Author: Kyle Kersey

Star Wars is Dead and Disney Killed It: A Postmortem

May 5, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY “The dead speak!” it says. Translation: “fuck you, audience!” The best thing I can say about the Star Wars Prequel trilogy is at least George Lucas was trying something different.  Damning with faint praise, yes, but dammit, faint praise is praise nonetheless. It’s important to remember that, at his core, Lucas is […]

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Breaking down Arizona’s stay-at-home order

April 2, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY On Tuesday March 31, at 5 p.m., Doug Ducey’s executive order went into effect just one day after being unveiled. Titled “Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Stay Connected,” the stay-at-home order is scheduled to remain in place until April 30 unless extended. It’s the most recent in a series of measures taken by […]

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Algiers soundtrack the apocalypse on “There is No Year”

March 11, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY “There is No Year” begins where “The Underside of Power” left off: Franklin James Fisher powerfully performing poetry atop a flurry of synthesizer and drum machine. “We’re reaching out in order to get shot down / while the world around us just implodes,” he remarks, a theme that will be explored for […]

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Kobe Bryant: A Legacy Beyond Basketball

February 18, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY Jan. 26, 2020: Inside a local Panda Express, my friend Alex, a Houston Rockets fan, laments the death of Kobe Bryant by comparing him to some of the NBA’s greats. “This has to be the worst day in the history of basketball,” he says. “This would be like if LeBron or Michael […]

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rat’s Nest

November 22, 2019

  By KYLE KERSEY This new King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard album kicks ass. 2017 was a very busy year for the Gizz. The band released five albums that year and, while the very concept of hopping genres multiple times over a single year was enticing, I find that I was more in love […]

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Movie Review: Jojo Rabbit

November 22, 2019

                                                                                                  By KYLE KERSEY In Martin Luther […]

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Coach Jim Rosborough: 41 years and counting

November 7, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY In 1974, Jim Rosborough ate breakfast with Lute Olson in Elgin, Illinois, an hour northwest of Chicago. A week later, he was hired as a Graduate Assistant to Olson’s original staff at the University of Iowa, a job that would spark a college coaching career that’s lasted 41 years. “I was really […]

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Kanye West: “Jesus is King” sounds nice but rings hollow

November 4, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY The definition of damning with faint praise: “Jesus is King” is better than anything I’ve heard in church. It opens with energy: “Every Hour” loops West’s sped-up Sunday service gospel choir as they sing the praises of the lord. “Oh boy,” I thought to myself. “This kinda sounds like old Kanye – […]

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Movie Review: The Lighthouse

November 4, 2019

  By KYLE KERSEY Horror: “an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust.” Throughout “The Lighthouse,” you’ll feel all three. Set on a New England island, separated from the outside world by the roar of the Atlantic Ocean and a thick fog, the sophomore film from Robert Eggers (whose first film, “The Witch,” might be […]

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Pima Aztec Women’s Basketball Season Preview

October 24, 2019

Story and photo by KYLE KERSEY Last year, the Pima Community College Women’s Basketball team finished strong, achieving victory in the fifth-place game of the NJCAA Division II tournament.  The win came after a tough loss to Kansas City (Kansas) Community College in the quarterfinals, the team that would eventually win the championship. Entering his […]

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