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Miami alum appears in new Netflix special, recalls working at Bagel & Deli

The self-explanatory new Netflix series, “The Standups,” features six episodes with six comedians, one of whom is Miami alum Beth Stelling. Stelling was raised in Dayton, and graduated from Miami in 2007 with a theater degree. Heavily involved with on-campus organizations, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and Miami Theatre and performed in “The Vagina Monologues” during her time at school. Stelling met her boyfriend of three years at Miami, and deemed Upham Arch her favorite Redhawk tradition. As she notes in her “Standups” episode, she also “served two tours in bagel shops,” the first of which was Oxford’s...

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‘Wonder Woman’ challenges cinematic patriarchy

It’s a good year to be a woman in film. Unless, of course, that film is directed by Michael Bay or stars Tom Cruise. But Polynesian princesses, alien ass-kickers and, most notably, Wonder Woman herself, are having a moment. And my god, do they deserve it. Obviously I’m biased by default, but this film is not just good because it was directed by a female (the formidable Patty Jenkins) or stars one (the indomitable Gal Gadot). “Wonder Woman” is proof that it’s possible to achieve cinematic quality in a female-focused action film while highlighting what women are capable of,...

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