Kesha is one step closer to being able to make music again

By Olivia Jacobson, E23 Reporter It has been more than three years since pop star Kesha released her last album, “Warrior.” The artist would like to release more music, but she has not been able to due to a two-year long legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, hoping to be released from her recording contract […]

Say Anything shocks with a surprise album release

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter Let it be known that Max Bemis wants to be like Beyoncé. The creative leader, singer and all-around glue of the band Say Anything decided to release its newest album “I Don’t Think So” without any build-up. Was the unexpected drop worth it? It most definitely was. “I Don’t Think […]

The Super Bowl of food

By Tyra Murray, E23 Reporter As we all know, the Super Bowl just happened, and with it came obligatory socializing. Way too many times, I have experienced someone throwing a party that turns out lame. Guests are ashamed. The party gods are ashamed. The problem is some hosts think it’s about the music. Some may […]

Super Bowl commercials made by newcomers and veterans entertain

By Noah McGee, E23 Reporter Every year at Super Bowl parties, I find myself surrounded by people who see the commercials as just as big of an event as the game itself. The Super Bowl commercials are a highly anticipated aspect of the spectacle, attracting many viewers. If the commercials are not entertaining or relaying […]

#OscarsSoWhite hashtag and movement shares controversy and inspires change

By Nnamdi Egwuonwu, E23 Reporter Based on the award show’s history, the Oscars have been white for a long time. According to The New York Times, since the award show began in 1929, only 6.7 percent of acting nominations have gone to non-white actors. You may assume that things have improved greatly in the past couple […]

New episodes return with midseason premieres

By Mayela Urizar, E23 Reporter With a new semester comes a new season of all the shows I’ve been waiting for. The only thing harder than keeping up with new classes is keeping up with brand new episodes of beloved television shows. I am here to help catch you all up on some shows that […]

“Grease: Live!” is the live musical you want

By Kayla Johnson, E23 Reporter Initially, when I heard that Fox would be doing a live televised production of the 1978 classic, I had my presumptions. It was not long after NBC’s impressive live production of “The Wiz” when I saw the commercial for Fox’s “Grease: Live!” on television. I figured Fox was trying to […]

Top five drinks to help you survive the wacky winter weather

By Haley Broughton, E23 Reporter Since I was born in South Dakota and raised in the Chicagoland suburbs, I would go as far as to say I’m an expert on the cold. Cold-expert? Coldspert? Colbert? I must admit, however, I’ve never experienced a winter quite as terrifying as January in Columbia, Missouri. For the most […]

E23 on the beat: Violet and the Undercurrents

By Haley Broughton, E23 Reporter Local indie rock-folk band Violet and the Undercurrents recently played at Rose Music Hall, a venue defined by the genuine artists who play there. The band’s latest album, “WAVES,” was released in 2014, and according to lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Violet Vonder Haar, the album was a huge turning […]

Sia’s “This Is Acting” showcases songs originally written for other artists

By Sara Nelson, E23 Reporter On Jan. 29 at midnight, the iconic artist released her latest album, “This Is Acting,” an album based off an interesting concept. She initially wrote the songs featured on the album for other artists to record. She performed each denied song to sound like the artist intended to sing it. […]