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DAPHNE AND APOLLO Cupid gets his diaper in a twist when Apollo says something sharp to him. To get revenge, he shoots Apollo with a golden arrow to make him fall in love with a nymph named Daphne; he then shoots Daphne with an arrow to make her run away. After a long chase, Daphne, fed up that Apollo doesn’t understand that no means no, asks a river god to turn her into a tree. All because Cupid couldn’t take an insult. HADES AND PERSEPHONE

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Everybody knows Cupid, right? That cute little fat, winged baby with the bow and arrows; the god of love and romance, the inspirer of passion, the patron deity of Valentine’s Day. Cupid brings love and joy to people! Everybody loves Cupid! Wrong. He’s got a history of matchmaking, sure, but behind those golden curls and cherub smile there lurks one sadistic little bastard. There are plenty of stories from Greek and Roman mythology in which Cupid gets up to no good with those magic arrows, causing mischief and sometimes outright disaster. Whether on his own or under the direction of his mother — Aphrodite, the goddess of love — Cupid has a reputation for getting other people into scrapes and enjoying the chaos. Don’t believe us? Here are just a few examples.

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Remember the story of “The Rape of Persephone,” where Hades, the god of the underworld, kidnaps the goddess of spring and takes her off to his kingdom? Yep. Cupid’s fault again. To make matters worse, Persephone's mother Demeter — aka the goddess of agriculture — threw a complete fit when her daughter went missing. She and Hades had to strike a deal in which Persephone could return to the upper world for half a year and remain in the Underworld for the other half,

and this is why we have seasons. So the next time Jack Frost comes a-nipping at your nose, you can blame Cupid for that too. JASON AND MEDEA During the quest for the Golden Fleece, Cupid caused the princess Medea to fall in love with the hero Jason so that she would help him capture the famed sheepskin. In the process of helping Jason and fleeing with him back to Greece, she betrayed her father, killed her brother and — after Jason ditched her on the island of Corinth, like a typical Greek hero — murdered Jason’s new bride and the two sons she and Jason had borne together, leaving Jason without heirs. Everything escalated rather quickly. AENEAS AND DIDO Again prompted by his mother Aphrodite, Cupid caused the queen Dido to fall in love with the hero Aeneas and give him resources to help him on his quest to found the city of Rome. When Aeneas left her, she killed herself. There are plenty of other little snippets of stories in which Cupid is said to be involved, making mischief and laughing at the outcomes. The moral of the all of the tales: Don’t trust him. He may be the god of love, but he’s kind of a little s***.w

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Let’s be honest: Most critically, the adaptation is curromantic comedies are pretty rently locking in at consistent bad. 50-percent approval ratings on Predictable storylines, simsites like Rotten Tomatoes. pering characters and often sexist Let’s be real, though: I'm not stereotypes (or really pathetic recommending this for creative attempts to subvert sexist stereointerpretations and subversions types) turn a rom-com viewing of Austen’s timeless themes. I experience into a special kind of just want to see Lizzie Bennet, torture for a cinephile. Straight always a literary BAMF, kick Brittani Howell some serious undead ass. romance movies are not much better, attempting to hit you in the feels and draw blood — I mean, um, tears Hail, Caesar! Remember a few weeks ago when — no matter what the ending happens to be. Why put yourself through the people held up this film’s poster as an torture? example of Hollywood whitewashing, This year, on your Valentine’s (or thinking that George Clooney was actually playing the Greek Caesar instead Galentine’s, or Palentine’s) date, don’t of playing an actor playing Caesar? submit to a traditional romantic movie Anyway. that no one in your party will enjoy, Hail, Caesar!, the latest brainchild of just because the calendar says you the Coen Brothers, takes a wild caper should. The box office has several other through a '50s-era studio problempotentially awful but considerably more solver’s worst day ever after his biggest enjoyable options for your viewing star, played by Clooney, gets snatched off pleasure, and I'm highlighting five of the set and held for ransom by a secret them. society. Classic Coen Bros. antics and hilarity ensue. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Sit down, Nicholas Sparks: When it It might not be the best in the Coen Bros.’ filmography (in fact, Devin Gordon comes to matters of the heart, you can’t of GQ said it might be one of the worst), outdo Queen Austen. However, I'm not but a bad Coen is still miles above the recommending this movie for the love average Nicholas Sparks. (I really hate story — we’re recommending it for the Nicholas Sparks, guys.) And at the very gore. This adaptation of the immensely least, the star-studded cast list and great trailers should be enough to get you in popular book by Seth Grahame-Smith the theater. closely follows the plot of Austen’s original masterpiece, with one important Deadpool addition: The English countryside is You’ve likely seen headlines about swarming with an undead menace, Deadpool’s hilarious marketing camwhich the Regency-era lovers must paign, airing a “romantic” trailer during destroy ruthlessly (but with great class The Bachelor and creating “Nicholas — they are British, after all). You’ll see Sparksesque” banner ads (that wasn’t plenty of hearts, but probably after even me, that was MoviePilot) to trend zombies have ripped them out of peoon social media. And the tagline isn’t ple’s chests to devour. Viewers can expect all the familiar completely misleading: “A cancer victim can’t bear to leave the one he loves, so names and characters from the Austen he undergoes an experimental treatment classic and hilariously epic variations on that tests the limits of their relationship.” the dialogue (with excellent lines such Totally true! Not a lie! It just sort as “A woman must have a thorough of glosses over the mentally unstable, knowledge of singing, dancing and the fast-talking, wise-cracking, raunchy and art of war”). More than a gimmick, the violent aspects of the movie. Emphasis zombie-apocalypse angle becomes an on those last two. integrated part of the story that lends itself to key character developments. See MIRTH, page 7 But while the book did really well


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GSU Russell Union — LiveWell Fair/Empty Bowl Project, 10 a.m. Bowls available for purchase for $10

Eagle Creek Brewing Company — Trivia, 7 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — SEAMUS Concert 4, 7:30 p.m. El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Tom Galloway, 8 p.m.; Maradeen, 9 p.m. [pg. 14]

7–10 p.m. GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter recital hall — SEAMUS Concert 8, 7:30 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — A Tale of Two Cities, 7 p.m. Presented by the National Players. Tickets: $24 adults / $10 youth. Dinner package with 40 East Grill available. Inquire at Averitt Center box office before day of show. [pg. 8]

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Open mic night with Daniel Navarro, 6– 9 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

Whitaker Blackbox Theater — SEAMUS Concert 9, 10 p.m.

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Whitaker Blackbox Theater — SEAMUS Concert 5, 10 p.m.

