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Seeing life through a different lens

Boston-based study shows majority of hemianopia patients prefer peripheral prism glasses to help them get around. Imagine walking around and constantly stumbling over objects or accidentally running into walls and people. This might sound silly, but that is exactly what hemianopia patients experience on a daily basis. However, to help ease the obstacles that hemianopia […]

Pentatonix revamps tired hits with an a cappella twist in second album

“More of the same” is a phrase that Pentatonix most definitely does not understand. How lucky for their listeners, who as a result were treated to the unexpected and awe-inspiring sounds of the a capella group’s newest album, PTX Volume II, released Nov. 5. The group, which consists of members Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi […]

REVIEW: Not diggin’ Taye Diggs in ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Raking in a staggering $10.7 million Friday, Malcom D. Lee’s The Best Man Holiday has already exceeded Universal Studio’s expectations for a $17-million-dollar budget film. Though the film certainly had its bright moments, this blockbuster still fell short in many regards. One thing The Best Man Holiday certainly did not fall short of, however, was time — this 127-minute film […]

INTERVIEW: Dr. Dog’s Pearson polishes lo-fi sound in ‘B-Room’

Childhood friends Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken form the crux of Dr. Dog, a rock band from West Grove, Pa. Others members have come and gone, but the two have remained constants, sharing vocal duties and songwriting credits throughout the band’s evolution from their 2001 debut Psychedelic Swamp to 2013’s B-Room. While the former album is a mishmash […]

‘Spinning Plates’ serves up complex portrait of American restaurants

Trying to see the big picture is a terrible task to take up on an empty stomach. This is the paradox of Spinning Plates, a documentary whose heart risks coming second to its audience’s appetite. It’s okay if you’re distracted at first. The film, which is the first feature from serial Food Network producer Joseph Levy, […]