Category: Culture

Incoming Advice from an Outgoing Staff Writer

Making the most out of Mason BY: AHMED FARID STAFF WRITER I must say, writing this article is a little bittersweet. After two and a half years writing for Fourth Estate, this will be my last article. I’ve been thinking…

The Bookshelf

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt BY: MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER With national stay-at-home orders in place and more time on my hands than I know what to do with, I’m finally getting around to knocking some books off of my…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Time to turn on the alarm clocks again BY: PETER NJOROGE CULTURE EDITOR At this point, COVID-19 and the way that it has reoriented our lives is not brand new. We know that we should only leave the house when…

Visiting Filmmakers Online

Erica Ginsberg offers advice through experiences promoting creative resilience in tough times BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER The College of Visual and Performing Arts has not missed a beat when it comes to keeping their Visiting Filmmakers series going. This…

What to Watch Weekly

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER “Ozark” Jason Bateman’s next-level acting skills are on display in this drama-filled series that has brought viewers to the edge of their seats for three seasons. This show could be Breaking Bad 2.0 and is…

What to Watch Weekly

BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Hello Patriots! It’s Peter, your Culture Editor at Fourth Estate. As we wind down this truly strange semester in our homes or with our families, I thought it might be a good idea for us…

Movie Review: Tiger King

Netflix’s powerful answer to boredom during the global pandemic BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Netflix, one of the few things keeping us sane during the pandemic, released the documentary series “Tiger King” on March 20. In a strange way, the…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY KAYLYN MATIS This week, Faces of Mason gives a few graduating seniors the opportunity to tell their story about finishing their college career in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lindsay Krueger I’m a 33-year-old senior with a…

Banjo House Lockdown

A digital evening with the first family of banjo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR As we stay quarantined in our homes, a plethora of artists spanning several genres and media have decided to carry on providing (usually free) versions of…

More Money, Less Problems

Keeping Your Money in Quarantine BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER While we remain at home indefinitely, why not try to save some money for after these stay at home orders end? It’s much easier now that we can’t go out…