‘Pursuing Happiness’: A Nuanced Perspective of What it Means to Be Truly Happy

Americans have been pursuing happiness since the birth of our nation. We’re even ranked in the top twenty happiest countries. But how do we find happiness? Where does it come from? What part do we play in our own happiness? The documentary “Pursuing Happiness” may contain the answers to those questions. “Pursuing Happiness” points toward a threefold answer to the question of what happiness is and how to find it

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Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – It’s Personal This Time

“Do you want to know the oldest lie in America, Senator? It’s that power can be innocent.” With one statement, Lex Luthor calls into question decades of actions and supposed trustworthiness of a super heroes. Can we really trust those in power? Should we? And if we can’t – what can we trust? Many critics decided early on that “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” would fall flat on its

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Room: Can We Ever Really Escape Traumatic Experiences?

I was trapped in a room once, for a few days when I was twenty years old. It remains one of my most confusing, terrifying memories to this day. I didn’t know much about “Room” going in except that the main characters had been kidnapped. I wasn’t really prepared to go through those same emotions again, nor to have the same old questions pop up. Will they ever be answered?

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Why Zoe Saldana Was Mis-Cast as Nina Simone

Last week Zoe Saldana came under fire for being cast as singer and activist Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic “Nina.” The controversy has centered around Saldana having to don blackface and a prosthetic nose to portray the singer more authentically. The issue has brought up questions regarding the continued lack of diversity in Hollywood. Let’s first address the idea that Zoe Saldana is somehow not black enough to play

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