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Here, Taylor Swift performs “Fortnight,” in the new The Tortured Poets Department set of The Eras Tour which debuted in Paris, France. (Photo Credit: Vixy13, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)
Photo Credit: Vixy13, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A Defense of Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Kate Hankin, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

I am not sorry if you do not like The Tortured Poets Department by Taylor Swift. It is not for you. It is not an album for radio play, casual Swift fans, pop music lovers, or even music critics. It is...

One of the walls in the gallery showcases “race-films,” films produced for black audiences and featuring black casts. Some of these films include Gone Harlem (1938) and Son of Ingagi (1940).

‘Regeneration’ at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Grace Mao, Staff Reporter June 19, 2024

Cities in the Midwest are often overlooked as cultural attractions compared to their coastal counterparts such as New York City and San Francisco. However, the Midwest is actually rich in art museums,...

In an assortment similar to that of Andy Warhol, the MoMA puts together many of the drafts Kollwitz created for Woman with Dead Child (line etching with drypoint). Considered one of Kollwitz’s most poignant pieces, the MoMA reinforces this idea with the sheer amount of drafts collected on one wall. The piece also had a profound impact on the artist herself; she used her son Peter and herself as models for the piece, and she felt that she foreshadowed his death later on in WWI with this piece.

Finding Hope in Suffering: Käthe Kollwitz at the MoMA

Dara King, Staff Reporter June 19, 2024

Walking along uncharacteristically dim walls of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), I hold up a magnifying glass to sunken faces, learning about their history in every etching. These faces reflect much...

Here is Keith Haring meticulously painting in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1986. (Photo Credit: Rob Bogaerts (Anefo), CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Keith Haring’s Art: A Journey Through Color, Movement, and Social Consciousness

Alicia Yue, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

In the dynamic array of contemporary artists, few have left such a profound and impactful mark as Keith Haring (1958-1990). A revolutionary artist, social activist, and a beacon of the vibrant New York...

Eighteen years into her career, Taylor Swift has become one of the biggest performing artists in the world. (Photo Credit: Paolo V, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Welcoming Taylor Swift

Sophia Markens, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

Taylor Swift is undeniably on top of the world. Eighteen years into her career, her success is constantly reaching new heights and her popularity is growing. Holding almost every record under the sun,...

At the newly named JFK airport, Paul captures a snapshot of his bandmates and their team arriving in New York City for the first time -- the first meeting of American fans on their home base.

Behind the Lens of Beatlemania

Claire Elkin, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

To Beatlemaniacs, 1964 was the year that pop culture forever transformed. As John, Paul, George, and Ringo rose to fame, the world’s perception of British bands being stuffy and outdated quickly shifted....

Here is Haruki Murakami lecturing at the National Theater of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. His writing has created a lasting impact all over the world. (Photo Credit: Ministerio Cultura y Patrimonio, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Haruki Murakami: Making the Mundane Magical

Maximilian Duravcevic, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

Haruki Murakami, a figure shrouded in as much mystery as the characters in his novels, remains a major presence in the literary world after 46 years of writing. Despite his aversion to the spotlight and...

“In thirty years, not one black person has ever asked me why Mookie threw the garbage can. White people have,” Spike Lee once said, who directed Do the Right Thing and also played Mookie.
(Photo Credit: Hans Reitzema, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Why ‘Do the Right Thing’ is Still Relevant Today

Georgie Barth, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

Articles from 2024 will still name Do the Right Thing as one of the ten or twenty must-watch movies about race. Do the Right Thing is a movie about the hottest day of the year in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. It...

Here is ‘Girl In Pink Dress,’ a painting by Laura Wheeler Waring. This painting portrays a young woman looking off into the distance in a beautiful and elegant dress. Laura Waring typically chose to narrow in on individual members of the community for her paintings, instead of groups of people.

‘The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism’ at the MET: A Review

Anayah Hogue, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s was a defining era of American history, instilling a profound influence that forever changed contemporary culture. Its impacts extended beyond a mere celebration...

Sultan Muhammad ‘Adil Shah and Ikhlas Khan Riding an Elephant is a piece made in 1645. Khan, who was the prime minister at the time, rode behind the Sultan to show that he was the real power behind the throne.

