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Pop Cultured: Stop Marvelling the Redundant Marvel Movies

Pop Cultured: Stop Marvelling the Redundant Marvel Movies

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

January 14, 2020

  Look, I love Marvel. I draw superheroes, read the comics and sell themed jewelry at craft fairs. I go to see the movies when they come out at the theater, while I'll admit that I quite like Disney Plus — in some small part because I can't resist the frightening allure of Baby Yoda — but it also allows me to dig into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the drop of a hat. The franc...

Bowé’s Favorite Halloween Reads

Bowé’s Favorite Halloween Reads

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

October 17, 2019

  Excited for Halloween? I sure am. Unfortunately, most people would probably find it unacceptably weird of me to don a costume, jump out from behind corners to surprise strangers and dance around the streets like a gremlin. For the time being, I've had to fend off my spooky instincts by reading...

Good Theatre and Good Monsters: The U of U Theatre Department’s ‘Dracula, the Musical’

Good Theatre and Good Monsters: The U of U Theatre Department’s ‘Dracula, the Musical’

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

September 16, 2019

  From Homer's fearsome beasts to Victorian penny dreadfuls, Grimm's fairy tales to 1980s slasher flicks, monsters appear everywhere throughout the history of storytelling. One can find Stephen King releases on one end of the globe and body horror mangas on another, monster-themed toys marketed...

Gaming Corner: ‘My Big Sister’

Gaming Corner: ‘My Big Sister’

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

May 20, 2019

  Adventure-horror game "My Big Sister" features a young girl who tries to save her older sister after they are both abducted from their home. Stranga Games — a one-man independent game company — takes an "Alice in Wonderland"-esque approach to twist mature content and place it within an eight-bit world. ...

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

May 10, 2019

  From gaming enthusiasts, anime geeks and comic book lovers to other branches within nerd culture, thousands come to mingle at the LVL UP EXPO (pronounced 'level up expo') convention. This three-day event offered far more to do and see this year than that of any other convention like it so far...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 50: ‘The Twilight Zone’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 50: ‘The Twilight Zone’

By Marshall Falkner

April 21, 2019

  "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This ...

“Happy Death Day 2U:” A Great Experience with a Bad Movie

“Happy Death Day 2U:” A Great Experience with a Bad Movie

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

February 14, 2019

  "Happy Death Day 2U" isn’t a good movie. The characters are shallow with little to no development. The narrative has a lot of potential that is entirely lost in poor writing and disappointing plot twists. As a horror film, it relies exclusively on the predictable jump scares that defined...

Sundance: ‘Paradise Hills’ Is Gorgeous But Empty Feminist Science Fiction

Sundance: ‘Paradise Hills’ Is Gorgeous But Empty Feminist Science Fiction

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

February 6, 2019

  In the opening scene of “Paradise Hills,” a young bride, with her enormous veil extended like a spider web, sings a ballad of feminine subjectivity. She sings lines about self-sacrifice and undying devotion — at one point promising, “I’ll cater to all your needs” — while her face...

Binge Bytes: ‘The White Vault’ and ‘Lake Clarity’

Binge Bytes: ‘The White Vault’ and ‘Lake Clarity’

By Marshall Falkner

January 18, 2019

  If you know anything about my choice in podcasts, it’s that I love them spooky — “Darkest Night” and “The No Sleep Podcast” are both in my top-five favorites. If you’re a horror fan like me, there are two more podcasts worth adding to your feed. “The White Vault” is a horr...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 35: “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 35: “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

November 7, 2018

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Even with Christmas displays and products already gracing department stores and media, Netflix managed to sneak in its last Halloween series — one which embodies Halloween and all of its true horrors. ...

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