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Source: NBC Today Show

FreeBritney: Why the 2000’s Pop Icon is Making Headlines Again

By Lanie Hymowitz ’22

The Framing Britney Spears documentary is raising eyebrows, but more importantly, it’s raising awareness about the pernicious world of conservatorship.

25 Mar. 2021

Source: Thrillist

A Golden Globes For The History Books

By Sahithi Devineni ’22

This year’s Golden Globes, loaded with difficulties, was definitely a memorable night.

25 Mar. 2021

Source: US Magazine

A Track-By-Track Review of Madison Beer’s Life Support

By Naina Biswas ’23

Fans waited for years for Madison Beer’s debut album. Now that it’s out, Life Support doesn’t disappoint.

25 Mar. 2021

Source: IGN

“Black Ops Cold War”: Breath of Fresh Air for the Series

By Tom Athron ’21

“Black Ops Cold War,” the newest installation in one of Call of Duty‘s most popular games, satisfies in some aspects and seriously misses the mark in others.

26 Mar. 2021

Source: Wildflowers Ranch

The Great American Novel: East of Eden

By Kevin Hopkins ’22

John Steinbeck’s masterpiece, the ambitious East of Eden, tells the dramatic tale of his family tree.

26 Mar. 2021

Source: Catherine Gonzalez ‘22 and Melanie Zhang ‘22

Bernie Strikes Again

By Catherine Gonzalez ‘22 and Melanie Zhang ‘22

Senator Bernie Sanders has, once again, become an iconic meme. Warmly dressed against the January cold, he traverses the internet, spreading joy in both the virtual and physical world. 

3 Mar. 2021

Source: Vulture

Escape into an Illusion with WandaVision

By Julie Edelstein ’22

WandaVision, the new Disney+ series, offers a 1950s-style break from reality packed with Marvel references, action, and engrossing characters.

14 Feb. 2021

Source: Variety

evermore Echoes: The Trajectory of Taylor Swift

By Lanie Hymowitz ’22

Taylor Swift’s career has covered sweet country girl, tough cookie, and rainbows and bubblegum. Now, with 2020’s folklore and evermore, Swift veers down a new direction, heading away from the archetypal pop star image.

14 Feb. 2021

Source: NBC Today Show NBC

Olivia Rodrigo Scored Big With “drivers license”

By Naina Biswas ’23

Olivia’s hit debut single, “drivers license,” has broken multiple streaming records and dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks at the time of this post.

14 Feb. 2021

Source: Twitter

Spotify Wrapped 2020

By Madison Li ’22

At the end of a crazy year, there’s one thing we can always count on: Spotify Wrapped. Dive into the world’s listening habits and music preferences of 2020!

27 Dec. 2020

Source: YouTube

Life Lessons from Phil: Why Groundhog Day May be the Ultimate Quarantine Movie

By Julie Edelstein ’22

As a pandemic shakes the entire world, the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day might help us stay anchored.

27 Dec. 2020

Source: USA Today

Weeknd Snub and Corrupt Committee: What’s Next for the Grammys?

By Skylar Grey ‘23

Music listeners and musicians alike have exploded in protest to the absence of 2020 favorites, like the Weeknd’s After Hours, from this year’s Grammy nominations.

27 Dec. 2020

Source: South China Morning Post

A Tale From the Shore: 1954’s On The Waterfront

By Kevin Hopkins ’22

On the Waterfront, a 1954 film directed by Elia Kazan, raises a still-relevant question: what does it really cost to go against the crowd in the name of morality?

27 Dec. 2020

Source: The Simple Cinephile

A Timeless American Tale: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

By Kevin Hopkins ’22

The classic film set in the years prior to World War II comments on the American System in an age of rampant corruption.

2 Dec. 2020

Source: CNBC

“Among Us”: Bringing Us Together by Tearing Us Apart

By Neeharika Beru ’22

The highly addictive game, “Among Us”, is taking over teens’ lives. Many spend hours every day playing the game with their friends.

15 Nov. 2020

Source: Movie Hole

The Revival of Drive-In Theaters

By Shreya Ambati ’21

The demand for the drive-in theaters has increased since the pandemic hit, leading many owners to revamp their theaters for the public’s enjoyment. 

18 Oct. 2020

Source: Art.com

Blast From the Past: Citizen Kane

By Kevin Hopkins ’22

Media moguls like Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch, both owners of large media enterprises dictate the news coverage of the day and more importantly what events or issues are not covered. 

18 Oct. 2020

Source: Disney

Clouds: The Story of Zach Sobviech

By Shreya Ambati ’21

Clouds pays tribute to an amazing musical inspiration while highlighting the importance of dreams, even in the face of hardships.

2 Dec. 2020

Source: Metro

The Haunting of Bly Manor is Indeed “Perfectly Splendid”

By Naina Biswas ’23

The Haunting Of Bly Manor is a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching, and “perfectly splendid” – as series character Flora would say – watch. 

15 Nov. 2020

Source: Associated Press

Artists’ Struggles During COVID-19

By Amanda Lu ’22

The art industry, which used to be mainly supported by sales for in-person events, has had to adapt to quarantine measures.

15 Nov. 2020

Source: Vulture

Filming a TV Show During a Global Pandemic: Here’s How It’s Done

By Naina Biswas ’23

One show that was filmed and aired over quarantine is Love in the Time of Corona. This four-episode miniseries centers around people who are looking for love but have limited options due to COVID-19.

5 Oct. 2020

Source: Insider

Thank You For The Music: The Case For Virtual Concerts

By Lanie Hymowitz ’22

It can be understandably hard to make a virtual concert appealing—atmosphere has always been key to a great musical experience. But with more and more concerts resembling Together At Home, a new and beloved atmosphere has emerged, one that’s more cozy and real.

5 Oct. 2020

Created by: Joyce Wang ’22

America’s New Favorite Tragedy-Comedy: The Network News and Its Astounding Resurgence

By Joyce Wang ’22

America’s climate is tense. COVID-19 has claimed at least 205,000 lives, America is experiencing its largest surge in racial awareness since the 1960s, and it’s an Election Year.

5 Oct. 2020

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