South City Tavern — The Well Reds, 10 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.; Scotty Cram, 10 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Late night SEAMUS music, 10 p.m.– close

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Late night SEAMUS music, 10 p.m.– close

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Averitt Center for the Arts — SEAMUS Concert 1, 11 a.m.; SEAMUS Concert 2, 2 p.m. [pg. 13] Whitaker Blackbox Theater — SEAMUS Concert 3, 4:45 p.m. GSU Center for Art & Theatre — Artist talk with Jean Gray Mohs and Louis Harvey, “Structural Findings,” 5 p.m., in room 2071; reception, 6– 7:30 p.m. Statesboro Regional Public Library — Adult coloring class, 6 p.m. Coloring pages and coffee will be available for free; please bring your own coloring utensils. GSU Williams Center — UPB-UnPlugged (Elements of Love Edition), 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public

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Averitt Center for the Arts — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 10 a.m. GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — SEAMUS Concert 6, 11 a.m. GSU Center for Art and Theatre — SEAMUS Concert 7, 2 p.m. Statesboro Regional Public Library — Craft Day: Made with Love, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. GSU Russell Union — UPB-Movie: The Perfect Guy, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m. Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Daniel Navarro,

Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar — People Like You Band, with a Valentine Dinner catered by Holiday Pizza, 7 p.m. $80 per couple, $45 single for dinner; $20 for music and tastings only GSU Planetarium — SEAMUS planetarium audiovisual concert, 4, 5, 6 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — SEAMUS Concert 13, 7:30 p.m. Whitaker Blackbox Theater — SEAMUS Concert 14, 10 p.m. Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Late-night SEAMUS music, 10 p.m.–close

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GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — SEAMUS Concert 10, 11 a.m. Statesboro Regional Public Library — Job Search Workshop: The Cover Letter, 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Statesboro Regional Public Library — Movie Matinee: Leap Year, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. GSU Center for Art & Theatre — SEAMUS Concert 11, 2 p.m GSU Music Annex Building — SEAMUS Special Performance: Wavefield Synthesis, 3:30 p.m. GSU Planetarium — GSU SEAMUS planetarium show, 4 and 5 p.m.

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Cooking Class Series: “Beginners — Let’s Do Dinner!” Join Patrick White, Executive Chef at Emma's Restaurant, in a three-part instructional cooking series as he leads novice chefs through live demonstrations. 5 p.m., free and open to the public.

Southern Billiards & Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee

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Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Laughlin, 6– 10 p.m. Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church — Statesboro Wedding Walk Expo, 6:30 p.m. [pg. 7]

Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — The High Divers, 8 p.m.

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Black Excellence: Pay It Forward. An educational event in celebration of Black History Month. 5:30 p.m., free and open to the public. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Midtown Bar & Grill — Beer pong tourney, 7 p.m.

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Holistic Health Series: Natural Skincare, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Chandler Fritts, 7–10 p.m.

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

GSU Foy Building — Faculty series recital featuring Arikka Gregory, mezzo-soprano, and David Murray, piano, 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Paranormal book club, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more info, email marionk@strl.info.

Unitarian Universalist building — Poetry & Cake, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public [pg. 8]

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

Midtown Bar & Grill — Beer pong tourney, 7 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m. Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

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DSDA hosts Wedding Walk Expo Dreaming of the perfect wedding day is one thing, but planning it can be a stressful and chaotic undertaking. For brides who need a nudge in the right direction, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will host its annual Wedding Walk Expo on Friday, Feb. 19, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. in the ballroom of First Baptist Church Statesboro. The event will showcase the best the area has to offer for brides-to-be, with

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Yes, there are romantic elements. And yes, there is a TON of comedy. But this is like no rom-com — or superhero movie — you’ve ever seen. It’s about to blast the doors off the genre, and though critics haven’t released their scores for it yet, it will probably be worth the risk. Or it’ll be traumatizing. Either way. How to be Single I’ve heard a few people tout How to Be Single as this year’s Bridesmaids. While I don’t think we can get quite so carried away with that accolade, the trailers do seem to indicate that the film will have similar appeal—that is, adults who don’t know how to adult being humorously miserable, endearing trainwrecks in New York City. There’s something of a sadistic aspect to movies like this: They give you a reference point to realize that your life, really, isn’t all that bad. And if it is—well, at least you know you have company.

more than 50 vendors on hand, including caterers, florists, hair and makeup artists, photographers, venue representatives and more. Attendants will also get a sneak peek at the latest bridal fashions during the evening’s fashion show, when local dress and tux shops and florists team up to showcase what’s hot this wedding season. As if that’s not enough, brides-to-be can also register to win the $1,250 grand prize to be awarded during the expo. Tickets to the event are $5 and may be purchased at the door.w Zoolander 2 Do we even have to explain to you why you should go see Zoolander 2? If you were a fan of the 2001 movie, you’ve already made up your mind to go see it; if you hated it or never saw it, there’s nothing we can say that will get you in that seat. Zoolander has a definite cult appeal, with outrageously stupid humor that is at once cringingly bad but endlessly quotable and enjoyable. We assume that co-stars Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller would not consent to perform in a sequel that was subpar to its predecessor, and we hope that Benedict Cumberbatch would not descend from his Academy Award-nominee pedestal for something irredeemably stupid. But this one’s a crapshoot. If you’re lucky, you’ll love it. If you don’t, it’s still better than that Nicholas Sparks movie. Brittani Howell is the editor of Connect Statesboro. If you'd like to reach out, shoot a message to editor@connectstatesboro.com!w

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Match made in heaven: Poetry & Cake Series invites, encourages local writers and poets From 2004 to 2007, Laura Milner and three colleagues — David Starnes, Eric Nelson, and Stephanie Tames — hosted the Evening News, an open mic poetry reading that hopped from location to location throughout Statesboro, featuring readers from ages 8 to 80. But when Starnes passed away in May of 2007, the series dissolved. “He had really been the facilitator,” Milner explained. “We made it happen with his leadership.” Last year, having recently retired from Georgia Southern after 19 years immersed in the Writing & Linguistics Department, Milner acutely felt the lack of poetry in her daily life, and “wanted there to be a place where people from the community — not just campus — could come and read.” An open mic revival seemed just the thing, and “Claire (Nelson) came immediately to mind,” said Milner. “She is a published poet with the passion and the energy to make it happen.” Conveniently enough, Nelson, who attended the Evening News series as a teenage poet (co-founders Eric

Nelson and Tames are her parents), had just moved back to Statesboro, joining GSU’s Writing and Linguistics Department, and she didn’t hesitate to jump on board. Statesboro’s Poetry & Cake was born. “I was in a slump [when Laura approached me], not writing much,” admitted Nelson. “But Poetry & Cake has given new life to my writing, and part of that is the accepting community.” Milner couldn’t agree more. “When people share poetry in a group, in a semi-public situation, it fosters an important intimacy,” she said. “Writing is so solitary,” Nelson added. “You spend so much time in your head. In my experience, sharing your poetry is really part of what solidifies writing as part of your identity.” Held one Sunday evening a month, Poetry & Cake has thus far showcased published local poets and hosted three open mics, some thematic, some not. Audiences have ranged in size from 20 to 40 attendees. The open mics have been as intimate as six readers

