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Artist shapes ideas

Randy Guthmiller turns creative concept into handmade magazines

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier Randy Guthmiller reads his latest “SHAPES” -published zine, Larry Cary’s “Short Stories,” at the Nasher Gift Shop, where he works to fund his dreams.

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier
Randy Guthmiller reads his latest “SHAPES” -published zine, Larry Cary’s “Short Stories,” at the Nasher Gift Shop, where he works to fund his dreams.

Randy Guthmiller is an artist and a self-proclaimed “zine-ster.” Guthmiller creates new shapes and organizes them into “zines.” Zines are handmade magazines or booklets often centered around a single concept or idea. Continue reading

BBC banishes ‘Top Gear’ host

By Wes Terrell

Staff Writer

An era has ended. According to a report from the BBC, reporter Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the network after a fight with a producer in March. BBC Newsbeat tweeted a statement by BBC Director Tony Hall saying, “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract.” Continue reading

Trans model leads votes

By Diamond Victoria

Arts & Culture Editor

Photo by Jason Robert Ballard | FTM Magazine

Photo by Jason Robert Ballard | FTM Magazine

In keeping with its annual tradition, “Men’s Health” magazine has opened polls for voters to nominate its 2015 ‘Ultimate Guy’ to grace November’s cover. Holding the current top spot is 27-year-old transgender model Aydian Dowling, with more than four times the amount of votes than the second place nominee.
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Fest highlights films

By Diamond Victoria

Arts & Culture Editor

The Dallas International Film Festival offered a wealth of gems screened at Angelika Film Center, Magnolia Theater and Texas Theater April 9-19. A self-proclaimed film nerd, I spent an evening mingling with other enthusiasts, watching French cinema and singing karaoke in the VIP lounge. Continue reading

BHC’s ‘Streetcar’ desires applause

Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer

Photo by Maddox Price | Courier Stanley, played by Daniel Torrez, converses with Blanche, played by Dayna Fries, in a scene from “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Photo by Maddox Price | Courier
Stanley, played by Daniel Torrez, converses with Blanche, played
by Dayna Fries, in a scene from “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Brookhaven College’s drama program nearly sold out the opening night of its latest production, a modernized version of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

The script was written by Tennessee Williams. The performance took place in the Black Box Theatre. It made for an intimate space that changed the dynamics of what it means to go to the theater. Continue reading

BHC pops with culture

By Marvin Montesinos

Staff Writer

William De La Cruz | Courier       Brookhaven College librarian John Flores shows off his Superman shirt to kick off the event.

Photo by William De La Cruz | Courier
Brookhaven College librarian John Flores shows off his Superman shirt to kick off the event.

Room H125 was filled with the hum of conversation and anticipation as more than two dozen people met for an event celebrating graphic novels, manga, anime and comic books. A gray sky and bare parking lot did little to deter attendees April 23 as Brookhaven College held its first Pop Culture event. Continue reading

Panel discusses native identity


By Sheilah Gilliam

Staff Writer

Photo by Evan Henry | CourierPanelists and Brookhaven College professors Jennifer Allen (left) and John Gram (right) and Dr. Douglas Miller (middle) discuss the film “A Good Day to Die” as moderator and professor Cameron Sinclair looks on.

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier  Panelists and Brookhaven College professors Jennifer Allen (left) and John Gram (right) and Dr. Douglas Miller (middle) discuss the film “A Good Day to Die” as moderator and professor Cameron Sinclair looks on.

Increasing one’s knowledge of the history of individual cultures opens the door to a broader perspective on the world as a whole. Recently, Brookhaven College students were given the opportunity to learn more about the various trials the American Indians endured. Continue reading

Anthems inspire art assignment

  3-D design students craft pieces influenced by musical selections

By Evan Henry

 
Music Editor

 

Photos by Evan Henry| Courier Colored yarn shapes itself around a stairwell to match the jazzy tempos of The Bad Plus.

Photos by Evan Henry| Courier
Colored yarn shapes itself around a stairwell to match the jazzy tempos of The
Bad Plus.

 

Students of Brookhaven College art professor Natalie Macellaio’s 3-D design class are given two weeks each semester to create two-material installations inspired by or representative of found objects. Her Spring 2015 students took on the task under slightly different circumstances, however. Continue reading

Binge Watch This

1. “House” 

A show about a doctor with a painkiller addiction, no filter and no respect for authority sounds like a train wreck worthy of watching already, but when you consider that he is also a mentor at a teaching hospital, it is impossible to look away. Hugh Laurie stars as the cranky Dr. Gregory House, whose hospital antics almost outweigh his genius in diagnosing the craziest of medical mysteries. Along with a team of medical experts, House takes on the medical cases other doctors cannot solve, but he does so while attempting to avoid the patients. “House M.D.” had eight seasons with 177 episodes spanning a little more than eight years. Though it ended in 2012, the zingers and shenanigans of Dr. House have not aged. – By Wes Terrell

 

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