The best of the 87th Academy Awards

With this year’s Oscars finally done and dusted, the glitz and glamour of the awards season slowly begins to fade from our minds. Last Sunday’s Academy Awards were particularly tame, with few drunk celebrities to speak of and a rather vanilla and tiring host (sorry, Neil Patrick Harris…we may all be over you now).

| Senior Scene Editor

Hozier concert review: Take me to The Pageant

Don’t take me to church; take me back to Tuesday night at The Pageant, where I can relive the incredible Hozier concert just one more time. The night moved along perfectly, every moment carefully orchestrated.

Greer Russell | Contributing Writer

Blues for Mr. Charlie

This weekend is your last chance to see the riveting and thought-provoking “Blues for Mr. Charlie,” the legendary James Baldwin second and often overlooked play, put on by our very own Performing Arts Department in Edison Theatre.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Wash. U. alum Sara Taksler and the ‘Egyptian Jon Stewart’

There’s still hope out there for all the comedically inclined psychology majors at Washington University. Sara Taksler, a 2001 graduate and psychology major, is a senior producer at “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and the director of the upcoming documentary “Tickling Giants.”

| Senior Scene Editor

Album review: ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ by Imagine Dragons

As the myth goes, the name Imagine Dragons is the anagram of a phrase that held special meaning for the members of the band. Never having revealed what the original phrase was, Imagine Dragons leaves both fans desperately wondering what motivates the band and critics mocking their seemingly superficial process and pointed secrecy.

Wesley Jenkins | Staff Writer

Album Review: ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ by Drake

This is an existential isolation, one that comes with the harrowing recognition that you’ve become a commodity, a cultural industry unto yourself. The kind that overloads your central nervous system and forces you into a paranoid stupor.

| Music Editor

Cadenza picks the Oscars: Who will win, who should win?

As usual, there is much speculation about who will be taking home the trophies come Sunday evening, and Cadenza’s staff is here to throw in its own two cents (about the big five categories at least) about who will be up on stage giving that teary-eyed speech and letting you know if we think it should be someone else.

‘The Vagina Monologues’: They’re (clit)erally amazing

Wash. U.’s presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” this past weekend reveled in our discomfort with the word, shining the spotlight on a subject that most of us wouldn’t verbally address and successfully shedding that negative connotation.

| Staff Writer

Valerie Poxleitner, ‘Lights,’ to perform at The Ready Room

If you’re a fan of electronic-fueled synth-pop filled with syrupy sweet vocals (think along the lines of Icona Pop, Ellie Goulding, or Marina and the Diamonds) then The Ready Room should be your destination of choice this Wednesday night. Canadian producer-slash-chanteuse Valerie Poxleitner, better known under her stage name Lights, comes to the downtown venue on her headlining U.S. tour.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

John Mulaney an excellent choice for spring comedy

CS40 may have stuck us with MKTO this year, but at least Social Programming Board looks like it’s doing something right this semester with its spring comedic performer, John Mulaney.

| Senior Cadenza Editor