Articles by: Riley Coven

‘Dare to Drum’ follows innovative Dallas musicians

‘Dare to Drum’ follows innovative Dallas musicians

September 18, 2017 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

The Texas music scene is about to get another burst of inventive collaboration through upcoming documentary Dare to Drum, an experience that follows the story of Stewart Copeland, D’Drum and Maestro Jaap van Zweden. The three artists combine their percussive talents to create unique, innovative sounds on- and off-screen. Each […]

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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ meets expectations

August 31, 2017 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

Summer 2017 saw the typical onslaught of high-octane blockbuster thrillers. Some disappointed and some overachieved, but very few hit the middle ground of a fun popcorn flick without much technical achievement.“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is one of those films. Patrick Hughes’ film is a perfect balance of fun comedy and action, […]

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The essential items for every room

The essential items for every room

August 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

The Residential Commons at Southern Methodist University are more than just a standard residence for students attending college; they’re a key part of the SMU experience. As every student, barring personal exceptions, is required to spend at least two years living on campus, the importance of each student’s time in […]

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What to expect from the residential commons

What to expect from the residential commons

August 14, 2017 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

If you’re a student at SMU, chances are you spent some time in a residential commons. Each is different and each has its own benefits. Commons pride is very real and students have been known to stay in their room longer than the required two years. What make the commons […]

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Must Do’s at SMU

Must Do’s at SMU

June 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm 0 comments

The sun is blazing, the bugs are buzzing and the foot traffic on the Boulevard is at a minimum. Summer is in session and while it’s a time of rest and relaxation for most of the student body, it’s also a time of eager exuberance for those that are about […]

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Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur

Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou talk King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

May 24, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Now in theaters, the latest iteration of the classic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is Guy Ritchie’s stylistic tale of the beginning of King Arthur. The film features Charlie Hunnam as the titular character and a terrific cast of supporting actors including Jude Law, Eric Bana and Djimon Hounsou. […]

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The crowd went wild for Chance the Rapper. Photo credit: Kylie Madry

JMBLYA brings hip-hop’s biggest stars to Dallas

May 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

The city of Dallas spent Saturday with the best of the best in today’s current wave of hip-hop. At JMBLYA, the annual Texas hip-hop music festival, a number of artists brought their boisterous chart topping hits to the stage. Over 50,000 people showed up to see artists like Lil Uzi […]

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Paul Van Dyk brings trance tour to Dallas

Paul Van Dyk brings trance tour to Dallas

May 2, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Paul Van Dyk is lighting up the DJ world. The Grammy award-winning producer is making a comeback after suffering a near-fatal accident on stage last year. Van Dyk not only was the first trance/dance producer to be nominated for a Grammy but was also voted the No. 1 DJ in […]

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‘Free Fire’ hits its mark

‘Free Fire’ hits its mark

April 20, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

The film “Free Fire” is a unique venture from Ben Wheatley. The story takes place in one location and can be summarized as a long, extended shootout. It begins with two different gangs meeting at a warehouse in 1970s Boston: one seeks to purchase guns while the other acts as […]

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The Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories … Do Not Open’ gives fair warning

April 17, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

With expectations as high as they have ever been, The Chainsmokers released their first full studio album “Memories … Do Not Open.” Unfortunately, the title is a little too spot on.

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