What’s New Book Review

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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Contemporary Poetry Review: “The Best American Poetry 2018”

NATALIE PATTERSON “The Best American Poetry 2018” Dana Gioia, Guest Editor David Lehman, Series Editor In an essay published in The Atlantic in 1991, poet Dana Gioia asked, “Can Poetry Matter?”  Now, over twenty-five years later, he serves as guest editor for the 2018 release of “The Best American Poetry,” a series that has, since […]

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Pantsuits and Power in “Colette”

GABY IORI Colette Dir. by Wash Westmoreland Released Oct. 12, 2018 Keira Knightley, the reigning queen of the period drama, trades ball gowns and corsets for a bob haircut and pantsuits in her new film Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland. “Colette” tells the story of the prolific French novelist and actress Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, and her […]

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Bookmarks Festival 2018 Educates and Entertains Winston-Salem

NATALIE PATTERSON The Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors was hosted once again by Bookmarks, a bookstore and literary arts organization, in downtown Winston-Salem September 6-9, featuring authors, panels and exhibitors, book readings, food trucks, book signings, and book sales. The festival officially began here at Salem College on Thursday, September 6, with keynote speaker […]

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