Aayush Gupta

Aayush Gupta (22B) is from Singapore, majoring in finance. He is passionate about soccer and is a die-hard fan of FC Barcelona. His other interests include endlessly talking about movies, international geopolitics, philosophy and dabbling in photography. Contact Gupta at [email protected]

Reasons the A&E Staff Didn’t Want to Review ‘Lover’

Courtesy of Republic As the editor of the Arts & Entertainment section of the Wheel, it’s my responsibility to ensure that our writers cover important art releases and events both on and off Emory’s campus. When Taylor Swift released her latest album, “Lover,” I asked my entire team of writers to submit a review. No [...]

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‘Game of Thrones’ an Allegory for Despotic Modern Leadership

Cersei smolders with her evil self./ Courtesy of HBO As discussed in an earlier piece, “Game of Thrones” exemplifies the common adage that art imitates life and life imitates art. This HBO megahit series contains numerous parallels to the partisan divide surrounding President Donald J. Trump’s border wall and the world’s extremist and despotic leaders. [...]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Reflects Our Modern, Broken World

Jon Snow ( Kit Harrington) and Daenerys Targaryen ( Emilia Clark) observe their dragons. /Courtesy of HBO. Pop culture is, and always has been, a reflection of its surrounding social and political atmosphere. Last weekend, “Game of Thrones,” one of the most popular shows in the world, returned for its final season. After a two-year [...]

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‘Fighting With My Family’ Packs A Powerful Punch

Courtesy of Robert Viglasky Every year, there are numerous retellings of meek protagonists who dream of achieving stardom, but struggle to get past obstacles facing them. “Fighting With My Family” combats the traditional account of the prototypical underdog story by injecting humour, heart and social commentary into its narrative. It surpasses expectations by delivering an [...]

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‘A Private War’ a Haunting Tale of a Remarkable Woman

Courtesy of Paul Conroy Based on the life of American journalist Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), “A Private War,” directed by Matthew Heineman, is a haunting portrayal of the atrocities of warfare. The film vividly depicts Colvin’s journey, covering a vast number of conflicts in countries including Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Libya and Syria, as it [...]

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