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Extravagance: Books and Theater

December 5, 2013


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Extravagance: Music

December 5, 2013


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Extravagance: Entertainment

Extravagance: Entertainment

December 5, 2013


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Arts Issue 2013: Extravagance

Arts Issue 2013: Extravagance

December 5, 2013


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Extravagance: Film

Extravagance: Film

December 5, 2013


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ARTS ISSUE: Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ glorifies gaudy, grandiose

ARTS ISSUE: Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ glorifies gaudy, grandiose

December 5, 2013


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Perhaps no film in the last 10 years proved more ornate than Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” One would expect no less from Luhrmann, the king of extravagance. For any of his films, he demands a grand narrative, lavish sets, and ridiculous yet appropriate music, intense character development. It’s al...

ARTS ISSUE: Creators make ‘Sleepy Hollow’ laughable, annoying

ARTS ISSUE: Creators make ‘Sleepy Hollow’ laughable, annoying

By Clio McConnell

December 5, 2013


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“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Washington Irving’s 1820 short story, has been adapted numerous times. Tim Burton’s film is probably the most famous, but many minds have taken advantage of the spooky decapitated specter. FOX’s new version of the myth, Monday night’s “Sleepy Hollow,...

ARTS ISSUE: ‘This is the End’ takes outrageous comedy to profound levels

ARTS ISSUE: ‘This is the End’ takes outrageous comedy to profound levels

December 5, 2013


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From arguments about masturbation to a severed head kicked around like a soccer ball, “This Is the End” certainly has high shock value. Although critics often argue otherwise, shock is not always a bad thing in a film, especially when the actors are willing to self-deprecate themselves in the process. A...

ARTS ISSUE: Stans take dedication to extreme heights online, in real life

ARTS ISSUE: Stans take dedication to extreme heights online, in real life

December 5, 2013


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You may have noticed them on Twitter. Many people accidentally follow them, mistaking accounts like @DailyGagaTweets for the real stars. These false accounts are what are known as “stan” accounts. There’s a point when fandom gives way to something else — something over-the-top. Stan is the term adopted b...

ARTS ISSUE: ‘Glee’s’ excess falls flat with age

ARTS ISSUE: ‘Glee’s’ excess falls flat with age

December 5, 2013


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Five years ago, “Glee” entered the world with a campy, musical touch on a heartwarming and hilariously self-aware tale of high school. America’s jaws — and those of McKinley High students and staff — hit the floor when New Directions performed an overly sexual rendition of Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push It.”...

ARTS ISSUE: ‘Rush’ brings profundity with impressive visuals

ARTS ISSUE: ‘Rush’ brings profundity with impressive visuals

December 5, 2013


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Although most films are described as extravagant when they include bright, eye-popping visuals, Ron Howard’s “Rush” presents a different kind of excess. The two-hour drama about Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) could have been considered a sports movie o...

ARTS ISSUE: Musicians adorn themselves with art history

ARTS ISSUE: Musicians adorn themselves with art history

By Alex Greenberger, Film Editor

December 5, 2013


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Last year, Kanye West showed up to a concert wearing a hoodie with Caravaggio’s Baroque painting “Entombment of Christ” on it, and nobody thought twice about it. Looking back on that sweatshirt, it seems more like a prophetic footnote in music history than just another fashionable outfit selection cho...

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