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‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

By Matthew Holman, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The re-release of Kenji Mizuguchi’s 1953 film "Ugetsu" should be eagerly anticipated — the work is both one of the few ghost movies with neither over-the-top ghouls and one of the few war films that doesn't simply lapse into gore.

Hannah Arendt Documentary Captures the Philosopher’s Convictions

Hannah Arendt Documentary Captures the Philosopher’s Convictions

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The new documentary "Vita Activa: The Spirit Of Hannah Arendt" discusses the life of the influential 20th century philosopher.

‘Man in High Castle’ weak overall, but has its moments

‘Man in High Castle’ weak overall, but has its moments

By Akash Shetye, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Nazi-emblazoned benches aside, "The Man in the High Castle" is a surprisingly humane retelling of history in which the Axis powers won World War II.

‘Labyrinth of Lies’ portrays Holocaust as melodramatic

‘Labyrinth of Lies’ portrays Holocaust as melodramatic

By Ethan Sapienza, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

"Labyrinth of Lies" follows a young prosecutor in post-WWII Germany as he tries to exact justice upon former Nazis who live without consequences.

Grey Art Gallery houses post-WWII Japan photography

Grey Art Gallery houses post-WWII Japan photography

By Min-Wei Lee, Contributing writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Explore post-WWII Japan in the Grey Art Gallery's photographic exhibit, "For A New World To Come."

Roundtable discusses lost art from WWII

Roundtable discusses lost art from WWII

February 11, 2014


Filed under News

La Maison Française hosted a roundtable discussion on Feb. 10 about how Germans under the Nazi regime looted the property of Jewish citizens during World War II. The event was organized because there was noticeable interest in the topic on campus, Francine Goldenhar, director of La Maison Française, said. Funding,...