Arts & Entertainment

Troy Arts Council Presents: The Merling Trio

By: Kianna Collins   The three esteemed musicians that make up the Merling Trio will be making their way to Troy University to perform classical pieces on piano, violin and cello. The Troy Arts Council will be hosting the Merling Trio on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. New compositions by the San Franciscan composer Peter Lewis will be featured. The name Merling Trio is derived from the Danish violin maker Paul Merling. The trio consists of three musicians: Renata Artman Knific, the violinist; Bruce Uchimura, the cellist; and Susan […]

by · January 24, 2013 · Arts & Entertainment

Video Game Violence equals Real Violence?

By: Jonathan Bryant Following in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and the revelation that shooter Adam Lanza might have indulged in a game or two of “Call of Duty,” violent video games have once again become a hot topic of discussion for politicians. But guess who else plays “Call of Duty?”  Virtually everyone. Your mailman probably does. Ask the pest control guy that visits your place every once in a while.  He probably does, too (I know mine does). The fact is that tens of millions […]

by · January 24, 2013 · Arts & Entertainment
Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

By: Sage Gregson From the novel to the big screen, “Zero Dark Thirty” makes a sound impression, and it’s a fine story overall. It is the account of how a group of dedicated people caught a dangerous solitary man in a nation of chaos. The film centers on a CIA agent named Maya, who collaborates with the United States embassy in Pakistan to track down the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks:  Osama Bin Laden. From 2004 to 2011, Maya investigates mysteries and follows leads, but Bin Laden seems ever […]

by · January 24, 2013 · Arts & Entertainment
Paper Clips

Paper Clips

By: Valario Johnson   How much is 11 million?  That was one question posed by a middle school student of Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee during the class’s study of World War II-era Europe. What began 10 years ago as a lesson concerning the Holocaust for a group of middle school students grew into a massive undertaking to collect 11 million paper clips, each one representing the lives of those lost in the tragic events throughout the 1940s.  Of the 11 million, six million were Jews and five million were […]

by · January 24, 2013 · Arts & Entertainment

Fox’s new series The Following aims for grit

What happens when Hannibal Lector is cooked together with “Criminal Minds” and seasoned with Bacon? Fox’s new series “The Following” is the product of that recipe. The new series starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Natalie Zea and Shawn Ashmore is set to debut Monday, Jan. 21, but The Tropolitan received a preview of the first four episodes courtesy of Fox. Kevin Williamsom— known best for his work on the movies “Scream” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer”— is the show’s producer, and his goal for the show is […]

by · January 17, 2013 · Arts & Entertainment