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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.

John Krasinski Tries Out Horror with ‘A Quiet Place’

John Krasinski Tries Out Horror with ‘A Quiet Place’

By Zuleyma Sanchez, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

After tackling comedy, action, and independent films, John Krasinski is shedding new light on his creative ability and the importance of genre films.

Dark Commentary in Enlightening ‘Blindspotting’

Dark Commentary in Enlightening ‘Blindspotting’

By Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

"Blindspotting" grapples with friendship and the intersection of race and class, set against the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. The film premiered last week at SXSW.

The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

Abandoning their tradition of favoring white men, this year's Oscars finally acknowledged and awarded deserving individuals regardless of gender, race or sexuality.

Staff Recs: Who Should Win Best Picture

Staff Recs: Who Should Win Best Picture

By Ryan Mikel, Jordan Reynolds, Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Matthew Holman, and Sayer Devlin

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

The WSN Staff makes a case for which "Best Picture" nominees should take home the top prize at the 90th Academy Awards this Sunday.