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28 Nov 2023
Arts & Culture

Review: Humans vs. Robots 

UC Santa Cruz graduate student Abel Cornejo brought one of the first ever sci-fi plays back to life this past weekend, with a modernized questioning of life itself with artificial intelligence. Known for welcoming “robot” into the English language and sparking science fiction on the...

Commodifying Kahlo 

Interested in purchasing Frida Kahlo? For almost $30, you can, along with 18 other historical and contemporary “inspiring women” who have fit into Mattel’s latest “Role Models” Barbie line. Shortly after International Women’s Day on March 8, the multinational, $8.5 billion toy corporation released a...
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‘A Raisin in the Sun’ 

The Play Lorraine Hansberry planted 1959’s social issues into her social drama “A Raisin in the Sun” and its groundbreaking universality enthralled Broadway, making her the first Black female playwright to do so. Almost 60 years later, the screenplay has been adapted into multiple films...
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Multiverse of Body, Sound, Light 

From “imagination” to “transformation” to “multiverse,” the theme of this year’s Random with a Purpose explores the ways different mediums of art can contribute to performance. UC Santa Cruz student directors Jacob Caldwell, Chloe Rosen and Alyssa Soderberg spent the next year bringing “multiverse” to...
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Grammys: Still So White? 

Last year’s Grammys left people so astounded that Adele’s “25” took album of the year over Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” even Adele cracked her Grammy in half. “Lemonade,” a 12-track reclamation about being a Black woman in the American South, became the third best-selling album worldwide in...
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