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New Albums Lyrics Are Elegant

New Album’s Lyrics Are Elegant

Madison Zehmer September 5, 2019

Since the success of her single “Video Games” in 2011, Elizabeth Grant, better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, has remained an enigmatic and often controversial figure in popular music. She is...

To The Stars Is A Must-See Film This Fall

“To The Stars” Is A Must-See Film This Fall

Madison Zehmer April 18, 2019

One of the highlights of this year’s 11-day RiverRun International Film Festival was the screening of To The Stars, which premiered at Sundance in January. Directed by UNSCA alumnus Martha Stephens,...

The Pet Sematary Plot is Slow, Muddled

The “Pet Sematary” Plot is Slow, Muddled

Madison Zehmer April 11, 2019

Most people can agree that the 1989 cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary is pretty abysmal. The second adaptation of the film, which was widely released last Friday, is better than...

Billie Eilish Produces Genre-Bending Album

Billie Eilish Produces Genre-Bending Album

Madison Zehmer April 4, 2019

It’s safe to say that Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, known by her stage name Billie Eilish, is taking the music world by storm. Known for her dark and striking lyricism, hushed vocals, layered...

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Hozier Combines Genres To Create A Unique Sound

Madison Zehmer March 21, 2019

For the most recent issue of the Old Gold & Black, I wrote a review of Irish singer-songwriter Hozier’s new album Wasteland, Baby! I praised his lyricism and his ability to blend genres to create...

Hozier Releases Another Soulful, Dark Album

Hozier Releases Another Soulful, Dark Album

Madison Zehmer March 7, 2019

In 2014, Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, known by his stage name Hozier, took the music world by storm with the release of “Take Me to Church,” a dark, sensual ballad full of religious...

Campus Hosts Palestine Solidarity Week

Campus Hosts Palestine Solidarity Week

Madison Zehmer March 7, 2019

Few modern political issues are as polarizing as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which our campus witnessed last week. The Palestinian Solidarity Week, which took place from Monday, Feb. 25, to Friday,...

2018 Ushers In New Era For Horror

2018 Ushers In New Era For Horror

Madison Zehmer January 17, 2019

The best horror films, TV shows and books are able to examine relevant issues through a unique lens. By creating a level of separation between the viewer or reader and the underlying theme with the outward...

Antisemitism Continues To Infect Our Society

Antisemitism Continues To Infect Our Society

Madison Zehmer November 1, 2018

There are few words to describe the shock, devastation and anger that I and many other people across the nation and around the globe are feeling in the aftermath of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue...

New Movie Raises Questions Of Consent

New Movie Raises Questions Of Consent

Madison Zehmer October 18, 2018

Hollywood has a love-hate relationship with remakes. Either they fail to live up to the original, like 2017’s The Mummy, or they surpass expectations. The most recent A Star is Born remake definitely...

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Intuitive Eating Is Another Mindset For Healthy Living

Madison Zehmer August 30, 2018

Like many first-year students, I went into my first semester at Wake Forest absolutely terrified of gaining the “freshman fifteen.” I let that fear dictate what I ate and how I related to food and...

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Interview with Sasha Spielberg on her New EP

Madison Zehmer March 1, 2018

On Feb. 16, Sasha Spielberg released the first single, “Coolhand,” from her upcoming EP Facepaint, under her stage name, Buzzy Lee. Previously, she has published music with her band that she formed...

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