Jing Jing Li Junior Staffwriter

Class of 2013


  • Noah and the Whale fails to meet expectations

    When thinking of Noah and the Whale, the words “chipper” and “optimistic” don’t exactly come to mind — the group’s previous album, The First Days of Spring, was an epic break-up album, where vocalist Charlie Fink lamented love lost and heartbreak, as inspired by his breakup with ex-band member Laura Marling. However, its recent release, Last Night on Earth, is the exact opposite. Gone are the ...

    Pillbox | March 21, 2011
  • Treat your valentine to delicious desserts

    Flowers and chocolate might be the standard, but try celebrating this Valentine’s Day with some baked goods instead. They’re easy and fun, and certainly delicious.

    (recipes from allrecipes.com)

    Sugar Cookies

    Pillbox | February 14, 2011
  • Decemberists' new album surprises fans

    To be blunt, The Decemberists are pretty predictable. Ever since they released their debut album, Castaways and Cutouts, in 2002, they’ve been coming out with new albums every couple of years. They still have the same charming, part indie rock, part folk sound they started with a decade ago. They still have a thing for concept albums, as well as quirky, obscure allusions to history and literatur...

    Pillbox | January 24, 2011
  • Reflecting on the musical successes of 2010

    Like any year, 2010 proved to be a whirlwind series of ups and downs for music. We saw the deaths of Jay Reatard and Mark Linkous, leader of the band Sparklehorse. Some artists were imprisoned, some released from prison, and one (T.I.) even managed to find himself back in prison again. A video of Miley Cyrus smoking a bong went viral on the Internet shortly after her eighteenth birthday. We won’t ...

    Pillbox | January 17, 2011
  • Campus show huge success

    The Underground show hosting Modern Conversation and The Wrong Airport was supposed to begin at 6 p.m. last Wednesday night, but with setup and sound check issues, 6 p.m. slowly morphed into 6:30 p.m. and then some. When the opening band, The Wrong Airport, finally hit the stage, the crowd was dying for some music, and that’s exactly what the band brought. For a small band, the two group members s...

    Pillbox | November 22, 2010