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Wham! Bam! Play Slam! Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance to host fourth annual one-act frenzy, season auditions The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern opens their performance season with the fourth annual Wham! Bam! Play Slam! The free, fun-filled performance features original scripts written, rehearsed and performed in a mere 24 hours. The opportunity calls for quickthinking and creativity by randomly matching playwrights actors and directors one night before the show. After a long night of improvising and brainstorming, playwrights put together a short play for their cast. By 3 p.m. the next day, rehearsals begin, and at 7:30 p.m. the curtain opens. Students can look forward to a great time and the opportunity to make new friends, while audiences can enjoy a preview of the talent and ingenuity to be displayed all year long. A large crowd is expected, so audience members are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to curtain in order to get preferred seating. Individuals interested in participating should contact the program staff via email at For aspiring Georgia Southern thespians, the Theatre & Performance program will be holding auditions for fall shows Aug. 16–17,

starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Center for Art & Theatre. Auditions are open to all students regardless of major. Sign-up sheets for audition times are available at the Center for Art & Theatre box office. Students will be auditioning for the shows Crumbs from the Table of Joy, written by Lynn Notttage and directed by Mical Whitaker; and She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Nicholas Newell. Crumbs roles are open to three African American women, one white woman and one African American man and will be performed Sept. 21–28. Monsters roles are open to eight women and four men, as well as five additional actors of any gender and all ethnicities. The show will be performed Nov. 9–16. Actors need not prepare any material for the auditions and will be expected to bring a printed class and work schedule. For actors’ convenience, scripts are available online at the Communication Arts website under the "theatre" heading. Participants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time — and to be ready to have some fun! Further questions may be directed to the Center for Art & Theatre box office at (912) 478-5379 or at

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The media world is an everSouthern's campus on August changing place. If you want to 23. survive, you have to evolve — Personally, I am both and here at Connect, we're about curious about and excited to go full-on Charizard. You for this magazine experiment hold in your hands the very last we are about to undertake. issue of our biweekly newsprint I am thrilled to be putting paper. Connect's design in the capable The next issue you'll see hands of Hunter McCumber, on our stands will be a proformer Connect cover artist Brittani Howell and current artistic director at fessionally designed, full-gloss monthly magazine, with a Statesboro Magazine. Having always preferred the editorial element to gorgeous new look to grace your the design side of things, I am looking coffee table or bookshelf for as long forward to letting Hunter take the reins as you want to keep it around. We'll for Connect's facelift. be shooting for 32–48 pages per issue But to tell the truth, I'm also a tiny — more, if we get a good response or bit sad to be handing off that part of the something really juicy is happening process. Since I came to Connect in July in town. The magazine will come out of 2014, this paper has been my baby. at the beginning of every month and I have chosen the stories for the paper give you a look ahead at the weeks to (and written half of them), designed come, in addition to in-depth looks at the pages and edited everything for Statesboro's artistic scene. Don't worry — we'll still be featuring each individual issue. It has been a very organic and surprisingly intimate expethe same sort of content you've come rience. to expect from this publication. We'll But babies have to grow, and adding still have band write-ups, community people to the process is how you build news, annual festivals and theatre a good team. And between the designer updates. We'll keep you informed about and reporters and columnists who are happenings at the Averitt Center, new coming together to work on this project, businesses coming into the Boro, the we are building a heck of a team. We're continued revitalization of downtown all dedicated to telling Statesboro's and the great musical talent on local stories to you for as long as you want to stages. Our regular columnists will also be read them. It will be quite the new adventure as along for the ride. The Vampin' Gamer we embrace this change, and we invite and the Tailgate Tattler are sticking with you to come on board with us — not us for the transition, as are Overthinker just as readers, but as participants. I'm Katherine Fallon and Daytripper Kenley always on the lookout for fresh talent to Alligood, who are more recent additions add to our team, and our ad manager to the team. Summer intern Kenneth Stephanie Childs would love to help Lee will be chipping in with his Screen you get your business featured in our Cap commentary on modern cinema, glossy new pages. If you're interested and spring intern Matt Sowell will be in talking to either of us about those lending his comedic prowess to the opportunities, email us at bhowell@ astrology section. (Yes, you read that and schilds@ correctly.), respectively. To stay on top of the daily flow of news in and around Statesboro, we'll Look for our new issue on stands in the first week of September. Happy be moving content on our website and reading! social media outlets much more reg ularly, so make sure to subscribe to us Brittani Howell is the editor of Connect and keep an eye out for those stories. Statesboro. If you'd like to reach out, shoot a And if you'd like to say hello, come message to!w meet us at the Boro Browse on Georgia




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Statesboro Regional Public Library, Community Room — Movie Series: Wednesday Westerns – Buffalo Soldiers, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Locos — Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.


