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‘Infinity War’ casts doubt on the future of cinema

'Infinity War' casts doubt on the future of cinema

By Brock Stillmunks

May 7, 2018

The Marvel Cinematic Universe officially started with "Iron Man" in 2008. Since that time, films in this extended universe reached great heights—like "Thor: Ragnarok," "Black Panther"and "Iron Man"—and hit some p...

New festival celebrates Thai New Year, promotes visibility

New festival celebrates Thai New Year, promotes visibility

By Miranda Manier

May 7, 2018

Every April, Thailand celebrates a three-day water fight for the nation’s new year, Songkran. This year, Chicago will celebrate its own Songkran with the Thai New Year Water Festival in Uptown. Dew Sur...

“Gun Ballet,” an exhibit that demonstrates the aestheticism of violence in games, will be on display March 2–June 24 at VGA Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Dancing with digital death

May 4, 2018

Through a nondescript set of doors, down a drab side street lies “Gun Ballet,” an explosive art exhibition nestled neatly inside the Video Game Art Gallery.The gallery, located at 2418 W. Bloomingdal...

Columbia students, teachers rally for reform

May 4, 2018

A coalition of Columbia students and adjunct faculty rallied for changes to curriculum, tuition costs and salaries with a goal of the part-time faculty union being taken more seriously while bargaining fo...

'Blockers' trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

May 3, 2018

When Roger Ebert reviewed 1967's “The Graduate,” he wrote, “[The Graduate] is funny, not because of sight gags and punch lines and other tired rubbish, but because it has a point of view. That is...

‘Truth or Dare’ doesn’t dare to do anything

'Truth or Dare' doesn't dare to do anything

By Brock Stillmunks

May 3, 2018

Blumhouse Productions' “Truth or Dare” is bad. That’s it. There’s not one funny joke or witty quip that comes to mind  while talking about what may be the most derivative, poorly acted, weak...

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‘You Were Never Really Here’ crumbles into a classic

April 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Andrei Tarkovsky directed "Taxi Driver?" The film must combine the brutality and nihilism of Scorsese’s masterpiece with the philosophical dreaminess of a Tarkovskian film to create an uni...

‘Darkest Hour’ shines bright

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in

By Brock Stillmunks

December 4, 2017

A battlefield blazes with fire as bombs fly through the French countryside and destroy everything in their path. Cries of wounded soldiers fade as the camera lingers on a young man’s soot-covered che...

Increase in teen suicide stories is a call to action

Increase in teen suicide stories is a call to action

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

October 23, 2017

When author Jay Asher released “Thirteen Reasons Why,” a 2007 novel about a young girl who dies by suicide and leaves letters to those who she believed influenced her decision, the number of teen suic...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

Media literacy courses needed now more than ever

October 9, 2017

While many panicked after news broke about the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and desperately tried to reach loved ones to find out if they were safe, others seized the opportunity to unleash a fak...

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