Category: A & E

Classic books you should read: Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Sundial’

After concluding “Hangsaman,” I can definitively say I fell in love with Shirley Jackson’s writing and her stinging critiques of U.S. society. Then, while searching for another compelling read, I stumbled on one of Jackson’s more comical works: “The Sundial” (1958). The novel is an absurd and dynamically constructed joyride with fascinating core characters that [...]

JPEGMAFIA celebrates his birthday and the birth of ‘LP!’ at the Masquerade

I heard “1539 N. Calvert” for the first time in my junior year of high school at a poorly-lit basement soirée. After asking about the song on AUX, some guy with longer, tousled hair and paint-stained denim retorted, “It’s JPEGMAFIA … he’s underground, so you probably won’t know him.” That was the year Barrington Hendricks [...]

New Jersey, eccentric instruments, and a lot of gratitude: The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella on the music-making process and return to live shows

Brian Sella performing in Atlanta - (The Emory Wheel / Elaine Zhou) Some bands you discover on an arbitrary night in 8th grade, and they hold your head up high through the countless heartbreaks and coming-of-age anxieties symptomatic of your emerging teenagehood. New Jersey-bred band The Front Bottoms does just that with tracks that transcend [...]

The Michael C. Carlos Museum: a post-pandemic look toward the future

When I returned to Emory this fall, I was greeted by an entirely new campus. The updated Michael C. Carlos Museum was no exception. Clearly, the Carlos has taken the time and space to reflect on past issues, pursue post-pandemic opportunities and engage with the student body in innovative ways. The museum has persisted in [...]

Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ is the start of the next great sci-fi epic

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Since the original “Star Wars” defined the space opera in 1977, many films have tried and failed to replicate the grandiosity of such a genre. “Dune” is [...]

Season two of ‘Ted Lasso’ brings a laugh a minute, and just as many tears

This review contains spoilers and mentions of suicide and death of a parent After only one season, Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” quickly garnered a reputation for being wholesome, bright and heartwarming. All of these descriptions were accurate, but they felt incomplete. To call the first season of “Ted Lasso” wholesome and leave it at that [...]

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

What art reveals and conceals: A Thanksgiving story

Let's be upfront: Thanksgiving is a problematic holiday with an origin in the oppression of Indigenous American people and culture. Art and image-making have been complicit in the erasure of this history due to the lack of historical accuracy in Pilgrim paintings or images meant to highlight the American significance of this holiday. I can [...]

The show must go on(line)

After a long year and a half without live theater, Broadway finally reopened this fall. While many hoped less tourism, numerous COVID restrictions and the rise in streamable shows would cause a drop in ticket prices, this has not been the case so far. As theater begins its highly anticipated return, it is long past [...]

Shaky Knees 2021: Kept on two feet by the classics

Shaky Knees, held this year from Oct. 22-24 at Central Park in the Old Fourth Ward, is an Atlanta music festival with a distinctly matured (for better or worse) crowd and feel. Rather than the showy rave outfits and glitter bombs at Music Midtown, I was lost in a blur of flannel T-shirts worn by [...]

A deadly obsession: the newest season of “You”

This review contains spoilers Netflix’s “You” is an exceptional dark thriller that captured its viewers’ hearts in its first two seasons. The psychological series garnered great ratings because of its ability to make the audience side with, and even fall for, a sociopathic serial killer. Season three is no different. The plot and character development [...]

Classic books you should read: Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Sundial’

After concluding “Hangsaman,” I can definitively say I fell in love with Shirley Jackson’s writing and her stinging critiques of U.S. society. Then, while searching for another compelling read, I stumbled on one of Jackson’s more comical works: “The Sundial” (1958). The novel is an absurd and dynamically constructed joyride with fascinating core characters that [...]

JPEGMAFIA celebrates his birthday and the birth of ‘LP!’ at the Masquerade

I heard “1539 N. Calvert” for the first time in my junior year of high school at a poorly-lit basement soirée. After asking about the song on AUX, some guy with longer, tousled hair and paint-stained denim retorted, “It’s JPEGMAFIA … he’s underground, so you probably won’t know him.” That was the year Barrington Hendricks [...]

New Jersey, eccentric instruments, and a lot of gratitude: The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella on the music-making process and return to live shows

Brian Sella performing in Atlanta - (The Emory Wheel / Elaine Zhou) Some bands you discover on an arbitrary night in 8th grade, and they hold your head up high through the countless heartbreaks and coming-of-age anxieties symptomatic of your emerging teenagehood. New Jersey-bred band The Front Bottoms does just that with tracks that transcend [...]

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