“Conversations With a Killer” Netflix Series Takes on the Story of Ted Bundy

By Aidan Clarke, Staff Writer

Mark Twain once quipped that truth is stranger than fiction, and perhaps this is part of the appeal of true crime documentary series like Netflix’s “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.” Certainly, the tales of Agatha Christie and the adventures of Sherlock Holmes have lived on far past their own times, but the reality, brutality and sheer depravity of killers like Bundy are able to capture the human imagination unlike any fictional story

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Professional Photographer Lara Rossignol Visits Furman for CLP and Lecture

By: Bella Metts, Staff Writer

Professional photographer Lara Rossignol gave a lecture Friday, Feb. 22 in the Roe Art Building Lecture Hall. The lecture hall was packed full with students sitting on the floor for the entirety of Rossignol’s lecture. Rossignol began her photography career after her mother won a Hawkeye Auto camera in a bridge game. Rossignol’s first passion was actually dancing, a pastime which took up the vast majority of her adolescence.

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Furman Theatre’s “The Diviners” Brings the Story of a Depression-era Smalltown to Stage

By: Elizabeth Cortes, Contributor

A simple staging allows actor and story to shine in Furman Theatre’s production of “The Diviners” by Jim Leonard, Jr.  In this Depression-era tale, a sleepy Midwestern town pins its hopes on the arrival of C.C. Showers (Derek Leonard), an itinerant ex-preacher looking for work. While Showers simply wishes to help out an intellectually disabled young boy named Buddy Layman (Aaron Prince) the word of Showers’ former profession injects the townsfolk with great excitement. The devout Norma Henshaw (Anna Bowman) in particular becomes obsessed with the idea of Showers leading a revival in the town.  As Norma whips her neighbors into a frenzy, with Showers meanwhile attempting to cure Buddy’s fear of water, the show reaches its emotional climax.

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The 2019 Grammy Awards: A Well-Executed Spectacle With Strong Celebrity Performances

By: Aidan Clarke, Staff Writer

The 2019 Grammy Awards were one of the most tumultuous in recent memory filled with all the drama one would expect when gathering some of the biggest names in music under one roof. At over four hours long, only a hard core music fan would have the resilience to watch the entire thing, but those who did were certainly rewarded with strong performances and a well executed show.

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“Everything That Rises” Illustrates the Continued Consequences of Colonialism

By: Catherine McLaughlin, Diversions Editor

Friday, Feb. 22, Laura Tanner Graham’s exhibition, “Everything That Rises” concluded in the Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building. Tanner Graham’s exhibition began Tuesday, Jan. 22 and was celebrated with a reception and artist talk on Feb. 4.

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Maddie De Pree is a Junior, Vol. 9: Oh, God, Television

By: Maddie De Pree, Columnist

Growing up, I didn’t watch much television. For a brief time, my family didn’t own a TV. (This was not so much based in necessity as it was in choice. Seriously, my dad had a shirt that said “KILL YOUR TV.” The other dads probably thought he was kind of weird.) The anti-TV agenda didn’t last, though, and my sister and I ultimately grew up watching the same kids’ shows as everyone else. I didn’t watch much TV in high school, though, and when I started Furman, I didn’t make much time for television either. TV just wasn’t a big part of my life.

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An Outlook on 2019’s Most Anticipated Films and Series

By: Aidan Clarke, Staff Writer

The new year is a time for all of us to reflect on who we are and who we want to be. It is a time for resolutions, self-improvement, and goals. However, with January’s midway point behind us, and most of our resolutions resigned to the ever growing scrap-heap labelled “next year,” it is worth considering what TV shows and movies we can look forward to binge watching over the next 12 months.

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