Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

Culture

Why we can all relate to Hiccup Haddock and How to Train Your Dragon 3

Why we can all relate to Hiccup Haddock and How to Train Your Dragon 3

Gabe Menzies Staff Writer

I was seven years old when I watched the first “How to Train Your Dragon” movie, and 16 when I saw the third and final installment with my younger brother recently. My brother, who is as big of a fan as the next 9-year-old when it comes to the Viking and dragon adventures, loved it. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” was two entertaining hours of the protagonist Hiccup Haddock searching for a new world to escape his most fearsome enemy yet; dragon hunter Grimmel the Grisly. For me, the meaning went much deeper.

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Bill Viola resurrects Michelangelo in Life Death Rebirth

Bill Viola resurrects Michelangelo in Life Death Rebirth

Raunak Lally Staff Writer

A video of a dying woman and Michelangelo’s auburn sketches of Hercules are not something you expect to see in the same exhibition, yet that is what happens throughout video artist Bill Viola’s Life Death Rebirth exhibition at the Royal Academy. Michelangelo, who since the creation of his legendary paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling and revolutionary David sculpture has been a household name, is redefined as Viola’s video work is paired with Michelangelo’s to create an intense environment for anyone stepping into the dimly-lit rooms of the exhibition.

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an attempt at innovation or a total fail?

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an attempt at innovation or a total fail?

Jasmin Taylor Staff Writer

Bandersnatch, the first standalone film from Netflix’s Black Mirror TV series, is an interactive and non-linear film that allows the viewer to steer the plot by asking questions and providing two choices for the viewer to choose from. These questions range from, “what type of cereal would you like?” to more vital, in some cases life or death, questions that lead to one of six alternate endings.

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Yayoi Kusama‘s newest exhibition over promises and under delivers

Yayoi Kusama‘s newest exhibition over promises and under delivers

Alexandra Gers Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online

I’ve always found Yayoi Kusama to be an intriguing character in the art world. At almost 90 years old, she is known for her candy-colored wigs, hallucinations and vibrant works of art. With a career spanning almost 70 years and transcending movements such as Surrealism, Minimalism and Pop Art, she is uniquely singular in what she does.

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