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Fishing for ‘Bait’ Amid Oscar’s Diversity Push

Fishing for ‘Bait’ Amid Oscar’s Diversity Push

By Trishna Rikhy and Trishna Rikhy

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

The push for diversity may be redefining the nature of "Oscar bait."

The Immortal (Musical) Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

The Immortal  (Musical) Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

By Joel Lee, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Gil Scott-Heron, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke and other musicians transformed people’s experiences into powerful rallies for justice during the Civil Rights Movement.

Diversity: Hollywood’s Two-Way Street

Diversity: Hollywood’s Two-Way Street

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

The 90th Academy Awards was meant to be an extraordinary event for various reasons. Film in 2017 seemed to represent the gradual shift in America’s culture.

Rachel Morrison: “Mudbound”

Rachel Morrison: “Mudbound”

By Molly Dolan, Social Media Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

WSN recently spoke with Rachel Morrison on "Mudbound" and and history-making nomination for best cinematography at the 90th Academy Awards.

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

If you were ready to applaud Disney for its efforts towards casting minorities on “Black Panther,” its upcoming “Aladdin” live-action remake says otherwise.

‘Black Panther’ Breaks Barriers On Screen and Off

‘Black Panther’ Breaks Barriers On Screen and Off

By Zuleyma Sanchez, Deputy Social Media Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Marvel’s latest superhero story "Black Panther" hasn’t yet hit theaters, but it’s already catalyzing change for all future films of it genre.