Author Archives: Morgan Barclay

Oscars Picks and Predictions

The 90th Academy Awards are right around the corner, and Editor Morgan Barclay has you covered on the ins-and-outs of all the nominees. With February right around the corner, it seems all of the best-of lists have been solidified,...

Lost in Transmission

Bob Roth’s ‘OMG The Things I Learned in College’ lets the radio drama turn to white noise in his latest advice novel. Bob Roth’s latest is a broken see-saw. Never venturing far enough into either genre he hopes to emulate, his wor...

Bleeding Butterflies

Scott Ludwig’s collection on display in The Falk Gallery continues the longstanding tradition of Dutch art’s wrestling with mortality. Butterflies bleed onto the black nothingness of skull in a mixed media print— this is the image...

Represent This!

Four visiting artists argued for the expansion of creative vocabularies in their talk with Christopher Newport University students last Friday. How do you represent the reality? A question central to the study of art, this questio...

A Mundane Night

Transported into a world of knights and farms and muddy shoes screaming about how happy they are, The Crow’s Nest became a host for a plethora of artists last Friday night during Sigma Tau Delta and WCNU’s poetry slam. Entering th...

Knowing Your Roots

Harrell’s crop paintings make a statement about his home of Suffolk, Virginia. Placed not grown, the pieces in Christopher Newport University alum Curtis Harrell’s exhibit, give a new perspective to still life. “Rooted,” currently...

Mammoth Proportions

Christopher Newport University Alum Ryan Lytle’s felt creature exhibit dominates the Falk gallery. “I had an embarrassingly large number of stuffed animals as a child,” Christopher Newport University Alum, Ryan Lytle explains his ...

That Girl is a Tomboy

Libby Keely highlights feminist rapper Princess Nokia as an artist to watch. The world of hip hop is not considered a feminist environment. Although I adore the genre, I often listen with a grain of salt. However, the artist Desti...

Back from the Dead!

Taylor Swift fan Brooke Wilkinson reviews “Look What You Made Me Do,” the newest single and music video from the Pop Superstar. After spending years as a country-pop crossover artist, Taylor Swift has traded in acoustic guitar for...