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Amazon's new gaming platform comes with highly advanced controllers and technology, but is it really the answer to video game streaming?
RECESS  |  CULTURE POP CULTURE

Amazon Luna is not the answer

With the releases of the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X next month, it comes as a surprise that Amazon announced its intent to compete in the gaming industry. What is their new platform all about and what is the commotion surrounding "cloud gaming?"


RECESS  |  CULTURE

On 3 a.m. drives

Contrary to popular opinion, traveling is not that great: Airports are slow and crowded; hotels are stiff and plastic; museums, even for a history nerd, tend to be boring; souvenirs are overpriced and easily lost; and the pictures never turn out quite how you expect.


Katy Perry's latest album "Smile" underperformed with audiences and critics — but why?
CULTURE  |  MUSIC

'Smile' and the collapse of Katy Perry

All of this makes her 2010 album “Teenage Dream” feel like a long, long time ago. That album, released almost exactly 10  years before “Smile,” was supported by an unbelievable run of five chart-topping singles, a record that Perry shares with Michael Jackson. The stark difference between these two albums begs a simple question:  What happened to Katy Perry?