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2017’s National Book Award Winners

2017’s National Book Award Winners

The National Book Foundation awarded various National Book awards on November 15, 2017. The National Book Awards are given to one author each year in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. There were 1,529 works submitted for review. 394 were in fiction, 553 in nonfiction, 245 in poetry and 337 in young […]

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The Street Art Movement: Vandalism to Urban Art

The Street Art Movement: Vandalism to Urban Art

It began as vandalism, but now is considered a flourishing art movement. Street art has not always been widely considered a valid form of artistic expression.  Perceptions of the art form have changed dramatically over the last century, garnering respect within the art form.  Instead of solely popping up as visual pollution on the sides […]

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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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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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The Great Pumpkin Waltz

The Great Pumpkin Waltz

Here’s a poem for today The Great Pumpkin Waltz A gust of cool wind blows through the air along a path of trees Their looming branches getting caught in the breeze Pairs of leaves fall off in innumerable waves Journeying across the sky catching the sunlight flying to their destination on the ground Each gust is […]

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Weird Theater News: Willy Wonka, Amy Schumer, and Basketball Musicals

Weird Theater News: Willy Wonka, Amy Schumer, and Basketball Musicals

About a month ago, I read the funniest headline of my entire life. It is, and I quote, “Weird Al, John Stamos, Finn Wolfhardt to star in Willy Wonka Concert.” To this day, I am convinced this casting was concocted in some fever dream or an alternate dimension. It is a work of modern art. […]

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