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An analysis of the recent Golden Globe Awards and the controversies surrounding them. Photo from beautifulballad.org. The 78th Golden Globes kicked off this year’s awards season with some historic wins, but a reminder that Hollywood still has a long way to go in terms of diversity and representation. Amy Poehler and...
 Music professor teaches about protest music URI Professor Emmett Goods discusses the history of music as a form of protest. Photo by Greg Clark. Emmett Goods said he remembers his grandfather grabbing him by the back of his shirt in church as a child, making him stand to show respect for...
The 2015 movie “Dope,” starring Shameik Moore. Photo from imbd.com. It’s important to honor history and educate ourselves through our media consumption as we near the end of Black History Month. Still, it’s also about celebration, so why don’t we look at some Black films and television shows that feature...
 From theatre to theater, how does the Netflix adaptation of “Prom” hold up? Photo from nerdsandbeyond.com. When I sat down in my seat at the Longacre Theatre, I had no idea what to expect with “The Prom.” By the end of the night, I was on my feet clapping and...
Photo from urigymnastics.weebly.com.  “I think the biggest thing with club was that we were all there because we wanted to be there,” Emma Mangione said of the University Rhode Island club gymnastics team. “We were all there because we loved gymnastics.” Mangione was the club’s president and one of eight senior...
At the 1971 Academy Awards, George C. Scott declined his Best Actor in a Leading Role award, calling the ceremony "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.” James Earl Jones, who lost the award, was the only Black actor nominated that year. Almost...
Hulu recently released a new Christmas movie with LGBTQ+ themes. Photo from Indiewire.com. Hulu’s “Happiest Season” is filled with an all-star cast playing a host of hilarious and strange characters, secondhand embarrassment for viewers and some long overdue lesbian representation in the holiday romantic comedy film genre. “Happiest Season” was released...
The fourth season of “The Crown” was recently released on Netflix. Photo from Forbes.com. In promotion for the fourth season of “The Crown,” which hit Netflix on Nov. 15, the streaming service released a poster that featured three famous female faces in the foreground. Queen Elizabeth II was in the...
The book “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls was published in 2005. Photo from tigertimes.com. During my sophomore year of high school, I took a creative writing class. Our teacher gave us an excerpt of the first chapter of a book to read as an example of how to hook...
Students with civic interest can minor in social justice starting next spring. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. The University of Rhode Island will offer a new 18-credit minor in social justice and civic responsibilities beginning this spring, featuring a curriculum that spans 68 courses, 22 departments and four different colleges. Judy Van...
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