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Moonlight astonishes in theaters

In an era where compassion has fallen out of fashion in favor of fear and willful ignorance, Moonlight offers a beacon of hope for fellowship of man. This past year, political strife exposed the gouges that years of self-segregation have carved out upon our collective consciousness, and it became depressingly apparent that our wonderful melting

Moana brings island flavor to movie screen

Some are saying it’s the new Frozen— some say it’s even better. Disney dropped its newest princess movie this past November, Moana, and it’s a huge hit. The cast consists of Hollywood favorites as well as actors and actresses on-the-rise. Set in Hawaii on the island of a Polynesian tribe, the animated film tells the

La La Land brings Old-Hollywood dazzle to new age

The opening scene of “La La Land” could not be more LA: bright blue sky, beautiful people, traffic jam. After panning over various frustrated drivers (who have now come to a complete standstill), the camera lingers on a cheery woman in a bright yellow dress. Her lighthearted humming turns into a full on musical number,

“The Secret Garden” brings new innovation to old classic

The Shakespeare Theater Company’s The Secret Garden blooms on stage as whimsical set pieces and surprising lighting techniques bring the audience into the world of Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Secret Garden follows the story of a spirited orphaned girl, Mary Lennox (Anya Rothman) as she transforms the lives of her new guardian, Archibald Craven (Michael

Urinetown remains eerily relevant

The unique scene for Urinetown, Wilson’s fall musical, was set by an opening monologue by Officer Lockstock (Teo Topa). Seeing as other plays usually wouldn’t have a character step out of their theatrical world to speak to the audience, we found it to be quite a bold move, but it worked well. He explained to

Journalism is changing, values are not

  Over the summer, I participated in the week long Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference at the Newseum. I stayed at a hotel downtown, only a seven minute drive from my real apartment. During the day I engaged in lessons, discussions, and activities relating to journalism along with 50 kids who were just

We all felt like Pablo: Kanye West tour review

  “Welcome to Saint Pablo.” I doubt four words have ever been met with such a response at any show of any sorts before. Kanye emphatically said this after finishing out his opener “Father Stretch My Hands Pt 1.” The Verizon Center had been just about boiling over before the telltale “Beautiful morning!” sounded. A

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