What’s New Book Review

SAM SHAW The Night Tiger By Yangsze Choo pp. 384 Flatiron Books Published Feb 12, 2019 “The Night Tiger” by Yangsze Choo is a highly acclaimed fantasy novel that National Geographic so aptly called “A lushly detailed novel imbued with folklore, mystery, and romance.” It was dubbed one of the Best Books of the Year […]

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The New Poetry Review: Oculus by Sally Wen Mao

NATALIE PATTERSON Oculus Sally Wen Mao 2019 Sally Wen Mao’s second poetry collection, Oculus, is a meeting of past, present, and future, at once a work of historical imagination and speculation for the digital age. Mao, born in Wuhan, China and raised in northern California, crafts an immense undertaking with Oculus, weaving together contemplations of […]

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Reflections on “Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me”

DENAE RABINETTE “Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me” Directed by Dan Reed Released Jan. 25, 2019 Now streaming on HBONow “Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me,” the documentary detailing two particular cases in Michael Jackson’s alleged dark history of sexual abuse on children was released this January at the Sundance Film Festival, and later aired […]

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The 2019 Academy Awards: No host, no problem

GABY IORI The 91st Academy Award ceremony was held on Feb. 24, 2019, and it was unique for one simple reason: for the first time in over thirty years, there wasn’t a host. After initial host Kevin Hart stepped down from the position (after a series of homophobic tweets of his resurfaced), the Academy went […]

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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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