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“The Witches” movie mixes humor and horror in this recent adaption of a Roald Dahl classic

“The Witches” movie mixes humor and horror in this recent adaption of a Roald Dahl classic

(Photo Courtesy of IMDb) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Originally published as a children’s book in 1983, Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” gets revisited as an HBO Max movie adaptation. The film was released on Oct. 22 and stars Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the director behind the “Back to the Future” movies,

Katrina Leno’s “Horrid”: A new whimsical, young adult horror released in time for this Halloween season

(Photo Courtesy from Little, Brown and Company) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Set in Bells Hollow, Maine, this latest psychological horror novel will have readers fearing the smell of roses and leave them suspicious of what lies behind closed doors. “Horrid” by Katrina Leno takes the typical ghost story and twists the genre with a unique

Artist Steve Locke the first Greeley Peace Scholar speaker – discusses memory and the built form of artwork in relation to history and racism

[Pat Greenhouse / Boston Globe] Steve Locke was the first speaker for the Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series. Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On October 10, 2020, a Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series event was held over a Zoom webinar. The speaker series is supported by the Reverend Dana McLean Greeley Fellowship for Peace Studies and

“Every Body Looking” by Candice Iloh: The debut young adult novel in verse that preaches the power of loving oneself

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Random House) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On Sept. 22, new Young Adult novel in verse, “Every Body Looking”, was released by debut author, Candice Iloh. The novel’s structure of verses was unique while also reading like a typical prose novel, tackling the topics of starting college, family drama, body image issues

‘Tickets to My Downfall’ by Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker: The new pop-punk album from a drumming icon and a former rapper

(Photo Courtesy from Machinegunkelly.com) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Pop punk is hitting the music scene in 2020 with the release of “Tickets to My Downfall” by Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182’s Travis Barker. The album was released on Sept. 25 and has received a lot of attention. This track features 15 raw and energetic songs

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds: A futuristic contemporary of second chances

(Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor In “Early Departures”, author Justin A. Reynolds experiments with the concept of reanimation and the topic of second chances and death. What is immediately enjoyable is the style of writing and the fast-paced structure where the chapters count down from 100 which draws in the reader

“Each of Us a Desert” by Mark Oshiro: A young adult fantasy that experiments with loneliness and the power of stories

(Photo courtesy of Macmillan Publishers) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor After a successful debut in 2018, Mark Oshiro produces a fresh Young Adult fantasy novel titled, “Each of Us a Desert.” What can be immediately noticed in “Each of Us a Desert” is the amount of culture and detail that is written in its pages. Oshiro

Women in Music: Part III: a record that embraces the summer nights and days

(Photo courtesy of Columbia Records) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Being the all-female band’s third album, HAIM’s “Women in Music: Part III” is arguably their most experimental yet. With standout hits like “Gasoline” and “Don’t Wanna,” this extremely varied album has a little bit for fans of every genre. The album starts out with the chill

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