Vive la Revolution in 'Tale of Two Cities' Hearts will break and heads will roll in Valentine show at Averitt Center Heads will roll this Valentine's Day weekend as the National Players bring to life all the drama, heartbreak and decapitation of the French Revolution. The traveling thespians will be bringing to life one of Charles Dickens' best-known tales, A Tale of Two Cities, at the Averitt Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 12,

at 7:30 p.m. In the last few years, the National Players have brought world-class performances to Statesboro that have left audiences raving, including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men. This adaptation of Dickens' novel will be no exception. Justice, sacrifice, class, love and duty are put

and as expansive as 20. Regardless of the numbers, “These audiences feel good,” said Milner. “Everybody is there by choice, so it creates a certain vibe.” Readers sign up as they arrive, or during intermission, and have three to five minutes each. Most people read original poetry, but some have played music, some have read prose, and some have read the works of others. Anything goes. “We’re trying to create a laidback, casual atmosphere,” said Milner. “[Poetry] has become academic and highbrow, somehow, and that’s really too bad.” Nelson agreed. “It has this aura of pretention around it, and we really want to break down that wall.” To that end, attendees are encouraged to make themselves at home inside the UU building, with cake and coffee available throughout the candlelit reading. Milner typically provides a gluten-free option, such as carrot cake, and sometimes a dessert low in sugar, too. Cakes from Nelson’s oven are full of color and pizzazz: her first cake read POETRY IS GOOD FOR YOU, and for October’s event, she made pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes with Double Stuf Oreos baked inside. Milner isn’t sure yet what she’ll be bringing to this month’s reading, but mused about “something red velvet, maybe, and heart-shaped.” Speaking of, Milner and Nelson would love for you to join them. Of this month’s theme, Love Writ Large, Nelson said, “it doesn’t matter if it’s not romantic love. Any kind of love is appropriate.”

Coming just to listen — and eat cake — is perfectly acceptable, too. “No one’s going to try to bully you into reading,” Nelson said. “It’s not an unnatural response, to be nervous, but it feels really good when you do it.” “If you’d like to read,” Milner added, “there is always room and time for you.” “Everybody who’s there knows that you’re taking a risk, a leap, getting up there and [reading],” said Nelson. “That bravery, alone, deserves applause.” Join the Poetry & Cake community at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Unitarian Universalist building off of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. Poetry & Cake is free and open to the public. Get there a little early if you want to sign up to read, but while participation is encouraged, it certainly is not required. Oh, and don’t worry: There’s always plenty of cake for everyone.w

to the test in A Tale of Two Cities, and the show is full of themes of loyalty, family and political unrest. In a time when a nation was torn apart, where do allegiances lie, and who is really innocent? Additionally, the Averitt Center for the Arts and 40 East Grill are partnering to offer a date night package of dinner and a show. The evening will begin at The Hall at 40 East with a buffet dinner of Portuguese corn bread, salad, chicken marsala, thyme gouda mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans and dessert ("Let them eat cake!") prepared by 40 East’s head chef, Dustin Bailey. This menu, planned just for this package, will set the mood for a wonderful night out with your sweet-

heart. A cash bar will be available as well. Following dinner, those who buy the package can walk directly over to enjoy the National Players' show. There are plenty of seats available for the show, but this special datenight dinner package is limited. Tickets for the package are $54 per person or $108 per couple. and are available for purchase at the Averitt Center’s box office during regular box office hours. For those who would rather skip the meal and get straight to the (admittedly rather bloody) show, tickets are $24 for adults and $10 for youth. For more information, visit www.averittcenterforthearts.org or call (912) 2122878.w


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Georgia Southern guard Mike Hughes beats the Texas State defense to the baseline for a reverse layup in the second half for two of his 18 points at Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday.

or not, Georgia Southern is one game out of third place in the standings — however, there are four teams the Eagles would have to jump to get there. Southern is two games clear of the teams battling it out for eighth place, so at this point, the Eagles can focus Brown on getting in the top four and earning a bye in the first round of the tournament. The Eagles trailed UT-Arlington by seven points at halftime Thursday night, but came out with guns blazing in the second half. Southern’s hot shooting produced 55 second-half points as the Eagles won, going away 82-73. Saturday night’s game against Texas State was a battle. The Bobcats’ only lead of the game came with five minutes left at 59-58, but Southern answered with a 4-0 spurt to reclaim the advantage. But Texas State just would not go away. A Bobcat threepointer tied the game with less than a minute left. And that’s when Ike Smith showed up. With the game tied at 62, Smith drilled a three with 34 seconds left to send the Hanner Fieldhouse crowd into a frenzy. He then came up with a huge steal on the Bobcats’ ensuing possession, allowing Tookie Brown to ice the game for the Eagles at the free throw line. Speaking of Tookie, this guy is unbelievable. He’s averaging 18.2 points per game, but he averaged 23.8 in his last five games, including a 34-point outburst at Appalachian State and 25 and 26 points during last week’s homestand. Oh, by the way — he’s a freshman. What’s even more exciting is that he isn’t a one-man show. Fellow freshman Ike Smith and sophomore Mike Hughes have come through in the clutch all season long. In Thursday’s win over Arlington, each member of that trio had at least 20 points. When they are all clicking, it’s arguably the best backcourt in the conference. And to think they are all underclassmen. This could be fun. The Eagle women are fighting for

Thursday, Feb. 18. Georgia Southern football announced its 2016 signing class on Wednesday — and most recruiting websites have the Eagles’ class as the best in the Sun Belt. Tyson Summers and his staff did a pretty impressive job of putting this class together in just a month of work. Imagine what they will be able to do after a full year of recruiting. Looks like the Eagles got most of the Jimmys and Joes they wanted — now it’s on to the Xs and Os. If this staff can coach them up as well as they were able to get them here, this program is absolutely heading in the right direction. We’ll get to see the Eagles on the field this spring at the Blue White Game, which will be held on April 16 at Statesboro High School because artificial turf is being installed at Paulson Stadium.w

