The Liberator

Rethinking Theaters in a COVID-19 World

Wrenny Collamer, Entertainment Editor

September 1, 2020

People are consuming movies differently in 2020: COVID-19 has shuttered movie theaters across the U.S. and given people cooped up in quarantine more time to watch. COVID-19 seems to be a catalyst for change in consumer habits,...

Eric Goode’s Chaotic “Tiger King” Series Reflects Mayhem and Madness of Exotic Pet Industry

Skylar Sidensol-Denero, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

After over two months in quarantine, many of us are looking for new shows to binge and new characters to become obsessed with. With the story of small roadside zoos, big cats, and an ever bigger menagerie industry, Eric Goode’s...

Off The Air: Talk Shows Move to Youtube for Quarantine

Jake Matz, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly all aspects of life, and U.S. unemployment rates are on the rise and the economy is down. Although popular talk shows are unable to film on their platforms, they are still readily available–...

Joon Ho’s Oscar Success with “Parasite” a Win for Foreign Filmmakers

Eve Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

A smile broke out on Director Bong Joon Ho’s face when his Korean film “Parasite” was called for the fourth time in one night at the 92nd Academy Awards back in February. The film ended up winning Best Picture, Best Director,...

How LASA Musicians Are Using Quarantine to Slow Down and Explore Their Passion

Wrenny Collamer, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Austin's stay-at-home order has been in place for over a month, and while the isolation might feel like an eternity to some, for students like junior Emily Kahn, the extra time has provided the chance to dive deeper into their...

(Not Just) Another Day at the Office: Memorable NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

Max Domel, Hanif Amanullah, Luci Garza, and Ahnsa Campbell

April 16, 2020

Max Domel: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Eminem and Dr. Dre, Gang Starr, even Drake and Noah “40” Shebib. While these iconic producer-rapper duos are on another level of fame, the less mainstream partnership of Freddie Gibb...

Watchmen and the Importance of Sourcing in T.V.

Aaron Booe, Commentary Editor

February 18, 2020

It is said that history is written by the victors. In the United States, victors have traditionally been affluent white men, but in an era intent on questioning the legitimacy of those who have written our history, the sophisticated...

From the Screen to the Stage: Behind the Curtains of Legally Blonde: The Musical

Sophia Chau, Staffer

February 18, 2020

It is not always easy to fully appreciate something’s story just by looking at it. Just like you’d probably never know how your paper clips were made without extensive scientific research in the form of How It’s Made episodes,...

2020 Vision: Notable Albums of the New Year

Max Domel and Hanif Amanullah

February 18, 2020

J Hus, “Big Conspiracy” (Jan. 24): Following up on his 2017 debut titled “Common Sense”, British rapper and singer J Hus started the new decade with the release of his sophomore album “Big Conspiracy” featuring Burna...

Cooking Up a Passion for the Kitchen

Zoe Klein, Finance Director

February 18, 2020

Gordon Ramsey’s rage has been haunting my nightmares ever since I watched “MasterChef” for the first time when I was six years old. Fire coming from his ears, “scaw-lops” sizzling on a pan that is too hot to hold and...

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