Trevor Lazar

Class of 2021


  • Tyler, the Creator x Vince Staples

    The music of rappers Tyler, the Creator and Vince Staples is seemingly diametrically opposed. Tyler, on his latest album Flower Boy, adopted a floral theme rife with garden imagery and immaculate live-instrumentation arrangements. Staples, on the other hand, worked with rising electronic producers on Big Fish Theory to craft an industrial, almost Orwellian work. Big Fish Theory is abrasive a...

    Pillbox | February 26, 2018
  • Black Panther Album Review

    On Black Panther: The Album, Kendrick Lamar crafts a bold, uncompromising cinematic soundtrack while ceding the spotlight to its array of wonderful guests. Lamar's presence is felt all over the album, and yet he rarely dominates a single track. The only track where he is the sole listed artist is the opener, aptly titled "Black Panther." On it, Lamar opens the album with an experimental thematic...

    Pillbox | February 19, 2018
  • Hillary Clinton still faces scrutiny after presidential election

    Hillary Clinton's surprising loss in the 2016 presidential election still has not fully sunken in for me. Rather, Donald Trump's "victory" still has not quite sunken in, even as we collectively begin to understand the complex array of circumstances that caused the upset. We know voter turnout played a huge role; Trump supporters showed up in droves while hesitant moderates and liberals dissatisfie...

    Forum | February 19, 2018
  • The GOP memo is nothing but partisan smoke and mirrors

    In keeping with recent tradition, Republicans have found a new way to undermine federal institutions. This time, it comes in the form of #releasethememo. The hashtag is a semi-viral attempt to stir controversy surrounding the FBI and Justice Department probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election cycle. Namely, that controversy should supposedly invalidate the Mueller investigation. There...

    Forum | February 12, 2018
  • State of the Union: Trump knows how to read

    Make no mistake: Donald Trump is still Donald Trump. The State of the Union address was one many expected to mark a continued pattern of deranged ramblings in public appearances, yet what we saw was very different. Namely, Trump stuck to the teleprompter. The speech shared little rhetorically with Trump's usual Twitter outbursts and hyperbolic attacks. It was undoubtedly written by his team of adv...

    Forum | February 5, 2018