Averitt Center for the Arts — Artist Talk with Carrie Ann Baade, 5 p.m. Meet the Artist reception to follow at 6 p.m. Center for Art and Theater Gallery — Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art Faculty Exhibition Reception, 6–7:30 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m.

Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

Millhouse — Bragg & Co., 9 p.m.

Locos — Live music, 9 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — The Reality, 9 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — Cole Taylor, 9 p.m.

40 East Grill — Jeff ‘Chuckie P’ Parrish, 8 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Brendan Roberts, 9:30 p.m.

El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

South City Tavern — My Maiden Name and XULUPROPHET, 8 p.m.

Locos — Live music, 9 p.m.

Millhouse — Jason White, 9 p.m. Locos — Live music, 9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Morning Fatty, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m. Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close


Millhouse — Southern Soul, 9 p.m. Locos — Live music, 9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Sumilan, 9:30 p.m.

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Downtown Brooklet — Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival, 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m.


Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Matt Wiffen, 6 p.m. Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m.


Play Slam! 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

GSU Eagle Field – Erk Russell Park — Women’s soccer v. UNC Wilmington The BiRDHAUS — Rising Tide EP Release Show, 7:30 p.m. Featuring BiRDPERSON, The Blackriver Blues Band, Bullmoose, and Rising Tide. Cover: $5. For address, see Facebook event.

Downtown Statesboro (Sea Island Bank Parking Lot) — Mainstreet Farmers Market, 9 a.m. 2785 Georgia Highway 46, Register — Indoor Yard Sale with Save the Animals Rescue Society (STARS), 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Statesboro Regional Public Library — Sip & Sketch, 4 p.m. Free and open to adults of legal drinking age. Space is limited. GSU Center for Art & Theatre — Wham! Bam!

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Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 8–9 p.m. Midtown Bar & Grill — Beer pong tourney, 7 p.m. Southern Billiards & Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee

22 Monday

El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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GSU Russell Union — Fall 2016 Boro Browse, 11 a.m.

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Locos — Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.


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Three Tree Coffee Roasters — 1 Year Anniversary Celebration, with live music from Mosaic and speaker from Out of Darkness human rights group. Event runs from 6– 9 p.m. Eagle Field – Erk Russell Park — Women’s soccer v. North Florida, 7 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.


Statesboro Regional Public Library — Cards Against Humanity, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Locos — Live music, 9 p.m. 40 East Grill — Scotty Cram, 9 p.m. Millhouse — Daniel Navarro, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Movie Series: Wednesday Westerns – Silverado, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — “Elvis — If I Can Dream,” featuring Russ Lanier as Elvis, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 GSU Sweetheart Circle — UPB Outdoor Movie: Now You See Me 2, 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Wild Wing Café — Bullmoose, 9 p.m. Locos — Live music, 9 p.m. Millhouse — Amy Taylor, 9 p.m. South City Tavern — Live music, 9 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — Brendan Robert, 9 p.m.

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Go nuts at the 27th Annual Peanut Festival Yes, we have been making that pun for five years, and no, we're not tired of it yet lemonade, baked goods and, of course, all kinds of peanuts will be available. Volunteers usually offer a free shuttle service with designated shuttle stops to help transport people from the parking areas to the festival. The Peanut Run race begins at 7 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m., which is televised on WTOC. The festival also opens at 10 a.m. Live entertainment throughout the day leads to a street dance at 7 p.m., with Southern Crossroads and headliner Tell Scarlet. The dance ends at 10:30 p.m., when everyone is asked to vacate the festival site. The slow tractor race, where competitors see how slow their tractors can go without choking out, begins at noon on Warnock Street. A kiddie pedal tractor race sets off the event, followed by the slow tractor race immediately following. The pedal


Julie Newman and pooch "Millie" get their picture taken with Mr. Peanut during the 2015 Brooklet Peanut Festival. tractor race features age divisions. For more information on the 5K Peanut Run, contact Toby Davis at (912) 823-3668. Those with questions about the parade should call Newman Randy at (912) 842-2325. Questions about the tractor races should be directed to Lloyd or Dee Strickland at (912) 842-2160.w

CALENDAR, from page 6 Dingus Magee’s — Little Bird, 9:30 p.m.

featuring Russ Lanier as Elvis, 7 p.m. Tickets: $20


Wild Wing Café — Playback Trivia, 8:30– 9:30 p.m.


