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Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Kathleen Quinlan
March 5, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Listen Up, Nerds

James Franco, Natalie Portman and Danny McBride all star in the new film Your Highness. Eventful is hosting a contest that college students can vote in to have the film's premiere held at their campus. Franco, Portman and McBride will visit the winning school and attend the afterparty. Second to sixth-place schools win an advanced screening. SO VOTE! WE ALL LOVE JAME...

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Eric Brown
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, News

Listen up, Mercer partiers: Macon’s downtown club scene is about to get a bit more wild and exciting as the city’s largest club first opens its doors at 9 PM on March 4th for Macon’s First Friday event. Element Nightclub, located at 425 Cherry St., aims to be Macon’s newest nightlife hotspot,...

Bearstock bands announced

Bearstock bands announced

Eric Brown
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  UPDATE: Find more information on Bearstock here! Fans of Bearstock need wait no more. On Wednesday, Quadworks held a press conference to announce the three headlining bands at this year’s music festival. Headlining the event are electro-hop group 3OH!3, Atlanta-based rapper Roscoe Dash, and indie pop-rock act Parachu...

Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

Eric Brown
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

TICKETS Always buy tickets from official websites. Skeezy looking ones can prove to be major rip-offs. Also be wary of buying from scalpers. Not only are they overpriced, they may misrepresent some crucial details. PLANNING At multi-stage festivals, there are always two or more bands playing at o...

State budget priorities unbalanced and unfair

State budget priorities unbalanced and unfair

Kyle Shook
February 23, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the shadow of the massive protests in Egypt that unseated a president, the shot seems to have been heard around the world. In Madison, Wisconsin, thousands of public employees (many of them teachers) came out in protest of plans by the Governor to limit collective bargaining, basically unplugging la...

Sam Oni’s speech inspires a future without discrimination

Mary Kathryn Wiley
February 23, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Says Oni, “I do not want to dwell too much on the negatives or the past.” This is a pretty incredible statement, given Mr. Oni’s experiences. Mr. Oni’s college roommate, Dr. Don Baxter, tells humorous stories of their time living together, but he also has some more sobering words to share. For ex...

Bottle deposit programs practical

Garret McDowell
February 23, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, I have been granted the opportunity to work on creating legislation for the state of Georgia to adopt its own bottle deposit program. A so-called “Bottle Bill” sets up programs where, after purchase and consumption of the contents, consumers can drop bottles and aluminum drink cans off f...

Minority Report: Steve's top music picks

Minority Report: Steve's top music picks

Stephen Kearse
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single consumer, in possession of a moderate fortune ($10?), must be in want of good music. In the world of Biebers and Gagas and Waka Flocka Flames and Lady Antebellum (I actually know nothing about this group. There’s a reason this column is named ...

Loving your body and yourself

Elizabeth Bibb
February 23, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the past few years, a movement has gained traction to promote a healthy body image for women. Dove, for example, started an advertising campaign celebrating natural beauty that featured “average” women in their underwear, presumably not Photoshopped or retouched. The basic idea is to encourage w...

Egypt’s future seems uncertain

Beau Smith
February 23, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In Egypt, Mr. Mubarak finally stepped down, leaving control to the Military, which promises a speedy transition to democracy. After 30 years of silence, 18 days of noise leaves Egypt in 6 months of transition. Transition to what, however, we are unsure. All we know is that the people of Egypt want democracy...

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

clusterads
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

[singlepic id=41 h=390 w=weight float=none] Downtown Macon hosted the 6th annual MAGA film festival Feb. 17-20. The festival featured documentaries, student films, feature films, animation and much more. Events took place at The Cox Capitol Theatre, The Douglass Theatre and The Macon Marriott Center....

In search of low-fi punk rock

In search of low-fi punk rock

Beau Smith
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was one of the most vexing, indulgent, awesome films I’ve ever seen. It was “an epic of epic epicness”, as the tagline goes. That being said, I know I am not the only one that wishes that Sex Bob-omb, the supposedly ‘terrible’ band of Pilgrim’s, was actually a real...

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