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Between the Lines: ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s manifesto, “We Should All Be Feminists,” struck such a chord that, in 2015, Sweden distributed a copy to every 16-year-old to facilitate feminist dialogue within the youth of the country. Published and circulated among third- (or fourth-) wave feminism, “We Should A...

Musician of the week: Giveon

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

April 8, 2020

From collaborating with Sevn Thomas and Snoh Aalegra to being featured on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle,” the emerging R&B singer Giveon has swooned the ears of many listeners with his ardent vocals. The California-bred vocalist recently released his latest EP, “Take Time,” on March 27, g...

Baby Keem is destined to be a staple in hip-hop

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

April 8, 2020

Rapper Hykeem Jamaal Carter, Jr., better known under his stage name “Baby Keem,” has had a swift rise to fame in the hip-hop industry. His hit song “ORANGE SODA” from his second studio mixtape, “DIE FOR MY BITCH,” has accredited the Las Vegas native with over 80 million streams on Spotify a...

Between the Lines: ‘Sister Outsider’ by Audre Lorde

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Thirty-six years have come and gone since Audre Lorde, a self-proclaimed “black lesbian feminist warrior poet,” graced us with her prose in “Sister Outsider,” a 1984 collection of essays and speeches which carried her fluidity into our generation. In an essay titled “The Transformation of...

Movie Review: ‘Parasite’

Movie Review: 'Parasite'

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 25, 2020

*Spoiler Alert* “Parasite,” directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, is a cinematic masterpiece that has paved the path for foreign films in American theaters. After winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Bong accepted his award by stating, “Once you overcome...

Album of the week: ‘Changes’

Album of the week: 'Changes'

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 18, 2020

Though the controversial reviews of his resurgent single, “Yummy,” were proudly exhibited on the internet, Bieber’s Valentine’s Day album release did not disappoint. The 17-track, hour-long album “Changes” was released after a three-year hiatus in which Bieber focused on his mental health an...

Between the Lines: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

“Girl, Woman, Other” is a modern, genius storytelling whose twelve chapters review the lives of twelve women. Bernadine Evaristo tells the story of girls and women who struggle and grapple with racism and sexism in a white, male-dominated Britain. Evaristo was awarded the 2019 Booker prize for thi...

Between the Lines

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Newly 76, Angela Davis has made a heroine of herself through her pioneering of black activism and years of continued activism for women’s rights, human rights and peace. Written and published in the 80s, “Women Culture Politics” is a treatise to the Afro-American female role in political cultur...

Random Access Memories

Random Access Memories

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Cordinator

February 4, 2020

Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2013, and selling over 339,000 copies in its first week of sales, Daft Punk’s fourth album “Random Access Memories,” confidently delivered tune after tune. Though it was released almost a decade ago, its revolutionary sound has developed beautifully i...

Between the Lines: ‘American Dirt’ is American trash

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“American Dirt” is written by a white author who appropriates the undocumented immigrant’s struggle and portrays Mexican immigrants with racist stereotypes. “American Dirt” is hardly an attempt at representing the largest minority group in the U.S. The plot is a cheap thrill and makes a f...

Review: Changing Social Discourses

Los Arboles Que Vieron Todo,” by Daniela Cavazos Madrigal

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor

January 28, 2020

On display from Jan. 22- Feb. 21, UTSA’s Main Art Gallery’s latest exhibition “Changing Social Discourses” is an arresting collection of personal, artistic narratives curated by UTSA faculty members Libby Rowe and Dr. Scott Sherer. Artists Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Daniela Cavazos Madrigal and Anh...

When love ends, be the water EP review

The three brothers of Idyll Green.

Angela Porter

March 6, 2019

Storytelling and rhythm. Love and passion. Idyll Green’s debut album incorporates all of this to tell a lyrical story of intrigue. Avid listeners of new music will enjoy hearing this debut album with it’s tinges of pop, indie and R&B. Idyll Green is a band of three brothers that are San Antonio...