Arts

A summer of love

Extraordinary love and unexpected endings, what more could you ask for? The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay bring everything you’re looking for in a summer blockbuster. Choices. That’s what life comes down to, doesn’t it? Choices define a person’s existence. It could be a happy existence or …

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The Bible and the big screen

How should we view and understand movies with religious themes? By Taylor Bye.

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Netflix and Amazon Prime rivalry

The way we watch movies is changing; tech companies are wrestling for your dollars. By Gabbi Johnson.

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The breakdown: summer festivals

Looking for the best of this summer’s upcoming music events? Look no further You’ve been in a sweaty crowd for upwards of six hours. Your legs are tired and you’ve never chugged water faster in your life. But you’ve enjoyed every second of it, and you’re hungry for more. The …

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The art of tyranny

The musings of dictators reveal manipulative minds, disjointed insanity Hitler. Mussolini. Stalin. Mao. Saddam. Men with one name often described with one adjective: evil. But there’s another descriptor in common: writer. Over and over something grabs hold of dictators and tyrants and makes them pick up the pen. Is it …

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Divergent stays true to the book

The moment that Ansel Elgort and Veronica Roth’s heads become visible as they ascend the escalator and step onto the red carpet, the screaming begins. The two are welcomed by throngs of fans, most of whom have been waiting in line for hours, or had to win some contest, to …

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Healing the past by creating anew

From pain to healing, local founder of a youth art organization shows the power of creativity “I heard a really loud clank and it was an immediate free fall,” said Lindsay Walz, a survivor of the 2007 35W Bridge collapse. “My car basically took a nosedive into the river.” Walz stared …

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Review: Tristan and Yseult

"Do you love me?" This question is at the center of Tristan and Iseult, on stage at The Guthrie through March 23. Reviewed by Taylor Bye.

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Movie review: Captain Phillips

Stepping inside the pirates’ shoes It’s a true story of two captains and their crew just trying to do their jobs. For one that means carrying cargo to ports on the African coast, but for the other that means getting money through piracy. As both point of views are shown, …

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Movie review: Dallas Buyers Club

A changed man fighting for his life Sex and drugs. A straight man is tested positive for HIV but denies the sickness because of the homosexual connotations. Yelling at the nurse, Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is horrified by his ruined image and 30-day death sentence. The panic of finding drugs …

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