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The Arts Desk’s weekly pick of movies, TV shows, books and music Movie: “Crazy Stupid Love” dir. by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (2011) This 2011 classic comedy…

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The inscrutable Elon Musk
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The inscrutable Elon Musk

The innovator may be shaking up the tech industry, but controversy seems to follow The name Elon Musk has been associated with both infamy and innovation—a man who…

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Commentary: The harmful and transphobic reality of ‘super straight’
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Commentary: The harmful and transphobic reality of ‘super straight’

The new term, coined to dismiss trans women, has been adopted by hateful groups Trigger warning: transphobia, nazism.  If you or anyone you know is experiencing transphobia or…

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Review: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’
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Review: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

The new Disney princess movie features a tale of trust Fans of “Moana” and “Big Hero 6” will fall in love with Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess, Raya.…

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The Arts Desk’s weekly pick of movies, TV shows, books and music Movie: “The Wicker Man” dir. by Robin Hardy (1973) A strange, funny, brilliant movie. Part musical-horror-comedy,…

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The Arts Desk’s weekly pick of movies, TV shows, books and music Album: “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” by Fiona Apple (2020) There are almost no words to convey…

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In the age of online learning, do proctored exams undermine students’ privacy?
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In the age of online learning, do proctored exams undermine students’ privacy?

Students say proctored exams make them feel uncomfortable and more stressed As the world scrambled to acclimate to life at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and…

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An ode to ‘Jersey Shore’
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An ode to ‘Jersey Shore’

A piece of TV history, best left that way In the second most viewed episode of “Jersey Shore,” watched by nearly 9 million people during its first airing,…

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This jab at Taylor Swift is getting old—and sexist
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This jab at Taylor Swift is getting old—and sexist

How one comment highlights recurring sexism in the media Taylor Swift fans made the Twitter hashtag #respecttaylorswift trend in the beginning of March after a character in the…

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The Peloton Bike is a display of the privileges of the wealthy
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The Peloton Bike is a display of the privileges of the wealthy

During a time when staying healthy is vital, it’s easiest for the upper class to stay fit while avoiding COVID-19 The term “pay for convenience” has never been…

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The Arts Desk’s weekly pick of movies, TV shows, books and music Movie: “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” dir. by  Michael Fimognari (2021) The final “To…

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Davis Independent Music Initiative offers grants for local musicians
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Davis Independent Music Initiative offers grants for local musicians

Joel Daniel of the DIMI aims to help Davis’ struggling artists The Davis Independent Music Initiative (DIMI) was founded in 2019 with one mission: secure the future of…

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‘Race, Museums, Art History’ speaker event highlights whiteness of museums
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‘Race, Museums, Art History’ speaker event highlights whiteness of museums

The 2021 Templeton Colloquium at UC Davis outlined ways to reframe how museums include non-white art and better understand the role they play in enacting real social change…

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The new era of Tinder
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The new era of Tinder

Amid the pandemic, users have turned to the dating app as another form of social media Over the course of the pandemic, what was once known as a…

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Homemade brings healthy meals and community to students
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Homemade brings healthy meals and community to students

New organization gives students an opportunity to give back and connect with others while learning new recipes Homemade is a new and vibrant student-run organization that aims to…

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