Halftime Leisure

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


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The Weekly List: We Ranked 10 Toms

Everyone always talks about the Hollywood Chris Industrial Complex, the members of which include the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Chris Pine. But what about the Toms? There... Read more

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The Gossip Girl Reboot: Will it be Re-loved?

I have watched 423 hours of Gossip Girl. Hypnotized by the sky-high penthouses and unbelievable scandals, I’ve replayed all six seasons five times, memorizing the lead characters’ every impulse and... Read more

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Ranking 10 Sebastian Stan Haircuts

There are three important things to know about me for this exercise. The first is I am a big Marvel Cinematic Universe fan, no matter what my friend Julia says... Read more

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QUIZ: Which dairy alternative milk should you try?

There’s nothing worse than a glass of cow’s milk. Luckily, there’s a plethora of dairy alternatives for us non-milk lovers to try! Whether you’re looking to spice up your coffee... Read more

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All the Vault Songs from Fearless (Taylor’s Version) Ranked

It feels like 2008 all over again. After having perhaps the most productive quarantine creative process with the albums folklore (2020) and evermore (2020), Taylor Swift started 2021 not by... Read more

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The Weekly List: Six Haunting Hours With Chunky The Panda

You’re driving along with your group of buddies down a country road. The sun will be setting soon, and everyone is tuckered out from an exhaustive bout of road trip... Read more

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Race & Roses–What The Bachelor franchise’s racial controversy has to say about the role of race and representation in the media 

ABC’s The Bachelor has long been criticized for its fast-tracked television love stories and, more importantly, its lack of racial diversity. As the first Black Bachelor, Matt James’ role as... Read more

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The Bachelor’s transformation should be painful—and it should be public

The six million Americans who tune into the Bachelor every Monday (and everyone who watches it after) are not here for love.  Honestly, the purpose of the franchise, the promise... Read more

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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