The Columbia Chronicle

Major label, minor role?

By Managing Editor

March 3, 2014

Beyoncé did it. Radiohead did it. So did Nine Inch Nails, Prince, Frank Ocean and David Bowie. Although the music industry has spent years calculating the perfect formula for how to successfully release an album (Step 1: Shove a catchy single on the radio, Step 2: Flood the market with promotion (What up, Pepsi endorsement?), Step 3: Hold a turnt up release party, rinse and repeat), Kid Cudi’s recent overnight release ...

The gang’s all here

By Drew Hunt

April 30, 2012

When Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man” became a runaway hit, a few things happened: Robert Downey Jr. became America’s sweetheart; Marvel Studios pocketed millions dollars; and the possibility of an “Avengers” film was teased, sending the Internet into an outright tizzy. From there, Marvel was bought out by The Walt Disney Company, who proceeded to map out a series of films featuring numerous characters from the Marvel ...

‘Cabin’ critiques, celebrates horror flicks

By Drew Hunt

April 10, 2012

As the reigning King of Geekiness, Joss Whedon’s every move is scrutinized and discussed ad nauseum by the comic book community. During the last decade or so, he and the likes of J.J. Abrams have contributed to projects that have had undeniable crossover appeal. Essentially, Whedon, who’s best known for his work in TV (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly”) made nerdiness cool, not to mention highly profitable. ...

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