The Bengal Beat


Mitch Postich

April 28, 2011

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As pop music has shown time and again, the public is willing to forgive artists for being jerks as long as they continue to make good music—look at Kanye West! I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Chris Brown’s new album F.A.M.E. is good, but it’s sold a lot, went to #1 on the charts and has had...

Bryson Bear Fair

April 25, 2011

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The Bryson Bear Fair, which took place on April 8, 2010 is an annual fair that Bryson Elementary holds to raise money for their school. PTA co-president Kristie Torres Thome said, “I really enjoyed watching all the students have a good time and enjoy the fair. A lot of work went into preparing i...

iPad 2 turns Apple into the Big Apple

Jon Schmitz

April 21, 2011

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Apple is one of the world’s largest sources for technology, bringing in new products every year. The recently released iPad 2 has made many people saying, “They’ve done it again.” The iPad 2 was released early in March this year and has many Apple customers wondering, “what’s better about ...

Abusive Sushi

Michael Anderson and Thomas Calamia

April 19, 2011

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MICHAEL: WE DROVE FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE HOURS but was probably only about five minutes. When we walked into the restaurant, Kyoto Express, I didn’t notice any strong smells (which is strange, given that oriental cuisine usually has a very stong, distinctive smell). What I did notice, howev...

Foo Fighters’ New Album Wasting Time

Mitch Postich

April 15, 2011

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Before we talk about the new Foo Fighters album Wasting Light, let’s have a history lesson. For a while, it seemed that the Foos were turning into a country/folk-rock band. Their 2005 double album In Your Honor was unique in that it had two discs: the first one had ten hard rock songs in the style that...

Why Won’t You Work?

Michael Anderson

March 17, 2011

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    This is the question that many Verizon customers were asking on March 3rd, when the phone company went black. For quite some time (nearly an hour and a half, in my case), cellular service was lost and data plans (in some cases, phone service entirely) did not work. This is not the first time these mass blackouts of cell phone service have happened. Verizon has ...

Anthony’s Pizza

Jordan Hahn

March 3, 2011

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Located on Fairview road next to Publix for 10 years, this restaurant, serves up quality Italian food for a reasonable price. This restaurant is one of those places that you can smell from the parking lot. As soon as you walk in, you can see the kitchen in the back, where they toss their dough for th...

Radiohead Prove They’re The Kings

Mitch Postich, Mitch Postich, and Mitch Postich

March 1, 2011

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Radiohead is probably the biggest band in the world right now. They don’t have any top 10 hits, and you won’t hear them tearing up the radio, but whenever they release a new album, their legions of rabid fans buy their albums in droves. The band sells out stadiums when they go on tour. Music magazines...

Dining at Dino’s

February 24, 2011

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Ah, Dino’s, a fine southern eatery on the lower end of Butler Road in Mauldin. Listed in its menu are a huge amount of fried, fatty foods guaranteed to both ensnare the senses and give one a heart attack paralleled only by that of Mojo’s “Quadruple Bypass Challenge.” The air is thick with the...

Black Eyed Peas Ruin 2011 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Jon Schmitz

February 18, 2011

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Super Bowl saves us from the epic failing Half Time Show, picture courtesy of The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events of the year, however this year things to a turn for the worse. During the Halftime show the Black Eyed Peas took the stage, practically ruining the super bowl with their poor interpretations of some of the best songs ever written. Past h...

Lin Garden Lacks Freshness, Quality

Michael Anderson, Humorist and Staff Writer

February 3, 2011

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Upon entering the small, hardly noteworthy Chinese restaurant called Lin Garden, The first noticeable thing is the small man standing by the window singing "I like It" by Enrique Iglesias in Chinese. The second noticeable thing is the décor: a giant fan and a print of some ancient garden scene in the traditional stylings of the Chinese. While these are intrigui...

Album Review: Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean

Mitch Postich

January 25, 2011

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Sam Beam, the man who goes by the name Iron & Wine, has finally released a new album. Any singer/songwriter would be challenged to come up with a follow-up to 2007's hit The Shepherd's Dog, but the new sound on display here is likely to turn their heads. Everybody who was expecting a wild and craz...

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