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Not All Wage Gaps Are Created Equal

by Heather Jones

Several days ago, The Hollywood Reporter engaged a roundtable of “eight of the world’s most accomplished” actresses in a discussion of the pay gap between men and women in the film industry, among other topics. The discussion stemmed from an article Jennifer Lawrence wrote for Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny, on her post-Sony leaks realization that her male co-stars were earning significantly more for comparable roles. When Lawrence spoke out about her frustration with the pay gap,

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The Constant Evolution of Jean Deaux

by Janaya Greene

As Jean Deaux walks the streets of Chicago to get food and make a quick run at CVS, she tells me how she never wants her sound to be predictable.

The West Side Chicago native, who now resides on the city’s South Side, started off performing spoken word at Harold Washington Library’s YouMedia space and eventually found herself hungry to be in the studio. After learning how accessible studios actually were from friends,

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Do Critics Miss the Point of “Hunger Games?”

by Brianna Garrett

As Friday’s release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” approaches, my feelings as a major fan of the series have been bittersweet. I’m excited to see the ending on screen, brought to life with such a strong cast and crew, but I’ll be sorry to see the series reach its end. The “Hunger Games” era of pop culture has been downright remarkable. The dystopian science fiction franchise has broken boundaries with its social commentary,

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