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Now that the holiday season has arrived, Hokies will soon be making their way along the highways and backroads in order to arrive at Thanksgiving dinner. In the spirit of ensuring that such a sojourn is not bereft of entertainment value or stimulation, here are a number of audiobook suggesti…

We live in an age where digital distribution has put increased pressure on artists to embrace the album as an art form in its own right. While recalling those days when chart success was less important than raw album sales, different artists are adapting the long-play album in different ways…

This weekend not only signifies another football game in Lane Stadium but also the welcoming of Anderson .Paak and Fitz and The Tantrums to Virginia Tech. This gig is open to the public at no cost. On the Drillfield-turned-concert venue, these two artists and DJ Earworm are set to perform at…

Jennifer Lopez is a triple threat from the Bronx, New York. She dances, she acts, she sings and she does an amazing job at all that while still looking gorgeous and being fierce at age 50. Yes, you heard that right ladies and gentlemen, she is 50 years old and known as being one of the hotte…

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This fall, the school of performing arts is putting on a production of Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive.” The story centers around a girl named Lil’ Bit and her journey through life with a sexually abusive uncle, Uncle Peck. Her mother and grandparents are the three other major characte…

A common question asked about rock bands is ‘‘how long can they keep this up?’’ This is a bit of a loaded question since it can refer to either touring or recording. How long can a band continue touring? How long can a band keep frequently releasing new material? How long can it stay fresh?

The New River Valley region of Virginia is an area of the Commonwealth with a rich history, breathtaking natural scenery and more than a few adequate pastimes. Even a cursory glance at what this place has to offer reveals that it is not the culturally bereft locale it is often made out to be…

The fall semester has rolled around again, and as the summer heat slowly begins to fade and the leaves are soon to begin to turn, the arts here at Virginia Tech are as alive and active as ever. Here are five art events worth checking out that will enrich your VT experience this fall.

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I had to drive back to my parents’ house in Radford this past week to pick up some things to give to some friends. It was the most inescapably hot day that I have endured in a long time. Even with the air conditioner cranked up as far as I dared on the drive over, I still felt that muggy, st…

Ever since Taylor Swift announced her new album in June, I have been counting down the days until the release of “Lover.” I watched every Instagram Live Swift streamed, researched which deluxe edition of the album to get (the one with the original “All Too Well” lyrics duh) and prepared myse…

Whenever big releases start to slow down, I always like to put together an album recommendation list so records I’ve managed to find can reach a wider audience and get the attention that I think they deserve. Another reason I create these lists is so that people can be exposed to certain kin…

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Congratulations seniors! You’ve finally made it to graduation. Whether you’re counting down the days until you hear “Pomp and Circumstance” or you’re dreading what the future will hold, chances are you’ll be reflecting on your college experience before you walk across the stage on May 17. Si…

“Avengers: Endgame” is the perfect, bittersweet ending to 11 years of Marvel movies. It made me laugh, it made me cry (six times) and it made me feel empty inside because my favorite movie series was finally over.

Until recently, “nerd” was a derogatory term. If your middle- or high-school peers branded you with this four-letter word, you had a rough life ahead of you, one in which you were doomed to forever be in the out-crowd and to get your share of swirlies — or so movies and TV would often sugges…

Country music, according to Dictionary.com, is “a style and genre of largely string accompanied” instruments. It has roots in cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized, simple in form and harmony, and is accompanied by acoustic or electric guitar, or banjo.

I’ll admit it: my middle- and high-school self thought I was way too cool for any of the shows on ABC Family. The overly-manufactured drama of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Switched at Birth” and their equally soapy companions prompted many a swift eye-roll and channel-change …