The Observer

Surprise albums entertain fans, attract listeners


By Zach Silver, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015

If you’re reading this... it’s too late. Drake’s mixtape, which was released Feb. 12, is just one of the several instances in which an artist has released music for his fans without giving notice. The phenomenon of artists releasing surprise albums has taken the world by storm over the course...

Film fans question nominations’ lack of diversity

By Zach Silver, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

When the Oscar nominees were announced Jan. 15, movie-goers everywhere were shocked to see some of their favorite movies, actors and directors missing from the list of potential winners. On the surface, the nominee list consists of movies with a vast array of subjects, genres and styles, but looking...

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