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Fifty Shades of Grey released just in time for Valentine’s Day and, unsurprisingly, is doing very well in theaters. But do yourself a favor: Save your money. The movie is 50 shades of disappointing. It follows the dialogue of the book to the letter for the most part. Usually I applaud that tactic in a …

Members of Alpha Omicron Pi competing in Phi Beta Sigma's "Stepping for a Cure" step show Friday, February 14, 2015. All proceeds from the event went to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. (Greg French / MTSU Sidelines)

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Shelf Life is a weekly book column where our staff reviews new releases, buzzed-about novels and personal favorites. Happy Valentine’s Day, MTSU. For our latest edition of Shelf Life, we thought we’d share our thoughts on that sex book everyone over the age over 15 has been raging about, E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. …

Actor and author Hill Harper spoke in the Student Union Ballroom Wednesday night as MTSU’s Black History Month keynote speaker. Harper, who starred in CBS’s CSI: NY and USA Network’s Covert Affairs, came off as charismatic, smart, funny and extremely wise. His message was potent and deep, yet light with some well-timed humor and crowd involvement. …

MTSU has announced a lecture series through VSA Tennessee, a state organization that strives to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in and learn through artistic activities. The series will include lectures from Guy Gilchrist, co-creator of the cartoon Muppet Babies and cartoonist for the classic comic strip Nancy, as well as actor, author and teacher Estelle Condra …

By Caroline Morris // Contributing Writer Tracy E. Laird, author of the book Austin City Limits: A History, spoke Wednesday evening at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music. Austin City Limits is a televised concert series that has aired on PBS stations around the country for the past 40 years. Laird wrote the book to convey the purpose and …