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Jack of all trades
3 years ago

Jack of all trades

Correction: Anwarul Abedin’s name was incorrectly spelled in the article. The Mercury regrets this error.

Bangladeshi band, pingpong among prof’s passions

In his spare time, he likes playing …
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The Barona Bus comes to the Art Barn
3 years ago

The Barona Bus comes to the Art Barn

The Barona Bus made a stop at the Art Barn on the evening on August 22. UTD alumna Leah Foster and the bus have traveled from NYC to Texas, stopping …
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DIY at Central Trak

2014 may be one of the most exciting years for independent art and music in Dallas right now.

Six panelists met at the UTD Arts Residency CentralTrak in Dallas near …
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Star performance keeps James Brown biopic afloat
3 years ago

Star performance keeps James Brown biopic afloat

James Brown, the godfather of soul, gets the biopic treatment in “Get On Up.” It won’t disappoint. The film goes against the classic biopic structure by hopscotching around Brown’s life. …
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Miyazaki 101
3 years ago

Miyazaki 101

Anime aficionados, professors to speak at Forth Worth film series focused on Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki

Acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki’s films will be the star attraction at Fort Worth’s Modern …
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The Mercury’s Summer Wrap-up
3 years ago

The Mercury’s Summer Wrap-up

MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH17 CRASHES

On July 17, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over Ukrainian air space, killing 298 passengers and crew. As …
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‘Lucy’ underwhelms with predictable plot, unimpressive action
3 years ago

‘Lucy’ underwhelms with predictable plot, unimpressive action

SPOILER ALERT

Scarlett Johansson escapes from the Marvel universe and gets to play her own superhero in “Lucy.” Unfortunately, the result is unintentionally cheesy and dumb.

Directed by Luc Besson, …
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‘Purge’ sequel disappoints
3 years ago

‘Purge’ sequel disappoints

“The Purge: Anarchy” is a surprising step forward in the franchise but only because the first one was so poor.

James DeMonaco returns after directing last year’s “The Purge,” a …
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UTD hosts week-long camp for underprivileged children

A crowd of kids, chattering and giggling, hold on to white balloons with the words “Let Go” scrawled on them. They wait for the go-ahead and, then, release the fear …
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Post-apocalyptic flick offers cautionary tale
3 years ago

Post-apocalyptic flick offers cautionary tale

 

It’s 2031 and Earth’s sole survivors are struggling to maintain a social balance aboard Snowpiercer, a self-sustaining bullet train that must keep its engine running to keep its …
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