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Nominees: Actor in a Leading Role

Paxton Peter-Krueger, Staff Reporter
February 29, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”- Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a 1940s screenwriter who has been blacklisted for his communist views. "Trumbo" highlights the struggles of those jailed and blacklisted to survive financially and professionally. This is Bryan Cranston’s first Oscar nomination. ...

“Son of Saul” leaves audiences imprisoned with sympathy for Holocaust survivors.

“Son of Saul” leaves audiences imprisoned with sympathy for Holocaust survivors.

Emily Martin, Staff Reporter
February 29, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture

The new movie, “Son of Saul,” released on Dec. 18 of last year, took the world by storm, making over 3.3 million dollars the opening week. The Hungarian film won for best foreign film at the Academy Awards and has left a lasting impression on both the viewers, and the actors themselves. Saul ...

What to watch before the 2016 Oscars

Katherine Koehler, Co-Arts and Culture Editor
February 29, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture

“The Big Short” Filled with corruption, lies and broken promises, one of America’s biggest industries, banking has an underbelly that is overshadowed by the promise of the glamorous life of the rich and successful. Focusing on four men as they undergo a major investment before the 2008 econo...

Embracing the Arts

Embracing the Arts

Paxton Peter-Kruger, Staff Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“Sicario” trumps other drug cartel thrillers of its kind

“Sicario” trumps other drug cartel thrillers of its kind

Julia Mogen, Arts and Culture Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

It’s rare, even in recent years, for a woman to play the starring role in films--especially in a police vs. cartel action tale. But thanks to Emily Blunt’s effortless portrayal of the naive yet hardened FBI agent Kate Mercer, “Sicario” goes beyond the typical male-driven thriller.   Whil...

‘Tis a pity it was the last

‘Tis a pity it was the last

Nicola Bittner, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Songwriter, iconic pop star, and record producer, David Bowie, released his final album, “Blackstar,” Jan. 8. With only seven songs including “Blackstar” and “Lazarus,” the album was an immediate hit with fans. With a clever use of sounds and styles including jazz and electronic, “Bl...

“Concussion” shines a light on CTE head trauma in the National Football League

“Concussion” shines a light on CTE head trauma in the National Football League

Madeline Marshall, Co-Athletics Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Years of hard blows to the head are proven to take a physical and psychological toll, as depicted in the movie “Concussion.” Based on true events, the story stars Will Smith as Pittsburgh based pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose life is changed after he performs an autopsy on former Pittsburgh St...

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” appeases fans with a stunning conclusion

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” appeases fans with a stunning conclusion

Grace Nickas, Staff Reporter
December 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

The beloved book trilogy, “The Hunger Games,” comes to a thrilling finale with “Mockingjay Part 2” released. Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is in the hospital recovering from a neck injury sustained when Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, strangled her. This was ...

11 of the best film soundtracks: 1990s through the 2010s

11 of the best film soundtracks: 1990s through the 2010s

Julia Mogen, Co-Arts and Culture Editor
December 16, 2015
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Soundtracks are arguably the most underrated aspect to a film. These 11 films use both classic and original tracks to guide their characters and help story lines. Whether you watch a movie for the first time or for the third time, there’s a lot to learn from the highlighted songs embedded in these movies....

Tame Impala takes a new direction with “Currents”

Owen Kachirisky, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2015
Filed under Arts and Culture

“Currents” is the third studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band, “Tame Impala”. It features a mix of rock elements mixed with retro psychedelic synths and vocals. Preceded by albums “Innerspeaker” and “Lonerism” which covered artist Kevin Parker’s withdrawal from society and his ...

“Of Montreal:” a one-of-a-kind creative experience

“Of Montreal:” a one-of-a-kind creative experience

Julia Mogen, Co-Arts and Culture Editor
November 17, 2015
Filed under Arts and Culture

On Nov. 1, the genre-bending pop band “Of Montreal” brought devoted fans to the kitschy hole-in-the-wall Wonder Ballroom in downtown Portland.   The second the lead singer and mastermind behind “Of Montreal,” Kevin Barnes, played the opening riffs for their dark dance hit “Basem Sabry,” t...

Twenty One Pilots tour 2k15

Twenty One Pilots tour 2k15

Nicola Bittner, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2015
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Small-town band, Twenty One Pilots, has gone from birthday parties and restaurant gigs to world tours in a matter of a few years. The two best friends, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, have come a long way from their hometown in Columbus, Ohio. Attending their “Blurryface” tour at the Paramount Theater i...

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