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The Overstory by Richard Powers is the April pick for The Seahawks book club. It is a story of activism, the natural world, and the interconnectedness of all of us.
BOOK CLUB: ‘The Overstory’ is a love letter to the natural world
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • May 9, 2022
The Seahawk’s April book club pick “The Overstory” is a read that will leave you looking at the natural world in wonder. If you are interested in works that transcend the traditional story format, “The Overstory” is for you. A masterful, branching work of fiction, this environmentalist narrative breaks the mold by giving trees the spotlight.
REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Along for the Ride’ brings young adult themes and vivid imagery to Wilmington
REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Along for the Ride’ brings young adult themes and vivid imagery to Wilmington
Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer • May 5, 2022
"Along For The Ride” is a heartfelt adaptation of Dessen’s novel that pulls at our heartstrings to tell a passionate coming-of-age story about spiritual independence. Wilmington and its sibling towns help bring the film’s setting to life while capturing lighthearted teen culture. The film is one of the better YA films in recent memory and one that paints a vivid picture of North Carolina.
Alexander Skarsgård in The Northman (2022)
REVIEW: Robert Eggers crafts a visceral and scathing Viking epic in ‘The Northman’
Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer • April 24, 2022
“The Northman” is a masterful film for Eggers that showcases his capabilities with a greater budget than his previous works. Despite going from A24’s niche distribution to major studio backing from Focus Features, Eggers maintains the artistic flourishes that made his first two films worthy of acclaim. This film is an unforgettable experience that will stay with viewers for some time after watching.
The Oscars celebraes celebrities and their accomplishments in the music industry and on the screen.
OPINION: That moment at the Oscars shows us why we should stop idolizing celebrities
Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer • April 18, 2022
Celebrities are successful people due to their talents, but that shouldn’t exempt them from legal penalties or a lack of healthy coping methods. Not many of us can account for what the entertainment industry is like on the inside, but we can see how much it factors into a person’s image. This year’s Oscars only remind us of why putting celebrities on a pedestal does no more good than bad. In acting this way, we are disregarding the fact that celebrities are normal people, just like us. We can still admire and appreciate their talent, but we should never forget that they’re humans, with personal struggles, who have the capacity to act in both good and bad manners. Smith’s assault on Rock is as much a cautionary event as it is a controversial one.
Sayantani Dasgupta is an associate professor of creative writing at UNCW. One of her research focuses is South Asian History and Culture.
Assistant Professor Sayantani Dasgupta’s ‘Women Who Misbehave’ is an ode to female rebellion
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • April 9, 2022
In an ever-growing climate for feminism, UNCW creative writing Assistant Professor Sayantani Dasgupta’s book “Women Who Misbehave” is the perfect read. Dasgupta is an accomplished writer in the department, as she is the author of “Fire Girl: Essays on India, America & the In-Between" as well as “The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood,” along with many other short stories and essays. She will be reading from her book of rebellions at the Cameron Art Museum this Sunday, April 10th, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m, providing an opportunity to enjoy her heartfelt work.
Ansel Elgort in Read the Air (2022)
REVIEW: ‘Tokyo Vice’ is an immersive, stylish and clever neon noir vision of 90s Japan
Boyce Rucker, Staff Writer • April 9, 2022
HBO Max’s “Tokyo Vice” takes us into late 1990s Japan, where the Yakuza presence affects the way policemen investigate crime and an American reporter’s efforts to write the truth. The series is based on the 2009 memoir of the same name by journalist Jake Adelstein, the first non-Japanese reporter for one of Japan’s largest newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun. Serving as the pilot’s director and executive producer, filmmaker Michael Mann makes a return to television after a long absence. A master of crime drama, Mann implants his distinctive procedural style and noir elements into the series. Based on its first three episodes, “Tokyo Vice'' is one of the most stylish and clever crime shows to grace streaming this year.
Lillian Ferguson as Huldey and Julia Murray as Agatha in The Moors.
REVIEW: UNCW’s ‘The Moors’ mixes 19th century Brontë class and comedy with Hitchcock’s horror and suspense
Kiley Woods, Photography Editor • April 8, 2022
Set on the dreary, haunting moors of England, this story features a twisting roller-coaster ride of events and secrets that cannot help but pull the audience in, only to keep them in the dark. Early uncertainty in the show is reminiscent of Hitchcock's mysteries such as Rebecca, with all the beauty, class and attitude of society women in Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre.
Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi, Owen Campbell, Jenna Ortega, and Mia Goth in X (2022)
Was it worth it? Revisiting March's film, TV and music
Eriq Dixon, Emma Geiszler, and Boyce Rucker April 7, 2022
After a week of being in April, The Seahawk decided to take a look at a few of the films, TV shows and albums we did not cover during March. Staff writers Eriq Dixon, Emma Geiszler and Boyce Rucker reflect on some gems from the past month, determining in these mini reviews whether the experience was worth it.
BOOK CLUB: Revere ‘The Overstory’ with The Seahawk
BOOK CLUB: Revere ‘The Overstory’ with The Seahawk
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • April 4, 2022

The Seahawk book club returns with another exciting pick for April! This month’s selection is “The Overstory,” Richard Powers’ compelling...

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.”
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.
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.
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.

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