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…

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…