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On March 22, Jack Dorsey sold his first ever tweet for almost three million dollars.

What’s an NFT?

Alexander Balfanz, Co-Editor in Chief April 5, 2021

What makes art valuable? Ask an artist, and they’ll probably talk about brushwork, perspective, color, or a myriad of other topics. Ask an economist, and they’ll give you a much simpler answer: quantity....

After making waves playing live shows in 2019 and 2020, Black Country, New Road finally released their debut album in early 2021.

“For the First Time” – A Stellar Debut

Alexander Balfanz, Co-Editor in Chief March 3, 2021

Over two years since the release of their first single, experimental rock band Black Country, New Road has finally come out with their debut album. Aptly titled “For the First Time,” this project features...

The cover art for

Alex’s 2020 Album Recommendations

Alexander Balfanz, Co-Editor in Chief February 9, 2021
2020 was an excellent year for music. However, not many people I’ve spoken to seem to agree!
“Devotion” is Tirzah’s first full-length album, released following a series of EPs from 2013 to 2015.

What to Listen To: “Devotion”

Alexander Balfanz, Co-Editor in Chief January 7, 2021

When Tirzah’s album “Devotion” came out in 2018, I wasn’t a huge fan. It’s a slow (and often very repetitive) take on R&B that went over my head for a long time. Now, I’ve had it on repeat...

Daniel Lopatin, who goes by the stage name Oneohtrix Point Never, released his ninth studio album on 30 October, 2020. 

Quarantine Recommendation – “Magic Oneohtrix Point Never”

Alexander Balfanz, Co-Editor in Chief January 5, 2021

When was the last time you went on a road trip? For our responsible readers, I imagine it’s been a while. The magic of gliding down long stretches of highway is something we’ve had to put on hold now...

Marjorie Taylor Greene, pictured above, is the first person to be elected to Congress while supporting QAnon.

What is QAnon?

Alexander Balfanz, Co-Editor in Chief December 11, 2020
What is QAnon? Politically-aware readers have probably heard this name pop up a few times in the past couple months, but they may be unsure of the details. Is QAnon a political movement? Is it a crazy conspiracy? Is it a joke?
The cover art and title for “Apple” are inspired by the ways simple concepts and designs can carry several different connotations.

A.G. Cook Finally Drops “Apple”

Alexander Balfanz, Co-Editor in Chief October 8, 2020
A.G. Cook, widely credited with creating the hyperpop sound used by musicians like 100 Gecs, released his debut album “Apple” on September 18, 2020.
The cover art for “The Ascension” was made entirely by Sufjan Stevens himself. The same is true for the album’s writing, production, and recording.

Sufjan Stevens – “The Ascension” Review

Alexander Balfanz, Co-Editor in Chief October 2, 2020
Sufjan Stevens released his highly-anticipated fourteenth studio album “The Ascension” on October 1, 2020.

“Half-Life: Alyx” — A Fun Disappointment

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor April 17, 2020
What’s it like to play a video game in virtual reality (VR)? This is a question I expect most people who buy “Half-Life: Alyx” to not know the answer to until they put on their VR headset.
Like much of her artwork, Grimes designed the cover art for

Review: “Miss Anthropocene” by Grimes

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor April 15, 2020
In an interview with “Culture,” avant-pop musician Grimes called her 2015 album “Art Angels” “a piece of crap.”
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