Culture

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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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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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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Phoenix Staff Picks of 2021

LITERATURE White Noise by Don DeLillo (1985) Satirical, funny, and all too real glance at American consumerism, ignorance, and the relation between self-obsession and self-deception. - Aslan A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (2016) Super comforting read after a rough…

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Book of the Month: LGBTQ: Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia

Written by Clint Liles Edited by Josh Strange I grew up about two hours north of Knoxville in a small-town just south of the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The closest city was Knoxville followed by Lexington with an equal distance drive.…

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Book of the Month: Kafka on the Shore

Written by Case Pharr Edited by Sadie Kimbrough Kafka on the Shore is a magical realist novel by famed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. Framed in modern Japan, Murakami weaves a novel which explores metaphysics, utilizes Sophoclean prophecy, bridges dreams and…

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Book of the Month: The Man Who Lived Underground

Written by Lynda D. Sleeter Edited by Sadie Kimbrough The release of a previously unpublished novel by Richard Wright (1908-1960), legendary author of Native Son (1940) and Black Boy (1945) is possibly the major literary event of the summer. The…

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People of Knoxville: Georgia Vogel of Honey Mouth

Written by Clint Liles Edited by Sadie Kimbrough Last March an unforgettable hot-pink shop popped up in the Old City of downtown Knoxville. Honey Mouth is a leather goods store focused on empowering women through fashionable accessories and local artwork.…

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