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"Swallow," "Midsommar," and Women in Modern Horror

By Isaac Tannenbaum and Winifred Zhou

Male directors continue to butcher female characters in horror films like "Swallow" and "Midsommar."

August 7, 2020

VG 247

"The Last of Us Part II" Review: A Discussion on Selfishness, Violence, Perspective, and the LGBTQ+ Community

By Timothy Lee

"The Last of Us Part II" brings a sense of humanity to an otherwise violent video game with its astounding graphics; its controversial storyline, too, brings its players to reflect on the lesson of forgiveness.

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July 31, 2020

NBC News

Taylor Swift Takes Us to Another World with "Folklore"

By Isabella Cisneros

Taylor Swift’s storytelling capabilities come to the forefront in Folklore, her newest album.

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July 31, 2020

Todd Rosenberg

Audience Goes Batty Over Northwestern Bienen’s Acerbically Funny "Die Fledermaus"

By Caleb Sussman

Northwestern University's rendition of Bienen’s "Die Fledermaus" stuns audiences before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 31, 2020

Hollywood Reporter

"You Should Have Left"? Me Too.

By Emilie Blum

"You Should Have Left" struggles to elevate its mundane problems to real-world conversations, falling short of the gravitas of serious horror.

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July 15, 2020

Bloody Disgusting

Kevin Bacon Talks Shop on Horror

By Emilie Blum

Actor Kevin Bacon dives into the influences and experiences behind his newest project, You Should Have Left, while reflecting on his career and past projects in horror.

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July 14, 2020

Wikipedia

Prisons Are Obsolete

By Adrian Rucker

Angela Davis’s seminal work on prison abolition remains just as poignant in our present political moment as it was when it first came out in 2003.

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July 8, 2020

Harvard Bookstore

From a White Perspective, "White Fragility" is Fragile

By Isabella Cisneros

While at times insightful, "White Fragility"’s deceivingly simple argument is tinged by the tone of a white savior.

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June 26, 2020

Boston Globe

Judd Apatow and the Everyday Appeal of Staten Island

By Timothy Lee

Judd Apatow sits down with The Maroon to talk "Staten Island," working with Pete Davidson, and the appeal of lost souls in everyday life.

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June 26, 2020

Universal Pictures

"The King of Staten Island" Review: For Pete Davidson, It’s Not Easy Being a King

By Timothy Lee

"The King of Staten Island" is Judd Apatow's latest film, balancing humor with heavier topics of family death, depression, and grief.

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June 23, 2020

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Art Around for Black Lives Matter

By Arts editors

A (nowhere near exhaustive) list of ways the UChicago community can support Black Lives Matter, ranging from YouTube videos to Black-owned local businesses to student artist commissions.

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June 19, 2020

Statement from the Arts Editors: Black Lives Matter.

By Arts editors

The Arts Editors reaffirm their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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June 19, 2020

KC Bailey / Netflix

A Queer Film That Doesn’t Do Things by Halves

By Connie Guo and Chong An Ong

Netflix’s "The Half of It" stumbles here and there, but a unique aesthetic style and loveable characters ultimately make for an entertaining coming-of-age story.

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June 7, 2020

Statement from the Editors

By Arts editors

The Arts Editors reaffirm their mission amid the events of the past weekend.

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June 3, 2020

Polygon

"Clone Wars": The Siege of Mandalore Is Our Binary Sunset

By Alina Kim

In the second of two "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" reviews, we witness the chilling end of the Siege of Mandalore arc and say our goodbyes to the Skywalker Saga.

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June 2, 2020

Rolling Stone

The 1975’s "Notes on a Conditional Form": A Remarkably Timely New Album

By Emilie Blum

The 1975’s long-awaited new album examines the intricacies of human existence in many musical genres.

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June 2, 2020

Lex Merico

Noah Cyrus Breaks Free in "The End of Everything"

By Cynthia Huang

The 1975’s new album, "Notes on a Conditional Form," is ambitious in both magnitude and scope; the band succeeds in delivering their truest record yet.

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June 1, 2020

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