Archive | February, 2012

Listen: Review of Graveyard, Stone Rider and Radio Moscow at the Masquerade

The stages’ backdrop looked like an oiled rainbow, the kind you see on sidewalks and
skimming the edges of sewers. Throughout the night the oil moved to the rhythm of the music in
faded jewel tones. Atlanta rock group, Stone Rider, started us off. What I loved about Stone
Rider is that all three members individually did his own thing, while all still remaining team
players. Not only were they cohesive, but they had natural chemistry, and they made it look easy.
At times I couldn’t view drummer Jason Krutzky’ arms—and this was from the stairs.
Throughout much of the set his hair covered his entire face and neck, making him look like a

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Blackfriars’ Children’s Show Preparations

There’s a buzz of excitement in the air as the cast of Ananse, the Blackfriars’ children’s show, prepare for their final rehearsal before tech week. This is the last chance they will really get to refine their timing and performances, as the next week will focus on lighting, sound, and the rest of the behind-the-scene preparations. One performer speaks from the sound booth as she queues a CD, causing another actress to act as if she is hearing the voice of God. It gets more and more outrageous as the moments go on, until finally the assistant director puts an end to it, as they are ready to start the rehearsal. What follows is a retelling of the story in which the famous trickster god, Ananse, is put on trial for angering the nearby villagers. Tales of his heroism and deceits are told in a humorous fashion.

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J.K. Rowling to release new novel

by Katie Rose Criscuolo Online Content Editor According to Huffington Post, the author of the insanely popular Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, announced she is writing a new novel aimed at adults. She has finalized a deal with Little, Brown for publication. The details about the book and when it will be released are not […]

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Up and coming: Sweetwater 420 Festival

by Katie Rose Criscuolo Online Content Editor On April 20-22, the Sweetwater Brewing Company will be putting on their 8th annual festival in Candler Park, complete with live music, local venders and artists, comedians, a 5k race, and, you guessed it, beer. The festival begins at 4:20 on 4/20, going till 11 PM. It goes […]

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To the Castles: On Myth, Monarchy, and Majesty

by Anna Cabe Online Content Editor In my first month, I have seen three castles. How cool is that? One overlooked the charming village of Doune. Another crowned the bustling town of Stirling. The final one soared above the grand city of Edinburgh. By the end of each trip, my legs and lower back burned […]

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Liveblog: The 84th Academy Awards

Hey, cats and kittens! It’s the Literary Omnivore, liveblogging about something I know a bit more about. Of course, I haven’t seen any of the Best Picture nominees, but I’m pulling for Gary Oldman and the Muppets, and that’s what’s important. Onto the beautiful people!

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