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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever--a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever–a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Eva Eckel November 23, 2022

Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was one of the most anticipated movies of this year, starring Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda,...

Fran Lebowitz probably thought my friend was stupid…A Review of An Evening with Fran Lebowitz at the Overture Center.

Fran Lebowitz probably thought my friend was stupid…A Review of “An Evening with Fran Lebowitz” at the Overture Center.

Alexandra Saffman November 22, 2022

Fran Lebowitz. Writer, Comedian, Occasional Actor, Public Speaker…Thinker. A woman who has been praised for her wit and sardonic social commentary. I saw Fran at the Overture Center–the hub of activity...

https://memorialswordandshield.com/1464/arts-entertainment/madison-museum-of-contemporary-arts-2022-wisconsin-triennial-failed-to-meet-its-mission/

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2022 Wisconsin Triennial failed to meet its mission

Alexandra Saffman October 9, 2022

The 2022 Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMOCA) Triennial, Ain’t I A Woman, featured the works of Black women and gender non-conforming artists, and was intended to give space to historically underrepresented...

https://memorialswordandshield.com/1461/arts-entertainment/emmys-highlights/

Emmy’s Highlights

Alexandra Saffman October 9, 2022

In September of 2022, the Emmys awarded in drama, Zendaya for “Euphoria” (for the second year in a row) and Lee Jung-jae for “Squid Game,” (the first person from a foreign-language show to win...

https://memorialswordandshield.com/1458/arts-entertainment/gleam-at-olbrich-gardens/

GLEAM at Olbrich Gardens

Emily Cai and Morgan Blackmore October 9, 2022

You may know Olbrich Gardens for its lush 16-acre gardens and stunning indoor conservatory, but from August to October, Olbrich’s most impressive experience happens after twilight. GLEAM, an annual exhibit...

Editors Note: Hello from Your Arts & Entertainment Editors!

Editor’s Note: Hello from Your Arts & Entertainment Editors!

Alexandra Saffman and Ava Kenney October 9, 2022

Hi everyone!  To introduce ourselves: we’re Ava and Alexandra, and we’re your Arts & Entertainment editors for VPM’s Sword & Shield this year! We’ve all officially made it through one...

Macbeth!

Macbeth!

Alexandra Saffman October 9, 2022

On November 12th and 13th, come see Memorial’s production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (exact time and location to be determined). Don’t let the older language worry you—Macbeth is full of murder,...

Top 5 Most Overrated Movies of Summer 2022

Top 5 Most Overrated Movies of Summer 2022

Alexandra Saffman August 25, 2022

Minions: The Rise of Gru Is it actually funny or is it just incomprehensible? Regardless, the Minions gave adolescent boys an unnecessary confidence boost and was big on orientalism. Go watch Despicable...

NFT…D – Not Fully Tangible Dream

NFT…D – Not Fully Tangible Dream

Alexandra Saffman August 25, 2022

The sale of non-fungible, i.e. unique and irreplaceable, tokens, more widely known as NFTs, continued to sink over the summer after peaking in sales in January of 2022. NFTs, at their most basic level,...

2022 Emmy Nominations

2022 Emmy Nominations

Alexandra Saffman August 25, 2022

America’s biggest awards show for excellence in television and emerging media, the Emmys, released record nominations this July, while simultaneously being called out by many for its potential snubs....

Abortion Access in a Post-Roe Wisconsin

Abortion Access in a Post-Roe Wisconsin

Alexandra Saffman August 25, 2022

After the US Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in June 2022, abortion providers in Wisconsin were forced to shut down their practices in response to a 173-year-old state abortion ban. While this statute...

The Secret Artists of Kherson

The Secret Artists of Kherson

Alexandra Saffman August 25, 2022

Kherson is a small oblast situated on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. Since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian War this February, it has remained under fire. Amidst the destruction, Kherson’s secret...

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