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Don’t look now, but the Georgia Southern Eagles are heating up. Southern has won four of its last five games — including both home games last week over UT-Arlington and Texas State — to move to .500 in conference play and right in the thick of the race to the con- Alex ference tournament. On Jan. 7, the Eagles lost to South Alabama and dropped to 0-3 in Sun Belt play and 4-9 overall. This young team had dug itself a hole, and climbing into one of the top eight spots and making the tournament seemed a lofty goal. But since that rough start, Georgia Southern is 6-3 and has gone 4-1 at home during that stretch. These young Eagles are growing up right in front of us and appear to be putting things together. Believe it

a spot in the tournament field. After splitting their two home games last week, the Eagles find themselves in a tie for ninth with Georgia State at 4-8 in conference play. But Southern is just one game behind a three-way tie for sixth, and a game and a half away from a fourth-place tie between Texas State and UT-Arlington, who are both 5-6. This week, both teams travel to Alabama for matchups with Troy (Thursday, Feb. 11) and South Alabama (Saturday, Feb. 13). The men are looking to continue their climb up the conference standings while the women have a golden opportunity to gain some ground on teams directly ahead of them, as Troy and USA are two of the three teams tied at 5-7, one game ahead of the Eagles. After this week, both teams have a huge four-game homestand beginning


You're king of the castle in this new MMO Clash of Kings is a realtime strategy (RTS) war game developed and published by ELEX Wireless for Android, iOS and PC. Players battle for control of the Seven Kingdoms with friends and against enemies from Tim all over the world. The game is free to play and offers a wide array of ways to build, upgrade and conquer your way across the world. As a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game, Clash of Kings is all about obliterating your enemies’ empires while also defending your own against attacks. Players can join alliances to enlist the help of friends who can share resources and protection. Although a lot of the game deals with attacking in-game

monsters and players from around the world, defending your castle is also paramount. Clash of Kings features addictive real-time battles with millions of players across the globe. Player Webb have to gather resources, build and upgrade, train, research and more to run the best empire. Though it is a free-to-play model, players will have to rely on friends to help them in their endeavors if they don't want to take the option of spending real money to get items and cut down time needed to research, build and upgrade. The game is highly addictive but does suffer from the common negatives found in most free-to-play

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"Clash of Kings" is a massive multiplayer online game in which players pillage and plunder in an effort to build up their own empires, which they must then defend from other players seeking to do the same. model games. Clash Luckily, that is not a REVIEW of Kings can become a common occurence in pay-to-win as players the game. Clash of Kings has with deep pockets level 'Clash of Kings' become a real timeand make moves in no consumer for me and time at all. Players who seeing my hard work grind without paying Developer + Publisher: and hours converted any real money will ELEX Wireless to the in-game empire grow weary of the long Platform: Android, iOS, PC is very gratifying. It and tedious hours it was frustrating to log takes just to upgrade off one day and come back only to one portion of an empire. Also, there find another player had all but torn is no real way to combat high-level my castle to shreds, but it will be even griefers who truly want to end your more gratifying as I build my army empire by repeatedly attacking until you lose all your forces and resources. back up and return the favor.w

How MUSHY are you? Tolerably sweet, or over-the-top gross? It all depends on your knowledge of the day of love.

1.

How many martyred saints are believed to be named St. Valentine? a. 12 b. 14 c. 7 d. 16

trip through eternity. a. heart b. liver c. lung d. eye

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b. roses d. emails

This February holiday was origWho receives the most inally observed on Feb. 14th. Valentine's Day cards? 3. 6. a. Lincoln's birthday a. teachers b. wives b. Washington's birthday c. Mardi Gras d. Groundhog Day

c. mothers

7.

d. children

This Italian city was where Romeo and Juliet lived in Shakespeare's tale. a. Rome b. Naples c. Tuscany d. Verona

b. Bald Eagle c. Cardinal d. California Condor

13. meal.

Which confectionary company produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800s? a. Hershey b. Nestle c. Cadbury d. Mars

Valentine's Day. a. chocolates c. cards

Which of the following birds 11. DO NOT mate for life? a. Dove

What letter has become the 12. symbol for a "kiss"? a. X b. O c. K d. Y This confection is made from sugar or honey and almond

a. fondant c. caramel

Ancient Egyptians used to mummify people with this organ 2. Approximately 110 million of In what year intact because they believed it was the these will be sold and deliv5. 8. did Hallmark launch its first only part of the body necessary for the ered within the three days surrounding Valentine's Day product?

Answers:1. b; 2. a; 3. d; 4. c; 5. b; 6. a; 7. d; 8. a; 9. c; 10. b; 11. c; 12. a; 13. d; 14. c.

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a. 1913 c. 1917

b. 1915 d. 1919

Which Roman goddess was 9. known as the goddess of love? a. Vesta b. Juno c. Venus

d. Diana

Which monument was given 10. as the ultimate gift of love? a. Egyptian pyramids b. Taj Mahal c. Eiffel Tower d. Palace of Versailles

b. chocolate d. marzipan

Some people believe 14. Valentine's Day was created to supercede this Roman pagan holiday. a. Sementivae c. Lupercalia

b. Floralia d. Vestalia

IF YOU GOT 1–3 correct answers: Congratulations! You know little to nothing about all that mushy stuff. You're our kind of person. 4–7: This is still acceptable. After all, you can't go through life without picking up a few tidbits of lovey-dovey knowledge. It gets all over everything — kind of like glitter. 8–11: ...We might be willing to overlook your affinity for all that goopy nonsense. Maybe you're just a nerd. 12–14: Oh, God, you're one of those people.


In the for mood ...if you know what we mean If there ever was a day to rev up the libido and enjoy amorous feelings, that day is Valentine's Day Special to Connect

Cook this and don't share Recipe by Metro Creative Who said you need a sweetheart to satisfy your sweet tooth? Who needs a date when you could have dessert? What's to stop you from baking a whole batch of delicious goodies and eating them all yourself? Nobody, nobody and nothing. Respectively. So, if you're looking for a fingerlickin' delicacy to eat while you treat yourself to a Netflix marathon (no judgment here — you do you, buddy), try out this delicious

Chocolate Fudge. Ingredients: 2 1 1 1

cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels can sweetened condensed milk cup chopped walnuts teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with foil. Combine the morsels and sweetened condensed milk in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over the lowest possible heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in the nuts and vanilla extract.

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once again, here are some purported aphrodisiacs that can be incorporated into special dinners with a sweetheart. Have fun, you crazy kids. • ALMONDS: This nut has been regarded as a fertility symbol through the years. While it has been said almond aroma can incite passion, there is no concrete proof. Still, almonds are a good source of essential fatty acids and important B vitamins. • ASPARAGUS: This vegetable may inspire lust in men and women, but it also is a good source of various vitamins. Asparagus is a member of the lily family that is nutrient-dense, containing folic acid, potassium, fiber, vitamin B6 and thiamin. • AVOCADOS: This fruit has a shape that could put people in the mood. In fact, centuries ago Catholic priests from Spain who visited Mexico found commonly grown avocados to be obscene and prohibited their consumption. • BANANAS: Potassium is a key nutrient for muscle strength. Muscle contractions will be more intense and the body will have greater endurance after consuming bananas. • CHOCOLATE: Chocolate and romance have often gone handin-hand. Chocolate contains the chemical phenylethylamine, a stimulant that releases dopamine and produces feelings of well-being and excitement.

