Hugh Hefner

On Wednesday, September 27th, Hugh Hefner—founder of Playboy magazine and Playboy Enterprises—passed away at the age of 91 from natural causes. Hefner released the first issue of Playboy magazine in December of 1953, which included both suggestive photos and fictional stories from several notable writers such as John Lennon and Malcolm X. Following his passing, his wife Crystal and four children continue to reflect on Hefner’s life and career. Cooper Hefner, current Chief Creative Officer for Playboy Enterprises, disclosed a statement to the public:

“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom. He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston and all of us at Playboy Enterprises.”

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Chance The Rapper x Daniel Caesar

On Monday Night, Chance The Rapper, along with Daniel Caesar, appeared on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show to perform some new music. Fans didn’t expect, however, that the song the two would perform was written only two days before they appeared on the stage. Just before his performance, Chance commented on how his new song, later titled “First World Problems,” came about:

"I was supposed to do "Grown Ass Kid" tonight and I called you up and said I couldn't do that anymore for reasons I don't want to go into [on TV]," he explained. "We had to come up with a song in a matter of days and I wanted to do something fresh. Not to lie, I've been in the studio a lot lately, cooking up some yammers. They're honestly great. I premiered "Angels," the first song off Coloring Book, here [Late Show] so why not do a new song for you tonight."

Although Chance hasn’t recently released any new material prior to “First World Problems,” Daniel Caesar shared his debut album Freudian about a month ago. Watch the live performance of “First World Problems” below.

Comedy Show

This homecoming weekend, The Lucas Brothers and T.J. Miller will be bringing their comedic talents to Syracuse University. The comedy show will be taking place on Saturday, October 7th in Goldstein Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale in the Schine Student Center: $5 for SU students, $15 for SU faculty/staff, and $20 for general admission. Get to know more about both acts from our feature article, “Get to Know T.J. Miller & The Lucas Brothers”:


by Sabrina Ghantous