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From soulmates to self-care

From soulmates to self-care

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2019

Was it “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” or another romantically absurd, yet poignant, film to come out of the powerhouse Apatow Productions in the 2000s that told audiences the modern romantic comedy was going to be different? These films still had the sinis...

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

Samantha Banks (Vivian) and Steven Kazee (Edward) on stage in

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 “...

The stage welcomes “Pretty Woman”

Orfeh and cast member Eric Anderson at

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

March 12, 2018

A new musical is about to hit the Chicago theater scene, and it’s bound to elicit the memories of the ‘90s. “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is coming to the Oriental Theater on March 13, bringing the classic movie to the stage and telling the story in a brand new way: with music. “Pretty Woman” i...

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