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The Arts Desk’s weekly pick of movies, TV shows, books and art TV Show: “The People v. O.J. Simpson” (2016) Watching the 10-episode series “The People v. O.J.…

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Phoebe Bridgers comes to UC Davis for a virtual performance and live Q-and-A for students
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Phoebe Bridgers comes to UC Davis for a virtual performance and live Q-and-A for students

The indie-rock musician gave an intimate concert, opening up about her image and her music On Friday, April 9 ASUCD Entertainment Council (EC) hosted Phoebe Bridgers right in…

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Review: ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’
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Review: ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

The series takes a new approach to superheroes, giving fans something to look forward to every Friday Warning: Spoilers ahead.  “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is Marvel’s newest…

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Miniseries may be short, but they deliver in big ways
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Miniseries may be short, but they deliver in big ways

A look into why miniseries work so well and some UC Davis students’ favorite iterations of the limited series format They go by many names: miniseries, limited series…

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The Snyder Cut
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The Snyder Cut

Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League” sparks more interest than the four-hour film itself WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff confirmed it: Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League” is…

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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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