• FIGS: This sweet fruit has been revered as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. In many cultures, figs are considered to be a symbol of fertility. Figs are very high in fiber and have a higher mineral profile than any other fruit or vegetable. • HOT PEPPERS: Chili peppers and others that contain capsaicin help to increase circulation and stimulate nerve endings. A spicy meal may lead to a spicy ending to the night. • OYSTERS: This shellfish is one of the better-known aphrodisiacs. However, not every person finds seafood palatable. Oysters are high in zinc, the mineral known to increase libido. Therefore, it stands to reason that other foods high in zinc might be just as effective at inspiring romantic notions. • POMEGRANATES: This fruit owes its power to the antioxidants within. Antioxidants help protect the lining of blood vessels, allowing more blood to flow through and increasing sensitivity around the body. • SALMON: This pink fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids that aid in the production of key hormones in the body, including estrogen and testosterone.w

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The official day for love and romance offers couples the chance to spend time together and express their feelings of affection for each other — in more ways than one. People have enjoyed foods purported to be aphrodisiacs for centuries. Believed to boost the libido, aphrodisiacs were enjoyed by Cleopatra and Casanova, and they

were commonly used among ancient Greeks. Aphrodisiacs are agents that work on the mind and body to increase sexual desire and arousal. Foods affect the body in different ways and can have a positive impact on how a person feels. Certain foods can help promote feelings of intimacy, increase blood flow and create euphoria. With Valentine's Day upon us

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Chocolate Run getting sweeter with time They say some things just get sweeter with time. While the maxim doesn’t necessarily hold true in all cases, it certainly does for Statesboro’s sweetest race: The Chocolate Run 5k, which will turn four years old on race day, Feb. 20. The Chocolate Run 5k is an annual fundraiser that benefits Open Hearts Community Mission, a faith-based organization that aims to “feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and restore the downtrodden” in and around Bulloch County, according to its organizational mission statement. Last year, OHCM broke ground on its new homeless shelter at 39 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the site of the new location. Due to weather and permitting technicalities, construction on the shelter has faced months of delays, but the building process finally began in early February. This year’s funds

— a financial goal of about $30,000 — will go toward the facility, which will contain 30 beds in 5,000 sq. feet of space. According to race director Jennifer Douglas, this year’s race likely will be the biggest one yet with an expected 700 runners to turn out Saturday morning, rain or shine. This year, East Georgia Regional Medical Center became the race’s first-ever gold sponsor. In addition to a swagbag stuffed with coupons, a dry-fit T-shirt and a hot chocolate mug (to be filled with free hot chocolate at the end of the race), this year’s runners can treat themselves to a chocolate donut eating contest. And as always, the race kicks off with a “fun run” in which runners can sprint through the “Chocolate Zone,” where eager and sadistic volunteers will pelt participants with brown powder meant to represent cocoa dust. (In the past, the “Chocolate Zone” sprayed runners

2016 Film Fest wants your entries Eighth annual event set for April 15 From staff reports The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor the best locally made films. The festival is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Averitt Center in downtown Statesboro. As technology continues to improve, the quality of entries in the Film Festival has done the same. So, for the 2016 event, festival producer

Matt Bankhead said he is adjusting the rules a little bit to reflect the talents of today’s filmmakers. “There’s no question we’ve seen a commitment to make better films,” Bankhead said. “From better sound, lighting, cinematography and storytelling, every aspect of film entries is seeing a marked improvement. That’s a trend I expect is going to continue.” With that in mind, Bankhead said for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival, the maximum length allowed for a film entry is increasing

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Last year's Chocolate Run 5K at Georgia Southern University had over 700 participants and raised $32,000 to benefit the Open Hearts Community Mission. For the competwith squirt guns CHOCOLATE RUN 5K itive folks, awards full of chocolate will be given to syrup, but WHEN? Saturday, Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m. the top runners in runners found WHERE? Recreation Activity Center on the each age bracket. the syrup to be a Georgia Southern campus HOW MUCH? $30; register online (www. Interested particilittle too cold on pants can register a frosty February thesweetestrace.com) or in person through the day of the race until 7 a.m. on the morning.) day of the race for Additionally, $30 ($25, if you do runners can docit before Feb. 13). The race will kick off ument their triumph on the red-carpet at 8:30 a.m. The 1K fun run through photo area, which comes with several the Chocolate Zone will take place at new tagging options this year. 8 a.m. for an extra $10. For more inforAs always, the race is pet-friendly, mation, visit the event website at www. stroller-friendly and open to people thesweetestrace.com.w who would rather walk or jog than run.

by four minutes — from 8 minutes to 12 minutes. “Again, the increase is a reflection of our faith in local filmmakers to create a work that audiences will find engaging and entertaining for up to 12 minutes,” Bankhead said. “Also, we received several requests from filmmakers who are confident they have a story that needs a little more time to fully develop. However, I would remind all filmmakers most of the films that earned Best Film honors at previous festivals were in the four to sevenminute range. Please keep that in mind.” As in the past seven years, the festival offers everyone a chance to

do what Hollywood does — make your own film. Also, the cash prize that will be awarded to the maker or makers of the work named “Best Film” will increase from $500 to $1,000. Festival founder Bankhead, who is a video producer for statesboroherald.com and the lead producer for “The Statesboro Herald Report” on Northland Cable and the Studio Statesboro vodcast said: “One of our goals in starting the festival was to provide a creative outlet for filmmakers in the community. That remains our goal every year. I really encourage everyone to give it a shot.” See FILM, page 22


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SEAMUS Conference breaking down barriers GSU hosts Society of Electro-Acoustic Music conference, partners with Averitt Center to bring it to the whole community was founded, the conference has been hosted by schools including Virginia Tech, Wesleyan, the University of Oregon, Louisiana State University, the California Institute of the Arts and New York University — among many others. "We are happy to count ourselves among those great universities," said Dr. John Thompson, director of music technology at GSU. Thompson was instrumental in bringing the conference to Statesboro, having participated and had his pieces performed in past SEAMUS events for several years. Last year, two SEAMUS board members approached Thompson personally to encourage him to put in a bid for GSU to serve as the 2016 host. "Georgia Southern has been developing their music technology program since 2007 and has made a bit of a name for itself," Thompson said. "... It speaks a little bit to where Georgia Southern has come, for (SEAMUS) to even consider us to put on the radar." But while hosting

fun and interesting, and invite them in to experience new things, I think it’s really good for the city. It’s really good for everybody: It’s good for the campus, it’s good for the city, it’s good for everybody from out of town to come see that Statesboro is a good place to be.” Several GSU students and faculty, as well as at least one artist from the Averitt Center, will perform or have works featured in the conference. Graduate student Aaron Anderson will even take the stage with the conference's featured artist, international performer Pamela Z. “That selection process is done by double-peer review," Johnson said. "We didn’t just cherry-pick them; they actually made it through the real adjudication process.” An undertaking of this size requires a lot of community support. In addition to their partnership with the Averitt Center and the music school that has invested in the music technology program, Thompson and Gendelman credited conference sponsors Three Tree Coffee Roasters and Pladd Dot Music for their support of SEAMUS. Now, of course, all they need is the audience. The conference will run from Thursday, Feb. 11, to Saturday, Feb. 13. A full, detailed schedule of concerts and installations is available at class.georgiasouthern.edu/ seamus/.w

