Movie Review: Get Out

By Katherene Garry   Get Out     Genre: Horror/Thriller After a few months of dating, Ruth (Allison Williams) decided that it was time to bring her boyfriend, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), upstate to meet her parents. Chris was scared of the fact that her parents wouldn’t accept him because of his color. Not only do they…

Featured Artist: Dani Yisrael Reid

Interview by Lisa K. Salerno Interview with Nigerian artist Dani Yisrael Reid.   Q: Can you tell me a little about your media and process for creating these works? A: Yes, sure thing, most of my artworks, or paintings, are digital. I wouldn’t really say I manipulate them then add paint with most of my…

Soundtrack and Motion: An Essay about Music in Film

  By Tyler Ham Pong, Film Columnist   I once had a debate whether movies could live independently of their soundtrack and still carry the same weight. That if you stripped a movie of its score or music selection, it could evoke the same emotion from the audience. To some extent it would be an…

The Art of Letting Go by Lisa K. Salerno

Evolution of the Buddha (work in progress), 30×40″, oil on canvas. For the past several months I have been working on a large painting of a Buddha, using only leftover paints from my palette at the end of each painting session. I have no idea what will come of it or what it will look…

Featured Artist: Karina Fay

Karina Fay is a contemporary New Zealand based artist and designer where she owns an art studio and gallery. Her work is exhibited both locally and internationally – including exhibitions in Samoa, Rarotonga, New Zealand, Wanaka and Dunedin. Melt – Karina Fay 2015 (1m x 50cm) “There’s a light up ahead – shining.  So bright it…

King by Kathleen A. Lawrence

King (abecedarian starting with B) B.B. beats, Coolly canoodles Delicious ditties E7 etudes Fiddling fine fugues. Guitar genuflects Honeydew harmonicas Insouciant instrumentals. Jubilantly jamming, King keenly Loves Lady Lucille. Mulling Mississippi, mavens Nod ’n’ nosh On oyster’s obligato, offertory of Plectrum-plucked pearls. Quivering quicksilver, quarter-note River rhapsody, rhythmic Strains of sweet shoo-fly, Toe tapping. Ultimate…

Completely Incomplete by Jeffrey Hirschberg

 The top marriage counselor in NYC falls for her biggest rival as well as the patient they’re both helping. A romantic rectangle. BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, and WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE in tone. COMPLETELY INCOMPLETE is reminiscent of the Tracy–Hepburn classics of yesteryear.  The story centers on an unlikely couple — Jessica (New…