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Locals to Host 1st Film Festival

September 18, 2008 |

BY AARON RICHARDSON

As a kid, Ryan Poe would borrow video cameras from neighbors and friends, since he didn’t have one of his own, to pursue his passion for filmmaking.

“I’m notorious for picking up hobbies and dropping them,” … Read More

Class Council, Giant to Host Concert in Market Square

September 11, 2008 |

BY MISSAK ARTINIAN This Saturday, University of Mary Washington students and local residents of Fredericksburg have the unique opportunity of enjoying free entertainment and free food in Market Square from 3 to 7 p.m. Market Sqaure is behind the Fredericksburg … Read More

Top 5 Worst First Date Movies

September 11, 2008 |

BY RYAN MARR

Lets just say, purely for the sake of this article, that last weekend you may have had a few too many drinks, and shamelessly hit on everything with a pulse. With the razor-sharp judgment of Stephen Hawking, … Read More

"No More Heroes" is Unsung Hit

September 4, 2008 |

By LAUREN ORSINI and ANDREW HOFFMAN

Welcome to a new feature of the Bullet Entertainment page, where every week we take a look at an awesome videogame we’re pretty sure you haven’t played yet. Maybe it’s brand new, maybe it … Read More

Studio 115 to host 24-hour Play Festival

September 4, 2008 |

BY KASEY NABAL

UMW’s student theatre Studio 115 will be hosting their annual 24 Hour Play Festival this Friday. The festival features all the aspects of a regular theater production, but jammed into 24 hours. Most productions require weeks upon … Read More

NIN World Tour to Include Virginia

September 4, 2008 |

BY JOHN SHERIDAN

Nine Inch Nails has recently added Charlottesville, Va. to its 2008 Lights in the Sky World Tour. The concert will be held in the Jon Paul Jones Arena on Nov. 5, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets … Read More

Helpful Hint for Concertgoers: How to Avoid a Flood Fiasco

September 4, 2008 |

BY RYAN MARR

Like any respectable college-age, ex-suburbanite suffering from a self-described “unique” case of alienation at the hands of a “suppressing” force vaguely referred to by other ex-suburbanites as “modern society,” there are few things I wouldn’t do to … Read More

The Spotlight

August 28, 2008 |

By Aaron Richardson

“Evil Urges” by My Morning Jacket (2008) My Morning Jacket have been called the Southern rock equivalent of Radiohead. Their latest album, “Evil Urges,” reinforces that analogy soundly. Having moved from spaced out rock and roll on … Read More

Top Five Local Venues

August 28, 2008 |

By Ryan Marr

It’s the start of a new school year which can mean one of several things.  Seaco is serving edible food, there are still remnants of the summer’s last paycheck in your wallet, and you’re already sick of … Read More

Fredericksburg Freestore Returns

August 28, 2008 |

By Lauren Orsini

Power Ranger shower decals, a garlic press, and a purse shaped like a bunch of bananas: these items are just a small sample of what can be picked up at the Fredericksburg Free Store, which returns to … Read More

Beck: Modern Guilt

August 28, 2008 |

By John Maltempo

With soothing melodies and rhythmic lyrics connected flawlessly by a mix of folk, rock, samples, drum tracks, and the consistent addition of the abnormal, Beck does not disappoint with his newest album “Modern Guilt.” For more than … Read More

Celebs Vs. Stoners

August 28, 2008 |

By Stephanie Breijo

From stoners in need of a witness protection service to panda-killing action spoofs, two weeks of August redefined the meaning of summer blockbusters with all the gusto of both Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder’s C-4 and machine … Read More

Loft Brings Back 18+ Shows

August 28, 2008 |

By Stephanie Breijo

New faces and ears at Mary Wash might not recognize the recent UMW grads of indie-pop outfit Tereu Tereu, but bringing fun and new music to the Fredericksburg community is what The Loft’s 18+ Thursdays are all … Read More

A Spaceship Visits Virginia

August 28, 2008 |

By Landon James The psychedelic space odyssey that is arena-rock giant Boston invaded Virginia recently and took no prisoners. On the evening of August 8, 2008, the sky above Glen Allen, Va. was filled with cosmic sounds as Boston played … Read More

Top Five Reasons to Hate Warmer Weather

April 24, 2008 |

By Claire Copps Ball Circle Our closet thing to a campus “quad,” and it gets flooded with people. If you want to go play some football, good luck with all the sunbathing girls taking up half of the grass and … Read More

