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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,...

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...

Alex Katzs Vincent with Open Mouth next to James Caseberes Spanish Bath in Hanes Gallery. Vincent with Open Mouth is typically kept in storage because of its value.

‘Of the Times’ celebrates a unique Wake Forest tradition

Christa Dutton, Senior Writer January 23, 2024

Thirty-seven student-acquired artworks have found a new home in Hanes Gallery to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Wake Forest’s student art-buying trips.  The art will be displayed in an exhibit...

The final walk out of all the models was powerful as we stood side by side, soaking in that moment of unity and pride.

AfriCasa presents ‘Walking in a Winter Afro-Land’

Beza Zelalem, Contributing Writer December 11, 2023

On Dec. 2, AfriCasa, Wake Forest’s student-led African and Caribbean organization, put on a fall fashion show. The show centered around African culture within the diaspora. Students modeled pieces from...

Freshman Aderinola “Nola” Adepoju plays Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest demonstrator in the 1965 Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

‘Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom’ gives a topical testimony to a uniquely American story

Adam Coil, Arts & Culture Editor November 6, 2023

In 1965, Lynda Blackmon Lowery was the youngest person to march 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery in a campaign for African-American voting rights. One day into the trip, on March 22, she turned just 15...

Dr. Michael Snediker, the author of “The Apartment of Tragic Appliances,” reads aloud from “Landscape as Ascesis.”

Dean Family Speaker Series event befuddles students

Adam Coil, Arts & Culture Editor October 30, 2023

On Oct. 19, The Dean Family Speaker Series welcomed Dr. Christopher Freeburg and Dr. Michael Snediker to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library to discuss “What Aesthetics Matter.” Many students found it difficult...

Point Blank has inspired celebrated contemporary directors such as Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan. (Courtesy of Little White Lies)

Dr. Eric Wilson discusses ‘Point Blank’s’ timelessness and continued relevance

Reed Tarleton, Contributing Writer October 11, 2023

Two bullet shots ring. A man falls and lies feebly in the corner of a prison cell. The cell is decayed and outdated, even for the 60s. We hear a raspy voice: “Cell. Prison cell. How did I get here?”...

Lynda Blackmon Lowry turned 15 during the Selma March of the Civil Rights Movement.

The dramaturgy of ‘Turning 15 On the Road to Freedom’

Kenley McClure, Contributing Writer October 11, 2023

I consider myself a pretty big musical fan — but never once had I heard the term “dramaturgy” until it was mentioned in relation to Wake Forest’s upcoming musical, “Turning 15 On the Road to...

Sir Wilfrid Robarts, played by Evan Souza, questions the unstable history of his defendant Leonard Vole, played by Joe Bruno.

Eerie secrets reach a fever pitch in ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

Lydia Derris, Contributing Writer September 30, 2023

Nestled in the confines of Scales Fine Arts Center, the Tedford Stage emanated an uncanny, almost sinister aura on the opening night of “Witness for the Prosecution.” When the show began, jazz noir...

Four artists perform at a poetry reading in the Hanes Art Gallery on Sept. 14.

A pair of poetic evenings break political, artistic boundaries

Breanna Laws, Print Managing Editor September 20, 2023

Footsteps reverberate across the concrete floors in the Hanes Art Gallery. Whispered voices ascend the staircase, and people of all ages and backgrounds begin to take their seats. Beside me, someone’s...

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