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Pop Cultured: Scrutinizing Disability in the Horror Genre

Pop Cultured: Scrutinizing Disability in the Horror Genre

By Abigail Bowe, Arts Writer

February 24, 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...

January Arts Desk Favorites

January Arts Desk Favorites

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 ...

Another Year for Women Going Unacknowledged Across Awards Shows

Another Year for Women Going Unacknowledged Across Awards Shows

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 8, 2020

  Media awards shows are often criticized, whether it be for a lack of racial diversity as #OscarsSoWhite trends for the fourth year in a row, for the toxic celebration of actors who risk their physical and mental well-being for a role or even for the hubbub surrounding the celebrity gossip that happe...

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

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

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’

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

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...

Wedding Weekend Redefined in ‘Palm Springs’

Wedding Weekend Redefined in ‘Palm Springs’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

February 2, 2020

  The 2020 Sundance Film Festival began winding down on Saturday, Feb. 1,  with select films holding their final showings. The effortlessly funny, eccentric, romantic comedy “Palm Springs” was one. Directed by Max Barbakow, “Palm Springs” stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, Camila Mendes ...

‘Chemo Brain’ Examines Cancer with Staggering Gravitas

‘Chemo Brain’  Examines Cancer with Staggering Gravitas

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

‘Horse Girl’ Fuels the Imagination with Whimsy and Nightmares

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

‘Save Yourselves!’ Satirizes Tech and Relationships with Heart

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...

‘The Go-Go’s’ Showcases the Spirit of Girl Power

‘The Go-Go’s’ Showcases the Spirit of Girl Power

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  Few artists have achieved the level of fame and success as the Go-Go's. An all-female punk-pop band, the Go-Go’s made history as the first female band to play their own instruments, write their own songs and have a debut album spend six consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200...

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