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Old ‘sis’ Linn may be haunting Glenville State College

In 1919, actor Charlie Chaplin ruled the motion picture market. The song "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" was at the top of the American music charts and the average car cost just $525. The pop-up toaster had just been invented and crime rates everywhere were low. Life was good. Perhaps that is ...

Progressive Advocacy Group Joins Political Landscape for 2018

Graffiti was able to sit down recently with Ryan Frankenberry, the executive director of the newly-formed West Virginia Working Families Party.Graffiti: Briefly describe the scope and purpose of the West Virginia chapter of the Working Families Party.Frankenberry: West Virginia Working Families ...

‘Shape’ joins others as major Oscar contender

February thrusts the continuation of Christian Grey and Ana Steele's openly S&M romance ("Fifty Shades Freed") and comic's first African American superhero, Black Panther, receives the big screen Marvel/Disney treatment. Panther introduced on screen in "Captain America: Civil War" has ...

New album from Morgantown quartet

Clean Dirty Clean, a four-piece original rock band hailing from Morgantown, is announcing the release of their first full-length studio album "Resistor" set for Feb. 1, 2018. The album will be available for download and streaming on all major music outlets, and CDs will be available by mail ...

Spooky sycamores known as ‘Ghosts of the forests’

In my childhood memories of trips from Canton, Ohio to Webster Springs, West Virginia, I remember many things. I recall clutched hands at my stomach from the occasional motion sickness and a great desire to sleep away the trip if at all possible. This was back before seatbelt laws when kids ...

The story of the Granny Witch in the snowy woods

The Granny Witch walked over the snowy hillside at the back of the shack and started into the woods below.The last time she had ventured into the woods was when the moon was full and had seemed to spring from the top of the mountain. That was just last month. As she scampered down the ...

A New Year’s reboot? Comic characters look to be better in 2018

Fresh starts are all the rage in comics.Series, characters, storylines and more are constantly restarted, rebooted and revamped. DC's done it twice in the last seven years, and Marvel did it once. Even Marvel's Legacy initiative, which reverts back to triple-digit numbering on many series, ...

Rounding out the box office: Good, bad and mediocre

When the curtain falls on 2017, two observations appear certain:First, six out of the top 10 popular films will be superhero related (submission deadline was late November, so expert projections are included from Box Office Mojo and Boxoffice Magazine). And second, it's been a Rotten Tomatoes ...

All hits, no misses for the band behind the bands

SubmittedNEW YORK - After decades of helping deliver dozens of hits with the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Carly Simon, THE HIT MEN - the music industry's "youngest senior citizens" - have finally taken several large steps toward stardom on their own terms, with original ...

Abandoned farmhouse holds an eerie secret

In the pines, in the pinesWhere the sun never shines,And you shiver when the cold wind blows.The cold wind blew fiercely on that damp November evening when I decided to put the legend to the test. I like to think that I'm a pretty practical person. I don't scare easily and I never mind being ...