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GLT's Laura Kennedy digs into the media and pop culture with Shari Zeck, GLT's Culture Maven and interim dean of Milner Library at Illinois State University.

Laverne Cox
AP

Is just being an actor enough to play the role of a gay or trans character?

Actors Ruth Gordon (L) and Mia Farrow
AP

"Rosemary's Baby" is not your everyday monster-on-the-loose kind of horror film. Actually, it may not even be a horror film at all.

Statue of Oscar
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Criticism regarding the lack of racial and gender diversity in the nominees for the Oscar has dogged the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for years.

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Shari Zeck, GLT's Culture Maven and Illinois State University's interim dean of Milner Library, came away from seeing the new "Star Wars" film with a strong impression. No worries, no spoilers.

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Kevin Spacey. Harvey Weinstein. And now, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor.

The Associated Press

Twenty years ago, the life of an intriguing royal and humanitarian came to an end in a devastating car crash. Yet the impact of Princess Diana can still be felt today as millions remember her for her compassion.

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"It's intense. It's brutal. It's a strong film."

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The world's most famous time traveler is about to undergo a change that, for some, is shocking and disturbing.

Wonder Woman Wows

Jun 22, 2017
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It's about time!  That's the feeling of many Wonder Woman fans as the DC legend finally gets her own blockbuster movie.