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<i>Las Chicas del Cable</i> Are Calling

Las Chicas del Cable Are Calling

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11/13/2018

Thursdays feel different in Spain, as do Saturday mornings, and I couldn’t put my finger on why for a good long while. It finally hit me one Thursday evening as I walked out of my last class of the week exhausted and ready to curl up under my covers and watch the latest episode of…

Getting Curious About <i>Getting Curious</i>

Getting Curious About Getting Curious

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11/12/2018

Jonathan Van Ness strides onto the stage in high-heeled boots, his long hair flowing and his ultra-stylish outfit perfectly accentuating his form. He takes a seat and greets the audience, waving frantically and beaming from ear to ear. He says, “Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness, and every week I sit down for…

The Meme Files: Miley Cyrus and Absurdist Expression

The Meme Files: Miley Cyrus and Absurdist Expression

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11/09/2018

Welcome to The Meme Files! Halftime staffers will be picking a meme to cover and will go into its background, appeal, and impact. This week I’ll be doing a current meme, but we’ll definitely pay some love to the classics sometime in the future. This inaugural meme file will be on, well…I’m not really sure…

<i>The Haunting of Hill House</i>: More than a Ghost Story

The Haunting of Hill House: More than a Ghost Story

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11/08/2018

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard: The Haunting of Hill House is scary. So scary that last night, after I had stopped halfway through an episode and was deeply regretting having committed to writing this article, I couldn’t sleep because I was convinced that the sound of my stomach growling was actually a…

<i>Chilling Adventures of Sabrina</i> Both Scares and Empowers

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Both Scares and Empowers

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11/07/2018

Twenty-two years after Sabrina the Teenage Witch was released, Netflix has produced a completely new iteration of the story of a regular American teenager with a rather large secret. In the town of Greendale, where it feels like Halloween year-round, orphan witch Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) lives with her two magical aunts, Hilda (Lucy Davis)…

Trailer Take: <i>Isn’t it Romantic, The Aftermath</i>, and <i>Green Book</i>

Trailer Take: Isn’t it Romantic, The Aftermath, and Green Book

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11/07/2018

Isn’t it Romantic — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UGVlIVYYBs Margaret: This trailer was sent to my apartment’s group chat almost the second it dropped, and my first reaction was “Isn’t this just I Feel Pretty (2018) but with a different blonde comedian?” After watching it a second (or third) time, though, I do think this actually looks entertaining in…

Hasan Minhaj’s New Series, <i>Patriot Act</i>, is Relevant and Here to Stay

Hasan Minhaj’s New Series, Patriot Act, is Relevant and Here to Stay

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11/06/2018

Right off of the heels of his acclaimed Netflix special, Homecoming King, former Daily Show Correspondent Hasan Minhaj continues his impressive rise in the arena of late-night comedy. Minhaj’s newest project (also on Netflix) is Patriot Act, a weekly series that focuses on a single political issue for each twenty minute episode. Although slightly reminiscent…

The Weekly List: Hoya Hoop Fever

The Weekly List: Hoya Hoop Fever

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11/05/2018

As we gear up for the 2018-19 college basketball season, Hoyas are beginning to feel that pseudo-state school pride wake up. Deprived of the tailgates and darties that our friends at big football schools get to experience, we always have one thing to remind ourselves: “It’s okay, Georgetown is a basketball school.” This is the…

What is Punk: A Case for the Authenticity of Music

What is Punk: A Case for the Authenticity of Music

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11/05/2018

Every fan of music finds themselves wondering, at some point or another, what it truly means to be authentic. The word is thrown around a lot in American music culture, usually to juxtapose the idea of a “sellout,” but what do these terms really mean? Most of the arguments I have heard regarding the authenticity…

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