Henry Spiro

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“Blade Runner: 2049” is the Epic of Modern Cinema

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“What is a Book?” Ask Professors Aresu and Fallon

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Lori Gruen Wins Visiting Professorship at Princeton

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Ko ’98 Longlisted for Book Award

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The Traveler’s Lab Houses New Historical Scholarship

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WSA Relaunches Project No Red Zone

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Shapiro Writing Center Reopens at New Location

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Professor Pitts-Taylor Wins Academic Prize

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The Demise of the Democrats

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On the Flaws and Ethics of “Westworld” Season One

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Look What I Did: Play an Old Guy In A Play

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When American Democracy Met American Demagoguery

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Doctor Strange Succeeds as Escapist Guilty Pleasure

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The Coming Post-Election Hangover

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“A Little Epic” Brings A Lot to the Table

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Thrilling and Hollow, “Westworld” Begins

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“Paradise Lost” and My Journey Out of Progressivism

by Henry Spiro, Opinion and Arts Editor . 3 Comments

Devil’s Advocate: “Mr. Robot” Season 2

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In Praise of Edward Albee

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“Sully” is Brief, but Thrilling

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“Captain America: Civil War” Proves Thrilling

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Dissecting the University of Chicago’s Infamous Letter

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Hollywood’s Coming Dystopia

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Oswalt’s “Talking for Clapping” Complicates the Personal and Cultural, Pokes Fun at the Status Quo

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Second Shades Performs Revamped Adaptations

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Night Cheese, Washing Machines, and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Evolution of “30 Rock”

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Comedy Committee Announces Judah Friedlander for “Sprung Flung”

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Advice to Incoming First-Years from a Current First-Year

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Second Season of “Daredevil” Focuses Far Too Much on Future Seasons, Repetitive Plot From Prior Season

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The Paradox of Trigger Warnings

by Henry Spiro, Assistant Arts Editor. 5 Comments

“Batman vs. Superman” Flounders Despite Hope

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A.O Scott Critically Analyzes Criticism

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God’s Ear: A Family Faces Grief

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Deadpool Isn’t Silly Enough to Satisfy Audiences

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“Hail, Caesar!” Fails its Talented Cast and its Hopeful Audience

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In Defense of: Video Games as an Art Form

by Henry Spiro, Assistant Arts Editor. 2 Comments

Big Money, Little Soul: “Star Wars” Goes the Way of “Avatar”

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Second Stage’s “Sweeney Todd” Reinvents Cannibalism Through Dance

by Henry Spiro, Assistant Arts Editor. 2 Comments

Despite several shortcomings, “Sweeney Todd” pulls through with its ambition to reinvent.

Idiot Box: Jessica Jones

by Henry Spiro, Assistant Arts Editor . 31 Comments

Jessica Jones provides raw and intriguing take on Marvel’s superhero world.

Student Poets Perform in Slam

by Henry Spiro, Staff Writer. 33 Comments

Neil Hilborn hosts intense poetry slam competition at Memorial Chapel.

Cultural Civil War: On Opposing Ideologies

by Henry Spiro, Staff Writer. 33 Comments

Idiot Box: “Master of None”

by Henry Spiro, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

“Master of None” tackles the millenial experience with intelligent glee.

“Steve Jobs” and the Misconception of the Biopic

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Treating biopics as historical documents misses the point and stifles the films.

“I’ve Got a Theory:” “Buffy” and the Great Beyond

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Buffy’s later seasons provide unshakable thematic contradictions.

Second Stage’s “Spelling Bee” Puts Audience Under a Spell

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Amy Schumer’s New Special Fails Its Creator

by Henry Spiro, Staff Writer. 6 Comments

Amy Schumer’s new special is good, just not as good as one would hope.

“Goosebumps” Delivers a Middling Combination of Laughs and Scares

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In “Goosebumps,” Jack Black and Dylan Minnette face off against a hodge-podge of things that go bump in the night.

Devil’s Advocate: “Mad Men” Finale

by Henry Spiro, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Not everyone was thrilled with the cola-centric finale of Matthew Weiner’s AMC phenomenon. Henry Spiro feels that “Person to Person” kicked the show’s trademark malaise to the curb for the sake of a happy ending.

Comedy Central’s “Review” Masters the Art of the Anti-Hero by Its Second Season

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Comedy Central’s “Review” drags the art of criticism down a dark, surreal rabbit hole.

“Doctor Who” Season Debut Stretches Itself Thin

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“Doctor Who” premieres to a creative vacuum.

“un/do” Provides a Window into the Process of Creation

by Henry Spiro, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on “un/do” Provides a Window into the Process of Creation

Using interviews from candidates ranging in age from nine to 70, “un/do” provides a look at cycles of creation and destruction.

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