Arts

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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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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Movie review: Her

In love or just lonely? Society is broken. Technology has taken over everyday life. Social interaction is slim, many have their love letters written for them and a one-night stand can be arranged without even getting out of bed. This all happens within the first 15 minutes of the film. …

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Art becomes a way of life

Step by step, alum moves from the art room to Hollywood animation “Nobody will notice that I did it, but I spent a solid four days animating all of the drool inside of the monsters mouth,” said professional animator Jack Ebensteiner (‘07), Minnehaha alum and brother of freshman Raye Ebensteiner, …

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Movie review: Escape from Tomorrow

Drama secretly filmed at Disney proves to be disturbing, divisive, unique “People just come here because they wanna feel safe. They’re afraid. But you can’t escape it you know. Bad things happen everywhere.” Escape from Tomorrow never should have happened. I don’t mean that as an insult. If anything, I …

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