Alexa Doran

Webservices Graduate Fellow

Alexa Doran is a third year poet in UNCW's MFA program. Born in Syracuse, New York she moved to Clarksville, TN when she was 18 and completed both her B.A. in English and M.A. in Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University while living there. Two years ago she breezed into Wilmington, North Carolina and has been writing poetry by the sea ever since. 

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed.

Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of singer of Brian Wilson (Paul Dano/John Cusak), singer/songwriter of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining selections of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Do not miss this eloquent portrait of one of pop music's most influential musicians. (PG-13, 2 hours).

Monday-Wednesday, July 20-22 at 7 P.M.

Wednesday, July 22 at 4 P.M.

In honor of Independence Day, WHQR is hosting a patriotic special! A timely one-hour special, hosted by NPR's Scott Simon, that tells stories of American democracy at the local level. We listen in as people wrestle with issues alongside -- and in opposition to -- their neighbors. Segments in Upstate New York, North Carolina, Texas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Alaska.

On the next CoastLine: As Independence Day approaches, StarNews reporter and columnist Ben Steelman and Thalian Hall director Tony Rivenbark peer into Wilmington's past with stories of the Bellamy Mansion, the Battleship North Carolina and many more. 

Remember, this is a LIVE broadcast so please call, email or tweet comments and questions to:

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In this vibrant, funny and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal friends, (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Tanner) decides to embark on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursue a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and to reconnect with her daughter (Malin Akerman). (PG-13, 1 hr 35 min).

Monday-Wednesday, July 13-15, 7 PM

Wednesday, July 15, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides its not too late to start over. After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a Swedish nursing home. On his 100th birthday he leaps out a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya . (R, 114 min)

On the next CoastLine: The most recent Power Breakfast explored the role of news media in the community. This week we’ll be sitting down for a Reporters’ Round Table with Greater Wilmington Business Journal Editor Vicky Janowski and WECT Anchor Jon Evans.

Remember, this is a LIVE broadcast so please call, email or tweet comments and questions to:

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 

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Ibis at Battery

Jun 16, 2015

Commentator Nan Graham recounts a trip to view the nesting habits of White Ibis in our area. 

Linsey McGrath

Last Wednesday's luncheon with ABC and NPR analyst Cokie Roberts was a huge success. We ate, we drank and we were definitely merry.  Cokie Roberts was charismatic, brilliant and downright funny.  How many of us would love to relive last Wednesday's luncheon with Cokie Roberts? Now is your chance when you check out the slideshow above. (Thank you to Paul Reinmann and Linsey McGrath for the stellar pictures!) Thank you again to all who came to listen to Cokie Roberts and enjoy a great afternoon with the Wilmington community. 

The River Mother

Jun 9, 2015

Philip Gerard is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, as well as numerous essays, short stories and documentary scripts for public television. He teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. 

  

    

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