Film takes new spin on artificial intelligence

by Andy Decker correspondent As computers have become increasingly sophisticated and attributes of human personalities are further incorporated into their programming, modern sci-fi has likewise grown in its obsession with artificial intelligence. The latest film

Modern songwriter weaves theology and poetry together

by Anginette Fullerton correspondent Ponder a moment on this: “Oh, happy fault! O fortunate Fall, that gained for us so great a Redeemer.” This theological mind-bender, which Augustine and Ambrose taught in the second century,

Rowling’s mysterious new project

by David T. Ulrich correspondent What happened to J.K. Rowling after the success of Harry Potter? She changed her name and went underground, only emerging in the most shadowy of settings to publicize her new project.

“Selma”: the movement, the march and the man behind it all

by Andy Decker correspondent In March 1965, a mass of protestors gathered in the small city of Selma, Ala. They had planned a peaceful march to the state capital, Montgomery, in response to the obstruction

The beginning of the end for “Hunger Games” in “Mockingjay – Part 1”

by Melinda Rhoden correspondent The last “Hunger Games” film, “Catching Fire,” left the audience on the edge of their seats. It concluded after previous victors of the hunger games were forced to re-enter the arena

Museum of Contemporary Art showcases rock icon

by Heidi Schreiber correspondent Do you ever wish you could have lived in an earlier decade to witness the great musical acts whose influence is still evident in today’s culture? Through Jan. 4, Chicagoans have

Orphan blooms in “The Language of Flowers”

by Grace Kimball correspondent “I had been loyal to nothing but the language of flowers. If I started lying about it, there would be nothing left in my life that was beautiful or true,” says

Culinary tension shows cultural differences in “Hundred Foot Journey”

by Lebo Pooe correspondent From the opening scene of the film  “The Hundred-Foot Journey” audience’s senses are immediately engaged by sweeping scenes of vibrant colors, spices and Indian cuisine. As the result of political unrest,

“Boyhood” A remarkable film 12 years in the making

by Andy Decker correspondent Every so often, a film comes along wherein a director attempts something audacious and new, something unique and previously unheard of, to varying degrees of success. Rarely are these films

Podcast presents odd, dystopian society

by Olivia Hill copy editor “A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful and mysterious lights pass over head while we all pretend to sleep. Welcome to Night Vale,” begins