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Museum of Arts and Sciences revisits the dreamlike pieces of its ‘Emerging Voices’ series

Ashley Pemberton, Lead Arts & Culture Writer March 4, 2021
The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon is showcasing some of the past works of the “Emerging Voices” art series. The series focuses on amplifying the voices of many artists and accentuating the effort put into their work. 
Review: Netflix’s Bridgerton is a classic period piece with a few modern problems

Review: Netflix’s Bridgerton is a classic period piece with a few modern problems

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 3, 2021
Based on the book series of the same name, “Bridgerton” follows the titular family in Regency-era London during the “social season,” the period during which young women came out into society in search of a husband. The first season of “Bridgerton” adapted the first book of the series “The Duke and I,” following the eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton’s (Phoebe Dynevour) first social season and her encounters with the Duke of Hastings Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page).
Review: 'We Can Be Heroes' isn’t the next 'Endgame,' but it’s a fun superhero flick anyway

Review: ‘We Can Be Heroes’ isn’t the next ‘Endgame,’ but it’s a fun superhero flick anyway

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 21, 2021
If you’re looking for a serious superhero film or even something like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe, “We Can Be Heroes” likely isn’t the film you’ll want. However, if you want to indulge in some updated childhood nostalgia for films like “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” or the “Spy Kids” franchise, or even just a fun family action flick, “We Can Be Heroes” is the perfect choice.
Musical artists to watch out for in 2021

Musical artists to watch out for in 2021

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor February 20, 2021
2020 was undeniably rough, stripping us of too many of the things we hold dear, including live concerts—but music prevailed. The following artists, both new and rising, have produced incredible work you should be adding to your playlists, especially as they promise to break through in the coming year.
Jude Anogwih's art was on display at the McEachern Art Center in Macon, Ga. Jan. 23.

McEachern holds thesis exhibits for MFA graduates 

Ashley Pemberton, Lead Arts & Culture Writer February 19, 2021
Mercer University’s McEachern Art Center has offered its space to a choice group of MFA graduates to exhibit their theses and tell their stories. Each exhibit offers a glimpse into the artists’ worlds, and each piece has a unique story to share.
Handwritten love letters are a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.

DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for lovers, friends, family — or yourself

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor February 8, 2021
Whether you’re celebrating Feb. 14 with lovers, friends, family or yourself, here are some homemade gift ideas.
The titular poem of Gordon Johnson’s debut poetry book.

Review: Mercer professor’s debut poetry book demonstrates finding solace in nature

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor February 7, 2021
Mercer Professor of Creative Writing Gordon Johnston's collection has been long-anticipated and is well worth the wait. The 47 poems are grounded in the natural world and supplemented by trust in God while weaving in Johnston’s life experiences and observations, from youth through adulthood. 
‘What Lives On’: The power of art amidst the pandemic

‘What Lives On’: The power of art amidst the pandemic

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer February 3, 2021
Art has the capability to speak when words aren’t enough. No one shows the truth of this statement greater than Tennille Davis Shuster, associate professor of graphic design at Mercer University
Three artistic visionaries to support during Black History Month

Three artistic visionaries to support during Black History Month

Ashley Pemberton, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Black art history has a multitude of facets, all of which intersect into a rich history of creative expression and cultural significance. In celebration of Black History Month, here are three Black creatives to support who push the boundaries of contemporary art. 
You can show off your new artistic skills by creating wearable items like this crocheted sweater.

Coronavirus crafting: Artistic hobbies to pick up with the new year

Sarah Moore, Contributing Writer February 1, 2021
Whether you’ve been knitting since you were a kid or you don’t know the difference between macramé and macaroni, artistic hobbies are a great outlet for stress. With the popularity of video platforms like YouTube and TikTok, it’s never been easier to start crafting. After a trip to Michaels and a quick YouTube search, you’ll be ready to start any of these fun, easy and inexpensive artistic hobbies from the comfort of your dorm.
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Review: Ubisoft ends 2020 with three games that challenge dominant notions of gender and sexuality

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief January 31, 2021
Major video game publisher Ubisoft ended 2020 with three games that challenge the gaming industry’s dominant narratives surrounding gender and sexuality, which was a refreshing—though imperfect—reminder of the industry’s progress.
Review: “Apolonio” balances youthful yearning and angst with playful, dreamy sounds

Review: “Apolonio” balances youthful yearning and angst with playful, dreamy sounds

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor November 10, 2020
Omar Apollo smoothly weaves together the all too relatable experiences of youth, including traversing turbulent relationships, figuring out one’s identity and learning to love oneself. 
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