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Ladylike: Redefining Womanhood

Director Greta Gerwig once again proves her capabilities with “Little Women.” (Wikimedia Commons) Beloved since its first publication, “Little Women” is one of the most poignant stories of womanhood and family ever told. On Christmas Day of 2019, a new adaptation of the novel was released in theaters. Directed by Greta Gerwig (“Ladybird”), the film

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Disney Dominates Media with New Streaming Service

Wikimedia Commons As early as 2007, Netflix unveiled a streaming service for movies and television, the first of its kind. Though Hulu debuted the next year, Netflix has remained the most popular streaming service of its kind for years. But this may no longer be the case. The Walt Disney company released Disney+ in November,

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Joker: Not for Kids

  (Wikimedia Commons)   Spoiler alert: Joker is not for kids.    The R-rating on this film did little to restrain parents who did not research the movie. Many brought children to the film, expecting something of a Marvel movie with DC characters. They couldn’t have been more wrong. Joker is only similar to a

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MadLab: Shaping Young Playwrights since 2011

(Courtesy/MadLab) Every year, students from around central Ohio open a new file on Google Docs, brainstorm, and begin to write. By November 17, all viable submissions will have been sent to MadLab, one of Columbus’s blackbox theaters.  The Young Writers Short Play Festival is an annual event held by MadLab in an effort to connect

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A Discussion on Theocracy: Hail Satan?

Lucien Greaves, cofounder of the Satanic Temple. (Image via Wikimedia Commons) Every year, aspiring filmmakers and art students flood to southern Ohio for the Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFVF) boasts short films, worldwide premieres, experimentals, and documentaries. The event takes place over a week in the Athena Theater.  Among this year’s selections was

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All That Jazz: A “Grand” Night

Jordan Dearing-Harmen’19 receives the Louis Armstrong Jazz award and the John Phillip Souza award, the first student in Academy history to receive both. (Riley Hennessey’19/Media) Friday, May 3, marked Academy’s annual All That Jazz concert. The theme, “Jazz by Moonlight,” fit well with the mood of the night. Consisting of an array of pieces featuring

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Endgame: The Conclusion of a Decade-Long Epic

(Wikimedia Commons) In its eleven years of existence, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (colloquially known as the MCU) has become a cultural experience of unprecedented magnitude.  To date, the MCU has released 22 movies, earned close to 19 billion dollars, and witnessed a generation of kids grow up alongside the country’s favorite superheros. It is an

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On the Basis of Sex: A Portrait of Strength

Supreme Court Judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Wikimedia Commons) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 85, is one of only four female Associate Justices to have served on the Supreme Court. She has held office since 1993 and is inarguably an exceptional woman. But her journey to becoming a Justice was not simple. On the Basis of Sex,

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Beginning of the End: “Avengers 4” Announced

Warning: This article contains spoilers for both Avengers: Infinity War and the trailer for Avengers: Endgame. (Wikimedia Commons) “Is this thing on?” These words, spoken by Tony Stark in what seems to be a final message to Pepper Potts, are accompanied by an image of a shattered Iron Man helmet. The cinematography is telling: what follows,