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Another Obligatory and Unqualified “Donda” Review

Another Obligatory and Unqualified “Donda” Review

Grace Marie Burton October 7, 2021

Illustration by Olivia Vennel Kayne West and his latest release, “Donda,” truly need no introduction. We all watched the usual public stunts, social media posts, postponed release dates, and overall...

Live from Kent, Ohio

Grace Marie Burton June 1, 2021

Local musicians play on despite the disappearance of live shows Words by Grace Marie Burton, Photos by CeeJay Scott and Grace Marie Burton Picture this, you are a musician. You have worked tirelessly...

They’re Not Quirky: Podcasts about They Might Be Giants

They’re Not Quirky: Podcasts about They Might Be Giants

Grace Marie Burton April 27, 2021

Illustration By Preston Randall As someone whose formative years were in the ‘00s, I did not realize how much influence one band, in particular, had on the different pockets of pop culture I was...

The Artists of Phil Spector

The Artists of Phil Spector

Grace Marie Burton February 22, 2021

Illustration by Emily Aslanis The recent death of former music titan Phil Spector is soaked in contention. On one hand, he was a major contender in pop music during a period of revolution. Spector,...

“Celebrate America”: Music Of The Inauguration

“Celebrate America”: Music Of The Inauguration

Grace Marie Burton January 27, 2021

All photos courtesy of "Celebrating America" concert Recently, the entirety of the United States felt as if it was in a stomach lined with Pop Rocks and soda: bubbling and caustic. It was as if a collective...

Election Poll Worker Testimonial

Election Poll Worker Testimonial

Grace Marie Burton November 9, 2020

Illustration by Jocelyn BurtonPhotos by Anastasia Lawrence The 2020 presidential election has been the most anticipated spectacle of this tumultuous year. Even the build-up, like most events this year,...

Akron Minority Council Holds Intimate Vigil For Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Akron Minority Council Holds Intimate Vigil For Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Grace Marie Burton October 7, 2020

Illustration by Elliot BurrAll photographs by Anastasia Lawrence The recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept 18 seemed to be another ruthless tragedy in a string of awfulness...

The Rock Situation And How It Unified Students To Rally For Change

The Rock Situation And How It Unified Students To Rally For Change

Grace Marie Burton October 1, 2020

Photos by Anastasia Lawrence The rock, due to its simplistic and solid form, has become a ubiquitous symbol of Kent State as a whole. Since its inception in the 1930s, it has become a canvas for a...

The Reframing of Sylvia Plath and former Guilty Pleasures

The Reframing of Sylvia Plath and former Guilty Pleasures

Grace Marie Burton September 29, 2020

Illustration by Miranda Sepúlveda The soul of art, regardless of medium or expression, is mostly autobiographical. Creatives often experience episodes of intense emotion, telling personal narratives...

What Does May 4 Mean Today?

What Does May 4 Mean Today?

Grace Marie Burton May 4, 2020

Written by Grace Marie Burton for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine With the upcoming anniversary of May 4, it’s the perfect time to reexamine the legacy of the events of that day. Many...

The Conflicted Legacy of The Doors

The Conflicted Legacy of The Doors

Grace Marie Burton April 28, 2020

In the rock canon, there aren’t many bands like The Doors. Simultaneously underground and mainstream at the same time, they’ve certainly left their mark in the rock genre and numerous sub-genres,...

Movie Soundtrack History

Movie Soundtrack History

Grace Marie Burton April 16, 2020

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3jKVlcmyEyz3KDCi4swBM1?si=Wv0irMpgRNi0Jt3ikZvzWA Even before films had any speaking roles, music was still a colossal element of the early movie adventure. Early...

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