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If you’ve never heard of electroacoustic music, you’re in luck: The music department of Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up to bring a full weekend of concerts to Statesboro as they host the SEAMUS Conference 2016. Shows will play in venues both on GSU’s campus and in Statesboro’s downtown performance spaces, bridging the town-and-gown divide — and they are all offered completely for free. The SEAMUS (Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the United States) Conference explores and celebrates the academic field that examines the relationship between humans and technology, specifically in the artistic sphere. Experimental and exploratory, electro-acoustic music is the marriage of sound and technology, a bold but playful foray into the uncharted future of music, blurring the distinction between science and art. Since 1985, a year after SEAMUS

the conference is a major feather in the cap of GSU's music technology program, Thompson and the rest of the department are carrying the event further by using it as an opportunity to connect the campus and downtown areas. “Many times, these events happen on campus, and they are already complicated enough to organize on the campus," said Dr. Martin Gendelman, director of music theory and composition and coordinator for the On the Verge music series in the fall. "But we decided that a good part of doing this was the decision to make it both here and downtown, to take it off the campus.” Shows will be held in GSU's Carol A. Carter Recital Hall, blackbox theater and planetarium, and downtown concerts will be held in the Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center and in the Whitaker Blackbox Theater, in addition to informal latenight music sessions at Eagle Creek Brewery. The performances run the gamut from multiple live performers (both American and international) interacting with each other, to performers taking the stage solo, using technology to manipulate sound before the audience's eyes. Some shows are "fixed media" performances in which the audience listens to disembodied sound, and some, like the full-dome planetarium shows, have audio-visual elements. Additionally, installations — like art exhibits using sound as the medium — will be open to view in spaces across the community. All performances and installations are free and open to the public. The only limit for each performance is the seating in the chosen venue. “I think it benefits Statesboro to be full of art and music. I think, as a community, we need that," Thompson said, adding that the Averitt Center has become the lifeblood of the downtown arts scene. "... The more we can show people that the arts and music are


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Meet Maradeen A band’s origin story is a unique marker. Sometimes the story makes sense; other times it's completely contrived. Then there are those times when the collective is brought together by what seems like fate. Maradeen is one of those bands. Maradeen consists of guitarists Whit Murray and Thomas Galloway, bassist Sterling Miller, keyboardist Kaitlyn Connor and drummer John Rodrigue. Through travelling, education and other paths, the band fell into place in Nashville, Tennessee, where they were all working on other projects and in other bands. Galloway and Murray had been collaborating regularly to write music. Through on-and-off collaboration with the rest of the band, they decided to make it official and hit the road as Maradeen. "We have an eclectic range and background between all of the band members," said Murray, "but when we work together on these projects, we're always on the same page." According to John Rodrigue,

Maradeen is a product of the variety of musical influences and interests of each individual band member, but they all agree on bands like The Allman Brothers as major influences in their sound. That sound is very much a concoction of Southern rock themes and sounds along with soulful, jazzy melodies. It is upbeat rock with soulful guitar. Take their song "Always Want What I Can't Have": The piano segment mixes in to make the music bounce across your ears. This piece has a feeling of a Three Dog Night song without the three-part harmony. There is also, of course, a guitar solo that pretty much seals the deal and completes the track. In contrast, the song "One More for the Road" has a bass that punches and a piano solo reminiscent of a classic Southern rock tune. Their first complete album, Mirage, came out in September. Since then, the band has been covering the Southeast and working toward the next album. According to Rodrigue, being on the road is a learning experience and every

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The five members of Maradeen will be taking the stage at Dingus Magee's on Thursday, Feb. 11. show is a little treat. "When we're on the road and performing, we're sharing our music with the audience," he said, "but we also take something from every show we do that makes the next show better." Murray added, "Because we are always working on new music and things to add to each show, it is a grind — but that grind is what allows us to get better as a band." Maradeen applies a kind of study to their music and performance that is not

very common of many bands. They are slowly adding to their production value with every performance, working hard to integrate each new element they add to a show. That said, don't expect the same progression of the last performance in the next one. They make tweaks during each show to make sure each one is unique. Check out Maradeen live at Dingus Magee’s on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 9 p.m., and visit their social media pages to listen to their music.w

Strung Like a Horse Brittani Howell Strung Like a Horse has the kind of name that makes you do a double-take to catch the wordplay, and the genrejuggling label they have given themselves gives you a similar pause. According to lead vocalist Clay Maselle, the band’s sound is best described as “gypsy punk garage grass.” “As far as instruments go, it’s clearly a bluegrass instrumentation, except for adding a drum kit,” Maselle explained, adding, “It’s got an edgier (feel) to it, and sort of an outlaw feel that definitely leans more toward punk,” with a “gypsy swing style” weaving in and out. With an acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass, fiddle and various light percussion, Maselle said the band’s sound has evolved into “exactly what we wanted, which was nothing traditional anymore.” You can say that again.

A band has to have a kind of brazenness to pull off a sly pun like Strung Like a Horse, and the Chattanoogabased ensemble has no shortage of bravado to match their music. There is a certain jubilance and devil-may-care delight in their unusual sound, such as in the song “Free” off their recently released album of the same name. But that lightheartedness is balanced on other tracks with an eerie undercurrent. That element is a deliberate addition by “Spooky” Fiddler, the stage name of the band’s violinist, whose bandmates gave him the name because of his downright creepy style. “He does a lot of strange, crazy stuff, and it’s really spooky,” Maselle said. “A lot of our music is dark, and in minor key, and lends itself to a dark, spooky sound. He’s pretty amazing at making all that come together. ... (but) he is kind of a ghostly character, for sure. Especially

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"Gypsy punk garage grass" band Strung Like a Horse (get it?) will be playing at Gnat's Landing Thursday, Feb. 18. when you’re loading equipment in and out (of the tour van), and he disappears completely!” In the midst of touring throughout the Southeast and as far west as Colorado, SLaH (as they sometimes call themselves) is in the midst of building songs for a new album. But despite their

creative efforts off the stage, they pour themselves into their live shows. “It’s super high energy, lots of crowd involvement," Maselle said. "It’s a fun show. I enjoy it, and I do it over and over again.” Catch Strung Like a Horse at Gnat's Landing on Thursday, Feb. 18.w


