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Activism vs. Organizing and the Politics of Accountability

Activism vs. Organizing and the Politics of Accountability

By Grace Halio, Editor-at-Large

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Take a moment and ask yourself — who is your activism helping? Does it continue to effect change after you leave the room? Are you accountable?

For Our Own Good: Art, Health and Well-Being

For Our Own Good: Art, Health and Well-Being

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

Where everything else fails, art can be our best chance at connecting with each other — even and especially when it comes to our health.

The Blur Between Netflix and Film

The Blur Between Netflix and Film

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Netflix just bought the rights to Martin Scorsese's next gangster film, starring Robert De Niro — is this the beginning of the end for movie theaters?

How to Adjust Your Expectations

How to Adjust Your Expectations

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

For the history of photography, and eventually film and what would become documentary, audiences have taken the images they see as truth — despite the larger truth that manipulating narratives is all too easy for those behind the camera.

The Paradigm Shifts of Album Artwork

The Paradigm Shifts of Album Artwork

By Satish Reginald, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

The shift from physical music to digital streaming has changed more than just whether our laptops have disk drives — album artwork has radically shifted from providing information to being a space for actual artwork.

You Can’t Kill Music Videos

You Can’t Kill Music Videos

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

Calling music videos dead while projects like Beyonce's "Lemonade" and Taylor Bennett's "Broad Shoulders" is like saying that there are no more trees — it will take a lot more than a few hard years to knock down the art form.

Should Books Be Adapted Into Films?

Should Books Be Adapted Into Films?

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Cinematic adaptations of books have become more prevalent over the last decade than seemingly ever before — so what exactly does that translation between mediums mean, and is this trend a good thing?

Risk and Reward in Film Adaptations

Risk and Reward in Film Adaptations

By Caroline Zemsky, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

What makes a great book doesn't always make a great movie. The transition from a book to its film adaptation can be a tricky one — with creative liberties taken that divert greatly from the source material, resulting in fans who aren't always pleased.

Marvel’s Collapsing Multiverse

Marvel’s Collapsing Multiverse

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

One of the most celebrated parts of the Marvel franchise is its iconic multiverse — but lately, that multiverse seems like an unkept promise across film, television and print comics.

Art With a Heart of Adamantium

Art With a Heart of Adamantium

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

As more films are adapted from comics, Marvel and its contemporaries need to follow the model of "Logan," where viewers can empathize with characters with real emotions.

How Theater Talks

How Theater Talks

By Blair Best, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Theater

Whether audiences realize it or not, they are making theater political the very moment they enter the building.

When Theater Becomes More Than the Stage

When Theater Becomes More Than the Stage

By Rachel Ruecker, Senior Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Theater

In the digital age, art has begun to overlap — and theater is no different, as plays continue to be performed in ways that transcend the stage.

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