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Between the Lines: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Between the Lines: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

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

Between the Lines: Girl, Woman, Other

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

Between the Lines

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

Between the Lines: American Dirt is American trash

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

Review: Changing Social Discourses

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

When love ends, be the water EP review

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...

When love ends, be the water poetry review

When love ends, be the water poetry review

Josh Levario

March 6, 2019

Rene Villanueva, the singer and writer for the band Idyll Green, recently released a book of poetry titled, “when love ends, be the water.” The book takes its name from the band’s most recent EP, which pairs with the collection as a sort of map to navigate the autobiographical elements of the lyrics....

“Goldun Stair, Meet You There”

“Goldun Stair, Meet You There”

Steve Moul

February 26, 2019

Earlier this month San Antonio-Austin band El Campo released their latest album, “Goldun Stair, Meet You There.” “Goldun Stair, Meet You There” was written while the lyricist and frontman, Jarid Reed Morris, was battling stage four Hodgkin's lymphoma. Morris, now in remission, wrote the album...

Anyone can wear the mask

Anyone can wear the mask

Kirkland Luther

January 23, 2019

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” is the latest installment in the Spider-Man movie franchise and has already solidified its place in superhero and cinema history with its aesthetically pleasing comic book – animation style, relatable story and inspiring messages. The Sony Animation film was release...