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To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 71: ‘The Simpsons’

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By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

March 4, 2020

  In the wide realm of all postmodern media, if not all televised animation, there's no series quite as iconic as "The Simpsons." Created by animator Matt Groening, it's the longest-running scripted show to have ever aired on primetime TV. Detailing the lives of the Simpson's family, made by the mat...

Pop Cultured: Scrutinizing Disability in the Horror Genre

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By Abigail Bowe, Arts Writer

February 25, 2020

  Without a doubt, one of my favorite fiction genres has to be horror — I just can't get enough of the mystery, twists, balancing between the cursed and sublime and, most especially, the monsters of all shapes and forms. Sure, other genres might be known for quirky and unusual characters b...

Bowé’s Favorite Graphic Novels

By Abigail Bowè, Arts Writer

February 19, 2020

  Trigger Warnings: Some of these graphic novels include sexual and violent content, namely "This One Summer," The Sculptor," "Building Stories," "The Tale of One Bad Rat" and "The End of the World."   Like many other art majors, I can't get enough of magnificent drawings. Seeing c...

January Arts Desk Favorites

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By Palak Jayswal, Hannah Keating, Parker Dunn, Abigail Bowé, Oakley Burt, Arielle Gulley, Cade Anderson, Kate Button, and Christopher Payne

February 18, 2020

  Palak Jayswal The new year equates to trying new things, right? For me, the first new thing happens to be one of my favorites from this past month. "The Miniature Wife and Other Stories" by Manuel Gonzales is a book I was assigned to read in my creative writing workshop. As someone who sticks to ...

‘Wendy’ Reframes the Story of Peter Pan Through a Lyrical Modern Lens

Devin France appears in Wendy by Benh Zeitlin, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 3, 2020

  J. M. Barrie's famous novel and stage play "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" has been adapted countless times into various retellings, between theatre, books and film. It's a tale that seems to intrigue everybody — a myth of what would happen if children were granted the choice...

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nail Drama with ‘Downhill’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrel appear in Downhill by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 3, 2020

  There are particular actors that we associate with comedy as opposed to any other genre. Often, it can be difficult to think of these people in more dramatic and heartfelt roles, but skilled performers have been known to surprise — like Steve Carell in "Dan in Real Life" or Melissa McCarthy...

‘Chemo Brain’ Examines Cancer with Staggering Gravitas

Adam Ild Rohweder appears in Chemo Brain by Kristian Håskjold, an official selection of the Indie Episodic program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jesper Duelund.

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  What's the most you can accomplish in eight days? For myself, this depends on the week at hand — I might get a project finished, meet with some friends or read a few books. However, I can hardly imagine accomplishing what screenwriter and director Kristian Håskjold managed to achieve in...

‘Horse Girl’ Fuels the Imagination with Whimsy and Nightmares

Alison Brie appears in Horse Girl by Jeff Baena, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  Some of the greatest mind-bending films ask us questions about how to differentiate between the real and the unreal, from "Inception" to "The Truman Show" to "The Matrix." How often, however, do we face such dilemmas in real life? For many people suffering from mental illness, it can be especially...

‘Save Yourselves!’ Satirizes Tech and Relationships with Heart

Sunita Mani and John Reynolds appear in Save Yourselves! by Alex Fischer and Eleanor Wilson, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Matt Clegg.

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  Warning: This article contains mild spoilers of "Save Yourselves!" We all know the stereotype of the tech-addicted young adult. Along with it comes the belief that such people run oblivious to real-world issues. "Maybe you would know what's going on if you put your phone down," a critic...

Capturing the Spirit of Daring Adventure with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin at the University of Utah MUSE Project (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

January 25, 2020

  What does it mean to achieve the impossible, and what does it feel like to do so? One may imagine Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, Malala Yousafzai's determination to advocate for women's education or Orville and Wilbur Wright sending the first airplane into flight. For each of us,...

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