The past 15 years have been a Renaissance for coming-of-age films. The film industry has begun to trade out aimless money makers in exchange for thoughtful and original stories. Here are a few gems that have challenged the status quo and opened doors for others like them.
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What could Jesus Christ and rock icon Peter Frampton possibly have in common? For one Texas artist, both men are unironically one in the same.
Classes may be starting, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. To give you a head start, we've updated our list of upcoming events you should keep an eye out for.
While developing the premise of his most recent play, “Boy About Ten”, playwright Jon Tuttle admits he had “no idea what it might be about.” However, what he did know was that he wanted to fall in love with writing again. Intent on creating the funniest story he could think of, he conjured up a tale that involves KISS, a quest for redemption and a woman with a poked out eye.
Although Five Points is mostly composed of bars, in the Vista you’ll find a diverse range of restaurants that will satisfy whatever taste you’re craving at any particular moment. Here’s a list of up and coming hot spots and some old Columbia favorites, all of which are reasonably priced.
After the release of her debut album, “Dangerously in Love” (2003), The New York Times penned a rather unenthusiastic review titled, “The Solo Beyoncé: She's No Ashanti”. Looking back on this headline today, you can’t help but chuckle. However, in hindsight, neither the author nor any of us could have predicted that a then 21-year-old Beyoncé Knowles was on her way to becoming one the biggest stars on the planet.
Hidden in the lower level of Tapp’s Art Center resides a small studio that has become a sanctuary for the group of women who call it home every Wednesday night. Although they are here to meet for their weekly belly dance class, the students have also created a network of body positivity and female empowerment under the guide of their instructor.
Since the early 2000s, it seems as if comic book films are the only goods Hollywood knows how to export. For studios, the genre has proved to be a safe bet as the audience for these films has only grown overtime and almost always bring in huge financial returns. At the halfway mark of 2018, we’ve already seen four entries make it onto the big screen, with at least three more slated for release by the end of the year.
In keeping with the jovial mood of summer, the Nickelodeon Theater is bringing a splash of color with a side of film education onto the big screen in its current film series, “Everything is Better in Technicolor.”
As we reach the halfway point of the year, Arts and Culture editor Taylor Washington analyzes some of the albums she considers as the best of 2018, so far.
After surviving an era of unnecessary remakes, gratuitous gore and paper-thin plotlines, American horror has finally begun to rediscover its footing.
While the lineups for most summer music festivals consist of pop stars and DJs, USC’s Southeastern Piano Festival is taking a more classical approach.
Students, patrons and parents alike bid a bittersweet goodbye to the USC Symphony Orchestra as it performed its last show of the season on Tuesday night.
In our bustling, fast-paced world, there’s no harm in asking for a little peace and quiet. But in “A Quiet Place,” the silence is deafening. Imagine a world where everyday sounds such as the honking of a car, the opening of a drawer or even the tapping of a pen could end in gruesome death. Unfortunately for the Abbott family, this is their post-apocalyptic reality.
For those who live here, and even for those who don’t, it isn’t hard to tell that the American South is a land of looming contradictions. I often wonder how such a violent history could possibly birth a culture so rich with beauty. This weekend, filmgoers were given an answer as they were granted full access into the mysterious world of Southern life by way of the Indie Grits Film Festival.
While many may have the preconception that the literary works of Jane Austen are outdated, director Lindsay Rae-Taylor hopes to prove them wrong in her upcoming production of Austen’s classic novel “Sense and Sensibility."
Although USC’s campus is already home to several national food chains, the Carolina Food Co. is unveiling an original restaurant in the fall, which will be exclusive to USC.
Earlier this month, “Get Out” won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but last night Jordan Peele's directorial debut found its way back to the big screen in celebration of a different reason. As a way of honoring End Racism Day, The Nickelodeon Theatre hosted a special screening of Peele’s modern classic followed by a panel to raise awareness on a pressing issue by finding a common ground in film.
Before he became a filmmaker, Ethan Hanson was a visual artist.
Although revisiting one of the most turbulent times in American history might seem like a daunting undertaking, director David Britt hopes to approach the task with honesty and humility. In his upcoming production of Shirley Lauro's “A Piece of My Heart,” Britt pays tribute to the American servicewomen who served in Vietnam through gripping storytelling and the help of a dedicated cast.