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Weekly Watch: ‘One of the Greats’

Weekly Watch: ‘One of the Greats’

| Monday, November 24, 2014

To me, there is no statement more cringe-worthy than the three-word assertion that “women aren’t funny.” Still, I hear it in various iterations and degrees of seriousness by friends, family and anonymous commenters online nearly every day. The opposite side of the coin can be just as cringe-worthy: the telling read more

Privacy in the private sector

Privacy in the private sector

| Monday, November 24, 2014

The era of the unsecured connection is over. With leakers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden becoming dinner table topics and net neutrality being a growing concern outside of inner Reddit circles, there has been a general reevaluation of one’s online activity and security. Recently, Silicon Valley has ramped up read more

Not a Barbie world

Not a Barbie world

| Monday, November 24, 2014

In 1997, pop group Aqua sang, “I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Life in plastic, it’s fantastic.” But it’s not realistic, attainable or something young girls should aspire to, so this past week saw “life in plastic” redefined. Nickolay Lamm, a Pittsburgh graphic designer, created the Lammily doll read more

A Cacophony of Clickbait

A Cacophony of Clickbait

| Thursday, November 20, 2014

Clickbait is a necessary evil of Internet culture, a way for online publications to drive viewership in an increasingly crowded market. As journalism has adapted to the viral web, posts with incendiary headlines and crowd-pleasing GIF sets have become the norm for attracting the attention of readers. One of read more

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Foreign Television

Foreign Television

| Thursday, November 20, 2014

British television has made quite the appearance in the States for the last couple years. With shows like “Sherlock” and “Downtown Abbey” dominating headlines, it’s certainly driven people to look outside of the U.S. for their TV-watching habits. With services like Netflix and Hulu, it is also easier to access read more

‘Benched’ Ready to Take the Stand

‘Benched’ Ready to Take the Stand

| Thursday, November 20, 2014

For all the characters USA Network welcomes with open arms, a fair amount reside in the context of the law. Whether representing it, working in tandem with it, consulting for it or actively escaping it, almost every popular original USA Network hour-long drama pertains in some aspect to law, crime read more

A Call to Everlasting Arms

A Call to Everlasting Arms

| Thursday, November 20, 2014

“Kids are all standing with their arms folded tight.” Cool kids are the worst. I mean, look at ‘em, chillin’ with their Zunes or whatever next to the thrift store that remained underground post-Macklemore. They’re better than you, they’re deeper than you and they have way more sophisticated taste read more

“The Misanthrope” gets a modern twist

“The Misanthrope” gets a modern twist

| Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  I have always considered what Molière did for comedy equivalent to what Shakespeare did for the English language. One may discover parallels in the thematic elements of love, life and the mess between them through both playwrights’ portfolios, but what continues to intrigue me about Molière is his read more