Jet Fuel Jukebox for 2/21/17

Jukebox_picYet again it is Tuesday, signifying the update for our Jet Fuel Jukebox playlist!

This week, Jake and I have each highlighted a brand new track that opens each of our halves of the playlist. Jake’s pick is “Love” by Lana Del Rey, while I’ve chosen “High” by Little Dragon. Other than that, the other 18 songs include artists like Syd, The Naked And Famous, and Banks. You won’t want to miss this one!

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Meet the Editors: Quinn Stratton

Quinn Stratton
Quinn Stratton

Happy Friday, readers! The semester is still new, so we have new editors for you to meet! First on the list is Quinn Stratton, who is an Assistant Fiction/Nonfiction editor, as well as our new comic blogger. Check out his first post, which introduces his series “Words an’ Pictures.” You can expect new posts from Quinn every other Wednesday.

Quinn Stratton is a junior who recently transferred to Lewis University and is majoring in mathematics and computer science. He has been an avid reader of all literature, comics or otherwise, since he can remember. He also enjoys watching movies, listening to and playing music, watching The Simpsons, proofs from “The Book,” cats, dogs, coffee, and board games.

Below is our Q&A with Quinn:

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Jet Fuel Jukebox’s Valentine’s Day Spectacular

Jukebox_picHappy Valentine’s Day, listeners! In honor of the holiday, Jake and I have put together a playlist brimming with love songs.

I’ve gone old school for this, choosing all of your mom’s favorite romantic tracks, with highlights from Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, and Elton John. Jake, on the other hand, has included recent love songs from pop icons like Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Carly Rae Jepsen.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Casual Critics – Inside the Mob Life: A Review of “The Godfather”

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The Godfather, directed by revered filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, is a period drama that realistically depicts the hardships and misfortune associated with the Italian Mafia in the early twentieth century. Coppola’s film tells the fictional story of Vito Corleone and his endeavors as the head of an organized crime family in New York City.

The Godfather allows its audience to become transfixed in the secret, underground dealings of an extremely powerful crime organization that is built upon both trust and fear. However, maintaining this power does not seem to be a simple task, as the Corleone family faces the constant threat of other families who desire their fortune and supremacy. In addition to the film’s well-constructed plot, Coppola remarkably utilizes various film elements in order for the audience to better connect with the characters in an emotional manner. It’s the emotional appeal of The Godfather that makes it one of the greatest films of all time.

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Sabrina’s Book Corner: Twisted

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Hello readers, and welcome back to Sabrina’s Book Corner. This week we are going to be discussing Spelled by Betsy Schow.

Spelled, like so many recent books, is a new twist on an old tale. Everyone knows the story of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, but the Dorothy found in Spelled has never known Kansas. Schow takes the well-known story and twists it into something we’ve never seen before. This concept is very popular in the YA genre at the moment, and Schow weaves her magic (pun intended) extremely well in her retelling of The Wizard of Oz.

Dorthea (or Dot to her friends) has everything she wants out of life — except for the ability to leave home. Sure, being the Emerald Princess has its perks, including extravagant ball gowns made by Glenda, but along with the royal title comes the royal curse. The curse states that one day a girl from the Emerald line will turn evil and leave Emerald to burn. Dot might not be the cursed Emerald, but she’ll never leave the castle just to be on the safe side. However, this is a problem for Dot, because all she wants is freedom.

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Words an’ Pictures: An Introduction

As far back as I can remember, I always read comics.

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When I was a kid, a large part of my life was made up of the stories that I read, and the earliest memories I have of reading come from comics. From the heroism of Tintin and Mickey Mouse, to the fearless wit of Harvey Kurtzman, to the profoundly human attempts of Calvin and Hobbes to understand the world around them, it seemed like everything I needed could be found in the pages of a comic book. And as I have grown older, I’ve found that very little has changed.

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 2/7/17

Jukebox_picYou know what day it is, don’t you? Yeah, it’s Tuesday, and it’s time for a new Jukebox.

This week I updated my half of the playlist (the second half) with only K-pop songs, since I’ve been on a real bad K-pop kick lately. If you’re looking for more domestic tunes, then I’ll point you to Jake’s half of the playlist, which features the likes of Lady Gaga, Kehlani, and Drake.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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