Culture

Impressive. . . Most Impressive: Rochester Philharmonic and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Reflect on the first time you saw “Star Wars.” The hum of a lightsaber, the epic laser battles, the intricate…

A radical education: University activism exhibit in Rush Rhees

The exhibit moves through the activism from 1962 to 1973 and displays the general trend of students’ and faculty powerful voice during this radical decade.

Not Vanilla: The dark side of our media

Hello, reader! I spent my winter break delving into new series. I started the anime “Death Note” and completed HBO’s…

Bio-Doc: ‘The Life and Art of David Bowie’

Overwhelming aesthetic power was the focus of “The Life and Art of David Bowie,” a semi-biographical documentary shown at the Memorial Art Gallery.

Closing this graphic novel made me sad to the ‘Bone’

The books are just as funny, sweeping, and touching as when I was a lad.

Not Vanilla: The cultural cues of year’s end

Reader, you already know that 2018 is coming to a close. I hope your year has been wonderful, despite the…

BSU celebrates unity and culture through Kwanzaa

Over the past week Black Students’ Union hosted their annual weeklong celebration of Kwanzaa, a Pan-African celebration that honors African…

The joyous unity of “Mr. Brightside”

Many tracks have come and gone over the years as frat house staples — “Mo Bamba” is probably the latest…

Not Vanilla: At the crossroads of sass and serious

Reader, these past few weeks I have been watching some daytime TV. I cable access where I live. Instead, I’ve…

A film that will make you regret that steak

Sexism, racism, and ageism are familiar concepts to many at UR. But one group wants to talk more about another…