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'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

The fuzzy, trippy sound of the album reiterates McKenna’s own growth as an artist and is a record worth listening to.(Courtesy of The Line of Best Fit)

Declan McKenna’s new record represents the shift towards activism and psychedelic rock

Maryam Khanum, Opinion Editor February 26, 2024

Per climate scientists, in a few decades we may be asking ourselves: what happened to the beach? Until then, however, this question can remain the foreboding title of English singer-songwriter Declan McKenna’s...

“Poor Things” is more fruitful for discussion when it is viewed not as a character study of Bella but, as Stone described it, “a very twisted fairy tale” that is fully metaphorical. (Courtesy of @BilliamSkara/X)

‘Poor Things’ humorously embraces depravity

Adam Coil, Senior Writer February 26, 2024

Yorgos Lanthimos’ filmography has pushed the boundaries of what marketable, profitable films can be for over a decade. We have watched plenty of hard-to-stomach moments through his lens: children trapped...

Allison Janae Hamilton’s ‘Scratching the wrong side of firmament’ (right) and ‘Brecencia Pheasant II’ (right) in the Potter Gallery.

SECCA’s latest exhibition explores religion and culture in the south

Lydia Derris, Arts & Culture Editor February 22, 2024

In the South, one inevitably becomes intimately acquainted with the presence of religion and spirituality. This connection is palpable, particularly in the isolation of the tobacco fields of Eastern North...

Members of the cast and the director of Love Lies Bleeding engage in a Q&A panel after a screening of the film at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Film Festival offers promising glimpse into 2024 cinema

Jacob Graff, Senior Writer February 22, 2024

There is no experience quite like the Sundance Film Festival. As the United States’ preeminent talent show for independent film, the Festival has a rich history of bringing the best of the world’s...

My biggest critique of the film is that everyone involved seemed like they each had different ideas of what movie they were making. (Courtesy of Paramount)

“Mean Girls” hits a sour note

Kenley McClure, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Back in November, when the trailer for the new “Mean Girls” film came out, I urged people to give it a chance. However, after seeing the film for myself, I must say it is decidedly not fetch and neither...

Steele frequently employed metaphors and imagery of trapped birds in cages to describe his visual artistry work of the inmates. (Courtesy of Grant Baldwin)

Lorenzo Steele Jr. offers a sobering look into the American prison system

Prarthna Batra, Senior Writer February 9, 2024

Last week, the students of Wake Forest University, in collaboration with Wake Forest Law, had the great privilege of engaging with the art of Lorenzo Steele Jr. — a former New York City Corrections officer,...

Viva Chicken offers a plethora of delicious, accessible Peruvian cuisines for those looking to try something new. (Courtesy of Viva Chicken)

Viva Chicken brings Peruvian flavors to the Triad

Melina Traiforos, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

Viva Chicken has been serving up Peruvian rotisserie chicken, also known as “pollo a la brasa,” to Winston-Salem residents since the Charlotte-based chain expanded in 2019. Located on Burke Mill Road,...

Crystal Towers resident Michael Mike Douglas is the main subject of UNITED. (Courtesy of Louie Poore)

“UNITED” pleads for solidarity amidst Crystal Towers crisis

James Watson, Arts & Culture Editor February 8, 2024

On the cold, otherwise quiet afternoon of Jan. 23, smoke began billowing out of the 11-story high-rise. Crystal Towers was, literally, on fire. But the unfolding disaster at the 201-unit affordable housing...

Catanzano records her first draft of “World Lines” at Simons Center for Geometry and Physics in 2018 and meets over Zoom. (Courtesy of Amy Catanzano)

‘Quantum Poetics’ marries quantum physics and poetry

Adam Coil, Senior Writer February 7, 2024

Amy Catanzano is an associate professor of English in creative writing and the poet-in-residence at Wake Forest. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, she streamed her talk titled “Quantum Poetics: On Physics and Poetry,”...

Sona Tatoyan pictured on Tedford stage where her professor Maya Angelou told to express herself without any reservation years ago. (Courtesy of Wake Forest University)

‘Azad (The Rabbit and the Wolf)’ highlights the beauty of the storyteller

Kenley McClure, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

On Feb. 1, Wake Forest University’s Fine Arts Center hosted a multimedia performance of “Azad (The Rabbit and the Wolf)” on Tedford Stage. The show, conceived and performed by ‘00 alumnus Sona...

Engle and Haara hope for continued interest and engagement from fellow Wake Forest students in the arts, no matter their academic background.

Regency, revelry and regality: The Ring Theater will bring “Sense and Sensibility” to Wake Forest

Lydia Derris, Arts & Culture Editor February 5, 2024

Since it was established in 1942, Wake Forest’s Department of Theatre and Dance, based out of the Scales Fine Arts Center, has been the center of eclectic performing arts programming on campus. Each...

Even if Godzilla was taken out of this story, we would still be left with a compelling war drama. And if the war drama was taken out of this story, we would be left with one of the best Godzillas the series has to offer. (Courtesy of TOHO CO. LTD)

“Godzilla Minus One” is the biggest plus of 2023

Jack Perez, Contributing Writer January 31, 2024

In 1954 the first Godzilla film was released, with its titular character acting as a metaphor for nuclear weapons and symbolizing the Japanese’s fear of a nuclear holocaust. The film set a precedent...

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