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Column: Poutine’s popularity proves calories are just a number
Originating from Quebec, Canada, poutine is a dish of French fries and cheese curds topped with warm gravy. / Photo by Allie Kuo

Column: Poutine’s popularity proves calories are just a number

Whether it’s to warm you up on a chilly day or to fulfill a craving for something greasy and delicious, there’s always an excuse to indulge in some poutine.

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The winter films worth watching
Photo by Dylan Shen

The winter films worth watching

Though the year experienced a dip in box office performance so far, there are still plenty of awesome movies to look forward to in the coming winter months.

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The term hipster has come to represent a common category of modern people who reject mainstream culture. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons
The term hipster has come to represent a common category of modern people who reject mainstream culture. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Column: Hipsters are actually the mainstream

In her last column with The News, Vy Thai postulates that hipsters aren’t all that different from mainstream culture.

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Column: Miniseries should stay mini
Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist

Column: Miniseries should stay mini

There’s something earnest and irresistible about miniseries – they feed our desire to spend more time with characters we grow to love, without the long-term contract demanded by open-ended shows.

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Column: It’s time for film to get creative

Column: It’s time for film to get creative

We often forget that the point of art is to move us, not just with plot twists and punchlines but with the audacity that comes from genuine expression.

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Brie Larson plays Mason Weaver, the Kong’s newest female opposite, in “Kong: Skull Island.”/Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
Brie Larson plays Mason Weaver, the Kong’s newest female opposite, in “Kong: Skull Island.”/Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

Column: ‘Kong’ film distorts history

By Vy Thai, A&E columnist From the original movie in 1933 to its remakes throughout the decades, the “King Kong” franchise has always been more than just a cliché about a giant ape climbing skyscrapers and pursuing forbidden love with women of the human race. Filmmakers have often included metaphors […]

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Column: Desperate times call for deeper reporting

Column: Desperate times call for deeper reporting

Everyone has a need for truth, and the effort for journalists to inform the public does not stop at the water’s edge.

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Column: Mull over Best Picture themes

Column: Mull over Best Picture themes

“Moonlight” creates images that are hard to shake off and invites as open a reading as one is willing to provide.

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Column: It is time to revisit mythology

Column: It is time to revisit mythology

This week, columnist Vy Thai argues the benefits of reviving ancient mythologies in a modern context.

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Column: Gendering food takes labels one step too far

Column: Gendering food takes labels one step too far

Vy Thai argues it’s time we stop gendering everything and continue on with our lives.

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