Captivating Colors and Timeless Periods: A Review of the MET Museum’s ‘Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting’

Rida Nuamah, Staff Reporter May 12, 2024

In a meeting of artistic vision and culture, the Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art unfolds mesmerizing artworks revolving around...

Here are Peter Rabbit and his family, created by Beatrix Potter and the subjects of many of her little books. (Image Credit: M.L.Wits, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Science of Imagination: A Review of ‘Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature’ at the Morgan Library

Frances Auth, Staff Reporter May 12, 2024

A woman’s role in the world, as defined in the early 20th century, is to maintain a lovely household and to marry well. Beatrix Potter couldn’t have wanted anything more different.  Entranced by...

Team Avatar, or the Gaang, narrowly escape Fire Nation soldiers. Something the show did especially well with was the animation and the realism of the non-human characters. Although Appa (the skybison pictured) was less of a focus in the show, its clear that effort was put in to capture his flight and features.

The ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ Live-Action Series and the Problem with Remakes

Tori Wee, Staff Reporter May 11, 2024

Water. Earth. Fire. Air.  These four words have stuck with fans since 2005 and have recently resurfaced in the Avatar the Last Airbender live-action remake.  Since its release in 2005 the general...

Sundance has deep roots in Utah. The festival has become known for coaxing visibly cold celebrities out of their natural habitats. (Photo Credit: John Bewlay - Unsplash)

The Business of Making Movies: Sundance and Distribution

Griffin Weiss, Staff Reporter May 10, 2024

Every year, filmmakers and high-brow producers alike gather in Salt Lake City, Utah to host the Sundance Film Festival. This past January 2024, however, the festival's 40th anniversary, there was an entirely...

No matter the size of the collection, the Smiski never fail to make your day!

Smiski: Hidden During the Day, and Glowing During the Night!

Eunseo Lee, Staff Reporter May 10, 2024

There is one basket in one hand, and the other hand holds a tiny box with a green figure staring back at you. With its emotionless yet endearing face, a spherical head, and its stickbody-like figure, the...

Cast members of Crazy Rich Asians discuss the film. (Photo Credit: MTV International, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Rise of Chinese-American Voices in Cinema

Katelyn Chiao May 9, 2024

A young Chinese-American girl looked on with bright eyes as hoards of glamorous directors, cameramen, and actresses infiltrated her neighborhood with cameras and blinding lights, busying themselves with...

Here is the exterior view of the Dia Beacon Museum, which was once a box-printing factory.  (Photo Credit: Acroterion, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)


Acroterion, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Dia Beacon’s Spring 2024 Exhibits

Sonali Campbell, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

Entering the austere confines of the Dia Beacon, I am met with a sense of solemn anticipation rather than jubilance excitement. The building, once a bastion of industrial history, now stands as a stoic...

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist, said Vladimir Nabokov.

“This Will Be a New Kind of Autobiography”: Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘Speak, Memory’

Yasmine Salha, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

 “The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” Thus begins Vladimir Nabokov’s autobiography,...

The first volume of ‘Witch Hat Atelier’ was released on January 23rd, 2017, comprised of the first five chapters of a fantastical tale.

The World of Magic and Illustration: A Review of Manga ‘Witch Hat Atelier’

Karen (Asahi) Ono, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

Everyone is familiar with stories of witches: incantations, rituals, potions, and brooms. For many of us, the enchanting tales were of endless fascination in our childhoods, and everyone has entertained...

Here is the title page from the first American edition of Alcotts Little Women. (Photo Credit: AC85.Aℓ194L.1869, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Alcott’s ‘Little Women’ and Its Relevance Today

Nicole J. Zhou, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

Louisa Alcott’s Life Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, storyteller, and poet. She grew up in an idealistic, progressive household where emphasis was placed...

Ratatouille is the most significant dish in the movie Ratatouille, representing the culinary aspirations of the main character, Remy. (Photo Credit:  Amirali Mirhashemian / Unsplash)

Food Trends of 2024 and Their Connection With the Film ‘Ratatouille’

Jinha Yoo, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

Brad Bird's Ratatouille stands out as one of the most profound, thought-provoking films of the 21st century thus far. Being the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture in 2008, the movie’s...

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