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Bob Pondillo is a generous, warm-hearted man, nestling into the laid-back cool of his retirement in a hoodie and jeans, a salt-and-pepper beard framing an eternally youthful face and a worn ball cap with the Human Rights Campaign logo stitched in. So, when he talks about directing short films, it isn’t all that surprising that he doesn’t …

By Zac Leonard// Contributing Writer With all of the hype behind Clint Eastwood’s new film American Sniper, many forget where the story actually came from: the autobiography. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle wrote American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History about his four tours in Iraq and proved that his talents expand …

Not Safe for Homework is a bi-monthly pop culture column from someone who spends far too much time on Netflix. If you’re looking for film and TV recommendations, look no further. But be warned: once you get hooked, your homework is collateral. The backbone of basic cable is the procedural drama — two seemingly unrelated cases …

Youtube star Spoken Reasons will speak at MTSU's Tucker Theatre on Saturday Jan. 31, 2015. The appearance is a part of Alpha Kappa Psi's "College Night." (Photo submitted by Alpha Kappa Psi)

YouTube star Spoken Reasons will headline business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi’s “College Night” on Saturday. TSpoken Reasons, whose real name is John A. Baker, Jr., has accrued close to 1.75 million subscribers on YouTube through his comedic skits, music videos and vlogs on numerous subjects, such as the rise and fall of hip-hop artists. His …

Harvey Stein's "Harlem Street Portraits" will be on display at the Baldwin Photographic Gallery until Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Stein will speak in room 103 of the John Bragg Mass Communication Building on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

By Savanna Hazlewood, Contributing Writer Harvey Stein’s Harlem Street Portraits collection opened last week in the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, located on the second floor of the John Bragg Mass Communication Building. The photographs depict the people of Harlem’s everyday lives in the the New York City neighborhood. The portraits are intended to show both the …

Music journalist Billy Mazor, left, discusses the impact of music publisher Ralph Peer with Director of the Center for Popular Music Gregory Reish,right, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2014 in the College of Education. Mazor is the author of "Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music." (John Connor Coulston / MTSU Sidelines)

By Ethan Clark, Contributing Writer  Music writer and historian Barry Mazor gave a lecture Monday evening  on music publisher Ralph Peer, a man who is credited for creating the modern music industry. Promoting his new book Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music, Mazor spoke to students and faculty in the College of …