Posts Tagged ‘pop culture’

The hype behind the horror

Boris Karloff as Frankenstein.

With Halloween right around the corner, horror movies are more popular than ever, leading to the question: what it is about them that captivates its viewers? Is it because we are secretly masochists? Do we enjoy subjecting ourselves to things that terrify us?  After polling 20 Dalhousie University students on campus about watching horror movies,…

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Horror movie-but-not: Mother!

Whispers of “what did I just watch?” escape the mouths of viewers leaving and commenting on Darren Aronofsky’s newest film Mother!.  This isn’t to say the film is deemed “bad” by its viewership, but rather that Mother! screams for deeper attention than your average thriller. Throughout the film you find yourself asking so many questions…

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Zombies invade the campus

A giant game of tag pitting humans against zombies will be taking over campus, the first of its kind at Dal. The game will last all this week, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., unless all players become zombies, which would end the game early. “Zombies are really popular in pop culture…

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The shopping dead

Like a lot of people who didn’t get all the presents they wanted for Christmas, I went online early on Dec. 26 to browse for deals. The main gift I was looking for was The Walking Dead: Compendium One, a 1088-page graphic novel by Image Comics writer Robert Kirkman. Now, I don’t particularly have a…

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The good, the bad and the fabulous

Oh, TV stereotypes. Photo by Angela Gzowski

TV’s hits and misses in LGBTQ representation  The struggle for LGBTQ representation on TV has been a long one, spanning almost four decades. Today’s programs have made great strides, but we are by no means perfect. Some TV shows do a great job, some fall short, while some just bypass the community altogether. Here are…

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Talking about Trans

Breaking barriers and getting to know trans individuals Author’s note: When I use the term “trans”, I mean anyone identifying with a term starting in trans, such as transsexual, transgender, transitioning, etc. When I use the term “cis”, I mean people born into the gender they identify with. When we see trans individuals in the…

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A counterculture gone wrong

OTTAWA (CUP) – Hipster. To most human beings, the very word triggers a subconscious sneer. Hipsters are the kids in dirty hoodies and skinny jeans who skulk around shopping mall entrances, snickering at everyone who walks by. But they can also be spotted all over town; like cockroaches, they squeeze their way into every corner…

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