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International love Who says married life has to be boring? Adam and Lindsey Nubern are taking #couplegoals to a whole new level as they "chase their curiosity" across the world. Five love songs with Brendan Sapp

intimate to the Nuberns. “The emotions we underwent being a year abroad — I don’t even know how to untangle it. When you stay in the South, in Statesboro, in Bulloch County, everything just seems massive,” Adam, a 2005 graduate of Statesboro High School, said. “You can’t really grasp some war-torn country that you’ve seen on TV. You have no attachment to it, because you haven’t been there. You haven’t seen the people who are affected,

Brendan said: #1: "Let's Get it On" by Marvin Gaye — for obvious reasons, lol. #2: I always enjoyed "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz 2 Men when I was doing R&B music. #3: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones is a song about probably the most dedicated love in history. He told her he would love her til he died and pined over her for years until his death. #4: Conway Twitty's "Lay You Down" is in the same category as the Marvin Gaye classic I mentioned earlier. #5: Last but not least, Garth Brooks' "Shameless" is a powerful ballad about how love has changed his entire world and he isn't scared to admit it. Those are probably my absolute favorite 5 songs about love.w

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Adam Nubern, a graduate of Statesboro High School, and his wife Lindsey have made long-term travel a major priority in their marriage. They spent last year globetrotting through Southeast Asia.

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You'd think people would have enough of silly love songs, but no — in every musical genre across the board, people love to sing about love. But even those singers have favorite love songs that come from other musicians, and we wondered what artists local band members turned to when they were in the mood. Brendan Sapp of Ten Mile Creek graciously agreed to share with us the top five songs on his romance playlist. (Take note, ladies.)

From driving across the East Coast when they were just friends and university students, to traveling around the globe as a married couple, Adam and Lindsey Nubern have had plenty of adventures throughout their sevenyear relationship. The married couple of three years have set foot in New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries located in Southeast Asia. As a result of their year abroad, the global community now feels more personal and

you haven’t smelled the smells on the streets, you haven’t heard the different voice inflections of the language, or seen the big smiles that the people have. "I think what I’m trying to say is that I feel smaller. The world is smaller now. I could go to Atlanta, hop on a plane, and be halfway around the world within 24 hours. I can actually relate to everything better now, and I have a lot more emotional attachment to all the things that are going on in the world.” Adam and Lindsey are currently back in the United States, but they’re not quite ready to hang up their hiking boots and quit traveling just yet. The couple’s next big road trip involves them traveling from Huntington Beach, California to Times Square. With a Ford Explorer and a camper trailer, they’ll be part of the support crew for an ultra-runner who’s attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of the U.S. “The U.S. has so many different landscapes here. We have desserts, we have the mountains, we have glaciers, we have the ocean — I mean, everything that you could want. So we decided, why not see our country?” Lindsey said. Of course, one can’t simply travel on a whim. You might be curious on how the Nuberns have been able to save up for their various adventures. Highstakes poker? Betting on fixed baseball games or boxing matches? Pyramid schemes? Dognapping? As it turns out, the answer is a lot less complex than suspected. They simply been saving and budgeting their combined income since their honeymoon. “We’ve had this vision of traveling long-term for several years, and we were saving and working towards it. I was really scared though. I was thinking, ‘Where were we going to sleep every night? Where were we going to shower? And where were we going to do our laundry?’” Lindsey said. “I had been working for five years,


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NUBERN, from page 15 and so had Adam. Taking the actual leap and stopping our jobs was big. It was really hard when we decided to go for it.” The first steps are always the hardest, but it got easier afterward. While they were hiking in New Zealand, Adam and Lindsey brainstormed and thought of creative ideas on how to work and gain income while still on the road. “We learned to chase our curiosity. Adam was curious about starting his own accounting business and he’s been having a lot of success. He’s working with people who’ve started their own small businesses and are becoming entrepreneurs. I was blogging along the way during our travels, and I was getting these really nice compliments on my writing. I’m just starting to chase my curiosity

in writing and seeing how I like it,” Lindsey said. “Now we’re not just a married couple; we’re business partners too. That adds a whole new challenge to our relationship, but we’re constantly learning. We realize that life is a journey, and we don’t have to stick to one way. There’s tons of different ways out there, and we’ve seen so many people do so many different things.” The couple’s wanderlust has played an essential part in their growth as a married couple. Because Adam and Lindsey chased their curiosity of traveling, they were able to learn more about the world, themselves and each other. One central theme they picked up on was that foreign things aren’t wrong — they’re just done differently. “Things like music, food, smiles and sports. They’re all expressed differently. All these core things we do as people, we all share. We just do them differently. We really ingrained this whole idea of ‘it’s not wrong, it’s just different,’ or ‘same-same but different.’ We use these mantras to ourselves, especially in our marriage,” Adam said. “… When we’re working things out, when we’re really frustrating one another, we kind of put these mantras in place — it’s not wrong, it’s just different. They kind of overcome these frustrations and these selfish traits of ours when we see someone doing something differently.” You can follow Adam and Lindsey’s journey by visiting their blog, http:// nuventuretravels.com/.w

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How to nail that first date Tonight’s the night: You’ve stepped out of your comfort zone and are going on that first date with the bae of your dreams. You’ve put on your lucky undergarments and are ready to rock this night of sweet romance. We at Connect care about you and have put together some tips to woo that special someone on the first date. Tip 1: Pick them up. Gender roles are a thing of the past — it’s no longer necessary for the male to pick up the female. In today’s world, offering a lift is a nice gesture for either party to make. Pick up your date from the second you see them. Carry them throughout the night. If they are too heavy for you to lift, consider alternative methods. Tip 2: Introduce yourself to their parents. It’s always nice to make yourself look like a family man (or woman). Insist on introducing yourself to your date’s immediate family. If they do not live with their family, drive to where their family lives. Remember to smile and say thank you. Tip 3: Give them a nice meal. Restaurants can be pricey. Surprise your date by cooking a nice meal for

yourself. If they ask to have some, politely remind them that this is only the first date and you are saving yourself. Tip 4: Avoid the movies and take them on a romantic stroll. Movies can be loud and make getting to know each other hard. Take your date to the nearest cemetery and ask their opinions on things such as death and the afterlife. Be sure to bring up the corruption of the funeral industry. Tip 5: Dessert. No date is complete without dessert, but your date may want to be healthy. Give them a sweet potato, uncooked and unpeeled. Look at them with it the way that you look at a bird with a breadcrumb. Tip 6: Drop them off with a kiss. Walking is great exercise and Kisses are America’s favorite candy. Drop them off on a dimly lit road and hand them a piece of chocolate. Tip 7: Plan for the next date. You’ve done it, player. You’ve swept your sweetheart off of their feet and are ready to take things to the next level. Buy a ring.w

