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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