Kristin Gaffney, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Kristin Gaffney

Rise of the documentary

Rise of the documentary

Hulu and Netflix have transformed the documentary from little-seen social commentaries to mainstream hits. From the controversial films “Blackfish” and “Jesus Camp” to heartbreakers like “Dear Zachary,” the world of documentaries has never been better.

A real Euro trip for Taylor Sounds

A real Euro trip for Taylor Sounds

Taylor Sounds Chamber Ensemble traveled all over Europe this spring break, teaching high school students and taking in the beauty of cities such as Prague, Budapest and Istanbul. Their experiences there impacted them, and now they are sharing the music they played this Tuesday in the Recital Hall.

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
How do you spell Taylor? ‘Revolution’

How do you spell Taylor? ‘Revolution’

Photography used to be considered a science. Now it is considered one of the premier forms of art. Seniors decided to share their work in the first-ever senior photography show, which opens Friday, March 14, with a reception from 7-10 p.m.

by · March 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
‘Orphan Black,’ BBC’s hidden gem

‘Orphan Black,’ BBC’s hidden gem

Sick of cloning as a device in science fiction? The underrated TV series “Orphan Black” presents a creative take on the cliche plot device and has some terrific writing and acting.

by · February 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Not so much holiday cheer

Not so much holiday cheer

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” seems so innocent. A man is trying to convince a woman to not go out into the cold and stay inside with him. But if you listen closely to the lyrics, there are darker intentions in mind. This song, along with a few other seemingly-jolly tunes, have hidden meanings and origins that are not as obvious as intended. What other songs bring a darker side to holiday cheer? Read The Echo’s list.

by · December 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Five superheroes who need their own films

Five superheroes who need their own films

How many films have you seen about Batman? Superman? That’s what we thought. How about Wonder Woman or Black Widow? Now here are some superheroes we actually need more of.

by · November 7, 2013 · 1 comment · Arts & Entertainment
International artist comes to Taylor

International artist comes to Taylor

Dale Enochs has won 17 awards as a limestone carver and has created sculptures for famous musicians, including Paul McCartney. Now he is showcasing his work in the Metcalf Gallery from Oct. 4 to Nov. 4, as well as talking in Whitaker Auditorium at 6 p.m. Oct. 4.

by · October 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
No Pixar in 2014

No Pixar in 2014

For the first time in a decade, Pixar will not release a new film next year. That doesn’t mean they’re taking a break; two new films are planned for 2015, with the long-awaited “Finding Nemo” sequel coming in 2016. Read what these films will be about, and find out which studios will vie for the best animated film of 2014.

by · October 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Veronica Roth doesn’t diverge from faith in “Divergent”

Veronica Roth doesn’t diverge from faith in “Divergent”

In the young-adult novel “Divergent,” people are sorted into five factions based on humanity’s virtues. But what if someone fits more than one category? Veronica Roth is a Christian author who wants to confront a broken world. Read about her series and upcoming movie in the Echo.

by · September 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment