By Laurent Sicard – 1851 Staff
On September 2, rapper Travis Scott (formerly known as Travi$ Scott) returned with his follow up to last year’s well received “Rodeo” album. “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” was released as an Apple Music exclusive, but can now be found on Spotify and iTunes. On his latest project, Scott has cultivated some of his best trap music to date, with guest appearances from the likes of mentors Kid Cudi, Kend-rick Lamar, Andre 3000, Bryson Tiller and even Justin Bieber.
By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief
There are certain periods in history many would like to travel back in time to and experience life in that era. The Netflix original musical drama series “The Get Down,” practically does just that for viewers by portraying life in 1970s Bronx, New York, through the eyes of a group of teenagers. The series, which premiered in August, has six episodes of the first season currently available on Netflix with the second half set to debut in 2017.
By Tristan Davis – Features Editor
You would be hard-pressed to find a show that dedicates itself to modern issues better than FX’s “Atlanta.” Co-written and produced by “Community” alum Donald Glover (a.k.a. rapper Childish Gambino), the comedy/drama revolves around three young men trying to make a splash in the booming Atlanta hip-hop scene.
By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief
There are times when you just need to pop a Grouplove CD in your car and take a long drive. Grouplove’s lyrics about the beach and aliens, which are sung, and some-times shouted, are a great way to destress. Grouplove is fronted by both a male and female singer, Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper (who are also married and have a baby), and backed up by three other very important members. The band just released its third studio album “Big Mess” on September 9, and are currently on tour.
By Krista Dejulio and Casey Dibari – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff
On February 26, Netflix aired the highly anticipated “Fuller House,” a series focusing on D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), now Fuller, trying to do what her dad did 28 years ago – raise three kids all by herself. Like her father be- fore her, D.J. is not alone.
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By Megan Palumbo and Mackenzie Dineen – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff
The 1975, a post-modern pop band, released their second album “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It,” on February 26. A mix of scatter-brained musical influences and sharp lyrics, the album is truly ambitious.
By Leanne Signoriello – Opinion Editor
The Fenway area attracts both locals and tourists given its proximity to popular attractions like Fenway Park, the House of Blues, a number of restaurants on Lans- downe Street, and one of my personal favorites, CityTarget. However, the area is home to another restaurant, a hidden gem worth checking out, Yard House.
Yard House is located at 126 Brookline Ave near Fenway and offers all types of comfort food, including this trio sampler dessert.
By Tristan Davis – Features Editor
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part I”- March 18
Tris and Four (Shailene Woodley and Theo James) escape the wall-enclosed Chicago and head for greener pastures, only to discover new truths of the world that shatter the pair’s preconceived notions. Tris struggles with the concept of trust, love and courage as the struggle to survive continues. This two-part installment of the final addition to the Divergent Series also stars Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, and Ansel Elgort.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”- March 25
It’s been 14 years since Toula and Ian’s (Nia Vardalos and John Corbett) iconic marriage, and their relationship has lost some of its spark. Their teenage daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) rebels against them and doesn’t follow Greek traditions, not to mention that Toula’s parents’ marriage turns out not to be as legitimate as the Portokalos clan thought. Many of the beloved original cast- members return in the series’ second installment.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”- March 25
When Superman (Henry Cavill) and evil overlord Zod (Michael Shannon) duked it out in the city of Metropolis two years ago, the area was left crippled and destroyed. The locals are unhappily still piecing back together their broken homes, including billion- aire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who decides that the only way to make things right is to strap on the Batman suit and rid the earth of Superman once and for all. Lex Luthor ( Jesse Eisenberg) has similar aspirations, waging a war against the Man of Steel along with Batman. This has the makings of another “superfilm,” next to the likes of “Jurassic World” or “Star Wars.” So sport your favorite superhero outfit and head to the theatres in super style.