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Escapism In Pop Culture: Fear of The Future Will Be Prevalent In 2024

Photo by Lee Jiyong on Unsplash The relationship between movies and culture entails a complicated dynamic in that films influence the mass culture that consumes them, playing an integral part in our value system, reflecting its prevailing concerns, attitudes, and beliefs. Watching movies can help us escape our everyday lives, allowing us to forget about

Opinion

Opinion: Napoleon Continues to Win the Information Wars – Inside Sources

The trouble with history is that no one can agree on what happened. That is how historians can wrangle over events  2,000 years ago — or two months ago. Prominent historians become more famous when they feud with other prominent historians. One such feud, which became very public, was between the British historians Hugh Trevor-Roper

Opinion

Opinion: Men I Knew Who Knew Oppenheimer – Inside Sources

Photo: Robert Oppenheimer (U.S. Dept. of Energy) I have been to the movies. I haven’t done that since before the COVID shutdown. I went to see two huge movies that have each grossed $1 billion, and I enjoyed them enormously. They are, of course, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer.” I went to see “Barbie” because I thought

Literature

How Edgar Allan Poe became the darling of the maligned and misunderstood

Could the pugnacious writer ever have imagined that he would one day become a cult hero? Nick Lehr/The Conversation via DALL-E 2, CC BY-SA Scott Peeples, College of Charleston Edgar Allan Poe, who would have turned 214 years old on Jan. 19, 2023, remains one of the world’s most recognizable and popular literary figures. His

Obituary

Angela Lansbury, ‘Murder She Wrote’ star, dies at 96 – Associated Press

Angela Lansbury, the scene-stealing British actor who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” has died. She was 96. Lansbury died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, according to a statement from her

Events

The Prescott Film Festival returns to YCPAC, October 14 – 17

An Arizona premiere. A look back at NASA’s Apollo program with rarely seen-footage. Insights on joy from unlikely friends. Silent-movie swashbuckling, set to a live soundtrack and much more! All of this can be found when our local celebration of independent cinema returns! The Prescott Film Festival makes its stunning comeback to the Yavapai College

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