Halftime

Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.



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Ranking every Thanksgiving episode from Friends

The holiday season brings a plethora of festive movies and TV shows, but it typically skips over Thanksgiving, a holiday that is often overlooked in the transition between Halloween and... Read more

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Busting down the closet door: the weaponization of coming-out in queer media

For many queer youth, “coming out of the closet” is treated as the ultimate milestone, a crucial step before one is able to truly live their life with pride. The... Read more

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The Weekly List: Best New Lyrics from Red (Taylor’s Version)

In 2019, Taylor Swift revealed her plan to re-record her first six albums due to an ongoing legal battle over her masters. Fast forward two years, and now millions of... Read more

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One team, two cities?

The Tampa Bay Rays have only ever called Tampa Bay home. The baseball team has put down roots in a community that has rallied around it in moments of triumph... Read more

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Ted Lasso ups its game in its second season

It’s impossible to talk about pop culture during the pandemic without mentioning the masterpiece that is Ted Lasso. The show follows an American football coach, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis), as... Read more

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The Weekly List: songs for taking a breather

Feeling overwhelmed and pulled in too many directions? Head noisy from too many thoughts? Restless from an ever-present sensation of being behind? No? Maybe that’s just me. Either way, here... Read more

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You Season 3: impressive acting and haunting takeaways but a convoluted plot line

Lights up on the quiet, suburban town of Madre Linda, California. A couple makes the expected move from a large city to a quieter setting in order to raise their... Read more

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The Weekly List: Spice Girls edition

25 years ago, everything changed. Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary, and Sporty—adjectives to some, icons to others—transformed all of our lives permanently. The era of Spice began.  The Spice Girls launched... Read more

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QUIZ: Which Scary Movie Villain Are You?

It’s Halloween time! We all identify with scary movie protagonists, but do we ever feel for the villains? This quiz will help you figure out which scary movie villain lives... Read more

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What’s next for the Conjuring Universe?

After the Conjuring storyline added another film this summer (The Devil Made Me Do It), the question for horror fanatics remains: what comes next for the series? The franchise already... Read more

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“Easy on Me” is the typical Adele song: And that’s what makes it so great

Piano keys and a voice. That’s all Adele ever really needs to get to work. And who can blame her? With vocals as powerful but soft as hers, it does... Read more

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The Weekly List: 10 movies that are not horror, but might as well be

Happy spooky season!! It’s time for orange-creme filled oreos and carving Jack-O-Lanterns! I am not a big fan of horror movies— the dark is scary enough for me—but I can... Read more

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Looking at Tomorrow differently

Tomorrow. It’s a scary thing to think about and even scarier within the context of climate change. The earth has been in crisis for decades and humanity has done little... Read more

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Review: Muppets Haunted Mansion Special

Since the Muppets premiered in the late 1970s, the musical ensemble has become a timeless pop culture phenomenon that has continually released a slew of holiday specials that enabled them... Read more

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Ranking every winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race

With the end of All Stars 6, where do the 23 winners of the RuPaul Cinematic Universe (RuPaul’s Drag Race, All Stars, UK, and Down Under) fall in comparison? Tyra... Read more

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Taylor Swift’s savvy use of TikTok brings an old approach to a new audience

“[I] just remembered she’s a millennial,” joked one TikTok user in a video that got nearly 100,000 likes. The video, a duet of Taylor Swift’s first Tiktok in mid-August, was... Read more

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The case of Couch Guy: what TikTok’s response says about us

“Girl, he ain’t loyal.” “It’s a red flag.” “She is fighting for her life in these comments.” The TikTok community spun out of control when a video of a girlfriend... Read more

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Quiz: Which Fall Food Are You?

Now that it’s October, fall has officially begun! One of the best parts of fall is all of the fun seasonal foods and drinks that appear for a short period... Read more

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The curious comeback of Kendrick Lamar

If you’re a Kendrick Lamar fan, you’ve probably been paying attention to Baby Keem’s recent releases. Keem’s single, “family ties,” marks the first time Lamar has appeared on a song... Read more

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College athletes scored a big win in court. The NCAA wasn’t ready

For at least the past 70 years of college athletics, it has been a foundational principle that the athletes are neither paid nor able to profit off their brand.  Now,... Read more