“Rebelde” makes BBT history with all women of color cast

“Rebelde” makes BBT history with all women of color cast

    Thesis student Kailah Santos made New College history on Thursday night with the opening of her thesis play “Rebelde: Confessions from Your Dead Abuela,” the first Black Box Theater (BBT) production to feature an all women of color...
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The Florida Project movie review

The Florida Project movie review

  Cara Buckley, in their article on the “The Florida Project” for the New York Times (NYT) uses the  inappropriate adjective “vituperative”–it means bitter and abusive–for one of the main characters, a mother named Halley played by Br...
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III Points: a review and recap of Miami’s premiere music festival

III Points: a review and recap of Miami’s premiere music festival

Miami’s III Points music, arts and technology festival sold out at its Wynwood venue on the weekend of Oct. 13, delivering three days of eclectic but approachable electronic music, hip-hop and undefinable art. Now in its fifth year, the festival...
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Boys, butts and baseball: Take Me Out review

Boys, butts and baseball: Take Me Out review

  Boys, baseball and butts–yes, bare: three elements that may, at first, deter some typical play-goers. These components, however, provide the basis for an important story that addresses issues of homophobia, class struggles, racism and masculinity. Fro...
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CHEAP EATS OF MANASOTA

CHEAP EATS OF MANASOTA

For college students, free time is frequently plagued by the lingering feeling that one should be doing something else–something productive and homework related. Eating out is a luxury that many students don’t have the time or money for and is,...
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Exploring Siesta Key, on MTV and in real life

Exploring Siesta Key, on MTV and in real life

    For the under-34-year-old demographic in Sarasota, where one in three residents are over the age of 65, the city may not seem like much of a party spot. In the area around New College, young people are often...
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Songs you should hear: World Peace

In the wake of so much tragedy happening throughout the world, it might be nice to think about the good that can exist in the world. These selections reflect artists in search for world peace and love.   “Imagine” by...
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Stormy weather approached Sarasota, local whiskey sour enthusiasts take little to no heed

Stormy weather approached Sarasota, local whiskey sour enthusiasts take little to no heed

A mere day before Hurricane Irma was predicted to make landfall in Florida, many residents of Sarasota had either evacuated or boarded up their homes and businesses. Like the others, Memories Lounge on Tamiami Trail was boarded up in preparation...
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Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes

Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes

  During my recent trip to Hendersonville, North Carolina, I had a chance to sit down with Double Knit author Diana Jane Hayes, and her partner and caregiver, Chuck Hayes. The Double Knit books are autobiographies that chronicle Diana’s life...
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Which up-and-coming artist may be in your class?

Which up-and-coming artist may be in your class?

  In the days of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Madonna, music may have been far more difficult to distribute and make accessible to the masses. With the myriad of online platforms,  including SoundCloud — which is now nearing...
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