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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

Lorde creates her own holy trinity

Lorde creates her own holy trinity

| Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  Lorde just started a new holy trinity. Lorde’s defense of Kim K and Taylor Swift on Twitter last week proved that you don’t need to be royalty to have loyalty. She replied to Kim K’s #BreakTheInternet tweet with the singular, ambiguous word “mom.” The comment left much to read more

Celebrity Instagrams

Celebrity Instagrams

| Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Between scrolling through pictures of the juxtaposition of fall and winter on campus and colorful gluten-free meals with 2,000 likes that somewhat resemble rabbit vomit garnished with basil, quinoa and expensive sunglasses, I find myself in awe at the glimpses I get into people’s lives, namely celebrities. As someone read more

Think on ink — ‘Finding Rebecca’

Think on ink — ‘Finding Rebecca’

| Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fiction about World War II and specifically the Holocaust is incredibly popular. I think that this reflects our need, even today, to deal with the atrocities committed during this time period and somehow rectify how they could happen in a world that we need to be primarily good. These read more