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Chew on this: Hilarious new British comedy, Chewing Gum
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Chew on this: Hilarious new British comedy, Chewing Gum

The writer and starring actress of Chewing Gum, Michaela Coel, says “I like making people feel uncomfortable,” and Chewing Gum will do that, as well as make you laugh uncontrollably. The British series debuted worldwide on Netflix in October and has won two British Academy of Film and Television Arts […]

Wizarding adventures continue in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Wizarding adventures continue in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

J. K. Rowling, upon finishing the Harry Potter series, continues to bring more stories that enrich our knowledge of the wizarding world. The latest is the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a wonderful addition to the series. Though he does not appear in person in the original […]

Back away from Haters Back Off
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Back away from Haters Back Off

Netflix introduced its newest original content this past month, and it is far from binge-worthy. It’s exciting to see this transition from long-form entertainment only being available on our TVs to its being accessible with the click of a button through Netflix, but Haters Back Off is not the show […]

The Virgin Suicides: An end disguised as a beginning
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The Virgin Suicides: An end disguised as a beginning

The Lisbon girls are blonde, beautiful, and out of reach. One by one, over the course of a year, each of the girls, blessed in mind and body, takes her own life. The events leading up to the startling loss are recounted by five neighborhood boys who grow up spying […]

The Salt Roads travels through time and space
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The Salt Roads travels through time and space

The Salt Roads, written by Nalo Hopkinson, blurs the line between history and mythology, leaving the reader bewildered and coming back for more. The novel brings us into the lives of multiple women: Mer, a plantation slave doctor; Thais, an Ethiopian prostitute; and Jeanne Duval; a woman of mixed ancestry […]

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH: Will Forte as Phil Miller.  THE LAST MAN ON EARTH will have a special one-hour Series Premiere airing Sunday, March 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX
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To relax after exams, watch The Last Man on Earth

What would you do if you were the last human on Earth? This is the predicament Phil Miller faces in the comedy The Last Man on Earth. What sounds like a grim addition to post-apocalyptic literature is actually hilarious. The Last Man On Earth is a television show that takes place […]

An oldie but (very) goodie: Mildred Pierce
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An oldie but (very) goodie: Mildred Pierce

A couple of weeks ago while I was lying in bed with a fever of 102 and browsing the myriad of channels on my television, I came upon a black-and-white movie from the 1940s called Mildred Pierce. The title sounded pretty vague, but due to my laziness and lack of […]

Bieber shows a new side in collaborating on Purpose
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Bieber shows a new side in collaborating on Purpose

In November, Justin Bieber released a 19-song album called Purpose. In the album we see a changed Bieber from his recent run-ins with the tabloids. Leading up to the release of his album, Bieber dropped a handful of singles: “Where Are Ü Now,” featuring Skrillex and Diplo; “Sorry”; “Love Yourself”; and […]

2016 Oscar nominations lack diversity
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2016 Oscar nominations lack diversity

When the nominees of the 88th Academy Awards were announced in January, there was one common theme throughout: all nominees of best and supporting actor and actresses were white. Additionally, almost all directing, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, and cinematography nominations were awarded to white males. This is the […]

Colliding realities in Murakami’s genre-defying novel 1Q84
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Colliding realities in Murakami’s genre-defying novel 1Q84

1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. 624 pages. Harvill Seckor. $18. Fantastical, realistic fiction often struggles to find a place in the canon of literary greats, but Japanese author Haruki Murakami breaks that trend with his simple prose that treats taboo subject matter with tasteful indifference. 1Q84, Murakami’s second-latest novel, shatters genres, […]