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Our Oscar Picks (and snubs)

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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I sit down to watch the Oscars every single year. By the time that the credits role I am typically worn out, upset by the snubs, and confused about the philosophy behind rewarding certain works of art over another. What does it mean to be the “best” film of the year? How can works of […]

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WIngs Gallery – OUT OF LINE

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Around COD, Art, Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

A new art exhibit opened in the Wings Student Art Gallery last Wednesday afternoon. “Out of Line” by fine arts major Alex Johnson, a is a 20-foot-tall sculpture made primarily of wooden dowel rods and black yarn. The yarn is concentrated into three masses, which stretch from the floor up the length of the wall. […]

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Nailed It: Fallon Brings Tonight Show Back to NYC

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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“The Tonight Show” is the longest running talk show in television history, and Monday night we saw it change hands from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon. This is the first actual change of hosts since 1992 if you want to exclude the nine month intermission and subsequent screwing over of Conan O’Brien in 2010. Fallon […]

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Cleve Carney Gallery Opens

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Art, Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

Last Thursday saw the opening of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in the newly remodeled MAC. The gallery’s current exhibition is the “Selection of Artworks from the Cleve Carney Collection” which will be running until Mar. 29. It is located on the ground floor of the main hall in the arts center. The gallery was […]

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American Hustle: A Potpourri of Personality

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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When discussing a film a common question that comes up is “What is it about?” Conventionally films have a very rigid three act structure that will culminate in a climax. There is always some event that leads the characters along in the story that is being told; but what if the characters themselves dictated every […]

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Sochi Preview: Putin On the Blitz

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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With the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia Vladimir Putin has been granted a global stage to do what he fancies best, flex his powerful authoritarian muscles. Putin is a man who can simultaneously grant temporary asylum to Edward Snowden for helping to “change the minds of people around the world” and throw a band […]

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The beacon of hope that is Jennifer Lawrence

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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We live in a culture overflowing with unfortunate precedents for young women. Whether we like it or not the media has an almost authoritarian grip on self image in our country. If you are unfamiliar with the word “Kardashian” you are doing something so right and I would like to know your secret – please […]

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HER: The most poignant reflections on love committed to film

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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“Her” is a strange marvel of a film. In all its weird eccentricity and through its unconventional subject matter, it manages to tell us much more about human relationships than your average romance story. The story manages to be both erudite and childish simultaneously. Writer/director Spike Jonze explores themes of technological advancement without falling into […]

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