Believe the hype: Sundance winner is a ‘Precious’ gem


When a small independent film achieves mainstream success through several festival wins and early critical praise, a tidal wave of backlash is almost inevitable. Usually, the innocent underdog is tossed on a pedestal so fast that Oscar purists are quick to call sabotage before the hype can smother anybody else. Slap the names Oprah Winfrey […]

Lessons loom from infamous upset


Ah, homecoming — a time for students, fans and alumni to join together and party themselves into oblivion. And I guess there’s a football game too. A 12:30 p.m. kickoff may be somewhat of a buzzkill for most USC fans, but the Trojans are probably just happy to be returning home. The last four games […]