• Josh Wartel

    he was a skater boy

    at the movies: mid90s

    November 1, 2018
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    It could have been us, if we had been a half-generation older. In the first scene of the Jonah Hill-directed film, Mid90s, 13-year-old Stevie breaks into his brother Ian’s room. With his stack of issues of The Source, his collection of Air Jordans, his long shelves of CDs organized alphabetically, and the Wu-Tang poster on […]

    Hitting the High Notes

    discussing “a star is born”

    October 4, 2018
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    Josh Wartel: Hi, Katya, now that we’ve both seen A Star is Born (released today in theaters), should we start by talking about the two stars, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga? What sort of attachments/interest do you have in them? Katya Stambler: I have always loved the two of them and never would have expected to […]

    The Shape of Hollywood

    A post- conversation on the Oscars

    March 1, 2018
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    Josh Wartel: We’re here to talk about the Oscars ahead of it happening on Sunday. James, I guess, starting off, do you have an Academy Awards category that’s particularly important for you? James Feinberg: Well, I’ll tell you, what I’m going to end up being disappointed by is the Best Actor category because the way […]

    razed from the radio

    can wbru find a new voice?

    November 15, 2017
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    During the last days of August, alums and reporters streamed in and out of the WBRU building at 88 Benevolent St. Phone calls, texts, and tweets bombarded the radio station. Gifts like cookies and even a pinata streamed in as well. By the end of the day, seven times the normal number of people were […]

    Casually Cool

    Talking Through St. Vincent’s Return

    October 18, 2017
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    Joshua Lu: So as I was preparing for this discussion, I remembered an old article from The Brown Daily Herald that I copyedited a couple years back (“St. Vincent crushes Lupo’s with intensity in dynamic concert,” 3/11/15). As far as I know this is the first time The BDH or even Brown has discussed St. […]