“The Conjuring”: Cause of Mass Handholding

Jadia Smith, Staff Writer

August 22, 2013

Possibly one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, The Conjuring premiered at local Florence theater, Swamp Fox Cinemas, on Thursday, July 18 to a sold out early release. The film was based on the real life career of par...

Rhye’s debut “Woman” blurs gender lines

Justin M. McGee, Assistant editor

March 13, 2013

Released on March 4, "Woman," Rhye's debut album, is sexy, smart pop-rock. Together, Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal are the band Rhye, and with "Woman," the duo deliver 10 tracks that absolutely ooze sexuality. Every track...

Leave “The Raven” on the Plutonian Shore

Justin M. McGee, Assistant editor

March 2, 2013

A seemingly incredible concept for a feature film falls flat with the “V for Vendetta” director James McTeigue’s 2012 thriller “The Raven.” The film brings alive some of the fantastical short stories of Edgar Allan...

IQ84 reveals Utopian Society corruption

Susan Altman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

In his native Japan, Haruki Murakami is a bit of a literary juggernaut. In addition to publishing twelve novels, he has written numerous short stories, composed a memoir and even translated English classics into his native language....

Netflix delivers with House of Cards

Justin M. McGee, Assistant editor

February 13, 2013

Sex, drugs and politics. By making the entire first season of its new political drama “House of Cards” available for streaming immediately on Friday, Feb. 1, Netflix has broken decades of tradition established by the big networks. Banking...

Harden’s account of prison camp

Susan Altman, Guest Writer

January 29, 2013

North Korea has long been a nation shrouded in mystery. Few from outside its borders may visit, and those that do manage to gain access are often only allowed to see a meager portion of the country. Its inhabitants are often unable...

George Takei: “Star Trek” to social media

Susan Altman, Staff Writer

January 19, 2013

While primarily known as Sulu in the groundbreaking science-fiction series “Star Trek,” actor George Takei has achieved quite a lot in his seventy-five years.  In addition to his acting roles, Takei has also served as an...

My Thoughts Be Bloody addresses sibling rivalry

Susan Altman, Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

A casual observer of United States history may be familiar with the name John Wilkes Booth. They may know he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln shortly after the official end of the Civil War, and that the ensuing manhunt...

The untapped potential of the introverted

Susan Altman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2012

Apart from their fame, did you know that Rosa Parks, T.S. Eliot, Sir Isaac Newton, J.K. Rowling, and Steven Spielberg have something in common? All of them possess (or possessed) a shared personality trait: the tendency towards...