Sample Sunday: Meet the Frownies

Brittney Barbour Guest Columnist “Meet the Frownies” – Twin Sister Sampled by Kendrick Lamar in “The Recipe” (0:20) Twin Sister is an indie pop band from Long Island, NY with a sound crossed between Nancy Sinatra and Toro y Moi’s earlier music. The song “Meet the Frownies” comes from their latest EP Split, released in 2011. A […]

Artist of the Week: Nicholas Scarpinato

Caroline Zemp Guest Columnist Photos courtesy of Nicholas Scarpinato. In a generation of digital media and social networking, art of all forms finds new avenues into the minds of viewers, beyond an in-person gallery experience. Artists of our age can now put their entire bodies of work online to spread their vision to the world […]

The importance of handwritten letters

Esther Eom Guest Columnist When was the last time you picked up a pen to write a letter to someone? When was the last time you received a letter from someone in your mailbox? “Snail mail,” a common term for handwritten letters has been and still is an effective way of communication today for many […]

Style Gurus on the internet

Pooja Bhaskar Fashion Columnist A part of what makes VCU stand out from other colleges is our unique sense of style. Students from all over come together into one giant melting pot of trends with their each special flavor. Everyday, students all across campus step out in their best outfits and what better way to […]

Transgender Dysphoria Blues

By: Brandon Geib I missed political punk. I missed listening to bands with a message. Bands who aren’t there just to entertain you, they are there to create dialogue. Political punk isn’t afraid to throw its views in your face and block your view with power chords and raspy vocals until you consider them. I […]

Kingdom’s Closed? Sweet.

Kingdom’s Closed? Sweet. By: Morgan White On January 6th Kingdom, a music venue located in Shockoe Bottom, announced that it was closing its doors. My feelings on that matter can be summed up rather simply- that’s pretty awesome. Why is it pretty awesome though? There are several reasons. If you had a map of Virginia […]

13 Albums That Kept My Faith in Music During 2013

Written by Brandon Geib with contributions by Carleen Sadowski for diversity. 13. Luke Bryan- Crash My Party As always, Luke Bryan is a stud. If you listen at all to country radio, hits like “Crash My Party” and “That’s My Kind Of Night” off his fourth hit album cannot be escaped from, and why would […]

Behind Don’t Look Back

The phrase ‘Don’t Look Back’ is usually associated with a few things; it’s a Bob Dylan documentary for one, it’s what people say to themselves when they’re at a crossroads in life, it’s what Belle and Sebastian sing in their appropriately titled ‘Like Dylan in the Movies’ track and it’s also a local taco and […]

Cullen Bonham

Cullen Bonham first appeared to me in the form of a Wes Anderson color-type music video, riding his bike and eating at a summer cookout – a scene that is fitting to the sound of the Californian rapper producer. Now based in Richmond, Bonham dropped his latest LP ‘Good Mood Dude’ in November, which features […]

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Ink Editorials

It’s 2014 so with a new year ahead Ink here is a look at some of Ink’s past editorials.