Arts & Entertainment

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Richard Matheson dies, leaves behind legacy in literature

Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.

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New “Star Trek” boldly goes...where it's gone before

Star Trek Into Darkness is a pleasant enough popcorn flick with plenty of character development. But it falls short of its full potential.

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New “Star Trek” shows flaws of today’s sci-fi

"Star Trek Into Darkness" benefits from 3-D and the latest movie gadgets, but suffers from not having Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry alive to make it original and creative.

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Students can now earn a college degree in heavy metal

Students enrolled in the degree program will learn the history of metal, from past censorship issues to major events and achievements.

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Upper meets lower

Which is actually stronger, a monopolistic-world-dominating corporation, young love, or gravity? The Hollywood answer is obvious, but this film isn't from California. It's French-Canadian.

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Exhibit exposes coal's impact on communities

The "Climate of Uncertainty" exhibit, explorong the negative impact humans are having on the environment, continued at the DePaul Art Museum with an event called "Coal Country and Beyond."

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Radical ecology and the emergence of green metal

"It is shocking to me that one could be seriously interested in black metal and not be deeply committed to radical ecology," says Wolves in the Throne Room's Aaron Weaver.

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"Looper" is a neo-noir mind bender done right

Despite the current influx of "all form and no content" movies, it seems that, once or twice a year, a cerebral sci-fi film comes along, bursting with originality and innovation. This year brought us "Looper."

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‘Fringe’ episode confirms it’s the best show on TV

I can tell from watching the first episode of the fifth season that it will be as good, if not better, than the four that have gone before it.

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