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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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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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On-Screen Talent Needs to Start Looking More Like the Viewing Public

On-Screen Talent Needs to Start Looking More Like the Viewing Public

Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Viewers must also demand original films with nontraditional diversity.

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‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

Joseph Myers, Theater & Books Editor
March 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater, Uncategorized

"Nice Fish" starring recent Academy Award winner Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, is a play about the existential ponderings of fishermen.

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The Oscars Being Self-Aware Doesn’t Change the Fact They’re Still Racist

The Oscars Being Self-Aware Doesn’t Change the Fact They’re Still Racist

Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer
March 1, 2016
Filed under OPINION

There’s only so much celebrities can accomplish by saying what has already been said a hundred times. If the Academy was hoping that the social consciousness on display Sunday night would exonerate them, they were sorely mistaken. The problems run much deeper than that.

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‘A War’ Amounts to Courtroom Drama, Remains Too Stoic

‘A War’ Amounts to Courtroom Drama, Remains Too Stoic

Tony Schwab, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, Uncategorized

The Oscar nominated film is a standard courtroom drama but with unsettling battle sequences.

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Six Unique and Easy Dorm Snacks for Your Guests

Six Unique and Easy Dorm Snacks for Your Guests

Talia Smith, Contributing Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Dining, FEATURES

Hosting a Super Bowl Sunday viewing party at your dorm? Watching an awards show? Or just lounging around with friends and don’t feel like making the trek to Weinstein? Here’s a list of six essential foods that will delight your guests. For the people floundering through life without a kitchen in your ... Read more »

Hashtagging for a More Diverse Oscars

Hashtagging for a More Diverse Oscars

Zach Martin, Arts Editor
January 25, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

The Oscars are facing are changing their membership rules after controversy over lack of diversity.

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Film looks at transgender women in 1920s Denmark

Film looks at transgender women in 1920s Denmark

Natalie Whalen, Staff Writer
November 23, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Film

"The Danish Girl" overcomes controversial cisgender casting to create a tender and visceral film about Lili Wegener, a 20th century transgender woman

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‘Mustang’ confronts horror of gender oppression in Turkey

‘Mustang’ confronts horror of gender oppression in Turkey

Ryan Matera, Contributing Writer
November 19, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Film

"Mustang" tracks the disruption of childhood when five young Turkish girls are forced into arranged marriages.

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