Television as Text: Confronting Realities in Donald Glover’s Atlanta
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Television as Text: Confronting Realities in Donald Glover’s Atlanta

By Jacque Groskaufmanis I watched the first episode of Atlanta in the Fine Arts library, sitting next to a literal Greek statue and a fancy, old-timey map of 1970’s Manhattan. Donald Glover’s show portrays the city of Atlanta and the vibrancy and violence that exist within it. The scenes are emphasized in an unsettling way, … Continue reading

Art in the Internet Age: An Analysis of www.Billlwurtz.com
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Art in the Internet Age: An Analysis of www.Billlwurtz.com

By Nathaniel LaCelle-Peterson It is with little fanfare that the Internet has seeped into the day-to-day routine of life. It is a quiet medium that regurgitates pictures of my friends smiling and pointing at waterfalls or platefuls of chicken-waffles, the day’s news, the day’s think pieces about yesterday’s news, and the vague affirmation of strangers … Continue reading

Vampires, Werewolves, and… the Economy? The Effects of the Twilight Saga on Local Economies in Washington State
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Vampires, Werewolves, and… the Economy? The Effects of the Twilight Saga on Local Economies in Washington State

By Magdalene Murphy At the top of the Olympic Peninsula, that dark and rainy spit of land that sticks out from the westernmost edge of the continental United States, sits the unremarkable town of Forks, Washington. It is unremarkable, of course, except for being the backdrop to one of the biggest pop culture stories of … Continue reading

Leaving the Vault: Townie-Gownie Relations in a Mutie-Normie Roleplaying Game
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Leaving the Vault: Townie-Gownie Relations in a Mutie-Normie Roleplaying Game

By Melvin Li The year is 2161. It has been close to a century since the United States, Soviet Union, China, and other global powers have extinguished almost all life on Earth after a two hour nuclear exchange on October 23, 2077. North America is a lifeless, radiated desert filled with bands of bloodthirsty raiders … Continue reading

Villain or Victim? After 13 Years, Ben Affleck Returns as the World’s Worst Superhero
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Villain or Victim? After 13 Years, Ben Affleck Returns as the World’s Worst Superhero

By Laura Kern In his 2013 Oscars acceptance speech, Ben Affleck choked up thanking his wife and children. His tears charmed the world as viewers dabbed at their eyes like proud grandmothers. In the fifteen years between his two Oscar wins — the first in 1998 for Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting, and the … Continue reading

White Girls Watching Lena: What We Can Learn and Unlearn From Dunham’s Flawed Public Feminism
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White Girls Watching Lena: What We Can Learn and Unlearn From Dunham’s Flawed Public Feminism

By Jael Goldfine I’ve never known what to think about Lena Dunham—what to make of her, how to speak about her, how to relate myself to her, or whether I should at all. As a young woman, I’ve felt obligated to have an opinion—a strong one—but have skated by with a variety of mumbled, non-comments … Continue reading

Every Line Spoken by Cho Chang in all 8 of the Harry Potter Films
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Every Line Spoken by Cho Chang in all 8 of the Harry Potter Films

Compiled by Jael Goldfine “Two pumpkin pasties, please? Thank you.” “Harry, erhm, watch yourself on the stairs, it’s a bit icy at the top.” “Yes?” “Sorry, I didn’t catch that.” “Oh, uhm, Harry, I’m sorry but someone’s already asked me. And, well, I’ve said I’ll go with him.“ “Harry!! I really am!! Sorry!” “It’s Professor … Continue reading