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Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Has “fan” become a dirty word? Once a marker of one’s passion for a film, tv show or franchise; now, an excuse to whine, demand and pester the world’s top creators. The rise of Internet culture has allowed fans unprecedented opportunities to discuss and criticize their favorite content, using...

What’s Fresh on HBO: Series Finale Edition

What’s Fresh on HBO: Series Finale Edition

Benjamin Conboy and Doug Klain, Editor-in-Chief and Opinions Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

"Veep" "Veep," the highly decorated political satire, has finally come to an end. And in line with its trademark cynicism, it ended on a dark note. The final season chronicles Selina Meyer, played by a Julie Louis-Dreyfus at the top of her game, and her attempt to regain the presidency. And this time...

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ provides harrowing look at history’s worst nuclear disaster

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ provides harrowing look at history’s worst nuclear disaster

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

When the new season of “Game of Thrones” premiered two Sundays ago, viewers got a glimpse into what looked like a post-apocalyptic world. It was in fact a trailer for HBO’s new mini-series, “Chernobyl,” which chronicles the deadliest nuclear disaster in the history of the world, its attem...

What’s fresh on HBO

What’s fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Crazy Rich Asians Based on the novel of the same name, “Crazy Rich Asians” became the first modern box-office success featuring an entirely aAsian cast as it smashed stereotypes and long-held assumptions in Hollywood about what can and will make money. The film works expertly well on two level...

As ‘Veep’ enters final season, Julia Louis-Dreyfus cements legacy fit for comedy royalty

As ‘Veep’ enters final season, Julia Louis-Dreyfus cements legacy fit for comedy royalty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

For the past three decades, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been on television nearly every season. As such, Louis-Dreyfus has secured over 300 episodes of comedy under her belt that delivered her seven Emmys for acting and five Screen Actors Guild awards for her singular work, let alone a slew of other awar...

What’s Fresh on Climate Change

What’s Fresh on Climate Change

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Our Planet (Netflix) In the introduction to the first episode of this new Netflix series “Our Planet,” the mission is clearly stated. David Attenborough narrates that the show will “celebrate the natural wonders that remain and reveal what we must preserve to ensure people and nature thrive.”...

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

To watch every episode of Game of Thrones would take 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. That is over 63 hours of one of the most talked-about shows ever. However, many people may be out of the loop come April 14. That is when the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones will air on HBO. ...

What’s Fresh on HBO

What’s Fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Life of the Party After her husband suddenly leaves her, Deanna (Melissa McCarthy), a longtime housewife, decides to go back to college — just in time to start freshman year with her daughter (Molly Gordon.) Once on campus, she dives in head first to the college experience: classes, cliques, frats and a...

Netflix hikes price, turns focus to originals

Netflix hikes price, turns focus to originals

Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Netflix has raised prices again as it continues to pour money into new content. “We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience,” said a Netflix spokesperson after the price hike was announced. I assume that Netfl...

‘High Maintenance’

‘High Maintenance’

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

As legal cannabis markets emerge across the country, HBO’s “High Maintenance,” reminds us all of a simpler time. A time when buying weed on America’s favorite black market didn’t involve security guards, bud-tenders and corporate owners. It was a time when The Guy — an anonymous fella with...

What’s Fresh on HBO

What’s Fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Paterno In 2011, news broke of  sexual abuse in the Penn State football program with accusations landing on assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. A byproduct of the fallout was the downfall of Joe Paterno, the iconic Penns State football head coach. HBO’s “Paterno” follows the coach, played by Al P...

What’s fresh in HBO documentaries

What’s fresh in HBO documentaries

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

King of the Wilderness This new HBO documentary takes a fresh look at the final years of the life of the prolific civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peter Kunhardt, the director of the film, had previously noted that while researching King’s life and accomplishments, the bookend ...

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