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Tarantino falls short
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Tarantino falls short

The Hateful Eight tries too hard to meet its lofty expectations     Quentin Tarantino’s eighth feature length film, The Hateful Eight, takes place near the town of Red Rock shortly after the Civil War. A bounty hunter named John Ruth (played by Kurt Russell) is escorting the fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to...

Blackstar: The stellar end to David Bowie’s immaculate journey
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Blackstar: The stellar end to David Bowie’s immaculate journey

A review of Bowie’s final album; tribute to the late artist’s legendary career The influence of David Bowie can be matched by very few. The iconic English songwriter has released 27 albums over his four decade career including timeless classics such as The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Hunky Dory,...

Periscope: A glorified Chat Roulette?
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Periscope: A glorified Chat Roulette?

Twitter’s new live-streaming app may have more negatives than positives     Live streaming is at a whole new level as the new app Periscope makes its way onto iPhones around the world. This up and coming app, created by Twitter, connects people all over the globe instantly. This program takes communication to a whole...

Live-action film puts modern spin on classic fairy-tale
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Live-action film puts modern spin on classic fairy-tale

Newest installment of Cinderella provides a fresh take on static characters Disney’s newest version of Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, remains true to the company’s animated classic. Rather than retell the story from a different point-of-view like Maleficent (2014) or act as a sequel to the original like Alice in Wonderland (2010), Cinderella is a live-action...

“Birdman” Editorial Review
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“Birdman” Editorial Review

At this year’s annual Academy Awards, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman” surprised audiences by winning almost every award it was nominated for, including Best Picture. Various members of the Northerner’s editorial staff set out to view the film with some mixed reactions. “Birdman” stars Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson, a washed up Hollywood actor attempting to...

Color of the Year: Marsala
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Color of the Year: Marsala

A new year means a new color! As for 2015, the color of the year is Marsala. If you do not know, there is always a color of the year. It is chosen to represent everything in the fashion trend. The color of the year is selected by the Pantone Color Institute where they provide the...

Billboard’s Best New Artist of the Year nominee astounds croud
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Billboard’s Best New Artist of the Year nominee astounds croud

Following the opening of new electronic band Grizfolk, Bastille wows Minneapolis crowd Grizfolk, an up and coming electronic rock band, shared the stage with headliner Bastille at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Nov. 19. Before the show began, representatives of the Northerner had the opportunity to sit down with Grizfolk and talk about their music,...

Hole-in-the-wall pub offers tasty burgers of all varieties
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Hole-in-the-wall pub offers tasty burgers of all varieties

Despite below average customer service, Twin Cities burger joint manages to impress There is just something about biting into a hot juicy burger on an empty stomach that can turn my day around. There are countless burger joints to choose from in the thriving area we live in that can make it hard to settle...

Seasonal Scares provide hours of entertainment for all ages
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Seasonal Scares provide hours of entertainment for all ages

Haunted houses convert Valley Fair into a plethora of terrifying activities in tune with the fall season During the fall, Valleyfair turns into a night of chilling (weather-wise and fright-wise) fun. For a relatively low price of $25 you can squeeze up to 13 hours of enjoyment out of the park at ValleySCARE, with their...

Thrifty boutique offers selections from local stylists
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Thrifty boutique offers selections from local stylists

Resale outlet caters to college students on a budget B. Resale is a buy-outright and used clothing store that is located on Eat Street, next door to Glam Doll Donuts. The boutique opened its doors on June 2010. The significance of the letter ‘B’ is the first initial of owner Allison Bross-White’s last name along...