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

The audio philes: Synth runs deep in this week’s top 3 picks

I hope to introduce you to what I think just might be the best new music, from genres I hold dear to my heart and others you might hold to yours. Let’s embark on a journey toward a campus full of music listeners who knew that top hit “before it was big.”

| Music Editor

‘Black and Blue’ tackles intersection of mental illness and race

This year’s Black Anthology production, “Black and Blue,” brought to light the intersection of mental illness and blackness, paying special attention to how, despite attempts to silence experience, people can recognize the need for help in ourselves and others.

| Senior Editor

‘Daya’ing from excitement for this year’s WUStock

The WUStock artist for 2017 was revealed to be Daya just as the Congress of the South 40 Battle of the Bands was wrapping up Jan. 28.

| Staff Writer

Screw escapism: The emotional resonance of film

A big talking point in film journalism lately is escapism: According to many writers, audiences go to movies to escape their real life, and both box office and awards shows reflect this.

| Staff Writer