Oscars 2018: no surprises, but good fun

GABY IORI After the unexpected envelope mishaps of last year’s Oscars, the 90th Academy Awards were a somewhat welcome change of predictability and Hollywood frivolity. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Hollywood’s biggest night was March 4 and boasted the attendance of the film industry’s most well-known and lauded stars. Kimmel kept his opening monologue relatively tame, […]

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“9 to 5”: A Review

SOPHIE SHELTON Salem College Pierrettes presented “9 to 5” in the Drama Workshop on March 8-11. The musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based off of the hit 1980 movie of the same title. “9 to 5” was directed by Amy da Luz with musical direction by […]

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Contemporary Poetry Review: “play dead” by francine j. harris

NATALIE PATTERSON “play dead” francine j. harris Published April 2016 francine j. harris, 2015 NEA fellow and PEN Open Book Award-winner, writes a poetry that is as difficult to describe as it is profound, subversive and challenging. “play dead” has been showered with accolades, including a 2017 Lambda Literary Award and is praised both by […]

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Film Review: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

GABY IORI Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool dir. Paul McGuigan  Released Dec. 29, 2017 “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell is a melancholy look at Oscar-winner and Classic Hollywood star Gloria Grahame (Bening) during the final years of her life. The film delves […]

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BADU’s Student-Made Finale Show

MARY DANIELS BADU hosted its annual Black History Month finale show on March 2. The show was student made, student lead and student focused. The BADU finale show was filled with emotional and exciting moments. Salem students Fela Langston, Shania Guy, Imani Brown, Kadrisse McIntosh and Stephanie Arcos performed powerful music and spoken word pieces. […]

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Scholarship Weekend and its impact on prospective students

GABY IORI Students from all over the country make their way to Winston-Salem each February to interview for scholarships, experience campus life and spend a few nights in a dorm with a Salem College student hostess. They attend panels, eat in the Refectory, attend an acapella performance and meet new people. As they do this, […]

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Artists’ Reception Opens New Exhibits in the FAC

JULIA JENNINGS On Friday, Feb. 9, Salem hosted the first artists’ reception of the Spring semester in the Elberson Fine Arts Center. Two exhibits opened: Meredith Elder in the Velma Mason Davis Gallery, and an invitational throughout the Mary Davis Holt Gallery. The Invitational Exhibition brings together women printmakers currently active in the Winston-Salem community. […]

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What’s New Book Review – In Search of Us

SAM SHAW In Search of Us Ava Dellaira pp. 416 Farrar Straus Giroux  Published March 2018 When a book starts by tossing out disconnected puzzle pieces that make up the inevitable end, it is a challenge to keep reading. The energy, plot arc and tension have to be powerful enough to keep the rapt attention […]

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The Vagina Monologues

DENAE RABINETTE The Vagina Monologues are an Obie award-winning production created by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, based on real interviews with real women about their vaginas, sexuality, sexual experiences and body image–among other topics. Women of all different ages, races and backgrounds were interviewed – including a six-year-old girl, a dominatrix and an elderly […]

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