Downtown Statesboro (Sea Island Bank Parking Lot) — Mainstreet Farmers Market, 9 a.m. 2785 Georgia Highway 46, Register — Indoor Yard Sale with Save the Animals Rescue Society (STARS), 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — “Elvis — If I Can Dream,”

Millhouse — Squawk Box, 9 p.m. Locos — Chyann Rose, 9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — The Dipping Skinnies, 10 p.m.

UNC Charlotte, 1 p.m. Midtown Bar & Grill — Beer pong tourney, 7 p.m. Southern Billiards & Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee



Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 8–9 p.m.

Eagle Field – Erk Russell Park — Women’s Soccer v.

Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.



El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.

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GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

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For the 27th year, people from all over the region will flock to Brooklet for a day of entertainment, contests, festival attractions and peanuts — boiled, roasted and even fried — as the annual Brooklet Peanut Festival unfolds. Starting the day with a foot race, the event includes a parade, a slow tractor race, kids' attractions and musical entertainment of all kinds. The event is a fundraiser for the Brooklet Community Development Authority, with proceeds used for beautification projects and two annual scholarships. The festival is held in the heart of downtown Brooklet, where a pavilion, tents for resting and several vendor booths offer a variety of arts and crafts, as well as all kinds of food. Funnel cakes, hamburgers, barbecue, pork skins, frozen drinks,

Happy Mondays: Happy Hour all day! Half-off all alcohol and select appetizers Trivia Tuesdays: Trivia at 7 p.m. with cash prizes; $10 buckets of beer, $7.99 shrimp and grits Wicked Wednesdays: Karaoke and live DJ at 9 p.m.; $13 buckets (imports), $8 buckets (domestics), $3 doubles all day Thirsty Thursdays: $10 buckets of beer, $3 doubles, $3 bombs, $3 Newcastle all day Fridays & Saturdays: Live music; $10 buckets of beer Sunday Funday: Happy Hour all day! Karaoke and live DJ at 8 p.m.; 45¢ wings Everyday Lunch Specials: $7 lunches with a drink, 7 days a week!

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Meet the Eagles — Defense, defense Last week, we took a look at the Georgia Southern offense. This week, let’s talk defense. We’ll start with the defensive line — a unit that is expected to be one of the best in the Sun Belt. Two Eagle defensive linemen Alex were named preseason AllConference. Jay Ellison was named to the first team and Bernard Dawson is a second-teamer. But the Eagles have a wealth of depth and experience up front. Darrius Sapp, Ryan George, Nardo Govan, Jamal Johnson and Tre Griffin are all upperclassmen who have seen significant playing time throughout their careers. Several highly touted freshmen are also ready to step in and make their mark. In addition, Jonathan Battle was recently granted a sixth year by the NCAA due to a knee injury, so he’ll be back and healthy to start the 2016 season. The linebacking corps loses Antwoine Williams from last season’s team. Williams was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions after an outstanding career at Georgia Southern. But on paper, it looks like the Eagles have a very capable replacement to fill his large shoes in Ukeme Eligwe. Eligwe transferred to Georgia Southern from Florida State and has two years of eligibility left. He saw action in 13 of 14 games during the Seminoles’ national championship season of 2013. I have a feeling Eagle fans — and opposing offenses — will get to know him quickly. Unlike the defensive line, there isn’t a ton of depth at linebacker — but there is talent. Ironhead Gallon will return as one of the leaders of the defense. He was an honorable mention all-conference selection last season after recording 81 tackles (second highest on the team), 1.5 sacks and two blocked punts. Chris DeLaRosa saw action in all

