Intersections of Protest, Art, and the University

Written by Diana Dalton Edited by Josh Strange Posters. Chants. Marches. T-shirts. Sit ins. Walk outs. Violence. Division. Throughout the history of the modern university, student protest has been a constant presence. In America, there lies a rich history of…

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The University’s Beauty: Intention Beyond Functionality 

Written by Abby-Noelle Potter Edited by Josh Strange The side door of Clement Hall flings open as I untangle my headphones and begin speed walking to class. As I head to my 10:00 am, I briefly look around. The identifiable…

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First Friday Visit at Le Swamp: Enshrine Room

Photos & Words by Rose Hamm Enshrine Room is installed at the artist-run-space Le Swamp from April 1-9, featuring artwork by Ashley Ekstrum, Ginger Markli, Kirby Miles, and Saloni Parekh. Ekstrum’s oil paintings accentuate organic forms created through the hand-dyeing…

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The Last War Story

By Michael Knight Phoenix: Spring 2004, Inspirations Issue My father's war story is a simple one. He shipped out to Vietnam in 1968, an ROTC lieutenant, trained for airborne duty. All blood and balls, to hear him tell it, but…

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Le Swamp: A Colliding Ground for Interdisciplinary Art

Written by Rose Hamm Edited by Josh Strange Le Swamp, an artist-run space in Knoxville, Tennessee, transforms the unfinished basement of its co-directors’, Ashley Ekstrum and Victoria Rexhausen’s, residence into a curatorial art space.  Ekstrum, a University of Tennessee graduate…

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Book of the Month: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Written by Aslan Gossett Edited by Josh Strange (Mostly Spoiler Free) Ottessa Moshfegh’s second book, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, explores its 300-some pages with postmodern monologues and an inverse metamorphosis story for the ages. Set in New York between 2000…

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George Bailey Lassos the Moon

George Bailey Lassos the Moon By Fisher Sexton                -For Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life I never knew you were so beautiful until tonight. Your bouncy golden thread wild chestnut eyes whisper take…

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A Closer Look at the Gallery 1010 Showcase for Issue 64

Taylor Kolnick Drifting 35mm 2021 Price available upon request   Griffin Allman Maybe if you go to sleep happy, then you'll wake up happy Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 2021 $350 “My artistic practice consists of abstract paintings and drawings…

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The History of “Euphoria Makeup,” Beyond Glitter Tears

Written by Sadie Kimbrough Edited by Josh Strange The never ending commotion surrounding HBO’s Euphoria is not without controversy, but its meticulous creative direction allows the coming of age series stylistic recognizability unlike any other. While the newest season seems…

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Enmeshed

By Gracie Somich I recently, within the past 2 years, learned that Hell does not exist. This information was particularly troubling to me, given I started worrying about the permanent condition of my soul right around the time I started…

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