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In Favor of Blockbusters: Cash, Explosions and Artistry

In Favor of Blockbusters: Cash, Explosions and Artistry

Carter Glace, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

A distaste for blockbusters – so often rooted in snobbery – has escalated in the past few years, along with the rise of superhero movies, massive franchise tent poles and consistent reboots. To a certain extent, I sympathize. Even as a comic book fan, the innumerable upcoming releases make me feel... Read more »

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

The Sundance Film Festival began as a haven for independent film makers, but has since began supplying the Oscars with more and more commercialized, mainstream movies.

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One Word Why Indie Films Are Better: Passion

One Word Why Indie Films Are Better: Passion

Thomas Price, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

Independent film allows artists to create the stories they want, without constraint from major studios.

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The Old Chance

The Old Chance

Thomas Lange, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS

With perhaps one of the most enigmatic stories of any in his profession, Chance the Rappers' tale of ascendance to major-level fame is iconic.

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Whitewashing and the Monetary Excuse in Blockbusters and Indies

Whitewashing and the Monetary Excuse in Blockbusters and Indies

Ryan Quan, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

Whitewashing has been and continues to be a practice in the film industry that is heavily criticized and disputed, and racial representation is an issue that plagues both independent and blockbuster films alike.

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Being Indie: Dublin’s Orla Gartland on Cutting Through the Noise

Being Indie: Dublin’s Orla Gartland on Cutting Through the Noise

Kevin Schulman, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Orla Gartland is an indie musician who found success both digitally and through performance.

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The Ultimate Debate: Netflix or Cable TV?

The Ultimate Debate: Netflix or Cable TV?

Lily Dolin, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

Why watch cable when you could watch Netflix?

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Tell it Yourself: The Self-Publishing Revolution

Tell it Yourself: The Self-Publishing Revolution

Alexandra Pierson, Theater and Books Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Books

In today's increasingly digitized age, publishing your own book is no longer the monumental project it once was.

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On SNL and Mainstream Comedy

On SNL and Mainstream Comedy

Adrienne Messina, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment, TOP STORIES

Saturday Night Live has dominated the mainstream comedy scene for decades, but the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has become an uncensored and independent force on the scene.

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Major vs. Indie Publishing: What Sells and What Matters

Major vs. Indie Publishing: What Sells and What Matters

Michael Landes, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Books

All too often, the contributions of independent book publishers are overlooked in the annals of history, but their presence in literary achievements should not be understated.

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Cable vs. Netflix: Why Cable Should Win

Cable vs. Netflix: Why Cable Should Win

Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

Why watch Netflix when you can watch cable?

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