Author Archives: Audrey Wells

When Phallic Symbols Shoot Literal Bullets: Murder at the Movies

Imagine this headline: Study Finds Women Commit 98% of all Mass Shootings. The opposite is true, but if it were the case, what questions would we ask? If it were women gunning down children in schools, prayer groups in churches, … Continue reading

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We Are Being Watched, So Let Us Watch Back

I saw a dog riding a skateboard. Rather, I saw a video of a dog riding a skateboard. What’s the big difference? A few weeks ago I saw a mesmerizing movie, Monkey Kingdom, about Macaques in Sri Lanka. Shot as … Continue reading

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People of the Screen

As the day winds down, we no longer have to ask “What’s on tonight?” to keep ourselves entranced by moving pictures. We can download, dvr, stream, rent, borrow, or – don’t forget – go out to the movies. However, the … Continue reading

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Audrey Wells piece

Champaign-Urbana, a cultural outpost on the prairie, the Timbuktu of its day, treasures and protects its gems. The Art Theater is one of those gems. Without driving to Chicago or making one’s way to the cinema meccas of New York … Continue reading

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