Category: A & E

Raise a Glass to Third Coast Percussion’s Performance of Philip Glass

Third Coast Percussion’s virtual performance on Nov. 13 hosted by the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts left me with a smile on my face and my feet tapping. As an art history major, it lifted my spirits to see Third Coast Percussion, a Chicago-based group of musicians, showcase their skills to global audiences and teach [...]

Gabriel Mascaro’s ‘Divine Love’ Is a Remarkable Visual Experience

Set in 2027, Gabriel Mascaro's “Divine Love” ("Divino Amor") tells the story of a Brazil that has fallen into the grip of a seemingly benign evangelical cult. That, at least, is the premise. In practice, however, the movie has nothing to do with Brazil or evangelicalism. I don't doubt that Mascaro wished to address the [...]

‘Poetry for the Pandemic’ Showcases Timeless Verse, Bill Murray

It’s not every day that you see former U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and actor Bill Murray in the same Zoom event. Yet that was the case on Nov. 12, when Theater of War Productions and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presented “Poetry for the Pandemic.” Not only did the event provide [...]

‘The Climb’ Reaches Peak of Buddy Comedy Genre

The buddy film is nothing new in comedy. From Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) in 1997’s “Men in Black” to Tom (James Marsden) and Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in 2020’s “Sonic the Hedgehog,” the buddy comedy genre has long been used to explore the foundations of friendship. The characters’ initial meeting [...]

‘Instant Karma’ Makes You Think About The Bigger Picture

Author Marissa Meyer, best known for bestselling fantasy novels such as “The Lunar Chronicles,” the “Renegades” series, as well as the standalone novel “Heartless,” has garnered a large fanbase of readers. Her newest book, “Instant Karma,” is her first contemporary novel. With Meyer’s past books in mind, I was nervous that “Instant Karma” would not [...]

“Picture the Dream”: High Museum Exhibit Forges a Future of Equality

From Aug. 15 through Nov. 8, the High Museum of Art hosted an exhibition entitled “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books.” The dream referenced in this special exhibition’s title is the dream of equality that Martin Luther King Jr. preached in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, [...]

Chess, Not Checkers: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Is Brilliant and Binge-Worthy

The extent of my chess knowledge is limited: there’s a board that looks a lot like a checkers board, fancy-looking pieces and the word “checkmate.” However, my lackluster chess education did not stop me from enjoying “The Queen’s Gambit,” which dropped on Netflix on Oct. 23. The seven-episode miniseries, based on the 1983 book by [...]

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Native American Horror: Exploring the People Over the Legends

This article contains spoilers. In the wake of Thanksgiving, let us remember this month commemorates Native American heritage. In 1990, National Native American Heritage Month began to celebrate the complex history of Native Americans — filled with traumatic memories of departure and destruction at the hands of white colonizers, but deep-rooted resilience. Few films are [...]

Schwartz Center Concert Jazzes Up Semester’s End

In another invigorating performance from the Schwartz Center of Performing Arts virtual stage on Nov. 20, trumpeter and composer Melvin Jones collaborated with the Emory Jazz Department as their artist-in-residence to create a night of performances that highlighted both Jones’ and Emory students’ skillful technique and collaboration. Jones’ musical talent as a teacher and performer [...]

‘Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun’ Is Hilariously Chaotic

If you’re someone with a hankering for absurdist humor, be careful not to overdose on Netflix’s latest sketch comedy series, “Aunty Donna’s Big Ol' House of Fun.” While the premise is ordinary — three likable friends live together under one roof — the show itself is anything but. The first wacky segment of the series [...]

Netflix’s ‘Dash & Lily’ Brings Cheer to Holiday Romance

“Dash & Lily” is an adorable Christmas romantic comedy series, streaming on Netflix, based on David Levithan and Rachel Cohn’s young adult novel: “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.” While I had only heard of the book in passing, I was hooked on the show from the start and had to binge it instantly. The [...]

Underrated Music From the Pandemic

During this quarantined summer, I spent a lot of time digging deeper into older artists and musical landmarks of which I had been ignorant. The inability to physically attend concerts also slightly discouraged me from paying closer attention to new releases. As November rolled around, I realized that this year is almost over and a [...]

Raise a Glass to Third Coast Percussion’s Performance of Philip Glass

Third Coast Percussion’s virtual performance on Nov. 13 hosted by the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts left me with a smile on my face and my feet tapping. As an art history major, it lifted my spirits to see Third Coast Percussion, a Chicago-based group of musicians, showcase their skills to global audiences and teach [...]

Gabriel Mascaro’s ‘Divine Love’ Is a Remarkable Visual Experience

Set in 2027, Gabriel Mascaro's “Divine Love” ("Divino Amor") tells the story of a Brazil that has fallen into the grip of a seemingly benign evangelical cult. That, at least, is the premise. In practice, however, the movie has nothing to do with Brazil or evangelicalism. I don't doubt that Mascaro wished to address the [...]

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