Culture Maven 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. Gay Or Trans: A Casting Controversy By Laura Kennedy • Sep 20, 2018 AP Is just being an actor enough to play the role of a gay or trans character? Rosemary's Baby: Celebrating A 50-Year-Old Misconception By Laura Kennedy • May 2, 2018 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. GLT Culture Maven: Oscar Is Slow To Change By Laura Kennedy • Mar 2, 2018 Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP 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. GLT Culture Maven: 'The Last Jedi' Feels Like A Setup By Laura Kennedy • Dec 22, 2017 LucasFilm via AP 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. Culture Maven: Sexual Misconduct Has A Starring Role In Hollywood By Laura Kennedy • Nov 30, 2017 Vince Bucci/Invision / AP Kevin Spacey. Harvey Weinstein. And now, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor. GLT Culture Maven: The People's Princess Endures By Laura Kennedy • Aug 28, 2017 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. 'Dunkirk' Gives An Intense View Of Heroism By Laura Kennedy • Aug 4, 2017 Warner Bros. Pictures / The Associated Press "It's intense. It's brutal. It's a strong film." New Doctor Who Freaks Out Universe By Laura Kennedy • Jul 27, 2017 Joel Ryan/Invision / The Associated Press The world's most famous time traveler is about to undergo a change that, for some, is shocking and disturbing. Wonder Woman Wows By Laura Kennedy • Jun 22, 2017 JD Hancock / Flickr via Creative Commons It's about time! That's the feeling of many Wonder Woman fans as the DC legend finally gets her own blockbuster movie.