The Red & Black
December 03, 2019
Now that winter seems to have finally arrived here in Athens, there's no better time to start stocking up on recipes for dishes to bring to your holiday party. The Red and Black asked chefs in Athens to share recipes for some of their favorite seasonal dishes and how to recreate them. Here’s what they had to recommend.
May 10, 2019
Everyone knows the euphoric feeling of biting into a fresh piece of fruit on a warm summer’s day — the flavor, the coolness and the appreciation for nature’s candy. But not everyone knows that fruit can be made to look just as good as it tastes.
May 04, 2019
Cinco de Mayo is more than just a day to kick back and enjoy a margarita. May 5 celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire way back in 1862 and has since become a day of commemoration, especially for those in the United States, even here in Athens. We compiled a list of seven places (at least) in Athens that will truly help to set the celebratory mood.
April 30, 2019
For decades, Athens has been deemed “the Classic City” by locals and visitors. After this year, however, Athens may soon have a new name as the Klassikó City.
April 22, 2019
Every year on April 22,Earth Day comes to summon a brotherhood of appreciation for this great planet we call home. In honor of this environmental holiday, we’ve compiled 10 easy ways to be kinder to the planet day by day. With these new practices, Earth can be celebrated as if everyday is Earth Day.
April 20, 2019
Review: Moonlight Theater Company's '& Toto Too' is witty and on the nose
The image of Dorothy and her friends from Oz trotting down the yellow brick road is iconic, to say the least. But pattering right alongside Judy Garland’s sparkling ruby slippers are the furry feet of one of Hollywood’s most well-known canines.
April 14, 2019
While in the real world, winter seems to be almost gone, for fans of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” winter is very soon coming. With the show’s eighth and final season set to air on Sunday, April 14, fans are anxiously waiting to see how their favorite characters will fare as a dark and evil winter befalls the people of Westeros.
April 13, 2019
Yoga is often an activity regarded as good for the mind, body and spirit, but The Rubber Soul Collective is offering a chance to make it good for the closet too.
April 09, 2019
Faheem Rasheed Najm — more commonly known as T-Pain — is set to perform for the University of Georgia’s Spring Concert sponsored by University Union. Known for his stylistic use of vocal auto-tune and features on songs like Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It” and Flo Rida’s “Low,” T-Pain is an artist in his own right, but has flown under the radar for the last couple of years.
April 09, 2019
Typically, the letters “DD” stand for the designated driver, but here in Athens, they can also stand for Designated Dawgs.
April 08, 2019
By 2019, you would think the glamour and intrigue around the tale of Frankenstein and his monster would be out of fashion or overdone. Mary Shelley’s famous novel published more than 200 years ago, and yet somehow still erects new forms within our popular culture. While themes of fear and death are constant throughout the tale of Dr. Frankenstein, little resemblances of them will be found in the audience at the University of Georgia’s production of “Young Frankenstein.”
April 07, 2019
If cooking is an art, then baking is a science. Perhaps even more, it’s chemistry, bringing together a cacophony of simple ingredients and preparing them in a way so they emerge as wonderfully new and delicious creations.
March 31, 2019
As a small breeze blew across the parking lot outside of Canopy Studios, balloons and streamers in all colors of the rainbow danced vividly above the heads of clusters of people; laughing, eating and enjoying the atmosphere of DREAMfest.
March 31, 2019
It's hard to imagine with all her success, Billie Eilish has only just this year released her first studio album. Although, I guess we should cut her a break — she’s only 17, after all.
March 31, 2019
The final day of March marks the end of a month-long celebration of the contributions of women throughout history and today. All around Athens, women business owners are advancing in their respective fields.
March 29, 2019
Each year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school in the United States, according to the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The College Board estimated 5 to 10 percent of undocumented students actually attend college, as many students are limited by both financial and acceptance-based burdens.
March 28, 2019
Two double glass doors open to reveal a cement hallway with off-white walls and a quiet energy, but everything is not always as it seems. Further down the hall sits the office of Dominar Films, where any trace of outside ordinarity is overhauled by creativity.
March 25, 2019
Spring break has officially arrived for students in the Athens area. Some are off to visit family miles away, others are heading for a warmer tropical climates, some are venturing off to foreign nations and others are staying put right here in Athens. Whatever the case may be, everyone could use a little music to put themselves in a new mindset.
