March Book Review: Naked

Naked is a collection of essays written by David Sedaris that follow his life from his unconventional childhood in Raleigh, North Carolina through his college years, and closes with the title essay about his week at a nudist colony. It was published in 1997 and is the second of now 10 books that Sedaris has…

Colleges Against Cancer: From Awareness to Action

According to the American Cancer Society, another 1,735,350 people will be diagnosed with cancer and Another 609,640 people will die from cancer in just the United States alone. These people can be parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, or people you would’ve gotten to meet in the future. For the undiagnosed, that is another family struggle to go through…

From High School Hallways to the Halloween Stage: Speakeasy Talks with Young and Rising Band Velvet Green

Athens-based band Velvet Green, consisting of Cora Fitch (vocals), Sam Debatin (guitar), Harper Reese (guitar), Leam McSteen (keyboard), Mitch Spring (bass), and Shea Benezra (drums) don’t sound like most bands. When asked to describe their sound, the band members all offered different answers. At first, “angsty, young funk” seemed to sum up their sound pretty…

2019 Oscar Preview

It’s now November and to many people that means brown leaves, colder and Thanksgiving. To me, it means something else: the beginning of my beloved Oscar season. With the recent releases of several Oscar contenders, it is officially time to look forward to this year’s remaining big release dates and other important dates before the Oscars arrive on February…