Arts & Entertainment

“Climax” is why I don’t party

August 14, 2019

TMN film critic gives “Climax” 4/5 See-No-Evil monkey emojis Hello, welcome back to Truman. Hope you watched lots of movies this summer — I certainly did.  “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Midsommar,” “Wild […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part VII

April 28, 2019

This is the sixth installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part six here. Death did not show its face that first day. Well, correction. […]

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“Unicorn Store” is whimsical fun

April 19, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Unicorn Store” 3.5/5 vacuums.  Brie Larson’s quirky directorial debut “Unicorn Store” is entertaining, albeit decently cringeworthy. The film centers around Kit, played by Larson, a glitter-obsessed art school dropout […]

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Truman student talks marimba, percussion

April 15, 2019

The marimba — which looks like a piano but instead consists of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets to produce music — is quite the misunderstood instrument and often confused with a xylophone. […]

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“Cold War” is an artful love story

April 12, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Cold War” four out of five hammers and sickles. Spring is finally here. Hallelujah. There hasn’t been a better time to watch “Cold War,” a grim Polish love story […]

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Khan you hear us now?

April 5, 2019

The Student Union Building Down Under erupted with energy last Saturday as bands and groups of all sorts came to play music and dance at Quesapalooza to celebrate Khan Queso’s “Khan You Hear Us Now?” […]

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Testimony of the Living, part seven

January 27, 2019

This is part seven of a serialized fictional story written by freshman staff writer Allison Maschhoff. Part six can be found here. A few months later, Jonah and I were eating lunch at school. There […]

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Truman graduate publishes poetry collection

December 9, 2018

Last month 2014 Truman State University graduate and writer, published his first book of poetry titled “What Loss Taught Me.”

Stephen Furlong chose to write poetry because he was blown away by the beauty and complexity of it. Furlong compared it to standing close to a painting and seeing the brushstrokes, and then by stepping away, one can see how ideas are woven together. That is one of the mystifying elements of writing, but he always thought that poetry was different. […]