Scotty Cram releases "Take Me Back" EP

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Scotty Cram has been working backstage in the music scene for a few years as a writer with Sheba Publishing and Universal Music, where he was signed on by Scooter Braun (you know, Justin Bieber's talent manager). Now Cram is taking the spotlight himself with the release of his first EP, "Take Me Back." He held a hometown release party at 40 East Grill earlier this month. Cram describes his music as “pop

soul” — his sound has “a throwback R&B vibe with a twist of pop.” Check out his music on his website, ReverbNation page and on Spotify.w


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22 Matthew Sowell AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — If we could afford a crystal ball as big as your ego lately, it would reflect how tacky you’re being. Check yourself, Aquarius. Just because that Instagram filter got you 105 likes on your latest selfie doesn’t mean you look rocking 24/7. You are not Beyonce; you did not wake up like this. Sit down. Bae is not impressed. Buy them flowers before your pretty face is back on Tindr. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — A birthday is in your future, Pisces. See? These are legit. Unfortunately, so is a tub of Ben and Jerry’s. Don’t take it too personally. It’s not you, it’s them. You tried to make this all work out but you’re just better as friends. They’re actually cheating on you with your best friend. You’ll find out shortly after Valentine’s Day. At least you’ll have cake. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — This month will be bomb, Aries, so buckle up. Not like bomb as in “your relationships will go up in flames,” but bomb as in “great.” Mercury isn’t in retrograde anymore, so your career will skyrocket, because science. That means work will get slightly less horrible and the meaningless rut you’ve been trudging through for months will no longer seem as though you are staring into the void of a dark, loveless future. TAURUS (April 20– May 20) — This month will be the one that you look back on at the end of the year and think, “Man, how did it go from that to this?” This is pretty much the high point of your year. From here, it’s a downward spiral—so live it up, Taurus! Maybe you should consider skipping Lent. Enjoy the little things while you can. GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — They ought to call you the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar, because you are about to morph into a little social butterfly. Fluttering around the social hub of Statesboro (Walmart, probably), you’re going to make new friends and explore new possibilities. This has nothing to do with a romantic relationship, but then again, neither will you in a week or so.

CANCER (June 21– July 22) — You probably should’ve popped that question last month, because your love boat is sailing away. Like the Titanic, the unsinkable “do anything” mentality you've had is about to come to a bitter end. Remember, Cancer: A captain always goes down with their ship! LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — Is your name Hoover? Because damn! Though your looks are on fleek, your emotional state is on freak. The full moon has really been pulling the crazy out of you. It’s not going to get much better, either. Do you hear the voices yelling in a silent scream behind your eyes? The pressure is building, Leo. It’s now or never. VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — The economy may seem fine, but the astrological signs are feeling some financial pressure due to a changing business world. Unfortunately, we have made the executive decision to terminate all Virgos from the horoscope world. We apologize for the short notice, and are allowing two weeks until your signs are discontinued. We thank you for your years of service and hope you understand. LIBRA (Sept. 23– Oct. 23) — You’ve started the year out lazy, Libra, and boy has everyone noticed. Your significant other is sick of you sitting spread-eagle on the couch, covered in cookie crumbs and Cheetos dust. Get your life together, Libra. You’re not the person you were when you and your SO started dating. In fact, you’re becoming your father. Oh, don’t give me that look; I slave all day over a hot crystal ball while you just sit there playing COD. You want to stay on the couch all day? Fine, you can sleep there. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Get ready to be fifty shades of bruised, because this naughty/nice vibe thing you’ve had going on with bae is about to come full circle. That’s right, Scorpio, we’re talking fuzzy hand-cuffs and red candle wax. Who knew your significant other could be so aggressive? Might as well enjoy it; your safe word for the month is “daddy issues.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — The single life has been pretty kind to you, Sagittarius, and it’s time to make a change. The stars aren’t suggesting you try and take these casual encounters more seriously, but rather that you should stop all together. In fact, you probably should have used some sort of protection. There’s either a bun in your oven or an antibiotic in your future!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — The stars and gossip sites both hint that there is a big surprise at the end of this month. If you’ve recently had relations with a Sagittarius, look at their horoscope. If not, congrats! This is a good time to pursue your goals. Do you want a relationship or a successful career? You can’t have both. Better stay up late thinking about this for a few weeks.w

Holli Deal Saxon BREAKUP TIME — A woman told police she was at Howard Johnson hotel when her boyfriend threatened to slash her tires, ran at her car with a knife and punched her in the face. HELL ON WHEELS — A Leefield Station Road woman said her husband yelled at her and tried to prevent her from leaving by blocking her with his wheelchair. He also tried to hit her with the wheelchair, she said. The man told deputies she would not help him when he needed it. GREEN EYED MONSTER — Also on Leefield Station Road, another man said he and his wife argued because she became angry when he had a saleswoman visit to

FILM, from page 12 Simply put, the Statesboro Film Festival wants your films. Last year, top honors at the festival went to Joe Guglielmetti and Yashar Alamdari, who produced the film "Sunny Side Up." The film told the heartwarming story of an older man who is having some issues with memory and possibly dementia as he remembers his deceased wife. He eats breakfast every morning at a restaurant where his daughter is a waitress, but he doesn’t recognize her. Bankhead said the festival is a great venue for not just experienced filmmakers to show their work, but for anyone who has always liked shooting video for fun but wants to take the next step. “I urge anyone with an itch to see what they can do with a camera to give it a shot,” said Jim Healy, the operations manager for the Herald. “It’s amazing how good films can now be made using just an iPhone or an

sell him a fax machine. Or, as the wife seemed to think, "sell him a fax machine." UNGRATEFUL — A man said he dropped off an unknown male to whom he had given a ride on North Easy Street, and the man struck him in the face twice as a thank-you. ROUGH HOUSING — A Gus Denmark Road man called EMS due to injuries sustained while he and another man got angry during horseplay and the other man hit him with a cane. EMS treated a head wound at the scene. The other man admitted having struck the intoxicated complainant, but showed injuries sustained during the scuffle himself. No charges were filed.w

Android. The key is having a good story and a passion for wanting to tell that story in a short film.” Some of the basic submission rules for the festival include: all films can be no longer than 12 minutes, there is a $15 submission charge for films submitted by April 1, and $18 after that through 5:30 p.m. April 8, the final deadline. Also, entered films cannot be shown on YouTube, Facebook or any other mass media site until after the April 15 festival. All rules and information about the festival can be viewed at www. statesborofilmfestival.com, the festival's official website. Selected films will be shown at the 2016 Statesboro Film Festival inside the Averitt Center on April 15. Awards will be given for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing. “Even if you don’t make a film, come to the festival,” Healy said. “For $5, you get to watch about a dozen films, enjoy a delicious catered intermission spread and have a great time."w


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