Category: Culture

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In the market for fresh food?

  BY SYDNEY CANO, STAFF WRITER Fairfax County has 11 different farmers markets to choose from. All the food sold at these markets must be grown from the vendor’s farm or made from scratch, so everything is fresh and natural….

Local band debuts second album

BY KATYA BEISEL, STAFF WRITER At a concert Nov. 5 in Fat Tuesday’s at University Mall, local band Stone Driver celebrated the release of its second album, “Rocks,” where they played new tracks as well as old favorites from their…

Filmmaker series

BY CAROLA PATTY GORENA MORALES, STAFF WRITER As part of the Visiting Filmmakers Series, the Film and Media Studies program, along with other university departments at Mason, hosted a screening of “City of Trees” Nov. 9. In a Q&A with…

View of the Washington Monument from the tidal basin. PC: Naomi Folta

Destination DC : Things to do before you graduate

BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, STAFF WRITER Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture    The opening of the new Smithsonian museum has guests from all over the nation visiting the district to get a sense of African-American history and…

Concert time: Jazz in Washington, D.C.

BY KELLY FOSTER, STAFF WRITER For recent events across the Washington D.C. area and around the Mason community, The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History offered a chance for students to hear musicians Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis play…

Photo courtesy of Blackbird Presents.

Avett Brothers get psyched

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Casting directors for biopics have a difficult choice to make: do they cast Actor A, who looks just like the subject, or Actor B, who might never be mistaken for the subject but embodies their “essence?”…

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A (Democratic) party in the USA

BY TAYLOR WICHTENDAHL, STAFF WRITER   “Open up! You’re in big trouble! I’m kidding, it’s just me,” Miley Cyrus yelled as she pounded on the door of students in the Piedmont residence hall on Saturday. The singer/actress/activist came to campus…

“Stranger Things” have happened

BY PETER ECCLESTON, CULTURE EDITOR   The very first production directed by the Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” debuted last July. In typical Netflix Original fashion, all of the episodes were released at once to allow eager fans to binge watch…

Sandra Cisneros wins Fairfax Prize

BY KELLY FOSTER, STAFF WRITER   On Sept. 30 at Harris Theatre, Fall for the Book capped off with its Fairfax Prize winner, Sandra Cisneros. The prize is offered to outstanding authors for their written achievements and contributions.   For…

Two country stars collide

BY BENJAMIN LAWLER, STAFF WRITER   On Oct. 8, Alabama and The Charlie Daniels Band took the stage for a three-hour show. Both are icons in the country music genre, and both of them playing at the same place was…