Robert Harrison, professor of Italian literature, was recently awarded the diploma and honorific title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres,” one of the highest cultural honors in France, by Aurélie Filippetti, the French Minister of Culture and Communication.
Figuring out what I want to do with my life is like trying to make out what’s playing on my grandma’s old antenna television during a blackout; it’s very fuzzy and constantly changing. Since I find it almost impossible to answer this question, I tend to avoid thinking about it. However, as I climb the ranks of upperclassmen-hood, that gets harder to do, since everyone wants to know what I have planned for the future.
Awards season officially kicked off last Sunday with the Golden Globes. A long awards show that honors both film and television, the Globes are notorious for the open bar available to the celebrities–the cause of many a drunken speech both this year and in years past. In case you missed it or didn’t feel like sitting through four hours of TV, here’s our compilation of the night’s most exciting moments.
In town to promote her latest project, Alexander Payne’s highly anticipated “The Descendants,” actress Judy Greer traipses into the press-reserved seventh floor suite of San Francisco’s Ritz-Carlton in towering platform heels, looking fresh-faced and chic in black skinnies, blouse and velvet blazer.
Adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel with a script co-written by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants” introduces Matt King (George Clooney), lawyer and heir to a sizeable Hawaiian land trust, as he copes with his comatose wife in the aftermath of a speedboat accident.
Based on Beau Willimon’s play “Farragut North,” George Clooney’s latest directorial effort “The Ides of March” is a sharp and timely drama, whose allusions to the ruthless ambition and corruption that run rampant in the game of American politics hit all too close to home.
On Monday night, I found myself in Cubberley Auditorium with 400 of my closest friends to see George Clooney up close and personal. All of the ladies around me gabbed about his chiseled features and his perfect body. I have to admit: there wasn’t a hair out of place…
That the contest for content about Africa is controversial is nothing new. But in the world of popular media aided by conflict activists, such content usually offers up little more than incomplete portrayals about the realities of life on a vast continent of close to a billion people…