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The Greatest Showman: A magical tale of triumph

The Greatest Showman: A magical tale of triumph

Elise Isakov

January 25, 2018

Filed under A&E, Movie Review

A moving film that highlights individuality as well as failures and triumphs, “The Greatest Showman” is an upbeat story set to enjoyable music leaving...

Student civic walls enhance school character

Student civic walls enhance school character

December 13, 2017

By Ellie Werthman and Alex Opsahl Lunchtime in Grady’s courtyard features the lunch boxes, styrofoam trays, and chattering students found at most high sc...

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA review

Aneska Walrath, Author

November 29, 2017

Filed under A&E, Theater Review

Cirque du Soleil, the largest traveling circus in the world, premiered a new show, LUZIA, in the company’s home city of Montreal in 2016 and is currently making its first tour around the United States. On Sunday evening October 29 I attended the show at Atlantic Station. LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico where light (luz in Spanish) satisfies the spirit and rain (llu...

‘Almost Maine’ tells love stories, utilizes new theater equipment

‘Almost Maine’ tells love stories, utilizes new theater equipment

November 29, 2017

The lights turn on to show a backdrop of the northern lights, with pine trees, where twenty Grady actors and actresses portray a story about love and ...

‘The 39-Steps’ showcases young performers’ talents

‘The 39-Steps’ showcases young performers’ talents

November 6, 2017

Framed for a murder committed by a German spy organization, Richard Hannay runs from the police in search of evidence to clear his name. So goes the pl...

MoviePass takes over theater industry

Aneska Walrath, Author

October 24, 2017

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As movie theaters struggle with stubborn sales, Mitch Lowe, CEO of a business called MoviePass, has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats. For the price of a single ticket each month, people can watch all the showings they want. Mitch Lowe, a co-founder of Netflix, took over the CEO position at MoviePass in June of 2016 when the company was sellin...

MODA exhibit offers controversial, creative art forms

Ellen Winer

October 11, 2017

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Museum of Design Atlanta’s (MODA) exhibit “Text Me” centers around the theme of how the use of text and words impact our everyday lives. The exhibit compiles a diverse sample of art in many types of mediums, including collage, print, painting, sculpture, and digital art.         When I first entered MODA, friendly staff and an inviting atmosphere greeted me. ...

Music Midtown wows crowds, breaks bank

Music Midtown wows crowds, breaks bank

October 10, 2017

By Alex Langan and Flynn Kelly Review Another successful year of Music Midtown has come and gone on the rolling hills of Piedmont Park. Headliners Bruno...

Baking with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix

September 25, 2017

Are you looking for a fun, simple way to make delicious festive desserts for fall? Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix is a must-have for creating aut...

Too much too fast: Is rap appropriate for the underage?

Josh Wolfe, Junior Online Editor

September 20, 2017

Filed under A&E

Cars’ motors rumbling and tires screeching on the asphalt early in the morning at Grady High School are not the only piercing noises in the morning. Car speakers boom loud and clear in the morning, and it isn’t NPR or Taylor Swift. “Sometimes when my friends drive me to school, they blast the radio. They mostly play rap, but I’m always enjoying it. I’m pretty sur...

Brilliant film formatting for “Dunkirk” to usher an era of wide format movies

Brilliant film formatting for “Dunkirk” to usher an era of wide format movies

September 20, 2017

There seems to be no real reason to go to the movies anymore. Netflix is cheaper and you might as well get HBO for “Game of Thrones.” 3-D is tacky and the only sold out tickets are for p...

Relaxed Japanese restaurant Kiri flips to robust Poke City Hawaiian cuisine

Alex Tischer, Staff writer

September 8, 2017

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On July 10, a Japanese and Korean style restaurant, Kiri, closed its doors for the last time, promising to return soon as a completely new concept named Poké City. Instead of a sit-down Japanese restaurant, Poké City will be a traditional Hawaiian quick-serve restaurant, located directly across the street from Grady “It’s like Chipotle, so you just create your own bo...

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