The Linfield Review

Review: Janelle Monáe wild and free

Emma Knudson, Staff writer

May 7, 2018

Relief and freedom are two of the themes running through Janelle Monáe’s newest album. As it opens, she proclaims in the beginning of the second track, “Crazy, Classic, Life,” that she is “young, black, wild and free.” Just a day before the official release of “Dirty Computer,” Monáe...

Summer a perfect time for binge watching

Grant Beltrami, Staff writer

May 7, 2018

With summer fast approaching, those students who are not overly burdened by actual work or fun summer activities are probably looking forward to relaxing and doing some hardcore binge watching. I think it is safe to say that if you have not yet watched “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” or...

Review: ‘Infinity War’ delights Marvel fans

Gabriel Nair, Staff writer

May 7, 2018

The hype is real. Seriously. This past Thursday, I went and watched “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” on opening night and it was unlike any opening I’ve ever attended. The theater was packed to the brim. This is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel cinematic history. At one point, people were...

Senior singers deliver recital performance

Anne Walkup, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018

It’s not just anyone who can sing for an hour and a half and make it look easy. But seniors Jamie Foglesong, soprano, and Marcos Galvez, tenor, seemed to have no trouble enthralling their audience. The two performed their senior recital Friday evening in Ice Auditorium to a lively crowd of students,...

Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 album wins Pulitzer

Emma Knudson, Staff writer

April 22, 2018

In a historic and well-deserved moment, Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in music for his album, ‘DAMN.’ It is the first body of musical work to receive the honor outside of the classical or jazz genre, making the win pleasantly unexpected. Yet looking through this year’s recipients,...

Dan and Shay to bring a mix of country, pop to Wildstock

Hannah Curry, Staff writer

April 22, 2018

As most students have now heard, country artists Dan and Shay will be headlining Wildstock in May. Personally, I had never heard of Dan and Shay until this exciting news was announced, so I decided to take a listen and see what they were all about. For starters, I looked up who they were, because...

Audiences stunned to silence by ‘A Quiet Place’

Emma Knudson, Staff writer

April 17, 2018

“No, Jim, be careful!” a concerned voice echoed as the tension mounted in the theater. Though it wasn't dorky Jim Halpert from The Office tackling noise-sensitive monsters— it was the unnamed protagonist, notably played by the same actor (John Krasinski) in the horror film A Quiet Place. Se...

Ready Player One visually stunning, loses story in progress

Cassandra Martinez, Staff writer

April 17, 2018

Steven Spielberg is responsible for directing amazing and imaginative movies from everyone’s childhood, due to his ability to make imaginative worlds come alive on the big screen. His newest movie project “Ready Player One,” is another one of his imaginative creation. The movie was based on the...

Singing master class asks Linfield students to reinterpret their music

Braelyn Swan, Staff writer

April 9, 2018

The music department hosted Daniel Helfgot for a master class, “The Singer as Interpreter,” Thursday afternoon in Delkin Recital hall. Helfgot is an opera director and coach who listened to students perform and coached them on their performances. The first singer Helfgot coached was Marcos...

‘Readings at the Nick’ poet creates laughter from sadness

Braelyn Swan, Staff writer

April 9, 2018

Poet Anis Mojgani opened with “Come closer, come into this” on Thursday in the Austin Reading room for the final Reading at the Nick of the year. Mojgani grew up in New Orleans and currently lives in Portland. Mojgani is the author of five books, a TedX Speaker, and has appeared on HBO and NPR. Creative...

Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bible of Love’

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

April 9, 2018

Snoop Dogg’s recent 32-song gospel album “The Bible of Love” has been a hotly debated and controversial album within the hip-hop world. Many critics deem it Snoop Dogg’s entrepreneurial move into the seemingly untapped market of gospel music as well as a vapid attempt to pander to whiter and...

Spring players, play on

Kyle Huizinga, Staff writer

April 9, 2018

Linfield theater is presenting Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky.” Performance dates are 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, and 14 and 19, 20, and 21, with a matinee 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. The performance offers an interesting look into the life of Henrietta Leavitt, a famed historical astronomer and astrophysicist....