The Concordiensis

Can we turn the actress into the popstar?: Sia Furler attempts

Mitchell Famulare, Arts Editor

February 11, 2019

With the new sensation of music film, whether it be the wildly successful “A Star is Born” or the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” literal and figurative definitions of the modern pop star become questioned. ...

Disco fever, bouncing synth: revisiting MJ’s “Off the Wall”

Nathan Olsen, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2019

Being the product of Generation X parents is a very special experience. As their child you are subject to many of their specific tastes on things like food, politics and particularly music. They came of age in a tumultuous ti...

Gender ambiguity & lesbian love triangles fill “The Favourite”

Mitchell Famulare, Arts Editor

February 1, 2019

Deemed a dark drama-comedy, Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Favourite” displays an innovative look back on forgotten history. Profiling eighteenth century England under the reign of Queen Anne, the film relvolves around gossip, lust ...

“The saddest song on the saddest album:” Union alumnus’ debut

Angelica DeDona, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2019

On New Years Day, Noiseferatu, otherwise known as Union alumnus AJ Hubbard ’18, alongside guests both living and dead, dropped his first full-length album titled, You must get discouraged! The Pepto Bismol-colored cover art sets the s...

What do they mean by “mumble rap?”: a study in culture

Sata Diakite, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2019

Magazines, blogs and talk shows covering the music industry subject the newest generation of rappers to criticism on many grounds, but one commentary that seems to appear more than any other is the idea that these young artists...

“Actually, this is for me:” Noname on self-care & disillusionment

Bernadette Bruu

September 20, 2018

“A think piece in the rap song, the new age covenant,” Noname conjectures ironically in “Blaxploitation,” the second track off her self-released Room 25, out September 14. The Chicago-born rapper’s second album is ...

Senior artist presents wistful, mysterious art in the Nott Memorial

Rebekah Lindsay

September 20, 2018

This fall, the Wikoff Student Gallery welcomes the work of talented artist Natalya Brill ’19 as she presents her solo exhibit. There is a delicate strength to the inky narratives she creates in each piece. Brill delves into t...

Student weighs in on New York City’s Annual Governor’s Ball

Alex Trousilek

June 7, 2018

This past weekend was the Governor’s Ball Music Festival held on Randall’s Island in New York City. As a newcomer, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Upon arrival, one could feel the excitement and high energies everyo...

Theater Department’s “An Enemy of the People” showing now

Mitchell Famulare

May 31, 2018

On Wednesday, May 30, the Union College Theater Department debuted their new show, “An Enemy of the People.” The show will be running through Sunday, June 3 in Yulman Theater. As one man stands up as a “hero” for truth, ...

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