March 23, 2019
Hotel Indigo seems to live up to its art derived name, playing host to the local creative scene with its newest art exhibit “You Are Here,” on display in its onsite art gallery, The Gallery and Glass Cube at Indigo. The exhibit, which opened in mid-February, features four artists who work with a variety of mediums, all with ties to Athens.
March 04, 2019
In another lifetime, the brick building perched on the corner of Prince Avenue and Hill Street was as a firehouse, serving the local residents of small-town Athens and burry blazes via a carriage of horses. Now, this historic building is aptly home to the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of Athens’ history.
February 23, 2019
There is no question that modern day society is obsessed with love. With Valentine’s Day just in the rearview window, Netflix decided it would be the perfect time to launch a new dating show.
February 14, 2019
Playwrights like William Shakespeare, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams earned their popularity for crafting the English language in new and innovative ways. However, other playwrights like Suzan-Lori Parks earned their reputation for not only being radical with language but radical with social commentary as well. Starting on Feb. 15, UGA Theatre will perform her show, “In the Blood” until Feb. 24.
February 10, 2019
Valentine’s Day 2019 is days away, and while some couples have had plans in the works for months, others may be struggling to pull something together on rather short notice. Whatever the case, we've got you covered with nine ideas for Valentine’s Day activities in the Athens area, perfect for those who want to add on to their special night or simply get their plans started.
February 09, 2019
While February is the shortest of all the months, it’s full of celebrations. The month hosts Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and for 2019 it’s the month of Lunar New Year. February is also nationally recognized as Black History Month, a time to reflect on the history and contributions of those of African descent.
February 07, 2019
Canopy Studios, here in Athens, has opted to take this idea and visualize it into a unique performance. Canopy is a nonprofit community arts center that offers programs, classes and performances and performances that display aerial arts like fabric silks and trapeze.
February 07, 2019
Since 2002, Georgia students in grades fourth through 12th have benefited from the National Archery in the Schools Program, not only from an educational standpoint but also with lifelong skills. On Feb. 8, The Classic Center will host around 500 students for the North Georgia Regional Archery Tournament as the first of three NASP regional tournaments in the state this year.
February 02, 2019
Since 2010, over 100 million people have tuned in to watch the Super Bowl game each year. Some are diehard sports fans, cheering on their favorite team, while others are passive viewers or simply social watchers, finding themselves staring at a screen displaying a game they know nothing about simply because they got dragged to a Super Bowl party.
January 27, 2019
here can’t be a conversation about American serial killers without mentioning Ted Bundy. As someone who is fascinated by criminal justice and psychology, I was intrigued as soon as Netflix announced the release of the Ted Bundy series. Ted Bundy was always a name I had heard and I knew vaguely what he had done to earn his horrible reputation, but I didn’t know the exact details and had never witnessed the elusive charm of Bundy himself.
January 27, 2019
The Holocaust is remembered as one of the most horrific events in human history. In some European countries, laws enacted criminalize denying the Holocaust ever happened. Though the Holocaust occurred thousands of miles away from the United States, it’s still an event taught in schools across the nation and has resonated deeply, even with those who have no ties to Jewish culture.
January 21, 2019
James Blake has always been sort of a hidden treasure. His vocals range from deep, crooner-like notes to spine-shivering falsettos. Despite my love for James Blake, he’s not quite a mainstream artist. His name could often be confused for James Blunt’s, and his voice gives off vibes similar to Sam Smith. Basically, he sounds pretty much the same as every other mid-20s to early 30s British male artist today.
January 17, 2019
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter from his jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, which would become a monumental text in the civil rights movement that swept America in the 1960s. Almost 56 years later, the Lyndon House Arts Center is keeping with King’s themes in their annual Visions of MLK event. This year’s theme is “Peaceful Resistance: Letter(s) From a Birmingham Jail.”
January 12, 2019
January can often be regarded as the month of starting anew. It's the first month of a new year and a time when people try their best not to break their resolutions. A research study conducted by YouGov found that 13 percent of people pledge to take up a hobby in the new year, which is very fitting considering that January is also National Hobby Month.
January 09, 2019
In the United States, the average family can waste 180 gallons of water per week from household leaks, according to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s enough water to do more than 300 loads of laundry.
January 08, 2019
With football season in full swing, reporters nationwide are gearing up for the playoffs. Those who tune into NFL Network for their updates may recognize Taylor Bisciotti as she delivers them updates on all 32 teams in the NFL.
