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…

Speakeasy Cinema: Blaze

This episode of Speakeasy Cinema is all about Ethan Hawke’s new film Blaze. Inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the biographical film follows the unsung legend of Texas Outlaw Music. According to IFC, the distributor of Blaze, “The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different…

My Hero Academia: A Novel Depiction of Power

“My Hero Academia”, the anime adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi’s manga of the same title, presents us a world where abnormality is the standard, and the amazing is in surplus. Eighty percent of the world’s population is born with some type of mutation; a quirk. These quirks come in varying levels of usefulness, potential, and power,…