Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Save your tears for the dance floor: USM performance a success

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jimmy Dority, Free Press Staff   “Dance is for everybody; it shouldn’t be exclusive,” director Maria Tzianabos, after intense rehearsal on Friday, said. The tenacious Tzianabos was vocal as she presided over the rehearsal for May’s performance, shouting words of praise and appraisal as her dedicated troupe of dancers flew and glided across the […]

Senior exhibit, final pieces before going out into the real world

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

By: Matthew Craig, Free Press Staff On Tuesday, April 12, the 2016 exhibition for graduating BFA and BA students of USM opened, with an opening reception on April 14. Professor Porobic opened the ceremony with a speech detailing the hard work and commitment of the students exhibiting their works. This year’s event marks the fortieth […]

USM Professor hosts live reading of “He and She” playwright

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Amanda Melanson, Free Press Staff On April 13, Professor Assunta Kent hosted a live reading of the play He and She by Rachel Crothers at USM’s Talbot Lecture Hall in Luther Bonney. Crothers was an American playwright and theater director known for her well-crafted feminist thematic plays with strong educational and ethical messages for […]

Hardcore Henry

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: John Rocker, Free Press Staff Hardcore Henry is an action movie directed by Ilya Naishuller. The majority of the film takes place from perspective of a man named Henry, a man who is resurrected with cybernetic technology in a lab by his wife Estelle (Haley Bennett). Henry cannot remember how he ended up in […]

Dynamic Duo in Indie Pop have distinct and emotional sounds

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Music

Over the course of 2014, indie pop artists Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht recorded and released one song per month. The end result, the album “Oh Wonder,” properly named after the dynamic duo themselves, has 15 original songs that encompass a soft electro-pop vibe that is great to listen to during downtime, study sessions […]

Album Review: Flatbush ZOMBiES – 3001: A Laced Odyssey

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Zachary Searles in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Zachary Searles/News Editor In a Rolling Stone interview last month, legendary Kiss guitarist, Gene Simmons, stated that rock is dead and hip-hop is dying. Whether that’s true or not, Flatbush ZOMBiES, a hip-hop trio from Brooklyn, New York, is certainly doing their part in keeping it alive with the release of their debut album, 3001: […]

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

Byline: John Rocker “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2013 Superman film, “Man of Steel.” Snyder is once again back in the director’s chair for the sequel. There was a lot of hype building up to the release of this film. It’s important for Warner Brothers and their DC […]

PortCon prepares for event months in advance

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Byline: Amanda Melanson Portland is known for its diverse artistic and creative culture. From painter, to sculptures, to writers, there is never a dull moment in Portland’s art scene. However, it goes above and beyond a physical medium. Many people in Portland also have a strong a love of video games, sci-fi and animation. Each […]

Local filmmakers get four minutes of fame

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Free Press Staff On Thursday, March 24, Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland hosted the 4 Minute Film Festival. The organizers, David Surkin and Anna Gravél, provide local, independent filmmakers, actors and writers the opportunity to    get exposure in the community through the festival. After the films are shown, members of the audience have the […]

Thrift shop this holiday season

Posted on March 24, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

The holidays are fast approaching, in case you missed “Baby It’s Cold Outside” over pieces of pumpkin pie during the holiday. It is that time of the year that your tight college kid budget becomes something inbetween a shoestring and a broken string. There is no need to fret, a simple solution exists that will […]