December 01, 2018
‘Queer Eye’ stars Antoni Porowski and Karamo Brown make Athens appearance, share how fame changed them
On most nights, Tate Grand Hall is somewhat unremarkable — it’s just like any other large room, covered in basic carpet, with neutral walls, and on nights with events grey chairs that precisely line the room and lead to black curtains framing a small stage. What makes the room special is not its decor or layout, but rather the engaging readers and listeners who bring their magnetic energy into it.
November 26, 2018
Rock out with your Crocs out: UGA students appreciate Crocs' limitless potential
Unknown to most, October wasn’t just a month for celebrating ghouls and goblins. This year, October was also a time to celebrate the iconic footwear known as Crocs. Taking American teens by storm, the aptly named “Crocktober” saw a record quarter of sales for the shoe retailer.
November 15, 2018
Go the distance: UGA student to run Boston Marathon, raise money for charity
The Boston Marathon is an event associated with immense pride, athletics and rich history. It’s the world’s oldest annual marathon and is one of the world’s most well known road-racing events. After the bombing at the race in 2013, the marathon has become a symbol of the city’s strength and unity.
November 09, 2018
Review: UGA Theatre’s 'Equus' is oddly fascinating
Initially, not much can be derived from the word “equus.” Some people may recognize its meaning, perhaps from its common stem in the word equestrian — “equus” is Latin for horse.
November 02, 2018
Season’s greetings: 2018 Jefferson Holiday Market to offer items from nearly 100 vendors
For some festive folks, the end of Halloween means the beginning of a new holiday season. Although Thanksgiving is technically the next holiday coming up, in some homes, Christmas preparations have already started. The Jefferson Civic Center, along with Jefferson Main Street, helps local residents get in the spirit by hosting the Jefferson Holiday Market.
November 01, 2018
Ciné receives 2018 Governor’s Award for its ‘outstanding contributions’
In 2012, Georgia governor Nathan Deal was entering the second year of his first gubernatorial term and during that time, he turned his attention to the arts.
Partnering with Georgia Humanities and the Georgia Council for the Arts, the governor’s office launched the Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities.
October 31, 2018
‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ play to explore women’s experiences
What’s in a period? It’s perhaps the most recognizable and conventional form of punctuation. It completes a thought or idea by creating a full stop — acting like a knife, neatly chopping our language into small and comprehensive portions. Consider this: “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” This phrase isn’t a chant, nor a conversational repetition, but a title — a title to a linguistically precise and experimental play by Alice Birch.
October 10, 2018
International Day of the Girl event to showcase and encourage strong women in Athens
To say the word “girl” is to evoke an image different to every person on Earth. To some, she is a bubbly blue-eyed toddler just learning to walk. To others, she is dark-skinned and brightly clothed, walking through a crowded street of people. For others, she is a shy student eager to attend her first day of school in a new village. And to others still, she is almost fully covered with just her simple features peeking out.
October 05, 2018
Short Shakespeare: Reduced Shakespeare Company to perform all of the Bard’s plays in one production
Any student knows when it comes to literature, there’s no escaping the works of William Shakespeare. Whether it’s reading “Romeo and Juliet” in a high school English class, rehearsing monologues from “Hamlet” in an acting class, or even watching an early 2000s rom-com based on “Taming of the Shrew” or “Much Ado About Nothing,” most people have interacted with the Bard in one way or another.
September 24, 2018
8 Hispanic writers, directors and producers in Hollywood you should know about
While it may be easy to conjure up names of famous Hispanic actors and actresses like Penélope Cruz, Sofia Vergara or Javier Bardem, there aren't many Hispanic directors, writers and producers whose names are as recognizable as those of Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.
September 16, 2018
Indie South returns to Terrapin Beer Co. for Handmade Harvest Fall Fest
Anyone around knows Athens is a town like no other. It’s a community that thrives on art, music and one-of-a-kind stores.One of these stores is Indie South, a modern market started in 2006 by Serra Jaggar that features vintage and handmade makers. Indie South will also soon grow to include more engagement and shops, as well as offering creative services like branding, marketing and design consulting.