13 games last season, William Bussey played in all 13 as well (although the majority of those snaps were on special teams) and Ken Butler played in 11. The secondary is young and unproven, but loaded with potential and high Brown expectations. Cornerback Darius Jones is the only returning

starter from last year’s defensive backfield, but these underclassmen stepping into starting roles pass the eyeball test, if nothing else. Vegas Harley, a very physical runner when he was at quarterback, has moved to safety. Freshmen cornerbacks Christian Mathew (6’3”), Jessie Liptrot (6’0”) and Monquavion Brinson (5’11) along with freshman safety Martial Washington (6’3”) and sophomore safety Josh Moon (6’0”) provide some size in the secondary. In fact, the Eagles have eight defensive backs on the roster that stand six feet tall or taller. Anytime you have this many young players on one unit, there will be a learning curve. But head coach Tyson Summers’ background is in coaching defensive backs, so you have to feel like this group will come along quickly. And having one of the best defensive fronts in the

league will also help tremendously. If the quarterback doesn’t have time to throw, it takes a ton of pressure off the secondary because they don’t have to cover receivers for nearly as long. Hopefully, the offense can consistently put together sustained drives to keep the defense off the field as much as possible. Opening up with Savannah State and two relatively weaker conference opponents will hopefully give the newcomers time to get acclimated to their new roles. Going into the season, most armchair quarterbacks like myself expect the defense to be solid — possibly one of the best we have seen at Georgia Southern in a while. It certainly looks good on paper, but we’ll have to wait to find out when the Eagles hit the field. And we’re really getting close now — only two weeks until game week.w

SCOTT BRYANT/staff Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers directs traffic during the Eagles' first day of fall camp last week at Beautiful Eagle Creek.

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Paddle Harris Neck with Ogeechee Riverkeeper Registration now open for August paddle trip paid their membership fees. Nonmembers can also experience an exhilarating morning on the river by paying $35, which includes an annual membership. Additionally, there is a small fee for rental boats if paddlers do not have one. To make trips like this possible, Ogeechee Riverkeeper last month launched a new fundraising campaign, “Power the Paddle.” The nonprofit’s goal is to raise $6,500, which will allow Ogeechee Riverkeeper to buy additional kayaks and a new canoe trailer so they can accommodate larger groups on the water. Donors may contribute to this initiative online, and they have the opportunity to create their own fundraising pages, set goals, and share their pages with friends and family via social media. For instructions on how to set up your own fundraising page to compete for prizes, please visit become-a-fundraiser/. In addition to supplying a donation, the top three donors/fundraisers (plus one guest each), will get to take the new kayaks on their first voyage on an exclusive and private paddle trip. The highest donor/ fundraiser will win a handcrafted Greenland-style paddle donated by



Take a paddle with Ogeechee Riverkeeper through Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge Saturday, Aug. 27. master woodworker and Ogeechee Riverkeeper board member Tim Goodson. The Harris Neck trip will feature an educational guide who will offer insights and interesting facts about marine life, geography and scenery as paddlers take it all in. Ogeechee Riverkeeper Watershed Outreach Coordinator Jesse DemonbreunChapman said he’s looking forward to seeing many returning and new paddle trip participants on Aug. 27.

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“We’re thrilled to arrange this scenic journey from Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge as it is the perfect way to enjoy our region’s aquatic creatures and birds from the water,” Demonbreun-Chapman said. For more information about the trips, email Demonbreun-Chapman at or call 866-942-6222, ext. 2. To learn more about Ogeechee Riverkeeper, please visit or call 866-942-6222.w

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grooves and crevices that are on the tops of the tooth. First, the tooth is cleaned thoroughly, and any debris is removed from the cracks and crevices. Then the tooth is treated with a bonding agent by flowing the plastic into the grooves. The excess can be seen on the tops of the tooth. Often the plastic is colored white to aid in monitoring the sealants at the cleaning appointments. The top part of the sealant often wears away in 3-5 years. However, the part of the plastic that is in the grooves seems to last much longer than 3-5 years

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Registration for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s August paddle trip is now open. Beginning at Harris Neck, this tour departs Saturday, Aug. 27, and is designed to appeal to lovers of wildlife. This family-friendly paddle trip accommodates participants of all ages and varying levels of paddling experience. The trip will begin at the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge and continue through marshland teeming with wildlife, including crabs, osprey, dolphins, spoonbills and more. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the put-in point to unload boats and sign waivers. Paddlers should bring their own food, refreshments and a dry bag for personal items such as keys and cell phones. Outdoor attire is recommended, including a hat, tennis shoes or water shoes, and plenty of sunscreen. Those interested in joining the trip can register at by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, as no registrations or rentals will be accepted after the deadline. ORK supporters who have an annual membership are especially encouraged to register and take part in monthly paddle trips, which are free to those who’ve already

