"Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, because they have to go through these range of emotions, but you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if … [Read more...] about Chasing the Unicorn: Lady Lore
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lian is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Sculpture. She is the Mechanical Lead for USC Aerial Robotics and works in a research lab studying the regenerative properties of zebrafish hearts. She is an avid soccer player who also coaches a middle school girls' soccer team in the USC neighborhood. She plans to go to graduate school … [Read more...] about Acceptance Will Keep You Poor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: From Berkeley, CA, Sonya Egoian is a junior double-majoring in Political Science and Narrative with a minor in French. Illiterate, obese, and pregnant for the second time, sixteen-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones in Sapphire's gritty novel Push embodies the shortcomings of her Harlem community. Precious lives in utter poverty, receives no … [Read more...] about Heaven in Harlem: Art and Education as Saving Graces in Sapphire’s Push
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gathered the votes necessary this week to push the so-called nuclear option forward—nominees coming from the president’s desk would only need a simple majority, that is, fifty votes, rather than the traditional sixty votes needed to overcome cloture. This seemingly small change in parliamentary procedure has sparked huge outrage … [Read more...] about One Nation Under Who?: It’s All A Dirty Game
Last week I talked about a panel of women who discussed their writing careers in comedy. Comedy is an intriguing form of entertainment in terms of the creative process. Everyone has a different sense of humor. Someone might be in tears from laughter while someone will go "why was that funny?" Then there's the question: can somebody become funny or is it something that happens … [Read more...] about Girls on Film: A Golden Age of Comedy?