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July 24, 2012

July 3 marked the opening of the late Estelle Faulkner’s art exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum. 

 
July 3 marked the opening of the late Estelle Faulkner’s art exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum. For the next 3 months, 19 of Estelle’s paintings will be on display together for the first time in front of an audience. Estelle was known for giving away her paintings for free and pursued art as an outlet. She also played the piano and enjoyed reading.

April 22, 2012

Tonight, VOX Press Artists series will honor Chris Offutt, an Ole Miss professor and award-winning author and screenwriter.

 

Tonight, VOX Press Artists series will honor Chris Offutt, an Ole Miss professor and award-winning author and screenwriter.

Doors for “An Evening with Chris Offutt” will open at 7 p.m. at The Power House Arts Center.

“When we heard that Chris Offuit was now in Oxford teaching screenwriting at the University of Mississippi, well, we couldn’t help but ask him to be a part of the Series,” co-founder of Vox Press Inc., Louis Bourgeois, said.

April 18, 2012

 

I love horror movies — or rather, I love good horror movies — and I sure as heck don’t see many good ones anymore. 

 

I love horror movies — or rather, I love good horror movies — and I sure as heck don’t see many good ones anymore. 

I very rarely see any in theaters because pretty much all modern horror films forsake storytelling and suspense for blood, gore and mindless jump scares every couple minutes.

April 11, 2012

I’ll start off by saying that I had higher hopes for the content of this week’s article. I was hoping to get at least two hours outside of Oxford to something really off the beaten path, but thanks to rainy weather, chilly nights and the fact that all of my friends are constantly as busy as I am, I had to settle for making my own fun in good ole’ Oxford town. In retrospect, that’s not necessarily a bad thing; realistically, weekend vacations take a decent amount of effort to plan, most of which goes toward working around everybody’s individual schedule. At such a critical point in the semester, not many people have time for a lengthy trip of any kind, but we do have a few hours here and there. That’s what this week’s article is about. True enough, it’s not a nail-biting read, but there’s something to be said for finding ways to relieve some stress whenever you can.

 

March 29, 2012

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, poet and cancer survivor, has researched the connection between human rights and chemical contamination in the environment.

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, poet and cancer survivor, has researched the connection between human rights and chemical contamination in the environment.
Steingraber spoke to University of Mississippi students Wednesday evening with a lecture entitled “Environmental Human Rights from Silent Spring to Fracking Shale.”

February 17, 2012

Valentine’s Day is, surprisingly, the most popular day for a play about violence against women.
The University of Mississippi Feminist Majority is putting on its annual presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” this weekend. The show opened last night and will continue to run both this evening and Sunday afternoon.

Valentine’s Day is, surprisingly, the most popular day for a play about violence against women.
The University of Mississippi Feminist Majority is putting on its annual presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” this weekend. The show opened last night and will continue to run both this evening and Sunday afternoon.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. tonight and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Both are in the Tupelo Room of the Barnard Observatory and admission is $5.

February 12, 2012

For students who have written any poetry or fiction recently, now is the time to put it up against other students’ work for a chance at some cash. 

 

For students who have written any poetry or fiction recently, now is the time to put it up against other students’ work for a chance at some cash. 

The University of Mississippi Department of English will soon have its annual awards for the students with the best skills in creative writing. 

July 4, 2011

 

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival is coming to a close, but the best production of the season is running three more times this weekend. Filled with intrigue and deception, “Twelfth Night” is a classic comedy, but probably a classic you haven’t seen like this.

Each season, the festival chooses two Shakespearean shows. One is done in typical fashion, Old English and all, while the other is tweaked to be more modern and distinct.

June 20, 2011

 

Summer has always meant three things to me: humidity, watermelon and Oxford Shakespeare Festival.

Shakespeare festivals are a popular summer commodity for starving artists to find employment for two to three months of fast rehearsals and long runs. Families across the country pack the outdoor theaters to listen to the melodic and poetic script and get a glimpse of what the theatrical world was like in Elizabethan times.

April 26, 2011

Wright Thompson jumps to his feet and darts toward a bookcase that takes up an entire wall in his Oxford home office.

Wright Thompson jumps to his feet and darts toward a bookcase that takes up an entire wall in his Oxford home office.

Without hesitation, Thompson goes right to the spot he’s looking for and pulls out a signed copy of famed Mississippi writer Willie Morris’ “North Toward Home.”

Thompson, a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, read the book as a 10th grader while recovering from a case of mononucleosis.

April 6, 2011

For nearly 30 years, the University of Mississippi has been the home of the personal letters of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Gone with the Wind.”

For nearly 30 years, the University of Mississippi has been the home of the personal letters of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Gone with the Wind.”

These historic letters were presented to the J.D. Williams Library by the sponsors of the Brickell Collection, a respected historical collection of literature and personal works of deceased authors.

February 9, 2011

The University of Mississippi English department is hosting three creative writing contests for the spring semester.

The University of Mississippi English department is hosting three creative writing contests for the spring semester.

“We run several contests each spring, designed for different populations, from freshman students to graduate students,” said Beth Ann Fennelly, associate professor and director of the MFA program. “The contests are easy to enter and free, so we encourage all students to apply.”

February 1, 2011

African-American Studies director Charles Ross said each February offers the University a chance to move forward.

African-American Studies director Charles Ross said each February offers the University a chance to move forward.

“One of the ways we have been able to move forward as an institution is that we are constantly speaking about race and issues pertaining to race,” Ross said. “We probably have more responsibility than any other institution in the country to continue to dialogue and to ensure that we are not becoming stagnant, that we are not going backwards as it relates to issues surrounding race and racial discourse.”

January 25, 2011

Over the break, the world managed not to collapse completely, but many new and exciting headlines were shoved in our faces next to the cranberry dressing and green bean casserole. 

 

Over the break, the world managed not to collapse completely, but many new and exciting headlines were shoved in our faces next to the cranberry dressing and green bean casserole. 

 

November 18, 2010

On Thursday night - at least for some Ole Miss students and Oxford residents - the Square will not be the hangout of choice. That honor will be given to Malco Cinema.

 

On Thursday night - at least for some Ole Miss students and Oxford residents - the Square will not be the hangout of choice. That honor will be given to Malco Cinema.

 

November 11, 2010

 

Recently, most of my friends (at least on Facebook) remembered, remembered the fifth of November.  This date, made famous by the movie V for Vendetta, has become a cult classic. In case you are unfamiliar, it is about a dystopian society and the anarchist who tries to stop it.

October 7, 2010

Choosing a recipe for this week was not the easiest thing for me to do.

 

Choosing a recipe for this week was not the easiest thing for me to do.

 

My sweet mother sent me Nana’s cookbook, “Cooking with Mattye.” Inside was her crispy fried chicken, apple pie and homemade biscuits.

 

June 14, 2010

At 8 p.m. Friday, lights were dimmed and my eyes were glued to the stage from the first line all the way to curtain call.

 

At 8 p.m. Friday, lights were dimmed and my eyes were glued to the stage from the first line all the way to curtain call.

 

Phenomenal, intriguing, exciting, and comical are only a few words I could use to describe of the cast performing “The Merry Wives of Windsor” during the Oxford Shakespeare Festival.

 

The audience was filled with laughter as the cast portrayed the day-to-day life of William Shakespeare’s era.

June 10, 2010

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival opens its seventh annual season today.

 

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival opens its seventh annual season today.

 

It continues the summer theatre tradition by opening with “The Merry Wives of Windsor” tonight at 8 p.m.