Halftime Leisure

The Voice’s takes on all things media and culture.


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BONUS DISH PIT CONTENT: Cocaine, Alien Scientist Cucks, and the Dalai Lama

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Nora Kelly and Ethan Soil of the Canadian post-punk band Dish Pit. For a full profile of the band and a look... Read more

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Beyond Awards Season: Underrated media from 2020

Most people measure a year with a calendar, but for movie and music buffs, a year is defined by its films and albums. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a ripple... Read more

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The “Fake Pietro” Problem in WandaVision

**Spoiler Alert! Contains spoilers for WandaVision** Let me start by setting the record straight: WandaVision is great. Stylistically speaking, it is one of the most ground-breaking projects from the Marvel... Read more

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The Weekly List: 10 Books to Read this Spring

I’m back with another list of book recommendations! Is anyone surprised? You shouldn’t be. I know I am personally looking forward to reading outside as the days get longer and... Read more

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QUIZ: Which iCarly Character Are You?

Netflix is now streaming the first two seasons of iCarly. Have you been watching? If not, maybe this quiz will inspire you to dive back into this old favorite. Answer... Read more

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Malcom and Marie: A Failed Attempt at Pretentious Artistry

The phenomenally high expectations surrounding the first quarantine-produced film Malcom & Marie set the audience’s hopes far too high for the actual outcome. With a cast of just two—albeit a... Read more

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QUIZ: Which fanfiction website should you log onto tonight?

It’s officially midterm season. Between studying for your next exam and writing that 10-page essay, you are probably in dire need of some good old procrastination material. Why else would... Read more

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The strange pleasure of gritter-watching: Scotland’s latest export

The Great Grittish Flake-Off is plowing through Dundee. Sir Salter Scott is somewhere on the M74 heading south. Lord Coldemort and You’re a Blizzard Harry are parked in Dumfries.  These... Read more

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Megan Thee Stallion bodied the Grammys

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards were, undeniably, Megan Thee Stallion’s night. At the outdoor Los Angeles ceremony, the 26-year-old Houstonian stunned with a tangerine Dolce & Gabbana dress—bow, thigh slit,... Read more

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The Weekly List: Songs to Celebrate a Championship

The Voice loves a good Sportz x Leisure crossover, and I am here today to provide a playlist for all those loyal Hoya fans out there still buzzing over Georgetown’s... Read more

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The Weekly List: The Ten Best Episodes of The Office

The Office’s first pilot premiered March 24, 2005. Ever since, the show has remained infamous for providing edgy entertainment with great comedic timing. The show never fails to push the... Read more

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America Ferrera to add to the growing selection of US Latinx coming-of-age films

Coming-of-age movies have long been a staple of Hollywood; however, they are dominated by White people on both sides of the camera. Girls of all backgrounds deserve to see themselves... Read more

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The Weekly List: The Best of Brad Pitt Eating

There is so much to love about Brad Pitt: his heartthrob phase in the 90s, his charismatic leading roles in the 2000s, his work producing Oscar-winners like Twelve Years a... Read more

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The Great Revival: The Rise of Minecraft YouTube

The year is 2013 and you have just arrived home from school. You immediately rush to your home computer, iPod Touch, or some other Internet-connected device and open YouTube. The... Read more

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Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham Provides A Pleasant Escape to Scotland

There is something indescribable–and uniquely timely–about watching shows during quarantine for the mere sake of escapism. From the luxurious Parisian streets of Emily in Paris to the Regency era mansions... Read more

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Ariana Grande’s Positions Deluxe (2021) is a Miniature Extension of Love

For the first time since her 2014 album My Everything, singer Ariana Grande has released a deluxe version for that of her latest, Positions (2020). The decision makes sense—not only... Read more

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$7 Million on a Golden Room

The Super Bowl is infamous for its Halftime Show, featuring big artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Shakira. This year’s performer, The Weeknd, delivered a show with certain elements... Read more

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Why you should watch Netflix’s Firefly Lane

February just got a little more exciting—with a new Netflix release! Based on Kristin Hannah’s book of the same title, the new series Firefly Lane follows bestfriends Tully Hart (Katherine... Read more

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QUIZ: Which One Direction Tour Are You?

One Direction has now officially not been a band for longer than they have been one! But hey, instead of crying about that fact take this quiz and I’ll let... Read more

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All the Songs from Ratatouille the Musical Ranked

Anyone can cook—or write Broadway-worthy musical numbers, as demonstrated by TikTok users around the world. Based on the beloved Pixar film Ratatouille (2007), Ratatouille the Musical became one of the... Read more