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15 years later, 'Titanic' returns

15 years later, 'Titanic' returns

Brittani Howell

April 11, 2012

When it came out in 1997, Titanic ran away with the box office. Fifteen years later it has returned for the centennial anniversary of the actual event, and audiences can return to see it with new eyes: that is, through 3D glasses. It’s the same familiar story and the same familiar movie with a s...

That other 'Titan' movie isn't quite as impressive

That other 'Titan' movie isn't quite as impressive

John Farrington

April 11, 2012

With the majesty of swords and shields and the power of gods, Greek epics have always grabbed the imagination of the modern world. Jonathan Liebesman's latest film makes an attempt to bridge the modern world with that of Greek mythology in Wrath of the Titans. The film went nationwide on March 30th, but was...

Kill Your Idols: 'Chronically' amazing

Kill Your Idols: 'Chronically' amazing

Eric Brown

April 11, 2012

Alright, I think it’s time for a change of pace. For months I’ve talked about classic and not so classic rock albums, and pretty much ignored any type of music that wasn’t based on loud guitars and pop hooks. So I want to break away from that in my second-to-last instalment of this column. I want...

Artist Q&A: folk act Saintseneca

Artist Q&A: folk act Saintseneca

Jonathan Popham

April 11, 2012

Saintseneca is my favorite band. Period. With Zac Little’s songwriting, the gloriously raw delivery, and the catchiest refrains in this part of the cosmos, Saintseneca will blast you directly into the heart of the sun. Saintseneca’s most recent album, Last, was mostly recorded live. This record is a breathing thing. This album has a...

A kids book fit for everyone

Michelle Meredith

March 28, 2012

Sometimes we need to be reminded that, yes, profundity can be endlessly procured from simple things, but sometimes things are profound because they are so, so simple. Sharon Creech’s “novel” collection of poetry is one of these blessed reminders, appropriately brought to us from the mouth of a...

Popham Culture

Popham Culture

Jonathan Popham

March 28, 2012

Accessibility has been a stumbling block for the propagation of scientific thought and empirical reason since the enlightenment. Furthermore, the speed, accuracy, and efficiency that information can be shared are at the very foundation of what life is. It is not just about modern thinking of what information...

Not playing any 'Games'

Not playing any 'Games'

Brittani Howell

March 28, 2012

Suzanne Collins’ bestselling smash The Hunger Games is brought superbly to life in the film by the same name. Director Gary Ross teams up with Billy Ray and Suzanne Collins herself for the challenging task of adapting a first-person novel to a third-person movie, and they pull if off with fantastic...

Kill Your Idols

Kill Your Idols

Eric Brown

March 28, 2012

I have bad things to say about a lot of artists. I have bad things to say about most things, really. That’s kind of the point about this column. It’s not enough for me to trash talk a couple of bands behind closed doors to my friends. No, I have to desecrate the fine journalistic tradition of The Cl...

Cherry Blossom Fest rocks Macon

Bryson Jones

March 28, 2012

Last week was the Cherry Blossom Festival, and music was all the rage. At several of the parties, parades, and public events, many musical guests showcased their talents. Several free concerts were popular during this year’s Cherry Blossom events. Organist Catherine Elliot performed a free concert...

'Tree of Codes' reinvents the novel

The unusual construction of Tree of Codes.

Michelle Meredith

March 14, 2012

Thanks to its ingenuity and irrepressible complexity, I have no idea how to identify best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer’s most recent project. For the sake of clarity, I suppose we can call it a book. But many would justifiably argue that Tree of Codes is much more than a book, or not a book at all, and I would agree. The young author has been impressing readers for years n...

'Chronicle' defies expectations

'Chronicle' defies expectations

Brittani Howell

March 14, 2012

It’s always a bad moment when you get to Midnight Movie and realize that not only is there nothing you particularly want to see, but also that none of the available films did particularly well on Rotten Tomatoes. After a democratic vote between The Woman in Black and Chronicle, we went for Chroni...

Popham Culture

Popham Culture

Jonathan Popham

March 14, 2012

After witnessing a glorious display of violin-heavy folk from bands Little Tybee and River Whyless (formerly known as Do It to Julia) at the Hummingbird last Saturday, I was absolutely floored. Luckily, I was able to catch River Whyless’s violinist during takedown. Jonathan Popham: I’m here at the H...

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