When I made the official decision to go vegan, it didn’t come as a complete surprise to most of the people who knew me, since I had been a vegetarian for nearly 10 years. My dad, sister, and some other close friends made fun of me and cracked jokes related to vegan stereotypes— one being tha…

When Trevor Lan heard about an upcoming school performance, he prepared by practicing in front of his TV at home a few weeks before the event took place. Performances would happen on a weekly and monthly basis at Tze Wen Elementary School in Taiwan, with students volunteering to entertain th…

Six feet stand on the rain-soaked grounds of Eugene, Oregon. Two belong to Molly Neher, a recent graduate of the University of Oregon. The other four belong to Reid, a personable labradoodle who helps Molly handle life with seizures in a way that nothing else can.

From Spiller Hall came Spiller the band, and after that, three years of music and performance. In a final summer, the band tours and prepares for an upcoming EP release, all while keeping their original spontaneity alive.

Emerson, Manitoba: a town comprised of less than 700 people and flat as a board with swaths of tundra, is more of a place people pass through than stop and take notice of. The Pembina-Emerson Border Agency, located just a mile from city hall, is the second busiest crossing point between the …

Shaeem Wright sits in the garden behind his West London home on a balmy summer night. The trees sway with the soft breeze as a train comes screeching to a stop at the nearby White City tube station. Wright enjoys a spliff with a friend as they celebrate the completion of his fourth EP, Cosmo…

Performance art can be a contentious subject. How far are artists willing to go? Is it inherently wrong to involve your family with your work? Or is that the purest form of the craft? The Family Fang, the second film under actor/director Jason Bateman’s belt, deals with a family of four grap…

Like any year since, well, whenever Anna Karenina was published, the literary novel in 2015, according to the literary journalists, was dominated by domestic-realist tragicomic family dramas where characters have quiet epiphanies and no character is fully understood until we have capsule bio…

Tonight, Hollywood stars will flock to the red carpet. Some will go home with a coveted golden statuette, and others won’t. Here are film critic Patrick Dunham’s predictions for the 2016 Oscars in five major categories:

The newest flick from the Coen brothers is an ambitiously comprehensive critique of topics like prim-and-proper dramas, the notorious band of blacklisted Communist writers (Trumbo tried to hit this note but fell flat), sensational journalism, ‘prestige’ pictures, and the whole social realm o…