A new wave of black television inspires, encourages millennial viewers

By Anika Boyce, Studio M staff //  Black directors, actors and writers have been making major strides in the entertainment industry lately: “Insecure,” a comedy-drama series directed by Issa Rae, portrays the struggles and reality of everyday black women. The sitcom “Black-ish,” created by Kenya Barris, shows an African-American family that tries to claim their…

Timeline: Learn the history of Air Jordans

By Samantha Tillman, Studio M staff // Michael Jordan is commonly known as the GOAT in basketball — and he also has the greatest-of-all-time-shoe, Bred Jordan 1. The Bred Jordan 1 was one of the very first colorways of the shoe designed by Peter Moore, which made its debut in September  1985. After its 1985…

Local comics shops prepare for Free Comic Book Day

By Ryan Miller, Studio M On May 5 local comic book shops and bookstores will open their doors for Free Comic Book Day, an annual event open to comic readers, both old and new. Popular publishers like Marvel, DC and Dark Horse and independent publishers including IDW, Titan, Dynamite, ONI, Image and BOOM will offer…

Escape rooms expand in Murfreesboro

By Christian Brooks, Studio M staff //  The objective is simple: Escape within the hour. The solutions vary across the Murfreesboro area, depending on the farmhouse or laboratory the visitors are locked inside. In the last few years, escape rooms have risen in popularity, with four located in Murfreesboro alone. “I love playing puzzle game…

Timeline: The history of Dungeons & Dragons

By Christian Brooks, Studio M staff How much do you really know about the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons? Click through the timeline below for a history lesson: Christian Brooks studies Visual Communication and Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. Studio M, a project of the College of Media and Entertainment at MTSU, allows student journalists…

Nashville VegFest returns with more speakers, fun and veggie eats

By Zamaria Thompson, Studio M staff // Nashville’s Vegfest, a nonprofit event that promotes a plant-based, healthy lifestyle, returns April 7 at The Fairgrounds Nashville. The family-friendly festival will be filled with food samples, cooking demonstrations, giveaways and more from some of Nashville’s best plant-based restaurants. How did a vegan festival make its way to Music…

‘Wicked’ celebrates 15 years and returns to Nashville

By Tessa Resko, Studio M staff // In spring 2018, the hit musical “Wicked” celebrates its 15th anniversary. From London to Melbourne to Tokyo, “Wicked” has been on stages across the world, and it also has extensively toured the United States. In April, it will make its fourth appearance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center….

Looking back at Murphy Center’s musical history

By Brinley Hineman, Studio M staff // Since 1973, Murphy Center, located on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus, has created history in Murfreesboro. Elvis Presley performed four sold-out shows there. Musical legends such as Elton John, The Who, Eagles, Journey left their legacy behind in the small town. On Nov. 17, 1987, Fleetwood Mac headlined…