The Appalachian

Department of Theatre and Dance explores race and biases in new production

Sabrina Hess | March 5, 2021

The App State Department of Theatre and Dance was one of the first to perform the currently unpublished play “This Is Not The Play” virtually last Thursday through Sunday. The play is set in a Black playwright’s brain and centers around her difficulty in making her imaginary white characters cooperate with her as she tries to write a play about them. Latavia Owens, who goes by she/hers and...

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Late to the Party: “Promising Young Woman” review

Lily Kincaid, Associate A&C Editor | March 4, 2021

“Promising Young Woman” is an in-your-face, unapologetic thriller that offers a slightly reimagined take on the familiar genre of vigilante justice.  The film is about Cassie, a 30-year-old woman who dropped out of medical school after a traumatic event. She spends her days working at a coffee shop and her nights seeking revenge on predatory men at bars. Though the film is categorized as a...

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Reading research: Visiting professor explores the paths of classic novels

Sabrina Hess | March 4, 2021

Before World War II, “The Great Gatsby” had fallen out of print. However, during WWII, the novel’s fate was forever changed by the Armed Services Editions. These were free pocket-sized paperback books sent to U.S. soldiers during the war to encourage them to read more. The ASEs circulated world literature, and one of the novels it popularized was “The Great Gatsby.”  Anna Muenchrath,...

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On Record: “Little Oblivions” review

Aubrey Smith, A&C Reporter | March 3, 2021

Julien Baker has returned with the release of her long-awaited third studio album.  The 25-year-old singer-songwriter released “Little Oblivions” Feb. 26, four years after her last solo album release.  “Little Oblivions” is a profound and honest record. All 12 tracks are engulfed in confessions. The album touches on addiction, mental illness, insecurity and religion.  Baker released...

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Playlist of the week: Girl power

Zoe Zink , A&C Reporter | March 1, 2021

In 1909, the United States held the first Women’s History to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the garment workers’ strike in New York City.  Since then, women’s rights have come a long way, but there is still work to be done. Now, we celebrate and applaud women for an entire month – not just one day.  In honor of Women’s History Month beginning March 1, we created a playlist...

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Boone artists receive new studio space at High Country Clay

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor | February 25, 2021

There’s a new spot in Boone to throw on the wheel, mold with your hands and glaze your clay creations. Located on the NC Hwy 105 Bypass is High Country Clay, a community studio for clay artists.  Before opening its studio space, High Country Clay was just a group of artists in a garage. Last summer, the artists saw a building available for rent last minute and jumped at the opportunity. “We...

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