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…

The Kavanaugh Hearing: Who to Believe

Photo from The Weekly Standard “I am here today not because I want to be: I am terrified.” This is how Dr. Christine Blasey Ford vulnerably opened up her testimony against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Ford claims that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party when she was just 15 years old,…