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The Magic of Harry Potter: Decatur Book Festival’s Kidnote

written by Isabella Barbuto ’21 and Abigail Cox ’21 “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, the most inexhaustible form of magic,” President Leocadia Zak quoted Albus Dumbledore from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This year’s Decatur Book [...]

October 26, 2018 Campus News, Entertainment

Anthems to Keep Black History Month Alive All Year

BY JORDAN STEELE STAFF WRITER Black History Month may have passed, but the celebration is never ending.  What’s a better way to keep the spirit alive than with a poppin’ playlist. Music has been one of the foregrounds of black [...]

March 19, 2018 Entertainment

“Broad City” Brings a Fresh Perspective on Women-Centered Friendship

Ginny Hudgins Beyond Agnes News Editor Feminism, friendship and weed are cornerstone elements to the radical TV series written, produced and largely directed by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, who named their characters in the show after themselves. Starting out [...]

February 6, 2018 Entertainment

“Call Me By Your Name” Explores the Rarest Type of Love

Isabella Barbuto Staff Writer “Call Me By Your Name” is a film directed by Luca Guadagnino adapted from André Aciman’s novel about love, but not just simply love–the purest, warmest, rarest love that stems from deep care and consideration from [...]

February 2, 2018 Entertainment

Review of Cafe Alsace: A Small Restaurant Brings a Parisian City to Decatur

Jasmine Berry Staff Writer Located in the heart of Downtown Decatur, Cafe Alsace is a casual, rustic French restaurant that offers traditional French cuisine and Germanic dishes that originate from Alsace, France. A native of Alsace herself, Benedicte Cooper opened [...]

March 26, 2017 Entertainment, Opinion

Solange Nurtures Our Edges With New Album (After Beyonce Snatched Them)

Summer Sanders Staff Writer Solange Knowles released the pro-Black album of the year—arguably of the past decade. Angry, celebratory, enervated, electric and more, Solange’s album “A Seat at the Table” will make you bust a move to her funky beats, [...]

November 29, 2016 Entertainment

Fans in Spinning Time Warp (Again) After Fox Remake

Hannah Matthews Staff Writer The iconic 70s movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show, known for its flagrantly erotic scenes and enthusiastically “transexual Transylvanians,” was remade by Fox and aired Oct. 20 with a modernized take that took on the challenge [...]

November 17, 2016 Entertainment

“Deepwater Horizon” Focuses on BP Oil Spill Workers, but at a Cost

Emily Blount Staff Writer Film Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez, and Dylan O’Brien Director Peter Berg’s film “Deepwater Horizon,” is not about the largest manmade environmental disaster in U.S. History, but about the explosion [...]

October 12, 2016 Entertainment

Spotlight: The Child Sex Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church

Zoe Howard Staff Writer “Mark my words, if it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one,” says attorney Mitch Garabedian (Stanley Tucci) in Spotlight. The year is 2001; the setting is Boston; the [...]

February 26, 2016 Entertainment

Deadpool: The Merc with a Mouth Does Not Disappoint

Emily Blount Staff Writer The virally advertised Deadpool—from clever billboards to Snapchat and Tinder ads—steamed up the screens Valentine’s Day weekend. As Tim Miller’s feature-length, directorial debut, Deadpool is a film that has built up a great deal of hype, [...]

February 19, 2016 Entertainment