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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.

Actors Ruth Gordon (L) and Mia Farrow

"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

Mar 2, 2018
Statue of Oscar
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

Dec 22, 2017
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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.

Vince Bucci/Invision / AP

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

GLT Culture Maven: The People's Princess Endures

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

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

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

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.