Author Archives: Amber Oliver

Flourless Zucchini Brownies

I usually don’t make desserts at home; processed sugar and flour make me feel very lethargic, so I shy away from both. Naturally, I was intrigued when I stumbled upon this recipe for flourless brownies. Was it even possible to … Continue reading

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Album review for “Winter” by Jack and White

In 2011, Jack Matranga and Brooke White met to record material for Brook’s new solo record. Instead, they partnered up and released their first EP titled, “Gemini.” Now, almost six months later, Jack and White have dropped their second EP, … Continue reading

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Album review for “Mylo Xyloto” by Coldplay

Here is an album that I was genuinely ecstatic about months before it released. Mylo Xyloto is the fifth studio album by renowned British group, Coldplay. The concept record (which was originally meant to be the soundtrack for an animated … Continue reading

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Album review for “IV” by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

The Birmingham, Alabama rock group Maylene and the Sons of Disaster has offered up a dish of a different flavor. At the core of the band’s material, Ma Barker and her criminal sons were often the influence of lyrics and … Continue reading

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Album review for “Major/Minor” by Thrice

Never listened to Thrice before? Allow me to assert that now is the perfect time to start. Major/Minor, the band’s seventh studio album, has something to offer everyone. Old fans will love it for its punchy, up-beat accessibility, while new … Continue reading

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Movie review for “Super 8”

Starring: Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, and Kyle Chandler Directed by: J. J. Abrams Rated: PG-13 After producing and directing a slew of hit TV shows and blockbuster movies, J. J. Abrams has served up his latest dish, Super 8; a … Continue reading

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Sharp Dressed Woman

Does the Music You Listen to Coincide With the Fashion You Wear? While putting on my makeup one morning, I was listening to The Kinks and The Yardbirds. I couldn’t help but feel summery and perky while their classic guitar … Continue reading

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