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I didn’t wear makeup for over one month. That’s right. No powder, no lipstick, no mascara — nothing. My routine had previously been at maximum capacity with liquid foundation, powder, blush, eye shadow, eyebrows filled in, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick and lip gloss. I never left the house without at least my eyebrows done and some …

Photos by John Connor Coulston On the evening of Feb. 14, 1966, Bob Dylan arrived at Columbia’s historic Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee–after a delayed flight and weeks of unsuccessful recording time in New York City–to lay down one of his greatest rock albums to date: Blonde on Blonde. Dylan’s Nashville studio time not only helped others see …

Ethan Clark // Contributing Writer Revenge. A bottle. The phrase “You promised.” From these three prompts Middle Tennessee State University’s Film Guild had only 54 hours to write, film, edit and produce a short film. From Feb. 27-March 1, more than 14 teams from around Rutherford County spent an entire weekend competing against each other to make the …

by Jamie Cooley // Staff Writer Tucked away on Lytle Street just off the square, there’s a quaint business that houses and makes some of the finest local guitar parts and custom “made just for you” electric guitars. A welcoming scent of fresh wood shavings and newly polished guitars permeates the room. This is an ideal …

Forrister, formerly known as The Star Killers, provides honest punk-visceral songwriting minus the angst and war flashbacks to middle school. Singer and guitarist Julien Baker’s silky voice propels the already powerful emo indie rock outfit to a new level. The Memphis-based group has one full-length record, “American Blues,” and a split with the band Little …

Two young girls with pink matching backpacks walk out of Build-A-Bear Workshop and catch a glimpse of a familiar character roaming Opry Mills shopping center. The woman, wearing a teal sequined dress with a long, sheer train, flashes a welcoming grin in their direction. Their eyes widen, two smiles follow. “Elsa,” they say, in perfect unison. It’s a bustling day …