Kristine McPherson

Class of 2010

Articles

  • Real music, new sound

    It has been a great year in music so far. Many of the award shows gave us something to talk about and something to look forward to for next year, a few artists released comeback albums, and several people did some wild and crazy antics that may have either boosted their popularity or sent them to the bottom of the charts. In either case, the year is far from over, and the changes in music and weat...

    Pillbox | April 26, 2010
  • Loose story lines, shabby costuming, and mediocre acting

    On specialized channels like Oxygen, ABC Family, and BET, the made-for-TV movie makes its comfortable home. Pop culture often mocks the “Lifetime movie” — rife with the same stories about abused women who fight back at the men who are oppressing, suppressing, and repressing them.

    Pillbox | March 1, 2010
  • Real music, new sound

    The 52nd annual Grammy awards took place on Jan. 31 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This year, like every other, topped the one before it. Artists such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift led the night in winning awards. Swift took home four awards, including Album of the Year for her hit record Fearless, officially becoming the youngest musician to win the title. Her other wins included Best Coun...

    Pillbox | February 15, 2010
  • Real music, new sound

    One of the most devastating events of history will be recorded as the earthquake that took place on Jan. 12 in Haiti, reaching a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale. The triple earthquake collapsed buildings, crumbled the walls of a prison — allowing almost all of the 4000 prisoners to escape — and claimed the lives of thousands.

    Pillbox | February 1, 2010
  • Real music, new sound

    Music is a language that predates words. It consists of simple sounds and beats put together to create a rhythm. Even banging on a trash can or shaking a salt shaker is music. Twentieth-century composer John Cage thought that any sound could be music: “There is no noise, only sound.” Regardless of the method, music has been around for a very long time and presents itself in various sizes, shapes, ...

    Pillbox | November 23, 2009

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