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Study: Women dominate NBC'S prime time During the first half of the Olympics, women have dominated the screen on NBC in the evening. Through the night of Saturday, August 13, 58.5 percent of the competition time on NBC's prime-time telecasts involved women's sports, with 41.5 percent devoted to men, according to research released Monday by three college professors writing a book, Olympic Television: Inside the Biggest Show on Earth. For all of the Summer and Winter Olympics dating back to 1994, the 2012 London Games was the only competition where women got more airtime than the men — and even that didn't match the imbalance of Rio de Janeiro so far, said Andy Billings, a sports media professor at the University of Alabama. "I think it shows that NBC is very progressive compared to any other form of sports media," said Billings, who conducted the research with James Angelini of the University of Delaware and Paul MacArthur of Utica College. NBC has been among media

outlets criticized for incidents of alleged sexism regarding the Olympics. An NBC sportscaster, for example, credited a Hungarian swimmer's husband for a career turnaround. An NBC executive's comment last month that NBC sought a reality show-like narrative flow to its coverage to appeal to women not interested in sports angered some women who are. "We take great pride in knowing that no one devotes more broadcast network prime-time coverage to women's sports than NBC," said Jim Bell, executive producer of the Olympics. Through noon Monday, U.S. women had earned a total of 34 medals in Rio de Janeiro, 16 of them gold. Men had 32 medals, nine of them gold. Much of the disparity can be explained by women's dominance in some of the sports that NBC follows most closely in its prime-time telecast. For instance, women's gymnastics has accounted for nearly three hours more screen time for women, Billings said. The U.S. women's team and

United States' Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday, Aug. 15. Simone Biles have dominated gymnastics in Rio, while American men have been less competitive. Women's beach volleyball — where the competitors wear bikinis — has logged 2 hours, 45 minutes on NBC's marquee telecast, the study found. The men had been on for 35 seconds. "We'd be naive if we didn't acknowledge that the sports they are showing, a lot of them involve women in swimsuits and leotards," Billings said. While this may appeal to men,

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's “Pete's Dragon," the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

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'Pete's Dragon' darkly different from original 2016 will be remembered for a lot of things, but on the big screen, you could call it The Year of the Feral Child. Starting with “The Jungle Book” and continuing with “The Legend of Tarzan,” “Pete’s Dragon” marks the third film since spring that tells or builds on the story of a young boy lost in the wilderness. That may come as a surprise to those who remember the first “Pete’s Dragon” from 1977, which was set in early 20th century New England. The 2016 edition

switches coasts, re-writes the story and ramps up the production quality. (The dragon is still green, though.) The new “Pete’s Dragon” opens with a dark but discreet prologue. A married couple is killed in a tragic car crash while on vacation in the Pacific Northwest, and their young son is left alone in the wilderness with only a shadowy, furry figure to protect him. Fast-forward six years, and “Pete’s Dragon” settles into its present storyline ("present" looking like some-

it generally doesn't turn off women, he said. Meanwhile, boxing is an example of a sport that doesn't appeal to women at all, and it has gotten no prime-time coverage at all. So far this Olympics, NBC's prime-time audience has been 55 percent women. With the dominance of Michael Phelps, male swimmers have received an hour's more airtime than women, and men had an edge in early coverage of track and field, Billings said. He expects the gender disparity to grow closer by the end of the games.w


where around 1985, give or take). Pete (Oakes Fegley) is thriving in the forest with his super-sized dragon friend, whom he calls “Elliot.” But his carefree lifestyle is about to be invaded on multiple fronts. On one, a logging company led by an overzealous lumberjack named Gavin (Karl Urban) is cutting dangerously close to Elliot and Pete’s cave. On another, an idealistic forest ranger named Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) has started to notice some peculiar goings-on in the

forest. She’s always been a grounded, “see it to believe it” type, contrary to her father Meacham (Robert Redford), who tells local kids about the time he came face to face with a huge green dragon in the forest long ago. There’s additional tension between Grace and Gavin beyond the logging issue, since Gavin’s brother Jack (Wes Bentley) — who runs the company — also happens to be Grace’s boyfriend.

