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‘Onward’ does nothing for LGBT representation

If it were not for that one word, “girlfriend,” Specter would just be some forgettable, undeniably ugly, sexually ambiguous cyclops cop. Read entertainment editor Jack McCallum's thoughts on the Disney film.

Hattiesburg Zoo takes visitors back to Renaissance

People of all ages went to the Hattiesburg Zoo from Feb. 29 to March 1 to craft candles, learn apothecary and watch Shakespearean theater at the yearly Renaissance Festival.

‘Miss Anthropocene’ places listener in dystopia

Grimes’ latest album, “Miss Anthropocene,” plunges listeners into a dystopian future filled with all-powerful A.I. and otherworldly spirits celebrating global warming.

Justin Bieber offers little change on ‘Changes’

After a messy and desperate rollout, Justin Bieber has released his latest album “Changes.” Packed with forgettable, identical, mellow trap-pop, “Changes” repeatedly exposes Bieber’s inability to connect to his audience.

Kesha revives party pop on ‘High Road’

Kesha’s latest album “High Road” returns to party pop while maintaining the singer-songwriter’s new, more earnest brand. Read Jack McCallum's album review now.

Halsey’s ‘Manic’ shows she has the range

Halsey’s latest album, “Manic,” is a confessional pop record that dives into her life post-breakup. “Manic” displays Halsey at her most open...

Syphilis remains prominent Mississippi risk

Mississippi is the state with the highest rate of STIs and is ranked third in syphilis cases.

Selena Gomez evolves with ‘Rare’

Selena Gomez is giving you a peek into her diary with her new album "Rare." Read Jack McCallum's review.

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The Suffocating Anger George Floyd’s Life Sparked

I wish I wasn’t writing this piece, but was compelled to do so. I’m sick and tired of being a young black man always watching my back out of fear for incidents like this, where George Floyd had a knee on his neck for 8 minutes, as if he was a dog and not human.

Petal Protest May 2020 Photo Gallery

Members of the Petal-Hattiesburg community joined together...
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