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“Shazam” might just be the saving grace DC movies need

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface So, I’m guessing a lot of you went out to see “Shazam!” recently. Shazam! will have made nearly $200 million in a week since it debuted, doubling its production budget and having started early plans for a sequel presumably right after the box office numbers came in. Superhero movie

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“Brendan can’t read a Calendar:” Transgender Visibility Day 2019

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface International Transgender Visibility Day was March 31, and it would have been the perfect opportunity to have a column highlighting LGBTQ+ representation in media. Unfortunately, I didn’t think about it until after the date had already passed, which means that any article about it that we did run would

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LUNAFEST looks to support women film directors of Michiana

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Writer @brendan_preface It’s not exactly breaking news that the film industry isn’t the most welcoming place for women.  With the #MeToo movement finally starting to slow down, roughly a year and a half after its start in October 2017, people are beginning to wonder what’s next in the fight for equality

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“The Leggings Problem” is a disaster and here’s why

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface I’ve thought about writing this letter for a long time; a whole week. I waited, hoping that others would rake this fool over the coals and such a response would be unnecessary—but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I’m going to say that I don’t want to attack anyone’s

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Headline Lightening Round: Games in March

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface In the nearly full month since our last publication, the gaming world has positively exploded with newsworthy happenings. Although I could just as easily write full articles on any one of these topics, I decided to try and grab them all in a new segment I’ll call the “Headline

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Workers’ rights major theme at GDC 2019

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Writer @brendan_preface One of the more interesting developments to come out of Game Developers Conference 2019  (GDC) was a March 19 panel on the state of worker’s cooperatives and unionization in the games industry. The games industry, as a whole, is particularly notorious for having rather lax views on the state

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The most insane show on television is coming to Netflix

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By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist I am an anime fan. That’s pretty inescapable for me at this point, and there’s nothing left for me to do but come to terms with that. Even with anime steadily becoming more mainstream as time goes on, it’s still pretty niche overall, so I get that interest in me

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Who is Captain Marvel?

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist WARNING: The following column may or may not contain spoilers for the upcoming Captain Marvel (2019). I say “may or may not” because… this is a weird one. The end of 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” gave a critical teaser for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. In

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