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REVENGE OF THE N*E*R*D

By Jemel Wilson After an epic album listening concert at ComplexCon, the trio of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley—aka N*E*R*D—released their highly anticipated fifth studio album No One Ever Really Dies—the g...
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Holiday Wish List

By Allen Callaci I spent two-thirds of my existence straining my neck peeking around corners in the Star Wars universe to see what is coming next—poring over every leaked image, every teaser trailer, and every vague twee...
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David Cassidy: The Rockstar Who Time Forgot

By Allen Callaci My jaw plummeted faster than Wile E. Coyote whistling down to the bottom of an unforgiving canyon 23 years ago. I read a Rolling Stone interview with Quentin Tarantino wherein the Pulp Fiction auteur sta...
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Justice League Demoted to Cinematic B League

By Allen Callaci 2017 set a benchmark for superhero films. Fans of the genre beheld the Clint Eastwood-esque Logan, a beat-perfect comedic team-up between Thor and the Hulk called Thor: Ragnarok, and Homecoming, a Spider...
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Tom Petty’s Golden State

By Allen Callaci The official record would have you believe Tom Petty was a native of Gainesville, FL. Like the blindest of flat-earthers or most entrenched of moon-landing deniers, I don’t buy into that. As a Southern C...
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I Didn’t Know Your Dad Was Luke Cage

By Trevor Jackson I woke up with butterflies. Thoughts of upcoming tests, the smell of loose-leaf paper, and #2 pencils made me uneasy. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee filled the house as my grandma paced back and for...
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How to Properly Listen to Young Thug

By Justus Dashield During my hip-hop debates about Young Thug’s music, I encounter two different types of people: those on the far left or right of the spectrum. People love or hate his music. As I reflect on why people ...
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Spider-Man: The Last Hero of Summer

By Allen Callaci The 2017 bumper crop of superhero films continues—a batch of movies that merged their DNA with other cinematic genres in much the same way that Jeff Goldblum’s genes merged with that of a housefly in Dav...