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Autobiographical play tells frightening tale

The story of the runt of the litter goes like this: When a farmer breeds his best working dog, he looks carefully at the newborn pups. He ties a string around the neck of the smallest and weakest one. Once the dogs are weaned and ready to begin training, the farmer takes all of the … Continue reading

SLAMM! shakes up McCrary audience

Carmine Appice’s SLAMM! did not, in fact, begin with a slam. Rather, a haunting reverberation filled McCrary Theatre the night of Sept. 16 and rattled the audience in their seats. Blue light sliced through hazy air. One at a time, Appice and his cohorts strode on stage and began a slow rhythm on what appeared … Continue reading

Crushes finds the Mates of State mixing up their old recipe

The band Mates of State have been around since the late ’90s and have had albums out starting in 2000. But nothing at all in their discography sounds anything like their latest endeavor – Crushes (The Covers Mixtape.) Yes, it is an album comprised entirely of covers, and yes, they are a wide variety. The … Continue reading

Town Table: expect the unexpected

The much-hyped — at least, through word of mouth — opening of Elon’s newest restaurant, the Town Table, inspired many to try out the so-called “gastro pub.” To owner Chris Russell, that means duck and a lot of it. There is almost nothing you can’t get without duck in or on it. Salad? Yes. Pizza? … Continue reading

Contradictions coalesce into confabulations: Khaled Mattawa’s Libyan-Arabic-American poetry

Born in Libya, raised in Louisiana. Majored in political science and economics, mastered in English and creative writing; Khaled Mattawa’s life is one of opposites. His poetry, which he read to a small audience in Yeager Recital Hall on Feb. 24, deals with such contradictions. The narrator of any given poem could be a woman … Continue reading

Let’s talk about sex, baby: Elon’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ a big hit

“The Vagina Monologues” opened up discussion about the most female of private parts on Valentine’s Day, Women and men alike learned more than they ever thought they would about the female experience. Ten actresses, some trained and some not, spoke words that came from interviews conducted by Eve Ensler, who combined the stories into brief … Continue reading

Martin is funnier than his own show: Second season premiere of ‘Important Things with Demetri Martin’ falls flat

Wildly popular on college campuses, Demetri Martin is best known as a quirky stand-up comedian. Last year, Comedy Central offered Martin his own show. “Important Things with Demetri Martin” is now entering its second season. The season premiered on Feb. 4 with the focus of the first show being “Attention.” What doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

Simply Thai provides a simply great escape

Elon’s dining services are great, no question. Not many university students have so many options for dining halls, restaurants and great coffee shops. But a steady diet of Pan Geos and Varsity can get old fast, and local dives like Sandy’s and Sidetracks don’t really mix up the menu much. Thankfully, Simply Thai has arrived … Continue reading

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