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June 15, 2021
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Art professors adapt to a different medium

By | Mar 10, 2021

With the transition to hybrid classes, art professors have to balance teaching students on Zoom and in person while abiding by COVID-19 safety guidelines.


Review: Jazz singer biopic is a swing and a miss

By | Mar 9, 2021

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” Hollywood’s latest conveyor-belt music biopic is an insulting depiction of one of the finest singers of the swing era.


Review: Film lacks authenticity with big name Hollywood star

By | Mar 5, 2021

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” is a slow slog through the desert with actor Frances McDormand. The use of a Hollywood name like McDormand makes the film feel less authentic than Zhao’s other works.


Review: Author writes about actor’s plights of identity

By | Mar 1, 2021

“A Bright Ray of Darkness” is a backstage dark-comedy about an actor’s fall from grace, written by Hollywood big name Ethan Hawke.


Political films help viewers to reflect on presidency

By | Feb 25, 2021

With the Trump train derailed for at least a few years, there is time for America to ask itself some important questions. How did we get here? What happened? Where do we go from here?


Review: Netflix rom-com wraps up trilogy in a bow

By | Feb 23, 2021

“To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” the final film in the “To All the Boys” trilogy, picks up where its predecessors left off.


Review: Foo Fighters maintain its usual sound

By | Feb 16, 2021

“Medicine at Midnight” is for the most part just like every prior Foo Fighters album, but there is still some fun to be had.


Review: Dramatic film weighed down by soundtrack

By | Feb 15, 2021

For the women of the new Mandarin-language Netflix film, fate has rigged their family on a slippery slope of grief.


Review: Jazz album experiments with new sounds

By | Feb 10, 2021

Diego Pinera, an underground German Uruguayan jazz fusion musician, mixes sweet and sour on his new record “Odd Wisdom.”


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.


Review: Orchestra Strums Eerie Album

By | Feb 4, 2021

Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra perform two of Adams’ classics — “My Father Knew Charles Ives” and “Harmonielehre”


Picture books promote social progress

By | Dec 10, 2020

Picture books are challenging socially conservative institutions in the hope of creating a new world for all children.