A love letter to Aziz Ansari, Dev Patel, Kumail Nanjiani and Riz Ahmed

I cried when Aziz Ansari hosted “Saturday Night Live.” The first Indian-American host—a Muslim—took the legendary stage the Saturday after the inauguration.

| Senior Scene Editor

Do we need more live-action films? And other concerns

Let’s whine about live-action features.

| Film Editor

The audio philes: This week’s top three encourage you to ‘keep on keeping on’

Over the past two weeks, a plethora of songs have hit the music scene, some from well-known artists, others from unknown artists.

| Music Editor

Let’s get into the film industry’s international coproduction

A few months ago, I was asked if “Star Wars” was an American franchise. It was a fascinating question and my reply via text was novel-length.

| Staff Writer

The great 21st century blockbuster diversity arms race

If there’s one thing Hollywood learned this winter, it’s that diversity sells. It sells well.

| Staff Writer

‘Wildcats everywhere’: Which High School Musical was the best?

Disney announced that it’s making “High School Musical 4,” to be released in 2018, but Cadenza simply cannot wait until then to express our Wildcat fever. To pass the time, we’ve been arguing amongst ourselves about which “High School Musical” is the best and why:

, and | Student Life Editors

AST Cabaret brings humor, humanity to the theater

I decided to attend this year’s All Student Theatre (AST) Cabaret (entitled “Putin on the Ritz”), both because a friend was performing and also to take my first step toward understanding what is so great about public performance.

Isaac Jacobson | Contributing Writer

TV character sexuality as an identity, not a plot device

In the wake of Mac’s (second) coming out on the new season of FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” I began to wonder about how the representation of sexuality in entertainment has changed over the 12 seasons of the show. Looking over the lineups of shows currently airing, it seems that the television industry is finally starting—emphasis on starting—to understand intersectionality.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Welcome to the age of peak TV: Is there any room left for quality shows?

Are we reaching a boiling point in which the television market is saturated?

| Film Editor

‘Lunar New Year Festival: Rise’ shines the spotlight on community building

The Lunar New Year, which marked the start of the year of the rooster on Jan. 28, has been celebrated for centuries by people of eastern and southeastern Asian descent worldwide. This year, the cultural performance commemorating the holiday, “Lunar New Year Festival: Rise,” will take place in the Edison Theater on Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11.

| Theater and Dance Editor