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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Choir concert still triumphs despite critical changes

OLIVIA CHIPI Amidst changes to Salem College’s campus, the fall “Salem Sings” choral concert experienced a few changes of its own. “For the first time in 8 years, there will be no orchestra or instruments besides piano,” said Sonja Sepulveda, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Theory at Salem  College. Dr. Sepulveda […]

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Addiction and Family in “Beautiful Boy”

GABY IORI Beautiful Boy Dir. by Felix von Groeningen Released October 12, 2018 Now showing at a/perture cinema “Beautiful Boy,” starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, is not an easy watch. The film details the true story of Nic Sheff (Chalamet), a teenager growing up in California who becomes addicted to crystal meth, and how […]

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What’s New Book Review: “Insurrecto” by Gina Apostol

SAM SHAW “Insurrecto” By Gina Apostol pp. 336 Soho Press Published Nov. 13, 2018 From the PEN Open Book Award-winning author of “Gun Dealers’ Daughter”, Gina Apostol, comes “Insurrecto”, a haunting tribute to America’s past and present for the people of the Philippines. Woven between the parallel storylines of Filipino translator Magsalin and American filmmaker […]

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Podcast Recommendations

DENAE RABINETTE  Podcasts have become an increasingly popular form of entertainment in recent years. The format is reflective of the radio-show format that was popularized during the 1950s. There is no visual element to a podcast, which could contribute to their popularity. Since they do not have a visual element, such as video streaming services, […]

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Lord of the Flies Review

SAV FRANZ The Salem College Pierrettes’ Fall play was a staged reading and adaptation of Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The story, which took place on an island out of a tropical paradise, is a striking tale of the human condition and a commentary on British high society. This story was turned on […]

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Fine Arts Center Displays Three New Exhibits

Lauren Kay Chiaradio On Oct. 12, the Salem College Art Department opened a new series of exhibits in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibits on display are “American Folk” and “Proof + Disappearance,” both of which display a variety of photographic styles and “The Butterfly Man,” a set of collages. Lisa Elmaleh has worked with […]

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