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Making the case against gold statues

Cody Boland

February 22, 2012

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I’ve been told we are about to have another Academy Awards — or as I refer to it, another night of rich celebrities patting each other on the back and exchanging pretentious trophies. The Academy Awards does not deserve half...

Who decides?

Corey walker

February 22, 2012

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Every year, some of Hollywood’s best actors, directors and screenwriters make the trek to the Kodak Theater to participate in one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies around: The Academy Awards. Although we all have watch...

The ceremony needs a facelift

Tom Loftus

February 22, 2012

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They had names like “The Coronet,” “The Uptown,” “The Varsity,” “The Patio” and “The Commodore.” And always with a “The,” the way that royalty is introduced. They had smiling ushers in bow ties and polished blac...

Oldman recognized

February 22, 2012

No love for ‘Vow’

Brittany Petrillo courier staff

February 15, 2012

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Every year around Valentine’s Day there’s one movie, or two if we’re lucky, with a love story that has everyone talking. This year is no exception. The movie to see this weekend was “The Vow” starring Channing Tatum ...

Western learns how society stays ‘Connected’

Bianca Williams Courier staff

February 15, 2012

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Have you ever faked a restroom break to check messages on your phone? "Connected," a "vlog-umentary," which was shown last Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, is a critically acclaimed autobiographical work by director Tiffany...

Film club offers film for thought

Elana Katz

February 8, 2012

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Though everyone has different tastes, film itself is a common thread in most students' lives. So, it comes as no surprise that Western Illinois University is home to an organization that celebrates this unifying art. Western's Film S...

Big names in town

Elana Katz edge editor

February 8, 2012

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A certain Macomb bar is about to be hit with some famous names that don't start with "Captain" or "Jack." The Forum has a lineup of nationally known artists coming to perform, including this Saturday's performance by country ...

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