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Piece and Pieces: The work of Carrie Ann Baade It's been a summer of artistic exploon display, lush with detail and color, ration for local children at the Averitt begging for prolonged study. A great Center for the Arts, and many of student of mythology and the narrative them have learned the art of collage. traditions of painting, Baade is telling Composed of fragments of found us a story in each fractured, layered imagery from magazines, books and work. "Triumph of Divine Love: The fabric, collage is an art that reorganizes Eternal Mother," for example, blends these elements into bits of Renaissance new, startling commasterwork by EXHIBIT INFO positions. Botticelli and ➤ Artist Talk: August 18, 5 p.m. Carrie Ann Rubens with Reception to follow at 6 p.m. nature symbolism Baade is a master ➤ On display until August 27 in the of the technique, and Surrealism, gallery of the Averitt Center for the and her exhibit expressing a new currently on display Arts. Free to view. icon of the great at the Averitt mother of creation. Center is a fine The example of how "child's play" can be most ambitious work in the exhibit elevated to high art. Originally from is "Allegory of Bad Government," Louisiana, Baade's study of art took her depicting a chaotic tea party populated to Delaware, Chicago and as far as Italy by figures that embody such foibles as while gathering skills in the classical Cruelty, Greed, War and Hate. Based techniques of oil painting and comon a mural by early Renaissance artist position. Seeking to bring a contemLorenzetti, Baade internalizes the porary element to her classical skills, symbolism to depict an allegory of the Baade introduced collage as a way to governance of the self. Carefully composed, all the elecreate her "drawings" from which she ments in her paintings are infused paints her final works. Interesting in with meaning. Many of the works themselves, some of the collage works are for sale and would make stunning are framed alongside images of their additions to any collection. Drop by final paintings. But as interesting as the collages the Averitt Center, enjoy the cool air, are, the eye cannot help but be drawn and spend some time listening to these to the shimmering, full-scale paintings gorgeous creations.w

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LEFT: "Triumph of Divine Love." ABOVE: Cupid Complaining to Venus." Both works by Carrie Ann Baade.


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Unfriended? Divisive presidential campaign roils Facebook, and the Associated Press wrote a story about it. Really. By Dan Sewell, Associated Press CINCINNATI — Some friends don't let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook. Others are on "unfriending" sprees. And some, such as Adolfo Olivas of Hamilton, Ohio, have decided to just shut down their accounts, as the divisive presidential campaign causes a deluge of news feeds amid photos of smiling kids' first day of school and what's on the grill for dinner. The last straw for the former Republican mayor came after GOP nominee Donald Trump's criticism of fellow Gold Star parents, the Muslim parents of Iraq war casualty Humayun Khan. "Just reading all of those comments justifying Mr. Trump's outbursts," explained Olivas, whose son Nicholas, 20, was killed on Army patrol in Afghanistan in 2012. "I cannot stand to put up with the stupidity of those who will try to justify those words!" The giant social network has emerged as a virtual town hall for political debate, an easy place to share opinions — and vitriolic attacks — about the two polarizing presidential candidates.

Facebook says that from Jan. 1 through Aug. 1, 100 million people on Facebook in the United States generated 4 billion posts, comments, shares and reactions about the election. More than 1 billion of those came in July, the month of the national conventions officially nominating Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Facebook counts 205 million active monthly users in the United States. Katie Harbath, Facebook's global politics and government outreach director, said in a statement that the network "is giving more people a voice in the political process, enabling a robust two-way dialogue between candidates and voters the likes we haven't seen before." Facebook didn't have "unfriending" numbers, but that online action of cutting off communication appears to be on the rise this summer along with the other election-related activity. "I've seen that myself increasingly," said Scott Talan, an American University communication teacher who studies social media and politics. "They range from pretty harsh, graphically laced, attacks upon

Ice Bucket Challenge leads to ALS breakthrough Sara Weber, Deseret News Remember two years ago when shaky videos of celebrities, friends and families dumping buckets of icy water on each other's heads took hold of social media and local news broadcasts? While it may seem the Ice Bucket Challenge was mostly just a silly way to douse loved ones in freezing cold water

and consequently raise awareness of a disease, it has actually contributed to a major breakthrough in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. DNA research group Project MinE announced this week that it found a new gene, NEK1 that is common among ALS patients. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke estimates that 90 to 95 percent of ALS cases occur randomly and


people ... to statements of 'if you support this person, you can no longer be my friend.'" Talan says the popularity and ease of use on Facebook combined with two candidates with remarkably high negative ratings among voters fuel "very visceral" debates that go to people's strong personal values and identity. Joseph Alfini, 62, of Sarasota, Florida, is among users who have declared Facebook moratoriums: no more politics! "I am done with political posts; negative, harmful words back and forth," Alfini wrote recently. "Some people are real brave sitting behind a keyboard. Everyone should be able to vote (for) who they want to without influence and negativity."

