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Feature Fiction: I regret my decisions at this bar

Ross Hardy

November 16, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

To the Staff and Management of the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom,I just want to let everybody know how sorry I am for my recent behavior. While I understand that a bar is generally considered to be a place where one can “let loose,” I now realize that I might have gone overboard slightly. To help ...

Now you, too, can be like Batman

Now you, too, can be like Batman

Garret McDowell

November 16, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

OH MY GOD THIS GAME IS AWESOME. That was my thought every time I saw a new screenshot, video, or spoiler in general leading up to the October 18 release. Arkham City has easily been one of the most fun games I’ve ever played. Now, I preface this by saying that my previous top game of all time had alw...

Popham Culture: Macon must become more bike-friendly

Popham Culture: Macon must become more bike-friendly

Jonathan Popham

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Anything worthwhile deserves protecting. I think most rational people could agree with that. Quality of life is inarguably worthwhile.  The cities that are usually rated with the highest quality of life are generally also rated the most cycling friendly cities in the world.   Because of this, I conclu...

'Paranormal Activity 3' will scare you

Garret McDowell

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Most good ghost stories need an origin. Most of them need something that begins their mystique and horror. Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity series has become a Halloween fixture for millions of people. In now its third iteration, the original tale of Katie and her haunting has gone back to the begi...

Coldplay has room for improvement

Coldplay has room for improvement

emilymgarrott

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Coldplay’s fifth studio release, titled Mylo Xyloto, will take any listener on a psychedelic trip to happiness. Expected to shoot to the top of the charts and garner several Grammy nominations, Rihanna collaborated on “Princess of China” lending unnecessary star power to an anticipated album. T...

Kill Your Idols: Revisiting the Sex Pistols

Eric Brown

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Most of the time when people talk about the Sex Pistols, they’re not talking about the band’s music. They’re talking about the heroin, the onstage antics, the interruption of the Queen’s Jubilee celebration. And there’s good reason for that. The band’s music was, in a lot of ways, secondary...

The reinvention of Mutemath

The reinvention of Mutemath

emilymgarrott

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

From the second the powerful chords of “Odd Soul” begin, MuteMath makes a clear statement that this third album will be their most confident and self-assured endeavor to date. Aptly titled Odd Soul, the album is the closest to the core of MuteMath when compared to their self-titled debut Mutemath and ...

Pensacola: a guide

Jonathan Popham

October 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It was a gorgeous Pensacola October, with warm air and a cooling ocean. Casino Island adrift in a perfect, clear blue sea.  The city itself moves like tides, with the people gently rolling in to town in the morning and away again at night. On day two of our DeLuna Fest coverage, I awoke at 7:00 A.M.,...

Girl Talk is partying, changing music forever

Girl Talk is partying, changing music forever

Jonathan Popham

October 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Looking back on this beautiful weekend spent in Pensacola at DeLuna Fest 2011, I have a lot of bedazzling memories. Framed by the emerald gulf,  DeLuna Fest's crown jewel was Girl Talk. Pittsburg native Greg Gillis, also known as Girl Talk, left an engineering job to pursue a career in music. It is rare that I say th...

A conversation with The Constellations

A conversation with The Constellations

Eric Brown

October 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There are a lot of different terms you could use to describe Atlanta troubadors The Constellations. Soul ,rock, psycadellic, hip-hop, and plenty of others. But no matter which term you end up going with, it’s not going to fully or accurately describe the seven-piece band. They blend genres togeth...

My top 5 Deluna Fest moments

Elizabeth Bibb

October 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I don’t pretend to be a music aficionado. I enjoy music, and I enjoy live shows, but I most certainly am not an expert. On the one hand, this might diminish my appreciation of performances, but on the other hand, I believe it might enhance it. I am able to appreciate the show organically without being...

Popham Culture: Is Paste reinventing online publication?

Popham Culture: Is Paste reinventing online publication?

Jonathan Popham

October 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While at DeLuna fest, I ran into a couple of editors and interns for Paste Magazine, which was also covering the festival. Being a fan of the magazine, I stopped by their booth. They were promoting Paste’s new web based magazine, the mPlayer. The company’s print version suffered layoffs last ye...

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