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Writing Wrongs: And the Oscar Goes to… Systemic Discrimination!

Writing Wrongs: And the Oscar Goes to… Systemic Discrimination!

By Bella Levaggi

February 13, 2014

It’s pretty easy to not think about any of the politics behind something like the Academy Awards. The elegant outfits, cutthroat competition, and opening monologue are great distractions for someone like me, who naively believes in the spirit of honest competition and the notion that the most deservi...

Hands Off, Hollywood, Leave My Books Alone!

Hands Off, Hollywood, Leave My Books Alone!

By Bella Levaggi

March 24, 2013

These days many Tam students experience a story twice: once as a novel and again when it is inevitably adapted as a major motion picture. This trend, though sometimes enjoyable, is accelerating the decline of the film industry’s willingness to think outside the box. Hollywood has devolved into a group...