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America & Games: How Call of Duty Canonized the American Military

Video games as an industry has done more to iconify war as a morally-upright responsibility of the U.S. than any other type of entertainment.

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Manohla Dargis on Being a Woman Film Critic During COVID-19

Lead film critic for the New York Times, Manohla Dargis, talked about being a woman film critic during COVID-19.

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Secret American Concludes a Year Full of “Heavy Feels”

Heavy Feels explores topics of intimacy, masculinity, and social failures, this album splits off from their previous, more upbeat work.

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Soul: A Modern Take On Traditional Message To Follow Your Dreams

Soul is an example of Disney tailoring its films by incorporating realistic, even depressing storylines into their movies.

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Resting Up, Absorbing Murder Mysteries, the Usual

Over break, I binge-watched every single episode of Buzzfeed Unsolved and I’ll rank my top 10 episodes, both from True Crime and Paranormal.

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Hallmark: Romance and Representation?

Hallmark has begun shifting from a glossy image of love and the real world to make slow (slow) steps towards a more inclusive picture.

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“Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” Shows the Perseverance of the Arts

With Broadway shut down, “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” encapsulates the creative capital the app curated. 

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Minari: When an American Film Becomes “Foreign”

The Golden Globes has done it again; it excluded a critically-acclaimed American film, Minari, from the Best Picture category.

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Behind The Weeknd Grammys Snub

Recently, the Recording Academy took it upon themselves to eliminate one of the most popular and acclaimed albums of this year, After Hours by The Weeknd, from the 10 categories for which he submitted the album and its singles.

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Transforming Trauma: Women in the Music Industry

While women have constantly been exploited, they have also used their past to show that trauma does not have to define you through music.