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The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Kill Your Idols

Welcome to Kill Your Idols. This is my third year as The Cluster’s entertainment editor, and I’ve never bothered to indulge myself with a regular column before (if you don’t count failed Reviewing Movies I’ve Never Seen, which I co-authored from time to time), and I decided it was high time ...

thefrontbottoms
Arts & Culture

Q&A: The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms are one of the most interesting new bands I’ve come across in a long time. The New Jersey duo, composed of singer/guitarist Brian Sella and Matt Uychich recently released their self-titled debut album, an absolutely mind-blowing blend of pop, rock, and old fashioned punk spirit. ...

gene-steak
Lifestyle

check, please!

Downtown Macon has opened up its heart and shown the world how hard work and creativity makes a restaurant successful.  This week I explored the back alleys of downtown to find the hidden treasures that await in a little restaurant (located at 574 Mulberry Street) called Tokyo Alley. Atmosphere The ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Spotify: your new favorite thing

Reviewing results from World Beard and Mustache Championships, I can’t help but wonder why I wasn’t gifted with such talents. Instead of combing one of those monsters I was stuck on this Earth as a columnist. What horseshit. In more perfect (read: bearded) world, I’d make an unspeakable amount ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

'The Help' examines racial conflicts

Very rarely do books adapted into films end up pleasing the majority of people, especially when those films force one to think about those forbidden topics that society tries to bury and pretends no longer exist.  This summer’s The Help has done just that. The book, written by Kathryn Sockett, was ...

The Setonian
Macon

check, please!

In the Northwest side of Macon, at 1693 Bass Road, a charming Italian restaurant named Mirko’s Pasta serves up self-proclaimed authentic Italian dishes to those who wish to experience Italy through their taste buds.   I must profess, having visited Mirko’s previously gave me high hopes for my ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Top 10: Summer albums

Summer is usually the prime time for new music. As with blockbuster movies, bands and record labels like to wait until peak times to put out a sure-fire hit. But unfortunately for you, I haven’t been reviewing music for The Cluster this summer, and you’ve been missing out on my sage wisdom. But ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Exploring Macon: a guide

Greetings Mercerians, new and old! Welcome to Macon! With a new year upon us, now is a time for discovery— local discovery. Whether you’ve been an undergrad for seven days or seven years, everyone can find something new in this ever-changing city. For starters, don’t be scared of Downtown. Only ...

gene
Macon

Check, please!

When I critique a restaurant, I take into account much more than meal quality.  Every aspect must have consideration.  Seating arrangements, for instance, and how much light enters an establishment can ruin a perfect meal. When I dine I usually go with many of my friends.  My friends and I are loud ...

arresteddevelopment
Arts & Culture

Cancelled TV you will love

Okay, nerds. I’ve spent all our time together telling you what not to like, but now that it’s all coming to an end, I’m going to tell you what to like. Some of the greatest television shows are cancelled because not enough people watch them, which is really upsetting but unsurprising since we ...

POPHAMCULTURE21
Arts & Culture

Popham Culture: A golden age for music

It seems like without thinking about it, I’ve got a theme going with this column. It has served me well so far, but it is time to finish this arc. In my previous entries, I’ve outlined how musicians aren’t getting compensated for the music that they are making and how record labels aren’t ...

bearstock3oh31
Arts & Culture

A quick Q&A with 3OH!3

Boulder, Colorado-based band 3OH!3 is known for their intense electronic sound and catchy, fun lyrics. Before the duo of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte took the stage at Bearstock this year, I sat down to ask them a few questions about Mercer, their music and their upcoming work. Read on below. Eric ...

ocean
Arts & Culture

Your Bearstock Wrap-Up

The night before Bearstock, Macon was threatened by a tornado warning that could have ruined the day. But we were lucky, and the storm passed over Macon with little commotion, leaving the day free for Mercer’s annual musical festival. This year featured a lineup similar to previous years, with rappers ...

aceandzaz
Arts & Culture

Ace and Zaz bring stellar full-length

4/5 Bear Claws Augusta natives Robert Payne and Chase Kleist are part of the indie/alternative/hip-hop group Ace and Zaz. Chase is Ace and Robert is Zaz. After being part of several musical groups in high school, including Smells Like New and Non-Shalant (Acoustic), Kleist and Payne created this project ...

bearstock3oh3
Local News

Your guide to Bearstock

So, we all know Bearstock is coming up this Saturday, and we all know that it’s going to be completely awesome, as it is every year. But some people don’t know that this year will be a little different than the past few festials, so your pals at The Cluster have prepared this guide to the festivities. ...

wertz
Arts & Culture

Q&A: Cartoonist Julia Wertz

Julia Wertz is one of the most interesting cartoonists working in the industry today. Her latest book, Drinking at the Movies, is an alternatingly hillarious and poignant retelling of Wertz’s move from San Fransisco to Brookyln. Please, go read it. Eric Brown: What projects have you been working ...


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