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QUIZ: Which Studio Ghibli movie are you?

If there has been one thing saving me from the pit of hellish despair that this past year has been, it is the blissful nostalgia of Studio Ghibli. I mean,... Read more

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Miley Cyrus proves she has a voice for rock with viral TikTok covers

Anna and Samantha explore the recent TikTok covers of Miley Cyrus. The success of her covers suggests Miley Cyrus has a voice for rock.

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The Weekly List: Keep calm and Mario Kart

The vast wilds of TikTok are a treasure trove of distraction. If you are at least vaguely familiar with the application, you know how it goes: you’re contemplating working on... Read more

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Kim Kardashian West’s 40th birthday bash backlash

Lordy, lordy, Kim K’s forty! As the days of honking car parades fade, COVID-19 birthdays have become the norm rather than the exception in the year 2020. Certainly, Kim Kardashian... Read more

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QUIZ: Which of the seven totems of Los Angeles are you?

Since I’ve come to Georgetown, I have fully embraced that being from Los Angeles is my personality. So when season two of Netflix’s You came out last December, I was... Read more

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Emily in Paris is a binge-worthy, one-dimensional show that people can’t stop hating on

Emily in Paris is the new Netflix show that we either love to hate or hate to love. The titular character, Emily Cooper, (Lily Collins) is a Chicago native, marketer,... Read more

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See you space cowboy: An ode to Cowboy Bebop

“3, 2, 1—Let’s Jam!” So begins the romping, jazzy, magnum opus of the theme song, “Tank!” and thus every episode of Cowboy Bebop. After all, in a spaceship like the... Read more

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Dodie starts countdown for debut album with ‘Cool Girl’ single

Despite all of the chaos, 2020 has been a shockingly good year for new music. Joining the ranks of anticipated music releases is English singer-songwriter Dorothy Clark, known by her... Read more

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Colorful liminalities in TXT’s “Blue Hour”

“Have you guys looked at the sky at 5:53?,” asked TOMORROW X TOGETHER (or TXT) member Taehyun last Monday during their comeback show. He was alluding to the Korean name... Read more

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Ariana Grande is back on top with presidential ‘Positions’ music video

Pop powerhouse Ariana Grande has made her official comeback with her new single “positions,” from her upcoming sixth album of the same name, on October 21. To add to the... Read more

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The ethics of resurfaced media collaborations amidst a pandemic

Viral. It’s a term that’s held a lot of weight over the past seven months. With a viral pandemic circulating around the globe, and new TikTok dances racing through the... Read more

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Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor is a dazzling horror love story that captivates hearts (and nightmares)

Mild Spoiler Warning: I vaguely discuss some details that give away parts of what happens toward the end of this show. It’s nothing in depth and nothing too explicitly obvious,... Read more

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The Weekly List: Quarantine birthday

I turned 20 a few weeks ago and, damn, was it weird. There is something unsettling about turning another year older after you’ve spent the past six months doing absolutely... Read more

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QUIZ: Which “Puppet History” episode do you need to watch right now?

Let’s face it: you probably should be studying instead of taking this quiz. However, instead of guilt-tripping you into doing the right thing, I’m going to throw some more fuel... Read more

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Gotta love a loaf

F*** YES. IT’S BREAD WEEK. Thoughts on Bread week – no biggie but its abso-freaking-lutely my favorite. So many iconic moments are affiliated with this week. *cough cough* Paul’s bread... Read more

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Netflix’s Ratched is another stylish-but-convoluted mess from Ryan Murphy and Co.

The odds seem to be against famed TV creator Ryan Murphy this year. Last month’s Ratched is the third release from the producer following May’s Hollywood and June’s season 2... Read more

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Deaf U: The diversity of deafness and the messy joys of young adulthood

Disclaimer: This piece comes from a hearing perspective. If you travel five miles directly east of Georgetown’s gates, you will reach a campus that is unlike any other, even if... Read more

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Trailer Takes: The Witches, The Croods: A New Age, Iron Mask

Trailer 1 — The Witches (2020) Sarah: I loved Roald Dahl books as a child, so I am always excited to see an adaptation of one of his classic stories.... Read more

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The Weekly List: A spooky soundtrack to accompany your mandated annual AHS: Coven rewatch

Halloween is my favorite holiday—and I am a “every day should be like Halloween” kind of person. But, for most people, the beginning of October marks the beginning of the... Read more

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Gingerbread teacups, biscuit waistcoats, and very large nuts

Call me American, but I have a tumultuous relationship with biscuit week. I know the snappy, uniform, basic, hard-as-rock British “biscuit” situation is designed to be dunked and enjoyed with... Read more