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Making Politics Pop: Social Commentary in Pop Art

Making Politics Pop: Social Commentary in Pop Art

By Anubhuti Kumar, Highlighter Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

The affair between pop art and politics that began with Warhol’s foray into political commentary continues to bring heat to modern movements under a diverse array of of new crafters and ever adapting techniques.

Pop is Putting the ‘Polis’ Back in ‘Politics’

Pop is Putting the ‘Polis’ Back in ‘Politics’

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

The "30 Days, 30 Songs" initiative does what politics is supposed to do: make the officials that run our country and the processes surrounding their election back into a matter of public interest.

Beyonce’s Lemonade Is Too Little Too Late

Beyonce’s Lemonade Is Too Little Too Late

By Ana Lopez, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Beyonce's music has always stood behind female empowerment, but she uses her capital — in this case, musical talent — like she’s a stockholder waiting for the right moment to sell.

Basic bitches no more

Basic bitches no more

By Grace Dixon, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Rejoice and be glad in basicness, bitches; your wardrobe needs it.

Meryl Streep must embrace the F-word

Meryl Streep must embrace the F-word

By Elizabeth Moore, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Meryl Streep and celebrities like her must serve as vocal role models for a new generation of unapologetic feminists devoted to the pursuit of equality.

Progressive movies can foster progressive audiences

Progressive movies can foster progressive audiences

By Michael Dellapi, Contributing writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Movies like Mad Max and Straight Outta Compton might look superficial but carry deeper social messages, and cinemagoers should be more discerning about the sorts of movies they see.