Abuse allegations and Academy Awards for Bryan Singer

GABY IORI On January 23rd, “The Atlantic” published an exposé about film and television director Bryan Singer’s history of sexual assault allegations. The exposé detailed stories of trauma from his victims, many of whom were abused by Singer as young boys. The article was released at a particularly apt time — in the throes of […]

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The Wherehouse Art Hotel: A WSNC Hidden Gem

KATARINA RADU Lodging for art and artful lodging, the Wherehouse Art Hotel is a former artist collective and current unique boutique hotel and gallery space. The Wherehouse regularly holds events for artists and organizations in Winston-Salem, and on Wednesday, February 13th, it hosted an Art Party unveiling the works of local artists Sean McNamara, Laura […]

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Vagina Monologues: A Review

SOPHIE SHELTON Excitement loomed around the annual production of “The Vagina Monologues,” a student-run and student-performed show at Salem College. Written by feminist playwright Eve Ensler, the monologues center around women and their relationships with their vaginas. The monologues were performed on February 15th, 16th and 17th in Huber Theatre. The board consisted of co-directors […]

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Roshani Chokshi’s “The Gilded Wolves” Launch Party at Bookmarks Winston-Salem

DENAE RABINETTE   On January 15th, Bookmarks, the independent bookstore in downtown Winston-Salem, hosted a book launch event to celebrate the release of author Roshani Chokshi’s latest novel, “The Gilded Wolves.” Bookmarks is a literary non-profit organization that uses community outreach to connect people with books and authors through the annual Bookmarks Festival of Books […]

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What’s New Book Review

SAM SHAW This is How It Always Is By Laurie Frankel pp. 338 Flatiron Books Published January 4, 2017 #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George said about “This is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel that, “This is a novel everyone should read. It’s brilliant. It’s bold. And it’s time.” She could […]

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The New Poetry Review: New Poets of Native Nations

NATALIE PATTERSON New Poets of Native Nations Ed. Heid E. Erdrich 2018 What is the purpose of a poetry anthology? Merriam-Webster defines “anthology” as merely “a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music.” Truly, the compiling and editing of an anthology goes much deeper than this—the text must offer […]

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The New Poetry Review: Wade in the Water

NATALIE PATTERSON Wade in the Water Tracy K. Smith 2018 With “Wade in the Water” comes another vibrant and profound collection from Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winner for one of her previous books, “Life on Mars.”  The much-awarded Smith presents in four sections thoughts on a surprisingly wide […]

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