Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

“October 26, 1881.  In Tombstone Arizona, thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others.”  And so, begins a story of betrayal, corruption and cold blooded murder that has become legendary in  stories of the American West.

I’m Mark Martin with "Martin’s Must Reads" and Tom Clavin in his book Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday and The Vendetta Ride from Hell recounts familiar parts of this story but also reveals many, less noble facts that the movies and  myths don’t include.

Just about every major holiday in America is associated with its own signature version of what Jonathan Barlett, author of The Cook's Dictionary and Culinary Reference, calls those "sugary confections that feed our sweet tooth, rot our teeth and lift our spirits." At Christmas it's the candy cane, on Valentine's Day it's the chocolate heart, for Easter it's Marshmallow Peeps and come Halloween it's candy corn.

“I’ve never done a job like this. I’ve never moved so fully into someone’s life, infiltrated their home and coerced them to be my friend. Most of my cons have taken place in the dark, under the cover of intoxication: parties nightclubs, hotel bars.”

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I’m sure you are familiar with Gouda cheese, arguably Holland’s most famous, accounting for over fifty percent of the total production of cheese in that country and these days as ubiquitous, even in this country, as Kraft singles.

I too am familiar with the cheese and have been enjoying it all my life.  But recently I discovered, upon visiting the Dutch city from which the cheese gets its designation, that for all these years I have been mispronouncing its name.  The locals call it “how-da”, not “goo-da.”

The Pack Returns For An Entirely Streamed Run of “The Wolves”

Oct 16, 2020
Photo submitted by Roxanne Wellington


As the curtain closed early on the Spring 2020 semester, River Campus productions such as “The Wolves” were thrown into uncertainty.


“The Wolves,” written by Sarah DeLappe, is a six-scene play focusing on a girls’ soccer team, delving into the female mind with an all-female cast directed by Roxanne Wellington. According to Public Relations and Theater Alumna Francesca Bucci, an all-female cast is typically hard to come by in theater.