September 15, 2018
UGA’s 'The Tall Girls' to help bridge gap between sports and theatre
Walking into the University of Georgia’s Fine Arts Building, the grandeur of theatre overcomes visitors almost instantly: highly arched ceilings with delicate crown moldings, large cream colored pillars, and chandeliers dropping from above. Perhaps the last thing one would expect to find out is just a few floors below all of this splendor, in the Cellar Theatre, a group of students gather on a grey-dust painted stage energetically dribbling and shooting basketballs while “Ice Ice Baby” blares in the background.
September 11, 2018
Playlist: 5 Classical masterpieces to celebrate Classical Music Month
Classical Music. Some love it. Some hate it. And some just love to hate it. Whatever your feelings are on classical music, keep in mind that it’s classic for a reason. September marks Classical Music Month, and to celebrate, The Red & Black has curated a special playlist that can be background music for anything from meal prep to study breaks to pet play time.
September 09, 2018
M3Yoga celebrates Athens PRIDE with free Rainbow Flow yoga class
Perhaps the most iconic image of any PRIDE event is the vivid and brightly-colored rainbow flag that symbolizes community and peace. On Saturday, Sept. 8, M3Yoga hosted an open-invite Rainbow Flow yoga class in correlation with Athens PRIDE, and featured plenty of this iconic image.
September 06, 2018
'A lasting contribution': NCNW provides welcoming community for UGA women
“Invest in the human soul, who knows — it might be a diamond in the rough." These words are written on the homepage of the University of Georgia chapter website for the National Council of Negro Women, below a group photo of the college’s sisterhood.
August 24, 2018
6 scrumptious places in Athens to celebrate National Waffle Day
For some, Aug. 24 approaches just like any other day out of the year. But for others—those who love all things breakfast, butter and syrup—it rises on the calendar like batter that hits a hot pan.
May 06, 2018
Review: Comedian John Mulaney returns with Netflix special 'Kid Gorgeous'
John Mulaney’s new Netflix special “Kid Gorgeous” brings the 35-year-old comedian to center stage at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall for an hour-long show that can be enjoyed by any age. Mulaney’s material draws from his own experiences, chronicling the retrospective humor found in his early childhood, college and young adult years.
May 05, 2018
Review: Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' sends poignant political message despite outward pop sound
Janelle Monáe’s latest album “Dirty Computer” may be, in some ways, considered a piece of protest art. While her album sends powerful messages about the state of race, gender and politics in America, the overall retro-pop that flows throughout the album seems redundant and not quite as ‘“fresh” as music should be in 2018.
April 28, 2018
South East Women’s Wrestlers to host WRESTLEWOMANIA event
On Saturday April 28, the South East Women’s Wrestlers will present their first WRESTLEWOMANIA event staring at 7 p.m. at The Mill on 1085 Danielsville Road.
Kate Bundy, known by the name Amazona Prime, is a participating wrestler and founding member of the collective. Bundy also serves as the group’s communications officer.
April 23, 2018
Both locations of Avid Bookshop to host events to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day
On Saturday, April 28, both locations of Avid Bookshop will host Independent Bookstore Day events to celebrate the lasting power and impacts of books as well as the importance of bookstores in the local community. The event is held in collaboration with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library-United Way of Northeast Georgia and is a celebration that can be enjoyed by all ages.
April 21, 2018
UGA's Bag the Bag to host Athens Earth Day Festival at Terrapin Beer Company
In an Earth Day Celebration, on Sunday, April 22, UGA’s Bag the Bag organization will host the Athens Earth Day Festival at Terrapin Beer Company from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is family friendly and will feature a variety of activities with local musicians and speaker in an effort to raise awareness for sustainable living practices and environmental protection.
April 20, 2018
29th Annual Boybutante Ball to be held to raise funds for HIV/AIDS services
On Saturday, April 21, the 40 Watt Club in downtown Athens will host the 29th Annual Boybutante Ball, an event that raises money for HIV/AIDS support and services for the areas of northeast Georgia. The Boybutante Ball is a larger-than-life drag show that will feature performances from professional drag queens from all over the south in a tantalizingly fun performance of sights and sounds.
April 22, 2018
7 eco-friendly Athens businesses to visit on Earth Day
This year, Sunday, April 22, marks the 48th annual Earth Day celebration here in the United States. The national event celebrates the bounty provided by Mother Earth and acts as a public reminder of the importance of environmental protection and conservations. If you’re feeling like ‘going green’ for the day, then look no further than right here in Athens where there are plenty of businesses that practice sustainability every day.
