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Shakespeare in love

November 13, 2018

Texarkana Repertory Company (TexRep) has been putting on productions for the past 28 years, and their most recent is “Shakespeare in Love.” The play tells the story of a fictional relationship between William Shakespeare and a young woman, Viola, who pretends to be a man in order to perform in on...

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A different perspective on love

April 4, 2018

Funny, charismatic and relatable are all words that can be ascribed to the new movie “Love, Simon,” a movie based on the book “Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda.” Starring Nick Robinson as the protagonist Simon Spier, the movie follows his coming out story along with his developing romantic interest...

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Exhume their stories

March 12, 2018

There are those of us who, no matter how diligently they try to be on time, always seem to be just a few minutes late. There are those of us who believe in life after death. Those of us who fall in love with someone of the same gender. There are those of us who are Asian. Those of us who are Hindu....

It's just stage fright

It’s just stage fright

November 30, 2017

When I walked onto the stage last week, it was dark. The lights were all off, and I was alone. I felt small, but I was surrounded by what I loved. It was quiet, just listening to my silence. I had a script in my hand with a page folded. The page with the monologue for my first college audition. F...

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I hate when people hate people

November 3, 2017

Pope Urban II turned the Christian world against the Islamic world in a lament against the schism of Christianity, and for a long time, a history of blasphemy and hypocrisy have crippled the “Christian” ideal with discrimination and self-righteousness. Christians are often blasted, sometimes rightfully...

Food infatuation

Food infatuation

January 6, 2016

Ever since I can remember, I have  loved food--cheesy food, hard food, sweet food, weird food. I just love food. You might even say I am infatuated with food. In almost every picture from my childhood, there’s a spoon in my hand or spaghetti covering my face. I don’t know exactly when I fell in love w...

Leah Crenshaw, Mary Kaye Crenshaw (mother) and Claire Taylor (grandmother) hold a picture of Leah's uncle.

My invisible uncle

February 24, 2015

Like most high school kids now, I don't remember much from 2001. I don't remember the first Harry Potter movie premiering. I don't remember my first few days of K4 classes at St. James Day School. I don't remember my uncle, Michael Morgan Taylor, stock trader for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor...

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