Juliana Vaccaro

Juliana is an English/Economics double major, a Chinese minor, and a former Voice writer. She somehow still finds time to take way too many Halftime Leisure quizzes.

Halftime Leisure

Dodie starts countdown for debut album with ‘Cool Girl’ single

Despite all of the chaos, 2020 has been a shockingly good year for new music. Joining the ranks of anticipated music releases is English singer-songwriter Dorothy Clark, known by her... Read more

Halftime Leisure

QUIZ: Which “Puppet History” episode do you need to watch right now?

Let’s face it: you probably should be studying instead of taking this quiz. However, instead of guilt-tripping you into doing the right thing, I’m going to throw some more fuel... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Weekly List: Nine songs to drift off to sleep in a cold fall evening

I love fall, but I hate the cold. As much as I look forward to Halloween, I can never get used to the freezing wind mercilessly piercing my face. The... Read more


A Beautiful Wreck: Halsey’s Complicated Self-Portrait in Manic

“There’s an ancient saying that you have three faces: the first one you broadcast to the world, the second you show to those closest to you, and the last one... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Trailer Takes: Irresistible, Mr. Jones, To All The Boys 2: P.S. I Loved You

 Irresistible (2020) Maya: With the Democratic Party desperately trying to win back swing states in our real world, this movie’s premise isn’t wholly unreasonable. My first impression was that there... Read more


Hayley Kiyoko Plays it Safe in I’m Too Sensitive For This Shit

Two years ago, Hayley Kiyoko delivered some of her best work in her debut album, Expectations. With songs like “Curious” and “Sleepover,” it was impossible to go through the album... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Trailer Takes: The New Mutants, A Quiet Place Part II, Tenet

Trailer 1 — The New Mutants (2020) Bella: I never thought I would see an X-Men-esque movie that feels so much like a horror/thriller movie. Although other X-Men movies have... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Aeronauts Fails to Reach New Heights

In the final 10 minutes of The Aeronauts (2019), while James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) are struggling to defy nature and land their hot air balloon,... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Halftime’s Favorite Holiday Films

Abby: Carol (2015) What makes a Christmas movie? Carol has everything the classics do—romance, snowy New York City streets, a capitalism-themed inciting incident—with an added lesbian period drama twist. Draped... Read more


Trailer Takes: Sonic the Hedgehog, Seberg, Bad Boys For Life

Trailer 1 — Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Anna: I am always here for movies that mix animated characters with real actors and actresses (Detective Pikachu (2019))! That being said, I... Read more