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April 19, 2021
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Column: The road to becoming a Disney princess

By | Apr 7, 2021

After the recent release of Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” there has been speculation among fans as to whether or not the titular character will become the company’s next Disney Princess.


Review: Disney’s latest princess film is empowering and inclusive

By | Mar 15, 2021

While the triumph of “Raya and the Last Dragon” does not dismiss Disney’s deep, dirty history of racial inequity, it is a massive step in the right direction.


Streaming service oversaturation

By | Mar 1, 2021

While new services may seem to present an opportunity for innovation and market diversity, the rapidly expanding industry might actually bring about its own downfall.


The abbreviated encyclopedia of Ithaca College student culture

The Ithacan’s Life & Culture section has compiled a list of stories, terms and traditions that students should know about the college’s culture as they settle into campus life.


Webtoons transform into Korean dramas

By | Feb 18, 2021

Webtoons, a form of fun and nifty virtual comics designed to be read on the go, have become a fairly regular part of Western pop culture.


Mini movie reviews for December 2020-January 2021

Whether they be potential Oscar nominees or just a good time, The Ithacan Life & Culture staff highlighted some of the films from the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.


Video games offer escapism during pandemic

By | Nov 19, 2020

But even amid all of the uncertainty and fear, some people have found their own way to cope with the dire situation — by playing video games. 


Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

By | Oct 29, 2020

Ever heard the quip that the Black guy always dies first? In horror movies, being any sort of ethnic minority, especially Black, is a mark of death.


Black nerds are necessary to fandom culture

By | Oct 8, 2020

While white fans gatekeep the term “nerd,” Black lovers of comic books and anime create their own community.


Spotlight on films, TV, books and music by Black creators

The backbone of the Life & Culture section at The Ithacan is pop culture — and, by extension, Black culture that has influenced pop culture.


Striving for equity, Disney misses the mark again

By | Sep 10, 2020

The Walt Disney Co.’s reputation has been permanently marked by racial intolerance.


Review: Beyoncé celebrates Black women through visual album

By | Aug 13, 2020

“Black Is King,” a visual album-film from Beyoncé, elevates Black female voices while loosely following the plot of “The Lion King.”