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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Film Review: “Call Me By Your Name”

SAV FRANZ Call Me By Your Name dir. Luca Guadagnino Released Jan. 19, 2018 In Luca Guadagnino’s film “Call Me By Your Name,” rather than being ripped into a parallel world of fantasticism and adventure you are taken gently by the hand and lead into an elegant and sensual land of “somewhere in Northern Italy.” […]

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Hollywood’s Night of Self-Reflection

*All views expressed in the opinion section are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Salemite GABY IORI The Golden Globes celebrated their 75th anniversary on Jan. 7, 2018. The Globes are usually seen as an escape from award-season norms such as the Academy Awards or the BAFTAs, and […]

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Upcoming Books + Films

DENAE RABINETTE Upcoming Books Now that 2017 is behind us, 2018 is officially in full swing! Here is a list of books coming out during the first half of 2018 that you might want to add to your “To Read” list! “Red Clocks” by Leni Zuma (January 16); A novel set in a dystopian future […]

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Film Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

EDEN HAMBY Star Wars: The Last Jedi Dir. by Rian Johnson Released Dec. 15, 2017 “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” the latest installment of the new “Star Wars” films, was released Dec. 14 of last year and has captured the attention of series fanatics and casual moviegoers alike. When the much-anticipated sequel to […]

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Cardi B: The Problematic Fave

MARY DANIELS She’s the self-proclaimed Trap Selena, and the first solo female rap artist since Lauryn Hill to get a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Belcalis Almanzar, better known as Cardi B, was born and raised in the Bronx. She is of Trinidadian and Dominican descent. There are not many women […]

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