Julia Zasso

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Movie Review: ‘Divergent’

“Divergent,” a film based on author Veronica Roth’s young adult series of the same name, attempts to carve its place among other blockbuster teen movies like “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter.

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‘Divergent’ rolls out the red carpet in St. Louis

This Tuesday, March 4, screaming fans lined the indoor red carpet at Ronnies 20 Cine movie theater for a chance to see an advanced screening of “Divergent,” a guaranteed blockbuster based on a young adult fantasy series by Veronica Roth.

‘Masters of Sex’: Not your typical nudity-laden fare

By now, every student on Washington University’s campus should have heard of the Showtime series “Masters of Sex,” chronicling the lives and work of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, two revolutionary sex researchers (and lovers) working out of Wash. U.’s very own medical school. The show sounds like a Wash. U.

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Wash. U. Dance Theater explores new frontiers of dance

Washington University Dance Theater explores the life cycle of movement in its upcoming performance, entitled “Shifting Limits.” The program consists of six works from different choreographers, showcasing ballet, tap, modern and West African dance forms.

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‘My Children! My Africa!’ sparks debate

This weekend, the Performing Arts Department’s “My Children! My Africa!” invites cultured, intelligent and open-minded Washington University students to check their privilege at the stage door. Set in South Africa in 1989, the show follows the story of a dedicated teacher, Mr. M., and two promising but racially segregated students, Thami and Isabel.

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‘Surprisingly inevitable’: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Wash. U.

It sounds like a time-traveling episode of “Degrassi”: a group of 19th-century German teenagers sing their way through depression, suicide, incest, abuse and abandonment, to name just a few of their struggles. However, the dress and given date of “Spring Awakening” quickly stifle any further modern-day allusions.

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Best of the music of “Spring Awakening”

Washington University’s Performing Arts Department debuts its fall musical, “Spring Awakening,” this weekend in Edison Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. With book and lyrics by Wash. U. alumnus Steven Sater, the awesome rock ballads of “Spring Awakening” promise to speak to an audience full of tuckered-out students and hyper-attentive parents. While the […]

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‘In the Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play)’: A Q&A with the director Henry Schvey and the cast

While vibrators and sexuality may be no big deal nowadays (you can major in sexuality studies, for God’s sake), the world of Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)” is a lot more buttoned up. Thankfully, we no longer live in the tightly bound Victorian era, and the director of “Vibrator” is much more open to discussion than the drama’s characters.

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