Arts & Style

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Film adaptation tackles social justice contradictions of 1950s

James Shamas’ adaption of Philip Roth’s Indignation is a disappointment. It is a sentimental treatment of Roth’s novel, which is not sentimental. Indignation opens with a father’s recitation of “kadish,” a prayer for the dead and it ends with another death. The voiceover is unchanging in tone; it is a voice that comes from beyond…

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Suicide Squad hits box office, struggles with overloaded cast

The high-octane and ultra-violent action of Marvel’s Deadpool paved the way for an adult filmgoer niche within the super hero movie genre. It succeeded in treating audiences to exactly what they wanted: two and a half hours of the man himself, sandwiched between wholesome ultraviolence and witty, wildly inappropriate one-liners. In its wake, two films…

Whitney Museum exhibit reinvents well-known genre of art
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Whitney Museum exhibit reinvents well-known genre of art

Currently on display at the Whitney Museum is Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection. It focuses on artists’ interpretations of portraits, one of the oldest genres of art. The Whitney is no stranger to portraits, and is proud to display a variety of interpretations from the last century. The artists tackle the genre in…

Met celebrates fashion in technology
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Met celebrates fashion in technology

The Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibit focuses on the interplay between the hand and machine The Robert Lehman Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been transformed into a world of fashion like no other. With miles of white scrim, the garment that captures every set of eyes is a Chanel haute couture ivory…

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