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Oscars Are Still Problematic

Oscars Are Still Problematic

Drew Lederman, Contributing Writer
February 27
Filed under OPINION

While the Oscars may be more diverse this year, the award still has an immensely white-washed past to counter it's current progress.

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What We’re Listening To: Oscar Soundtrack Bests

What We’re Listening To: Oscar Soundtrack Bests

Gilchrist Green, Music Editor
February 22
Filed under ARTS, Music

Prepare yourself for the emotional roller coaster that's sure to be this year's Academy Awards ceremony with our staff's picks for the best soundtrack songs from Oscar-nominated films!

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Tisch to Manchester: Family, Grief and Writer’s Block

Tisch to Manchester: Family, Grief and Writer’s Block

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
February 21
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

Before he faces the nerves and excitement of finding out which of six Academy Award nominations he won this week, Kenneth Lonergan spoke with WSN about his latest film, "Manchester By the Sea," and what he feels when looking back at his time at Tisch.

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Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under ARTS, Film

With the advent of President Trump's executive order halting arrivals of people from several Muslim-majority countries, Oscar-nominated director Asghar Farhadi is refusing to attend the Oscars ceremony, despite his film "The Salesman" being nominated for an award.

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Oscars Preview: A Tale of Two Movies, but Not Really

Oscars Preview: A Tale of Two Movies, but Not Really

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
January 24
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

"Moonlight" is an Oscars frontrunner, but "La La Land" is poised to sweep at the awards show.

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Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer
September 29
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
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
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
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
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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