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Campus tattoo artist jankypoker works to create ‘safe space’

When you first walk into the studio of Rena Jiang ’23, it feels like you’re there to see an old friend. Though dotted with tattooing equipment, the space is far from clinical; an open skylight and window let in the breeze of a fall day, and the white wood walls create a cozy atmosphere. Sitting ...


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‘Do Revenge’ is the campy teen movie we all need

The 80s had “Heathers,” the 90s had “Clueless” and the 2000s had “Mean Girls.” These films defined their generations with their distinctive and sometimes unrealistic portrayal of teens of the time, becoming the blueprint for the high school romance genre.




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‘Pinocchio’ struggles to find its purpose

It’s no secret that the last decade has been a slow descent into complete creative bankruptcy for Disney. The studio that once made dreams come true now lays out smorgasbords of uninspired, unoriginal content ranging from botched Marvel sequels to live-action remakes of Disney classics that feel ...


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‘I Came By’ struggles to make an impact

If you didn’t know that a Netflix movie titled “I Came By” was released a little over a week ago, you would not be alone. Netflix seems to have adopted a  quantity-over-quality release strategy, producing as much content as they can with the least amount of marketing possible. If a  film ...


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Ali Sethi performs at inauguration of Saxena Center

On Friday, Ali Sethi — a Pakistani singer, songwriter and author — performed at the inauguration of the Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia, a new center at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Sethi shared the stage with musicians Shayna Esther Dunkelman and Grey ...


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‘End of the Road’ is a boring ride

“End of the Road” could have been the next great roadtrip action-thriller movie — it has a stellar cast, including Queen Latifah and Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, intriguing scenery and a strong premise. But the pacing and script ultimately led this Netflix original film to be 90 minutes ...


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How queer theory has shaped the literary canon

From Oscar Wilde’s trial to the discourse surrounding Virginia Woolf’s affair with Vita Sackville-West, conversations about sexuality have been linked to many literary greats. But beyond the sexuality of individual authors, queerness has played a deeper and often less recognized role in shaping ...


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‘The Northman’ stuns to the very core

Something about “The Northman” is a little unfair. As much as any filmmaker can try to make something intriguing and novel to strike a chord with the audience, little can match the intensity and excitement of a Viking revenge thriller. Director Robert Eggers clearly knew this when making the ...





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