Halftime

Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.



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This time, it really is just a bunch of Hocus Pocus: Hocus Pocus 2 Movie Review

Well, it’s that time of year again: Hocus Pocus season. As Halloween approaches, Hocus Pocus (1993) related toil and trouble of all manner floods the internet and this year has... Read more

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Interracial casting in Hollywood isn’t as progressive as we think it is

Still making waves from its June release to Amazon Prime Video, The Summer I Turned Pretty checked off all the boxes for a quintessential summer drama: first love and subsequent... Read more

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All my friends are NFL head coaches

Thirty-two NFL teams play every season, but according to ESPN, there are 40 million head coaches keeping an eye on their teams every week. Fantasy football has been taking over... Read more

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The definitive Arctic Monkeys guide in preparation for The Car

On Oct. 21, Arctic Monkeys are releasing The Car, their seventh studio album, making this fall the perfect time to get into the staple alternative rock band. Here’s everything you... Read more

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Warping the mirror: Five haunting literary monsters

For as long as humans have told stories, we have told of monsters. The Bible spawned the Devil and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The first true English-language epic,... Read more

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The Voice guide to the MLS playoffs

All statistics in this article come from the official website of Major League Soccer. The autumn wind whips around corners, sending bronzed leaves in a dizzying spiral toward the earth.... Read more

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“Unholy” is a hot and heavy single with a lukewarm reception

After teasing the world on TikTok for weeks with snippets of their latest single “Unholy”, Sam Smith released the full version on September 22, 2022, and it has left many... Read more

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Voice Sportz’ NBA Predictions

With the start of the 2022-23 NBA season right around the corner, there’s no better time for the release of the Voice Sportz roundtable playoff predictions. In the Eastern Conference... Read more

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No excuses: How sports culture fumbled the Deshaun Watson case

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment. Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will take the field against the Houston Texans on Dec. 4, his first game since playing... Read more

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There isn’t much to love about Love In The Villa

Romeo and Juliet is undeniably one of the world’s greatest love stories. But as any middle school English student will tell you, it is also one of the most devastating.... Read more

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Noah Kahan’s “Northern Attitude” prepares us for earlier sunsets

Just in time for the change in the weather, Noah Kahan thaws hardened hearts with his song “Northern Attitude.” With this new single, the singer-songwriter follows up the release of... Read more

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More than legend: A tribute to Serena Williams

When Serena Williams stepped onto Arthur Ashe for the final tournament of her career, cheers from a sold-out crowd rumbled across the U.S. Open stadium as her daughter Olympia looked... Read more

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Why changing the structure of The Bachelorette during it’s 19th season was a power move

Any fan of Bachelor Nation is likely very familiar with the setup of each season: one eligible bachelor or bachelorette, and about 30 contestants swooning over them from day one.... Read more

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Aaron Judge’s home run chase restores the mythology of records

There is a unique mythology surrounding records in baseball, a canon of stories behind the numbers that demonstrate the Herculean exploits of individual players. And no record has greater mythology—and... Read more

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2022 WNBA Finals predictions

With the 2022 WNBA playoffs well underway, it’s only fitting that we take a look at WNBA Finals predictions from a couple members of the Voice Sportz. But first, a quick... Read more

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Halftime Leisure’s favorite summer reads

Fight Night by Miriam Toews (2021) Miriam Toews’ books all cover very similar thematic ground, but each novel finds a new emotional angle to explore her cultural history. Toews was... Read more

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Sportswashing: Money, morality, and the fine line between sports and politics

Content warning: This article contains reference to human rights abuses and violence. There is a war afoot in professional golf right now. The stakes? Golf Digest dubbed it an “ongoing... Read more

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A League of Their Own (2022) celebrates stories of Black and queer folks in baseball

The year is 1943. With most men off at war, one question remains on every American’s mind: Who will play baseball? Enter the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), recruiting... Read more

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Voice Sportz’ NFL 2022-23 season predictions

One of the most cherished traditions of Voice Sports is our annual Super Bowl prediction roundtable. This year, we’re taking things a step further and giving playoff predictions from some... Read more

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Twelve Glee songs that are better than the original (and counting)

Glee, for all its many flaws, boasts one of the most extensive musical catalogs in television history. Since its debut in 2009, Glee quickly built a reputation for doing it... Read more