Monday, January 11, 2021

Antigone Now: How a 2000-Year-Old Story Comes Full Circle

As the blue night lifts and the sun peeks over the rubble and dust-covered hills, Ismene stands alone, weeping. “I cannot resist life,” she...

Lana Del Rey at her most vulnerable in Violet Bent Backwards...

Singer Lana Del Rey brings her ethereal storytelling to life with her debut poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. In it, Del Rey reminisces on...

The rise of internet influencers in mainstream cinema

From the early days of YouTube to the waning days of Vine, online platforms have created chances for anyone to go viral and make...

The intrigue (and danger) of virtual celebrities

People continually seek new experiences, and as technology advances, newer things grab our attention. Modern technology has revolutionized our lives—from how we play video...

Six songs that changed the world

Music moves us—literally. It makes us sway and tap our feet. We whistle to music, throw our hands up in the air for it,...

Small but mighty: the importance of indie bookstores

You push open the heavy wooden doors and the smell immediately hits you. It’s the smell of ink engraved into paper, of pages pressed...

These two students got published before they graduated

Writing a book isn’t easy. Many people say they’ll write one, but fewer actually do. To publish a book, writers must chip away at...

TIFA 2020: A Unique 41st Season

Toronto is one of the most diverse and culturally inclusive cities in the world. The city hosts thousands of festivals each year, and for...

Cultures clash in Emily in Paris

Blending skyscrapers in a smog-filled sky with cobblestone streets and romantic cafés, Netflix's newest original series, ​Emily In Paris​, takes us on a cross-cultural journey. Without...

How one model is transforming the fashion industry

While fashion and the perception of beauty continue to evolve with social norms, so do industry conceptions of diversity. In the past, the vast...

The US election: An authoritarian exercise in entertainment

On November 3, the world watched the title bout of the U.S. election between a politician and a reality TV star, the latter of...

The pitfalls and potentials of American remakes

Hollywood never seems to run out of ideas, and sometimes it's easy to forget that American remakes have been around longer than we imagine.  In...

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