Senior Art Major Focuses on the Artistic Process

April 24, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell

Finding senior Michael Mosley’s house is pretty easy. All you have to do is look for the yard covered in paint cans. The inside of the Daniel Street house is just as distinguishable as the outside. … Read More

Beer Review: A Taste of Fredericksburg

April 24, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

Turning 21 opens up a lot of doors to fun activities, and one of them is only a short car ride away. Fredericksburg’s own microbrewery Blue and Gray is a must for any respectable, beer-chugging college student. … Read More

Kingston Trio: 51 Years Old and Still Rocking

April 24, 2008 |

By Landon James

The Kingston Trio brought a roof-raising UMW performance to UMW last Friday that could have easily stopped any pacemakers present in the audience. The Trio, who burst onto the musical scene in 1957, sustained a packed Dodd … Read More

Less Talk More Rock: Battle of the Bands

April 24, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell and Tali Schiller

Two minutes into their song and The Console War is in trouble. Will Copps, drummer for the band–not to mention his day jobs as head of Giant and Editor-in-Chief of the Bullet–has just … Read More

Brett Michaels Falls In Love, Gets Action

April 17, 2008 |

By Landon James Hide your children; it’s another reality television show come to take over all your free time and thoughts. And this time, the show has Bret Michaels from Poison in it, so you know it must be good. … Read More

'Run' The Other Direction: 'Run Fatboy Run' Falls Well Below Simon Pegg

April 17, 2008 |

By Stephanie Breijo While gross-out humor and a pregnant, screaming fiancée at the altar got Simon Pegg sprinting, “Run Fatboy Run” should instill nothing more than a walk—or better yet, leisurely drive—to the theatre for a predictable comedy. If Pegg’s … Read More

Explosions in the Sky: Live Bliss

April 17, 2008 |

By Ryan Marr Despite a plethora of automotive obstacles, four Mary Washington freshmen and I still managed to catch cinematic-rock troubadours Explosions in the Sky April 11 in Norfolk, Virginia for a concert experience unlike any other. Hailing from Austin, … Read More

Second Annual Battle of the Bands Friday

April 17, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell and Tali Schiller

It’s that time of year, again. The sun is starting to shine, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and Grave-Robbing Extravaganza is preparing to melt our faces. It’s time for Battle of the … Read More

The Spotlight: Boz Scaggs

April 10, 2008 |

By Aaron Richardson

When “Boz Scaggs” came out in 1969, it was something different. Scaggs wasn’t interested in reproducing the psychedelic rock that by that time had gotten stale, and as a piano player/singer, his talents weren’t suited to the … Read More

Performing Arts Club Showcases Versatility

April 10, 2008 |

By Tim St. Onge From an exotic soundscape by Yo-Yo Ma to the hard rock power of Bon Jovi, there seemed to be no style of music the dancers of UMW’s Performing Arts Club couldn’t master at the club’s spring … Read More

'She Stoops to Conquer' Brings Old School Charm

April 10, 2008 |

By Stone Ferrell

It’s about 8 o’clock on Thursday, April 3, 2008 and the clamor of students and Fredericksburg locals rushing to their seats in Klein Theatre before beeping their cell phones off fades neatly into the strings of … Read More

Balladry Reborn: Student Songwriter Focuses on Storytelling

April 10, 2008 |

By Aaron Richardson

Forrest Marquisee sits in the corner of a crowded room fiddling with the equalizer knobs on his PA system. It’s 9 p.m. on a Friday night and the house on Weedon Street is packed to the … Read More

Apples in Stereo B-Sides Be Real

April 10, 2008 |

By Stephanie Breijo

From a band with a fruity name on a quirky label comes equally eccentric music, and The Apples in Stereo’s latest compilation from Yep Roc Records, “Electronic Projects for Musicians,” is a high-energy mix of the … Read More

MTV's 'The Paper' Avoids Gossip

April 10, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at a school newspaper? You could: a) join the Bullet team and see for yourself, or b) you could keep chilling on the couch and tune into MTV’s latest … Read More

Senior's Farewell

April 3, 2008 |

By Andrea Nealon

It’s 9:15 on a Tuesday night in Goolrick Hall, and although the building closes in less half an hour, you can hear a symphony of music, dance, and laughter coming from the dance studios in the … Read More