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Review: The stories stitched in Wini McQueen’s quilts

The Wini McQueen exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.
September 8, 2020
Best known as a textile artist, McQueen masterfully melds together the craft of quilting with the art of storytelling, often to capture what it means to be an African American woman in the South. 

Review: Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” indicates a mature new persona

Swift suddenly announced the release of her eighth studio album, “Folklore,” at midnight on July 24. 
August 25, 2020

Taylor Swift’s success has in part been owed to the massive promotions of her albums, even to the extent that she changes her personal aesthetics to correspond with the sounds of her new music. You may...

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon
August 24, 2020
The Sierra Development Group and Argus Eyed Partners, a community development partnership, has unveiled plans for an Allman Brothers Band mural to be painted between the downtown Lofts at Capricorn and Mercer Music at Capricorn. 

Female rappers take new heights this summer

Female rappers take new heights this summer
August 23, 2020
From the audacious flows of Saweetie to the powerful lyrics of Chika, here are five female rappers to check out and add to your playlist. 

How Mercer students coped with quarantine by revisiting childhood favorites

Free for use photo by Eric Mclean via Unsplash
August 22, 2020
When Mercer switched to online classes for the rest of spring semester in March, many students went home to their childhood homes rather than remain on campus. During that time, a lot of them found themselves revisiting  their childhood interests. 

Review: “Disclosure” documentary critically examines transgender representation in the media

“Disclosure” is essentially a reel of transgender film history supplemented with commentary by contemporary trans film industry workers like Laverne Cox, Sandra Caldwell, Lilly Wachowski and Yance Ford.
August 21, 2020
“Disclosure” ultimately seeks to challenge trans representation by presenting harmful depictions alongside successful trans stars in the pursuit of awareness and positive change. 

Mercer Artist: Sanaa Yusuf creates masks to benefit the homeless community

Junior Sanaa Yusuf wears a handmade mask.
August 21, 2020
Yusuf got started making masks when they came to the realization that many homeless communities would be negatively affected by the pandemic.

LGBT musicians you should check out

LGBT musicians you should check out
April 28, 2020
I’ve gathered some of my favorite LGBT musicians who are just as deserving of shower concerts and playlists for your crush.

Getting started in poetry

Getting started in poetry
April 15, 2020
To get you started, here are some poets I recommend looking into, categorized by style and subject.

Defining your music taste

Defining your music taste
April 14, 2020
Learning to define your music taste is like learning a new skill — you must work at it consistently until you reach a level of mastery. Here are ways to work towards defining your music taste.

Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing

Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing
April 13, 2020
Doing things off-screen is incredibly healthy for you, and maintaining your wellbeing is critical right now. Here are some ideas for getting the imagination flowing.

Here’s what you should watch on Netflix during quarantine

Here’s what you should watch on Netflix during quarantine
April 13, 2020

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, people have been urged to stay in their homes and practice social distancing to help limit the spread of the virus. With the sudden isolation, many have been finding...

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