By Todd Perkins, Staff Movie Reviewer

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There are many who do not care for Wes Anderson’s films. They are non-mainstream, quirky and weird films that often revolve around unflattering individuals usually in the midst of some mid-life crisis. His films have a very specific aesthetic that can easily annoy some viewers with their repetitiveness and character-alienating features.

Though he does not appeal to many moviegoers, Anderson’s loyal fan base has stuck by him since his film debut “Bottle Rocket” in 1996 and enjoyed the six offbeat dramedies he has made since. His latest film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” features a huge ensemble cast and one of Anderson’s most energetic and madcap story lines yet with a film that is bound to reach all audiences.


By Rachel Flora, Arts and Entertainment Editor

There are not many places in Savannah where one can find Bowie-inspired sequential art, giraffe sculptures and a giant ceramic bust under the same roof. Fortunately for lovers of the eclectic gallery show, Ashmore currently has all those pieces and more.

The third of four Armstrong capstone exhibitions, “At This Rate,” hosted its reception at Ashmore Gallery on April 4. The five graduating seniors showing their work were Adam Uhlig, Jud Wichers, Sarah Sexton, Morgan Zilm and George Papadopoulos.

Immediately upon entering the gallery, Uhlig’s giant ceramic head was the first thing visitors saw. “Breakthrough” is a massive clay bust that took over 40 hours to make and was first revealed at last fall’s Raku Pizza Night.

By Berry Aldridge, Staff Writer

The No. 4-ranked Lady Pirates softball team dropped two games this weekend to Peach Belt Conference leaders, the No. 12-ranked North Georgia Nighthawks. It was also Senior Day for the Pirates. Kacie Patterson, Kat Vogler and Andrea Dalton were all honored at their last home games at Pirate Field.

“The experience is bitter sweet because it’s a day to be recognized for playing the game you love, but it’s also a sad day because it is our last home game as Pirates,” Vogler said.

Elizabeth Rhaney, Photo Editor

The Philosophy Club screened the movie “Hannah Arendt” at their meeting on April 3. The movie follows the famous philosopher, who survived a detention camp in France, as she covered the trial of former Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

As she watches the trial and reads the transcripts, Arendt tries to “reconcile the mediocrity of the man” with his shocking crimes. The weak man in the glass cage is not the monster she anticipated. Eichmann’s defense is that he was following orders. He kept the trains of people moving without good or bad intentions – without thinking about any possible consequences.