Category: Opinion

“Widows:” More than a crime movie

Sometimes filmmakers try to use a safe, or at least commercial, film genre to tell a story with a deeper meaning. Take for instance the Netflix film “Triple Frontier.” It’s about a group of ex-special forces operatives who, motivated by their personal debts, to steal a cash fortune from a drug lord. On one hand,… Read more »

Why it’s crucial to bring free press back into schools

In 1988, a monumental Supreme Court case was decided that would change student journalists’ first amendment rights. Today, Missouri House Bill 743 — commonly known as the Cronkite New Voices Act after longtime TV journalist Walter Cronkite — is seeking to override the Supreme Court’s 1988 decision in Hazelwood vs. Kuhlmeier to give the right… Read more »

The DC Extended Universe: Marvel’s less successful cousin

With the release of “Aquaman” at the end of 2018 and “Shazam” scheduled to release April 5, the DC Extended Universe is still moving forward despite heavy competition from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   The franchise began as a response to the success of the Marvel film franchise under Disney. So DC, owned by Disney’s… Read more »

MIC forges unique partnerships, opportunities

By Chuck Ambrose/For the Muleskinner After leaving the University of Central Missouri last summer, I was back in Kansas City with the KnowledgeWorks Leadership Team in December 2018 to engage in the Missouri Innovation Campus and meet its leadership team. For the first time in eight years, I could stop and look back at all… Read more »