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‘13th’ exposes slavery through prison system

‘13th’ exposes slavery through prison system

The 2016 documentary “13th” was directed by Ava DuVernay. (Courtesy of Netflix) Jess Kergo Connector Staff The 13th Amendment of the United States constitution says, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to

Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ is a journey to the ‘70s

This is the cover art for “Awaken, My Love!”. (Courtesy of Glassnote) Jen Desrosiers Connector Contributor Even if one has never listened to Childish Gambino, also known by his legal name Donald Glover, it is more than likely that they have still been exposed to the musician, actor, screenwriter, comedian and producer in one form

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Another pointless remake

As of March 24th, “Beauty and the Beast (2017)” has grossed over $300 million. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Staff The new “Beauty and the Beast” is the equivalent of the special editions to the original “Star Wars” movies: they are still the same movie as the original, but the few changes that have

Lowell native Lynn Gunn finds success with PVRIS

PVRIS is currently planning a European concert tour to tie in with a new untitled album. (Photo courtesy of Rise Records) Kathryn Leeber Connector Staff Most people know that making a name for oneself in the music industry is no easy task, especially when competing in a city full of musical talent. Boston is known

Reviews for movies filmed in Lowell

Despite it’s poor reception from critics, “Grown Ups 2” made $247 million in theaters. (Photo courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “School Ties” (1992): “School Ties” is a movie about a high school star quarterback (Brendan Fraser) in the 1950s who has to keep his religious identity as a Jew concealed. “School Ties”

Arts League of Lowell opens show ‘It’s About Time’

The Arts League of Lowell will be holding four other art galleries this year. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff Time is an abstract concept that is paramount in the everyday lives of human beings. In order to explore this concept, The Arts League of Lowell has opened a new gallery in the All Arts

Underrated Classics: ‘True Lies’

“True Lies” was originally written as a remake of the 1991 French film “La Totale!”. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Staff In memory of Bill Paxton, 1955-2017. After returning home from an international spy mission, Agent Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) discovers that his neglected wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) has started having

Vampire Weekend drummer goes solo on ‘Youngish American’

This is the first studio album by Christ Tomson. (Photo provided by 30th Century Records) Christopher Romano Connector Staff In 2013, Vampire Weekend released their third album “Modern Vampires of The City.” Since the end of the tour supporting their most successful album yet, each band member has worked on other side projects. Chris Baio,

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