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Can the artist be separated from their art?

Sydney Bellon, Columnist February 6, 2020

Michael Jackson was an incredible performer who made ingenious contributions to pop culture and the music industry, which gave him tremendous power. In the prime of his career he allegedly sexually abused...

Jane Kern (left) and Megan Gleason (right) recording their Harry Potter themed show,  Witching Hour, on KWCW

KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

Varinia Balkins, Staff Reporter November 16, 2017

Walla Walla’s one-and-only Harry Potter themed radio show airs right from Whitman’s very own KWCW radio. Sundays, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., seniors Megan Gleason and Jane Kern co-host Whitman’s...

“Fantastic Beasts” an enchanting “Potter” prequel

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor December 1, 2016

Mixing the charms of its characters, an engaging narrative and grandiose visuals to strong effect, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a prequel to the “Harry Potter” franchise, is an uncommonly...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Living in a Post-Cynical Age

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist December 1, 2016

To the outcasts of the earth, blue-collar intellectuals, protégés of Salinger and Kerouac (if any of you are still around), know this: cynicism is dead. No longer is it fashionable to lament the decline...

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher September 11, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. For the past three years at Whitman (I feel old), I have used my weekly trip to the movie theater to keep me sane. This semester, with my film thesis, oral exams and math...

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Anuradha Lingappa April 17, 2014

Wizard rock is a genre of music generated by the fan culture surrounding the Harry Potter books. Since J.K. Rowling and the books themselves are so universally popular, many fans look closer to home...

Gisten Tavin and the Order of the Duck

Gisten Tavin and the Order of the Duck

Melina Hughes April 3, 2014

A few months ago, a gorgeous up-and-coming young writer broke the story of the much rumored Chamber of TKErets and its alleged opening. Well, it was opened, that's for sure. Nobody really knows if it got...

Chamber of TKErets Has Been Opened

Melina Hughes October 20, 2013

An unnamed, former Pio sports and Backpage writer, poetry-writing Tau Kappa Epsilon senior agreed to speak to reporters in attempts to dissipate the cloud of mystery surrounding the much-rumored and mysticized...

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Nathan Fisher September 26, 2013

"Harry Potter" is baaack!!!!! Okay, not quite, but my assignment this week was to check out Warner Brothers' recently announced upcoming series heading to the big screen about the world of magic and...

Trains: Pukerangi and Platform 9 3/4

Lindsey Holdren April 22, 2013

And so the family departed from Queenstown and began the journey to Dunedin. As fate would have it, upon leaving the hotel lobby I heard the same song - a girl band remake of ELO's Mr. Blue Sky - that...

Illustration: Ruth Hwang

‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’ brings nonstop laughs for all

Nathan Fisher May 3, 2012

After years of "maturing" and stretching way outside my comfort zone, this week I retreated back to my roots with the innocence of kids' movies. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," a claymation wonder...

Infographic by Sara Rasmussen

End of an era: The life, death of Harry Potter fan culture

Sara Rasmussen March 13, 2012

"We're here because we love Harry Potter, but we're not here for Harry Potter. We're here to celebrate the stuff being created around Harry Potter." So spoke Hank Green, an entrepreneur perhaps...

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