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Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace. (Courtesy Lucasfilm)

The Accidentally Perfect Campiness of the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer April 11, 2021

  For movies that get consistently scathing reviews from fans and critics alike, you’d think the “Star Wars” prequels would have been forgotten by now. “The Phantom Menace” is ranked...

Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer of the award-winning soundtrack for Joker. (Photo by Timothée Lambrecq)

The Chronicle Playlist: Scores That Tell Stories

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 19, 2021

  Back in 2007, I got an iPod Nano for Christmas. I then proceeded to spend my entire iTunes gift card on just one thing: the soundtrack to “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Thomas Newman....

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January Arts Desk Favorites

  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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Christopherson: Star Wars Doesn’t Deserve Any Credit for Queer Representation

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor January 15, 2020

  If you live in America and have friends, it’s safe to bet that you saw "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" over winter break, regardless of whether you’re a fan of the franchise. Frankly,...

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We Double Dog Dare You to Watch these Awful Kids’ Movies

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer July 10, 2019

  Many people can give thanks to filmmakers like Walt Disney, Hayao Miyazaki and Jim Henson for creating meaningful children's content and making childhoods more sunny, hopeful and inspired. Nonetheless,...

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The Changing Face of Science Fiction

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer June 13, 2019

  Here’s the scenario — the civil rights movement is blazing across America, kids are being shipped in scads to fight a war that grows increasingly unethical every day and television has never...

Video games at the library on April 3, 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT.
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Video Games and Sexual Violence: How Pervasive is Sexual Assault in Video Games?

By Christopher Payne and Ray Gill April 15, 2019

  We’ve come to expect a degree of controversy surrounding video games. As a newer, popular form of art and entertainment, they continue to provoke heavy analysis and even attacks over social...