April 08, 2018
Birdhouse exhibit and auction benefiting Athens Area Habitat for Humanity to take place
On Saturday, April 14, the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia and the Lyndon House Arts Center will host the Ultimate Birdhouse Exhibit and Auction from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity and will feature over 30 unique birdhouses designed and constructed by local artists.
April 08, 2018
Review: UGA's 'Othello' shines thanks to cast and design
William Shakespeare’s “Othello” is one of the most well-known tragic plays of all time. It tells the story of Othello, a Moorish, acclaimed general who marries his fair-skinned love, Desdemona, much to the dismay of her father. The plot begins to thicken when Othello’s most trusted aide, Iago, begins a revenge plot against Othello after having been wronged by him. Iago’s masterful manipulation sends the other characters into a frenzy as they try to decipher who they can trust and if what they’re being told is true.
April 01, 2018
UGA theatre class to perform production showcasing four Shakespeare plays
On Wednesday, April 4, students from Dr. Fran Teague’s English/Theatre 4800 class will perform in a production showcasing four of William Shakespeare’s finest plays scored to music provided by students from the Hodgson Music School.The free show will be held in the Ramsey Concert Hall at 6 p.m.
March 31, 2018
Avid Bookshop to host local chef for cooking demonstration
On Tuesday, April 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. Avid Bookshop in Five Points will host local chef Eddie Hernandez as he demonstrates recipes from his new cookbook, “Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen.” Hernandez will also be signing books inside the shop after the demo has finished.
March 26, 2018
Review: The Magic Gang's debut album is dynamic
The Magic Gang is an indie/alternative English music group who released its self-titled debut album on March 16. The foursome is not entirely new to the music scene — it released its first single in 2015 and have since released more singles along with a couple of EPs. Some of the group’s earlier tracks even found their way onto its new album, showing that this project was a long time coming.
March 22, 2018
Review: UGA's performance of 'BFE' is gripping and relatable
Despite its high praise as a theatrical work, the title “BFE” is one that not many people would recognize. Even after deciphering the acronym, which stands for Bum Fuck Egypt, it’s still hard to say exactly what to expect from this rather ambiguous show.
March 16, 2018
Review: Moby creates deep melancholy and movement with latest album
“Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt” is the 15th studio album from the American alternative musician Moby. Moby’s last three albums, which were released in 2016 and 2017, took an aggressive stance on politics, often taking aim at President Donald Trump. His newest album offers a more gloomy and melancholic mood that chronicles the aftermath of the artist’s pain caused by the world around him.
March 06, 2018
Rabbit Box will host 'A Life Well Read' at The Foundry
On March 7, Rabbit Box will host its “A Life Well Read” event at The Foundry. The event is held in collaboration with Books for Keeps, an organization that provides books to elementary schools in the Clarke County area, and will feature seven different storytellers as they share the impact of books on their lives.
March 05, 2018
Review: Everything that happened at the 90th Academy Awards
On Sunday, March 4, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science held its 90th Annual Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. This year’s show was just like all the rest: a star-studded event filled with lots of nerves, joy and great fashion.
March 03, 2018
Review: Insecure Men releases first full-length album
“Insecure Men” is the debut self-titled album from alternative/indie rock group Insecure Men. The band was formed in January 2017 by Saul Adamczewski, a former member of the UK rock band Fat White Family, and Ben Romans-Hopcraft, a member of the UK rock band Childhood. The album itself offers whimsical and even “pretty” melodies that are at times offset with disturbing lyrics or subjects.
March 01, 2018
First in the family: first-generation college students discuss experiences
In Athens, the start of the school year represents a time for students to start anew. They leave behind the challenges of last year and brace for the impending ones to come. For first-generation students — the first in their families to attend college — trying something new is all too familiar territory.
February 26, 2018
Students discuss highly-anticipated 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away with Murder' crossover
The name Shonda Rhimes is one that is familiar to many. Rhimes is the creator and mastermind behind three of ABC’s most popular shows: “Scandal,” “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
February 20, 2018
Junior League of Athens to host annual Bargainza Thrift Sale
Starting on Feb. 22, the Junior League of Athens will host its 28th annual Bargainza Thrift Sale. The thrift sale is an opportunity for all members of the Athens community to find deals on an assortment of secondhand goods including furniture, art, home goods and designer purses. The proceeds from the event help to fund literacy projects put on by the league for children in the community.