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November Reading List

November Reading List

Have you read through the Harry Potter series for the third time? Are John Green novels depressing you? Is the Fifty Shades franchise fueling your hatred of men? Fortunately, the month of November is full of original and alluring literature. Below is a list of various genres to take a look at this month! For […]

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Musicals and Popular Culture

Musicals and Popular Culture

I’ve loved theater for as long as I can remember. I didn’t realize how long I’d been a fan of the art until recently, during a conversation in which I couldn’t remember what the first musical I ever saw was nor could I remember when I saw it. I have a vague recollection of it […]

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Artistic Expression and Artificial Intelligence

Artistic Expression and Artificial Intelligence

Citizenship has been granted to a robot in Saudi Arabia. Citizens cry out about the human rights awarded to “her,” arguing she has more freedom than the human women living in the nation. Sophia, as she is called, made her debut during an interview on October 25th at the Future Initiative in Riyadh. Despite her […]

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Come Wayward Souls: Why You Should Watch Over The Garden Wall

Come Wayward Souls: Why You Should Watch Over The Garden Wall

This year I’d like to take a step back from the usual shock, gore, and uneasiness of many films associated with Halloween to bring light to a special little series. Over The Garden Wall is a ten episode miniseries that aired on Cartoon Network in 2014. The series follows siblings Wirt and Greg as they […]

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Zombeavers is a Delightfully Awful Movie

Zombeavers is a Delightfully Awful Movie

I’m not typically a horror fan. I scream at everything, am prone to panic attacks, and hate jump scares with a passion. However, as the season grows colder and Halloween draws closer, I can’t help but try and get into the spirit of the holiday. How have I done that, you may ask? By watching […]

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Frights and Fins

Frights and Fins

A late October night deserves a spooky story. I hope you get a good scare out of my killer thriller. Happy Halloween, witches!   Drop Dead Gorgeous At the local church’s pumpkin patch, on a warm autumn afternoon, two girls were looking for the perfect fall decorations for their dorms room. They perused vine after […]

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Trip: A Review

Trip: A Review

  Late last September rising R&B singer, Jhené Aiko, released her fifth studio project titled, “Trip” and that’s right, you’ve guessed it! The overall theme is centered around psychedelic side effects resulting from her interactions with various foreign substances. Now I must disclaim that I do not condone the use of these commodities, but the […]

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TOP 5 Art Thefts in History

TOP 5 Art Thefts in History

Art thefts have been present in the artistic world throughout history. This is a list of the top 5 art thefts that have occurred throughout history: The Pigeon with the Green Peas by Pablo Picasso This is particularly noteworthy because while paintings can at times be recovered, the world is about 99.9% sure we will […]

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Cirque Goes to the Cinema: Review

Cirque Goes to the Cinema: Review

The circus, silver screen, and symphony collided in a kaleidoscope of artistic expression at Belk Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scores from famous films – including Rocky, Titanic, and Star Wars – served as a backdrop for aerialists, contortionists, and strongmen. These scores, however, did not fall into the background. Charlotte’s Symphony masterfully set the tempo and mood of […]

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Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Dystonian Novel

Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Dystonian Novel

Anika woke with a start and found herself buckled in the front seat of a car on the move. She looked next to her and saw her father, Osric, behind the wheel, staring off at the road. She was hyperventilating and rolled down the window to let in some fresh air, trying to slow her thudding heartbeat. “Bad dream?” Osric asked. When she nodded in response he added with […]

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