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Fearing for Fear Itself

Fearing for Fear Itself

By Zachary Finch Sweaty, jumpy, whispering to the characters onscreen and holding his breath at the same time – the guy next to you in the …

 

The Midnight Society

The Midnight Society

By Zachary Stein There is something special happening in Oakland. It is an unparalleled cinematic phenomenon -held in the highest regard by a select audience fortunate …

 

We Are The Media: Amanda Palmer and the Online Revolution

We Are The Media: Amanda Palmer and the Online Revolution

By Sophie Lasken The democratizing power of the internet and new media has been the subject of both praise and debate in the past decade. We …

 

Louie Louis: The Reflexivity of Louis C.K.’s “Louie”

Louie Louis: The Reflexivity of Louis C.K.’s “Louie”

By Daniel Pasenelli In one episode of comedian Louis C.K.’s FX series Louie, he is filming a sitcom called “Oh, Louie” in front of a studio …

 

Why Argo Shouldn’t Win

Why Argo Shouldn’t Win

By Rich Mazahreh These last few months have taught me that only three things are inevitable: death, taxes, and that Ben Affleck’s Argo will win the …

 

Satirizing Pop-POP Culture

Satirizing Pop-POP Culture

By Elizabeth LeJeune Midterm season at UC Santa Cruz is in full swing, and the only thing that can cure my stress is Xanax a good laugh. …

 

Eyecandy: Reflections on Cinephilia

Eyecandy: Reflections on Cinephilia

The following passages are excerpted from students’ responses to Susan Sontag’s  controversial essay “The Decay of Cinema,” New York Times, February 25,1996. Students chose a …

 

A Higher Purpose for Social Media

A Higher Purpose for Social Media

By Lindsay Wachs In a world where Kim Kardasian has 12 million followers on Twitter and a video of a sneezing baby panda has 129 million …