befitting that of a Cadenza editor. And Cecilia Razak isn’t just any Cadenza editor, she’s THE Cadenza editor.

An interview with Portugal. The Man

October 02, 2008 | Brian Stitt

A few months ago Portugal. The Man were the most famous group of folks to call Wasilla, Alaska home. Now that they have been totally eclipsed by the Palin clan, the group can truly ignore their modest indie-rock fame and concentrate on touring.

Everything that Happens Will Happen Today | David Byrne and Brian Eno

September 08, 2008 | Brian Stitt

Brian Eno is a world class collaborator, producing David Bowie’s legendary “Berlin Trilogy” along with seminal albums by Devo (“Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!”) U2 (“The Joshua Tree”) and, most recently, Coldplay (“Viva la Vida”). Most important to this review are three albums from the ’70s and ’80s that garnered Eno [...]

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