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The novel Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson is the story of two estranged siblings who come back together after their mother dies.

BOOK CLUB: ‘Black Cake’ mixes together multiple themes for the perfect familial tale

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor April 2, 2022
The Seahawk’s March book club pick “Black Cake” is a treat from start to finish. If you are looking for a novel that explores identity and complex family ties, “Black Cake” is for you. Folding a mother’s tragic past into the present lives of her children, this novel brilliantly discusses how our origins, known to us or not, shape our lives.
Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight (2022)

REVIEW: ‘Moon Knight’ is a strangely compelling addition to the MCU

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer April 1, 2022
Disney+’s Marvel shows have so far proven to be strong additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the movies give us the epic narratives factoring into a larger story arc, the shows give more personable stories. Ones like “Hawkeye,” “WandaVision” and “Loki” give us introspective looks into central characters that the films can’t always allot within a two-hour runtime. “Moon Knight,” the latest series, stands out for being the first Disney+ series to adapt a new hero to headline their own show. Its first episode out of six shows promise in the series being a mind-bending and exhilarating thrill-ride unlike anything Marvel’s done before.
Cameron Art Museums State of The Art, Art of The State exhibit features art from artists around North Carolina. This event lasts for 24 hours.

UNCW creative writing students pay homage to North Carolina with poetry reading

Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer March 31, 2022
The Cameron Art Museum is home to many beautiful exhibits and interactive events all year round. This weekend, they will be a host to not only new visual artists, but poets as well. On April 1, a handful of UNCW creative writing students, both in the BFA and MFA programs, will be a part of a live exhibit, showcasing their talents in poetry and paying homage to the theme “State of the Art.”
UNCW theatres production of The Moors opens on March 31.

UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘The Moors’

Kiley Woods, Photography Editor March 30, 2022
UNCW plans to present ‘The Moors,’ a tribute to the Brontë sisters that adds a touch of comedy to an otherwise dreary situation in 1840s England. The show will take place at the Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building from March. 31 to April 3 and from April 7 to April 10. The shows will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Art for the 18th North Carolina Black Film Festival.

Highlights from the 18th North Carolina Black Film Festival

Eriq Dixon, Staff Writer March 30, 2022
On the weekend of March 25-27, the Black Arts Alliance (BAA) held the 18th annual North Carolina Black Film Festival (NCBFF). From student shorts to feature length movies, the NCBFF hosts a wide variety of films from artists around the world. Recent years have brought challenges for the festival, to say the least. With Hurricane Florence in 2018 and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, this year saw the festival’s in-person return with a great turnout.
Frozen pizza from the grocery store cooked in your oven at home.

3 easy recipes for college students

Tristan Rathbun, Staff Writer March 29, 2022
Most college students don’t yet realize how easy it is to cook. We expect it to require time, labor and skill that we don’t have, but that is far from the truth. Do you have a pot, a stove, a knife and a cutting board? That’s all you need! Here are three simple recipes that I often turn to when I’m hungry, busy and don’t want to do too many dishes. It should be noted that the spice suggestions are low to accommodate milder tastes, but feel free to increase the measurements as needed.
Courtesy of Nina de Gramont.

Professor Nina de Gramont on her instant bestseller ‘The Christie Affair’

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor March 28, 2022
Less than three weeks after the novel’s publication, “The Christie Affair” claimed the number five spot on the New York Times’ best seller list of hardcover fiction. Reese’s Book Club selected it as their pick for February, which, along with an effective marketing campaign, elevated the book’s buzz upon release. The Seahawk selected it for our February pick as well, not only for its incredible mystery, but the author behind it. A professor with UNCW’s own creative writing department, Nina de Gramont’s latest book became an overnight success. This is made sweeter by her dedication to the novel throughout its lengthy writing process.
The 94th Academy Awards are scheduled for March 27 at 8 EDT.

The Seahawk’s predictions for the 2022 Oscars

Boyce Rucker and Eriq Dixon March 26, 2022
The Seahawk’s staff writers Eriq Dixon and Boyce Rucker share their own predictions for the 2022 Oscars. Being impassioned film-watchers, their dialogue promotes the deservance of respective films, performances, screenplays and their cultural significance. They focus here on the “Big Five” award categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) and Best Director, in making their predictions.
Malala Yousafzai, advocate for womens education and Florence Nightingale, who developed modern nursing in Randalls Womens History Month Exhibit.

Randall Library celebrates Women’s History Month with ‘Women Who Changed the World’ exhibit

Emma Smith, Staff Writer March 23, 2022
The ‘Women Who Changed the World” exhibition is currently on display on the second floor of the William Madison Randall Library in honor of Women’s History Month. This curated collection of original artwork by the library’s graphic designer, John Crawford, advocates for the celebration of legendary female prominence. A Supreme Court Justice, a passionate feminist, a former First Lady and activist, a breakthrough chemist and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, among others, decorate the walls of Randall, inspiring students, staff and visitors for the month of March. 
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in Deep Water (2022)

REVIEW: Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas can’t save ‘Deep Water’ from sinking

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer March 20, 2022
“Deep Water” is an underwhelming and unfulfilling thriller that offers no suspense or closure. It’s hard to invest in when its characters and story fall flat. The film drowns in mediocrity as it fails to capitalize on the opportunities to make it strong, particularly in Affleck and de Armas.
Asa Butterfield and Ncuti Gatwa in Sex Education (2019).

8 shows and movies to watch after ‘Euphoria’

Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer March 16, 2022

Going through “Euphoria” withdrawal? Not to worry, there are plenty of other options to hold us over until the show returns. Whether we watch “Euphoria” for its adolescent themes, striking visuals,...

Rosalie Chiang in Turning Red (2022).

REVIEW: ‘Turning Red’ has a lot of heart but falls short of Pixar greatness

Eriq Dixon, Staff Writer March 13, 2022
"Turning Red" may not be Pixar’s most amazing film despite what it does offer. It’s childishly entertaining, easy on the eyes and features memorable characters that are sure to win the hearts of many. However, because the story fails to make any real attempt at a subtle approach to its theme, it loses emotional impact. It’s truly unfortunate that “Turning Red” is only a good movie when it could have been a great one.
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