Talan said on the bright side, the lively Facebook debates are healthy signs of Americans exercising their free speech rights and of voter engagement in the political process. Among his suggestions: ▲ Try to use civilized tones and decorum in your posts. ▲ "Take a breath or two" and think it through before commenting on a friend's post or unfriending someone. ▲ Instead of sharp opinion statements, pose questions such as "how can we trust her?" or "is he stable enough to be president?" ▲ Remember that this will all be over in November, and your friendships could and should outlast the next presidential term. ▲ And, in general, "try not to be like the candidates."w

"with no clear associated risk factors," so the gene identification could help researchers develop better drugs and medications for treatment. According to CNN, NEK1 is the third ALS-related gene discovered with funds raised by the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge required people to either film themselves dumping icy water on their heads or donate to ALS research, which had critics rolling their eyes at the idea of passive "slacktivism." But six weeks after the challenge went viral, the ALS Association reported it had received more than $115 million in donations. According to the ALS Association,

$77 million of that went to research; $23 million went to patient and community service; $10 million went to public and professional education; $3 million went to fundraising; and $2 million went to external processing fees. The rest went into investments, Quartz reported. Of the $77 million that went toward research, $1 million went to Project MinE — which is seeking to examine the DNA of 15,000 ALS patients and 7,500 people without the disease. The money was used to extend the group's research to the United States. According to a recent press release by the ALS Association, Project MinE has currently collected 35 percent of its goal.w


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LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — You will experience déjà vu. Emotions will surface, causing problems at home if you aren't cognizant of what those around you want. Do your best to please others, but don't ignore your needs. VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — Don't leave anything to chance. Make domestic changes and use your money wisely. Compassion and understanding are sufficient when dealing with outsiders. Sound familiar? LIBRA (Sept. 23– Oct. 23) — Get your chores out of the way and make the adjustments that will ensure you get to do something enjoyable before the end of the day. You may experience déjà vu. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Set the standard. Share your intentions and move forward with or without the help of others. Romance will improve your relationship with someone special. You might have a sense of déjà vu. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23–Dec. 21) — Refuse to let anyone guilt you into doing things you don't want to do. Arguing is a waste of time. You may get the sneaking sense you've heard this advice before. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — Listen to any tips or suggestions being offered in order to find a unique way to deal with a perplexing situation. You didn't follow this advice well last week, which is why we're telling you again.

DRAGON, from page 10 Director David Lowery tells his story with a deliberate pace that maintains an air of mystery and enchantment, but the results might strain the attention span of younger viewers. One thing that isn’t mysterious — in spite of the film’s marketing — is Elliot’s look. We meet him right away in the movie’s prologue, but even though the dragon is often draped in shadow — the whole film is pretty dark in terms of its cinematography — there is little to no effort to hide Elliot from audiences. Even though the heavy darkness might be a turn-off for some audiences,

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — Keep an open mind, but don't let anyone use emotional manipulation on you. If something doesn't feel right, do your own thing. You may experience déjà vu. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Someone you have dealt with in the past will be your ticket to a new beginning. Don't hesitate to reconnect and make an offer that's impossible to refuse. You may experience déjà vu. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Legal or financial contracts are highlighted. Negotiate on your own behalf. An idea you have will change the way you move forward professionally. For clarification, revisit last week's Connect horoscope. TAURUS (April 20– May 20) — Do whatever feels right. It's a good time to turn an idea into a going concern. Make plans to celebrate with someone you love. Playtime will ease stress. You may experience déjà vu. GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — Proceed with caution. If you rely on someone else, you will be disappointed. It's still up to you to bring about positive change, so stop reading the horoscope and move. CANCER (June 21– July 22) — The lifestyle changes you make will encourage you to get back to the people and activities that you enjoy the most. You, also, may experience déjà vu.w

“Pete’s Dragon” is a beautiful film that makes the most of its setting. It also has a unique way of blending a real-world context with a character design that would seem more at home in a bright, Pixar-style world. Even though the film is a dramatic departure from the 1977 original, there is a feeling that the new “Pete’s Dragon” is designed with nostalgic adults in mind as much as for its younger viewers. If “The Jungle Book” is aimed squarely at the little ones, and “Tarzan” is meant for grown-ups, then “Pete’s Dragon” splits the difference as a contemplative and beautiful movie with just enough action to keep things interesting.w

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