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Holy Capitalist Scheme Batman: ‘Batman Returns’ hones in on pervasive economic struggles


February 26, 2018

Personally, it’s not often that I feel compelled to view many superhero films, especially ones that have a bit of age behind them; something about the poorly aged effects depress me a little. Yet in spite of that, there is meri...

Ryan Gosling Can’t Save Jazz: 10 Artists to listen to during Black History Month


February 26, 2018

This list is comprised of 10 of some of the most influential black musicians in honor of Black History Month. In alternating order of modern and classic, these artists have had a major impact on music and society.Jimi Hendrix revolut...

‘The Punisher’ provides messy insight into gun violence discussion


November 27, 2017

Marvel fans received their first taste of Jon Bernthal’s Punisher during the first trailer for Netflix’s second season of “Daredevil” last year. Fans of the comics caught on to the character’s introduction rather quickly,...

Face Off: NYT profile of Nazi sympathizer executed poorly but still necessary to drive conversation

Andrea Guzman

November 27, 2017

Tony Hovater is a man living in Ohio who was profiled by the New York Times last weekend. This profile is significant given that Hovater is a Nazi sympathizer. But you wouldn’t know that, since he also likes dining at Panera...

Calling All Mutants: X-Men remains prevalent in fight against inequality


October 23, 2017

Storytelling in pop culture often takes on a role much larger than whatever its concrete subject happens to be. The X-Men, a group of characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, perfectly exemplify this important role.In the past, ...

Ionesco’s absurdist tactics prevail in ‘Rhinoceros’ relevance, themes

Lilli Hime

October 16, 2017

It’s 2017 and it’d be really nice if fascism weren’t relevant anymore. However, the recent upsurge of Nazis and white nationalists in Charlottesville have shown that that simply isn’t the case; and Mary Moody Northe...

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