Akhil Shashi


Are superhero movies going the way of the Western?

The golden age of the superhero genre is showing signs of expiring in a similar fashion to the Western genre that came before...


Art history class treats ChatGPT as friend, not enemy

Amid debate about AI chatbots’ role in the classroom, Professor Mark Rosen incorporated AI into an assignment to experiment with chatbots’ educational potential....

Life & Arts

‘Dead Space’ could fill the cinema void of cosmic horror

The recent “Dead Space” remake has brought waves of nostalgia for many and asks the question: why isn’t there a “Dead Space” movie...


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