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The MoviePass Mystery: as many movies you want for $10 a month

The MoviePass Mystery: as many movies you want for $10 a month

Kate Eckrote, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With streaming services revolutionizing the entertainment industry, watching movies has never been easier. Yet, there is something nostalgic, almost sacred, in the experience of going to the movie theater. Something about the dark room full of cool air, the ritual of new trailers playing before ...

Migos give out a second attempt to contributing to the “Culture”

Migos give out a second attempt to contributing to the “Culture”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

There is no rap group currently that can captivate an entire market better than Migos can. What I find so interesting about them is that they have tapped into their own niche of rap music. The Migos’ career is at an all-time high. All of the members have contributed to their continued media cov...

Movie Review: ‘The Post’ shows the importance of journalism

Movie Review: ‘The Post’ shows the importance of journalism

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Reviews

In today’s political landscape, it is important to understand the significance of good journalism. People seem to have forgotten what it means to face the facts and instead have opted to use the phrase “fake news” when there is something in the news they disagree with. Our country has faced man...

Film Review: I, Tonya

Film Review: I, Tonya

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Three-time Oscar nominee, “I, Tonya” is a dark comedy that depicts the life of American figure skater Tonya Harding and her involvement in the 1994 attack against her competition, Nancy Kerrigan. Harding started her skating career young, and before her ex-husband orchestrated a hit on Kerrigan...

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase, Theater

Annie Fair first started doing lighting design her sophomore year at Mercer while taking a class on the subject. The following summer, Professor Scot Mann offered Fair her first paid job as a lighting designer on a production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” he was directing. Sinc...

Black Panther: The refreshing superhero movie we needed

Black Panther: The refreshing superhero movie we needed

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Whether it be Marvel or DC, superhero movies have typically highlighted cinematic universes centered around white men fighting to protect the West — until now. Marvel’s 2018 breakout movie, “Black Panther,” released in the middle of Black History Month, is the first blockbuster film featu...

Big Bird Bash 2018 is bringing a unique sound to downtown

Big Bird Bash 2018 is bringing a unique sound to downtown

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Previews

The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom and the Thirsty Turtle will be hosting this year’s annual Big Bird Bash on Feb. 24. The Big Bird Bash is a music festival that will feature bands from all around the south east. Both locations will open their doors at 4 p.m. and bands will begin performing at the...

Skye throws off some “ULTRAVIOLET” rays with her debut album

Skye throws off some “ULTRAVIOLET” rays with her debut album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

I am always excited to hear about new artists. Not only to hear their music but to foresee a career. It’s one thing to see an artist release their first studio album, and it’s another to see it coming from such an exclusive label, Roc Nation, a label founded by Jay-Z. Reigning from Brooklyn, New York, Justine Sk...

Mercer Artist: Ashlyn Rebel

Mercer Artist: Ashlyn Rebel

Lisa Meskimen, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

As an artist, Ashlyn Rebel has two loves—one that she has always known and one that she discovered last summer. Rebel’s first love is writing, dating back to elementary school. “I don’t think I’ve ever been not coming up with ideas,” she said. Rebel is an assistant editor for The...

Douglass Theatre presents film series for Black History Month

Douglass Theatre presents film series for Black History Month

Melissa Henriques, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Throughout the Macon area, there are several things to do to celebrate Black History Month,  a month that strives to acknowledge African American contributions to society and honor the culture. Macon’s Douglass Theatre is showcasing African American culture and history of the arts by showing a film t...

Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their “energizing and electric” covers to the Grand

Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their “energizing and electric” covers to the Grand

Elizabeth Daniels, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

Coming to Macon Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Postmodern Jukebox will be performing in the Grand Opera House. “Many students’ impression of the Grand is that it’s old and stuffy and not for them,” Director of Arts Marketing Sarah Webster said. “But that’s just not true at all.” The ba...

Movie Review: New ‘Star Wars’ movie isn’t fit for franchise

Movie Review: New ‘Star Wars’ movie isn’t fit for franchise

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It is never smart to go into a movie with high expectations. Even if you are positive that the movie is sure to be a hit, there is always that possibility that it is a dud. Moreover, if you go in with high expectations, the littlest of things can ruin those lofty ambitions. Sadly, this is the case for...

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