Category: Arts

Clifford Owens exposes human potential, vulnerability

  When a member of the audience stood up to ask Clifford Owens what performance art is, Owens crossed his arms, smiled and said smoothly, “It’s total bullshit.” The audience…

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Images finds gem in ‘Brad’s Status’

At first glance, Brad’s Status probably isn’t going to sound like the movie for you. It is a small, compact story about a suburban dad struggling with his feelings of…

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Film chronicles controversial relationship between Queen and clerk

Victoria and Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears, presents a cheeky and endearing melodrama humanizing the royal Queen Victoria (Judi Dench), who discovers and appreciates diversity and similarities across cultures and…

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ becomes an instant classic

The Battle of the Sexes is one of the most iconic moments in sports history, a watershed event that had and continues to have an outsized impact on American popular…

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St. Vincent explores sex and sadness

The hardest stage of heartbreak may just be the final part – letting the pain subside. Before realizing you can’t live off wine, whiskey and the taste of a lover’s…

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Dots, lines evoke celestial bodies at WCMA

Dots are an often overlooked and underappreciated element of art, despite their usefulness. Barbara Takenaga strives as an artist to make the most out of dots, and has shaped them…

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King Krule returns with smoky tunes

This year, Archy Marshall stated he “couldn’t be bothered” to work with Kanye West. He also claimed to not know who Drake was in 2015. The slim, fire-haired British artist…

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Less is more in cinematic ‘Beatriz at Dinner’

A friend described Beatriz at Dinner as being “like a Get Out through the Latino perspective.” Indeed, there are some similarities between these two films: A person of color entering…

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‘Antigone in Ferguson’ moves, lives beyond the stage

A work of art can be thought of as confined within the space of its exhibition. The reflections gained from a piece or production of art are thus limited to…

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Kenny Garrett brings jazz greatness to the College

The silence was deafening. There he was, Kenny Garrett, arguably the greatest living saxophone player, bent over on stage, lifeless and at his most human. Bassist Concordan Holt slouched his…

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