By: Michelle Manganiello Writer A recent phenomenon has Georgians on edge: The Heartbeat Bill. This bill, passed by Governor Brian Kemp, allows abortions to be banned as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The punishment for those who perform an abortion is a minimum of 10 years in prison. The bill instructs doctors to prohibit… Continue reading The Heartbeat Bill: a State of Change for Georgia
It’s that time of year again where lovers of movies are trying to decide which nominated films they should last minute watch before the Oscars premier on Sunday, Feb. 24.
It was the summer of Donald Glover, also known by his musical alias, Childish Gambino. From movies to “Saturday Night Live” hosting gigs, the multi-talented artist continues to prove his burgeoning status as one of the greatest entertainers of our generation by providing his audience with quality work of great creative expression.
Popular hip-hop artist Mac Miller, (born Malcolm James McCormick) passed away on Sept. 7 due to a suspected overdose at the age of 26, leaving behind an incredibly varied career in hip-hop and a legacy characterized as much by his growth as an artist as what Ariana Grande described as “demons he never deserved” that ultimately took his life.
Joyner’s music video displays two men opposite sides of a table in a relatively barren warehouse. The man speaking these words? White. The man receiving these words? Black. The voice delivering these confrontational and provocative words? Joyner Lucas, a rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts with a white mother and a black father, and two sides of a heavy coin.
It was 2010. B.o.B was still relevant. Drake was just rising in popularity, Eminem had just come out of retirement, Kid Cudi had become a household name and Kanye had just snatched the mic.
On Feb. 16, 2018, one of the most anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther,” was released in theaters. Ever since, audiences have been flooding to theaters to be transported into the hidden land of Wakanda and experience the tale of Black Panther.
A month before “Culture II” released, Kiari Kendrell Cephus, also known as Offset, was featured on a song where he said “I cannot vibe with queers.” His fiancé, Cardi B, attempted to defend him by asking why the LGBTQ+ community doesn’t educate others about what’s offensive.
by: Diana Richtman Entertainment Writer It’s no secret that 2017 was a crazy year. With classes, work and campus life, there might not have been a lot of time left for much else. It’s important for college students to set aside time in their busy schedules for relaxing. Speaking from my experience, fiction reading is… Continue reading 5 Books You Might Have Missed in 2017
By: Diana Richtman Entertainment Section Writer If you’re anything like me, then you were probably extremely excited to see more female representation in “Stranger Things 2.” Among the young people in the first season of “Stranger Things” the ratio of girls to boys was two (Eleven and Nancy) to six (Mike, Will, Lucas, Dustin, Steve… Continue reading Female Representation in “Stranger Things 2”
by: Diana Richtman Entertainment Section Writer It was a Monday night in Athens, and inside the Foundry I clutched my copy of “Calling a Wolf a Wolf” by Kaveh Akbar. Before The Georgia Review Fall Issue Release with Kaveh Akbar began, my sister and I looked at each other. I knew that she must have… Continue reading The Georgia Review Hosts Kaveh Akbar Poetry Reading
By: Rachel Yuan Online Section Writer “Whitewashing,” the act of casting white actors in roles meant for people of color, has been a heated topic in recent months. Though this practice goes back to the early days of film, the issue has been given more visibility in the past year, especially in regards to Asian-Americans… Continue reading Responding to Native American Erasure in “Yellowstone”
By: Alexandra Travis Social media always covers awards season extensively. People wait on the edge of their seats to see if their favorite actor or singer has been nominated for their latest project. They then take to Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to express their support or disdain over who received nominations. This time last year,… Continue reading You can thank Twitter for the diversity at the Oscars
By Kris Wright Second year, intended Journalism major Entertainment section writer From the grandparents who dislike a person because their national heritage “is not good people” to the students who automatically flock to the Asian in their class because they think they are the smartest, stereotypes range in their connotation and level of hurtfulness. The… Continue reading Stereotypes on TV: Harmful in Real Life
By Scotti Morris The comics about sorcerer Steven Strange are heavily influenced by Asian themes, especially Chinese and Tibetan mythological elements. Thus, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming portrayal of the lead character in a new film adaptation earned Marvel heavy criticism on the grounds of inadequately casting an actor of color to take the role.… Continue reading Whitewashing: When Will Hollywood Learn?