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BLOGS  |  THURSDAY SWAMP CINEMA

The feminist perspective on the manic pixie dream girl

When I was a textbook pre-teen girl trying to figure out who I was and how I wanted people to see me, I would often aspire to be one of those eccentric, free spirits I saw in films. Those “manic pixie dream girls,” as film critic Nathan Rabin called them, were my idols because I thought that I wanted to stand out and be “different.” I realized later in life that these characters, as inspiring as they may seem, are really put in movies to serve the agenda of the male character.


BLOGS  |  THURSDAY VIRAL WEB

4chan's #CutForBieber goes too far

In a private chat room, 4chan users planned an entire hoax centered on the Twitter hashtag #cutforBieber. YouTube channels, Twitter channels, Facebook posts — hours were spent creating an entire media trail to convince the world that preteen girls were cutting themselves to protest Justin Bieber smoking pot. 


BLOGS  |  THURSDAY MUSIC

Do live instruments matter in EDM?

Now that we’re drifting away from the normal concert experience of a live band and trading it in for one or two people behind a DJ booth with multiple electronic machines, the issue of if concerts are live or pre-recorded has come to the forefront.


Matisyahu
BLOGS  |  THURSDAY MUSIC

Music for Halloween: All treats this week

For children, Halloween means staying up late, eating a bunch of candy and dressing up as cowboys and witches. For college students, Halloween means getting extremely drunk, partying into the wee hours of the morning and girls dressed as witches have turned into promiscuous nurses and cops.




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