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Oh: Barry Jenkins’ thoughtful approach to ‘Moonlight’ illustrates importance of reflective, diverse storytelling

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

April 10, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last weekend Barry Jenkins — director of this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, “Moonlight” — came to speak on campus. Like quite a few of you, I was there. The event started with a screening of the film. It was my second time seeing it. Again, I soaked myself in the i...

Schwartz: In light of the 2017 Oscars debacle, we should place less emphasis on award shows

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I watched the snafu that unfolded as “La La Land” was mistakenly handed the Oscar for Best Picture instead of “Moonlight,” I couldn’t help but wonder why we allow The Academy to have so much authority to judge art...

The Rundown: March 6

Mollie Cahillane, Blogger

March 5, 2014

Filed under Odds & Ends, Quotes, The Current

Ellen DeGeneres crashes Twitter with selfie During Sunday's Oscar broadcast, Ellen DeGeneres crammed multiple celebrities into a selfie and tweeted it with the caption: “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. ...

Here We Go Again: March 7

Erica Witte, Blogger

March 4, 2014

Filed under Odds & Ends, Quotes, The Current

"I want to say something to George Clooney that no woman has ever said to him, which is, 'George, please, stop.’" — Amy Poehler, on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."   "When I'm home with my kids I'm still just Academy...

Celebrity Chic: Top 5 Oscars looks

Kendall Siewert, Columnist

March 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Fashion, The Current

Let’s be honest, the thing we were most looking forward to at the Oscars was Ellen DeGeneres hosting and Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning a little gold statue. Although only one of those things actually happened, celebs found ...

Do the ‘Hustle’: ‘American Hustle’ actors shine, but plot falls flat

Chelsea Sherlock, Movie Reviewer

January 29, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, The Current

I’m beginning with the beginning. “American Hustle” opens with a 1970s looking Irving Rosenfeld, played by an overweight Christian Bale, going through an elaborate routine to perfect his combover. In the next scene, Bradley...

The Rundown: Week of March 4

Annie Bruce, Writer

March 7, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current

It wasn’t a good weekend for Justin Bieber. The singer tried to celebrate his 19th birthday Friday, but apparently things didn’t go well. Bieber later tweeted that it was the “worst birthday.” It’s true 19th birthda...

The Rundown: Week of Feb. 25

Annie Bruce, Writer

February 28, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

Practice doesn’t always make perfect. Viewers are criticizing Anne Hathaway for her Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech at the Oscars. Instead of offering a heartfelt acceptance of the gold statue, Hathaway spent h...