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Frances McDormand and Director/Writer Chloé Zhao on the set of NOMADLAND (Photo by Joshua James Richards | Courtesy 20th Century Studios)

‘Nomadland:’ A Glimpse Into the Life of the American Nomad

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer March 1, 2021

  The United States Gypsum plant in Empire, Nevada was active for 88 years before closing its doors in January 2011, leaving a majority of the residents jobless and needing to relocate. Chloé...

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February Arts Desk Favorites

  Oakley Burt When I began reflecting on the month of February and what my arts favorite would be, I drew a blank. For me, there was nothing new or exciting that I was looking forward to being released....

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2021 Oscars Shortlist Categories Announced

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer February 23, 2021

  Before the complete list of nominees for the 93rd Oscars is released on March 15, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a shortlist of potential nominees in nine different...

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2021 SAG Award Nominations Announced

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer February 21, 2021

  The nominations for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Thursday, Feb. 4. The SAG Awards are dedicated to outstanding motion picture and television works and the celebration...

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2021 SXSW Online Film and Music Festival Set For Mid-March

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer February 20, 2021

  South By Southwest announced the 2021 lineup for its annual film and music festival on Feb. 10. This year, after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 event, the festival will take place across...

Mads Mikkelsen in Another Round.(Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films)

The Top 3 Films to Come Out of 2020

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer February 17, 2021

  If you’re like most people, you were more than ready to tuck 2020 into bed and put it away for good. Well, let's take a moment to dive back in. It was a rough year, but you’ve heard that...

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Black History Month and the Value of Representation in Film

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor February 16, 2021

  Since 1976, February has been the designated month to recognize Black history. This month was designed as a way to celebrate the achievements of Black people and their contributions to U.S. history....

Agent Smith in The Matrix, Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, and Dr. Cayman in What Happened to Monday are all examples of eco-fascist villains.

Climate Change and Eco-Fascism in the Dystopian Genre

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 13, 2021

  We’ve all seen the trope before: an evil mastermind has justified intentions but extreme methods. Thanos, for example — the supervillain of the Marvel cinematic universe — believes the...

The unveiling of the Golden Globes nominations on Feb. 3, 2021. (Photo by Robyn Beck | Courtesy of AFP)

78th Golden Globes Film Nominations Spark Controversy

By Paige Gardner , Assistant Arts Editor February 13, 2021

  The 2021 Golden Globes will be presented on Feb. 28, ushering in an awards season judging a year fraught with unique challenges for filmmakers. The Globes' film nominations this year managed...

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32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Announced

By Heather Graham and Parker Dunn February 11, 2021

  Impactful projects centering on LGBTQ people of color, women, and transgender issues lead the 2021 GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award nominations, recognizing diversity,...