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Ronan Farrow details reporting in new book, but he doesn’t shine — the women do

Ronan Farrow details reporting in new book, but he doesn’t shine — the women do

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

October 21, 2019

“It was the right thing to do,” Rich McHugh said at the Chicago Ideas fest last Thursday. He was referring to his bosses at NBC’s consistent incentives to shut him up about “Catch and Kill: Lies Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators,” a book by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ronan...

Once bitten, twice shy?

Once bitten, twice shy?

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2018

In this post-#MeToo moment, when a formerly empowering pioneer such as Asia Argento is an alleged abuser as deplorable as Kevin Spacey, the line between allies and charlatans can be blurred almost to the point of erasure. Impostors, those specifically setting out to further a social movement in order to p...

“Pretty Woman” entertains, but fails in the era of #MeToo

“Pretty Woman” entertains, but fails in the era of #MeToo

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 2, 2018

The adolescent fantasy of a tanned and blonde prince saving a down-on-her-luck maiden from a tall tower has muddled the minds of young girls for years – often due to the prevalence of Disney films such as “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel” in pop culture. These animated girls – and I do mean “...

An obscured narrative: the case of Woody Allen

An obscured narrative: the case of Woody Allen

Ross Greer, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018

Allegations and rumors of child abuse have followed Woody Allen since 1993, when actress Mia Farrow, alleged that he had abused adopted daughter Dylan the year prior. In the years following the original case, the fallout seemed to have subsided, as Allen racked up seven Academy Award nominations and o...

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