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


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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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Coldplay and BTS come together to promote the power of love in new song “My Universe”

Coldplay and BTS, two of the biggest bands in the world, recently released their celestial collaboration “My Universe,” a perfect blend of their musical styles and philosophies. “My Universe” conveys... Read more

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The Voice Investigates: The Goldfish Files

You’re racing to the Leavey center for a Royal Jacket feast, hopefully sans norovirus. In the bush by Regents, a golden blob catches your eye. Is it a coin? An... Read more

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Quiz: Which downstairs Leo’s station are you?

Back to school means back to Leo’s, and everyone has an opinion about it. Being the sole dining hall on Georgetown’s campus, Leo’s creates bonding opportunities and generates lots of... Read more

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Superballs: Nicki Minaj’s vaccine hesitancy leads to unintentional propaganda

Twitter has always been a fun little minefield of surprises.  Each time you log-on to the hell-site (affectionate), it is its own little game of Russian roulette. There are times... Read more

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Lalisa, love her: BLACKPINK star Lisa guarantees that you won’t forget her with latest single, “Lalisa”

Dancer, rapper, BLACKPINK idol, global Instagram celebrity, and now soloist debutant Lisa, or Lalisa Manoban, takes center stage in her latest single, “Lalisa.” Truly being “[t]he loudest in the room,”... Read more

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The Weekly List: Top 10 Disney Channel shows from the 2000s

Picture this: you come home from elementary school at 3 p.m., grab a snack, plop down on the couch, and turn on Disney Channel. Immediately, you’re transported to the Waverly... Read more

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Why can’t the Met Gala have a successful theme?

Every year, fashion experts and amateurs alike await the release of the Met Gala looks, and almost every year, they are left disappointed. After 18 months of anticipation, the 2021... Read more

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The D’Amelio Show: is TikTok fame all that great?

If you’re on TikTok, you probably know the app’s biggest star. In 2019, 15 year old dancer Charli D’Amelio began posting on the popular app. Two years and 124 million... Read more

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The Weekly List: a poem a day

Poetry is fun and begs less commitment than a novel, or even a short story. But it can be difficult to find the middle ground between elementary school acrostics and... Read more

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Love Island Season 7 is a mess, and not the fun kind

After 18 months off the air, Love Island UK was poised to make an impressive comeback. Yet somehow this year’s season managed to be an almost grueling viewing experience, rather... Read more

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Emily Mortimer’s The Pursuit of Love dazzles on Prime Video

To be honest, you only need to watch the scene in the first episode of Emily Mortimer’s The Pursuit of Love, in which Lord Merlin (Andrew Scott!) sensually dances to... Read more

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The Vil A Cookbook

There’s no need to be embarrassed.  I mean, sure, it’s only Wednesday and you’re heating up your fifth microwaveable Trader Joe’s curry of the week. And yeah, your “charcuterie board”... Read more

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Modern Love’s second season doubles the charm

The Emmy-nominated series Modern Love has returned to Amazon Prime for its second season to showcase a new collection of heartwarming and sorrowful tales (or rather the intimate glimpses into... Read more

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Quiz: What Type Of Cheese Are You?

This summer, I worked at a local Northern Virginia cheese store as a cheesemonger. Because of the specificity of this job, I now have too many opinions about cheese and... Read more