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Halsey’s ‘I Would Leave Me If I Could’ is Long-Lasting

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 8, 2021

  For years, I was a Halsey-hater. Maybe hate is a strong word. I didn’t love her music, I didn’t despise it. I was indifferent — not changing the station if a song came on, but turning...

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Docudrama ‘The Social Dilemma’ Will Change Your Perspective on Tech

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer February 7, 2021

  “The Social Dilemma” is Netflix’s new docudrama being discussed at dinner tables across the country, at the same time that our fingers text and tap compulsively on phone screens beneath....

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Pop Cultured: The Importance of LGBTQ+ Narratives in YA Literature

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer February 5, 2021

  For many, reading offers escapism, new points of view and brilliant displays of art as a revolutionary source for change of all varieties. This is true for avid bookworms and those who occasionally...

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‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ a Rebuke of Government and Call for Community 

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 2, 2021

  “If this building caught on fire right now, what would y’all be worried about?” Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) asks a crowd of white working-class protestors, whom he hopes to recruit to...

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  Oakley Burt The new year is all about setting new resolutions and trying to see them through — something I'm not always the best at. Starting 2021 the right way, I set a goal to read one new...

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Sundance Documentary ‘Writing with Fire’ Investigates Caste and Gender Norms in India

By Paige Gardner, Arts Writer February 1, 2021

Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s "Writing with Fire" premiered Jan. 30 after five intense years of filming, editing and traveling. This powerful documentary depicts a team of 24 female journalists...

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‘Superior’ Submerges Viewers Into an ’80s Fever Dream

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 1, 2021

  In “Superior,” Marian (Alessandra Mesa) turns to her estranged identical twin sister, Vivian (Ani Mesa), for refuge. The pair must learn to navigate their new proximity to one another while...

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The Immaculate Heart Sisters Continue to Make Waves in the Sundance Premiere of ‘Rebel Hearts’

By Paige Gardner, Arts Writer February 1, 2021

  Award-winning director Pedro Kos releases his second Sundance film "Rebel Hearts" at this year’s 2021 festival. This documentary tells the story of a group of Roman Catholic nuns living in...

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‘How it Ends’ Brings Joy and Optimism to the Apocalypse

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor January 31, 2021

  Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic and featuring apocalyptic and nihilistic optimism, “How it Ends” seeks to answer the question, “How should you spend the last day on earth?” On...

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Jimmy Eat World Finds New Ways to Engage Fans with ‘Phoenix Sessions’

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer January 31, 2021

  Last spring, as the pandemic protocols shut down venues and touring schedules, musicians and music industry professionals around much of the world found themselves faced with the question of...

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