Halftime

Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.



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Being the Ricardos (2021) is emblematic of today’s awards season. Here’s why that needs to change

Being the Ricardos is so fast-paced, so thematically unfocused, and so unconcerned that it gives Lucy no dimensional backstory.

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Quiz: What is wrong with you?

You wanna know what it is about you that keeps the townsfolk up at night, clutching their rosaries and muttering about you under their breath?

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Rafael Nadal is now the best but for the wrong reasons

Eyes all over the world are on Rafael Nadal, as he just clinched his 21st Grand Slam title in the Australian Open, breaking tennis records and further cementing himself as... Read more

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The Harry Potter Reunion renews the relations between beloved cast members

The Harry Potter series changed my life. I have been a self proclaimed super fan since seventh grade so, when I saw the trailer for the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary... Read more

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Albums we love: Phrazes for the Young

The year 2022 marks the upcoming thirteenth anniversary of Julian Casablancas’ debut solo album Phrazes for the Young (2009). Why is this significant? It’s not, really; I just wanted a... Read more

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Quiz: Which Andrew Garfield are you?

We are living in the Andrew Garfield Renaissance. His recent performances in Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) and Spider-man: No Way Home (2021) have reminded Americans just how much we love... Read more

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Looking back: Madonna’s Ray of Light 24 years later

On February 22, 1998, singer-songwriter Madonna released Ray of Light, her seventh studio album. An introspective, psychedelic, and electronica-influenced album which reflected Madonna’s study of Hindu scripture and conversion to... Read more

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Lyn Lapid is spectacular on Spotify, and even better live

To much of the world, she’s Lyn Lapid—an up-and-coming songwriter-musician with characteristically melodic vocals and captivating song premises. But to me, she’s Katelyn—a high school friend I endlessly bombard with... Read more

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The Voice debates: Is Die Hard a Christmas film?

This holiday season, two Voice editors grapple with the age-old question: is Die Hard (1988) a Christmas movie?  (Alert: spoilers incoming)  Annie: Let me set the stage for you: It’s... Read more

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Get Back is a raw stage for the Beatles

During the month of January in 1969, the Beatles came together to create a multimedia project that would include a TV special, a live show (their first in years), and... Read more

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The Weekly List: Downstairs Leo’s edition

Whatever you may have to say about downstairs Leo’s, if you’re living on campus, it’s a part of your life. Trust me, I’m not a huge fan of the crispy... Read more

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Support your local youth sports club over elitist “super clubs” 

“Super clubs” are an issue of economic inequality and for-profit intentions taking priority over just letting kids play their sport.

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All Too Well: The Short Film was well worth the 9-year wait

Is there anything that Taylor Swift cannot do? (No, seriously. I’m wondering.) Ever since Swift first released “All Too Well” on her album Red back in 2012, the song has... Read more

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Ranking every Thanksgiving episode from Friends

The holiday season brings a plethora of festive movies and TV shows, but it typically skips over Thanksgiving, a holiday that is often overlooked in the transition between Halloween and... Read more

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Busting down the closet door: the weaponization of coming-out in queer media

For many queer youth, “coming out of the closet” is treated as the ultimate milestone, a crucial step before one is able to truly live their life with pride. The... Read more

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The Weekly List: Best New Lyrics from Red (Taylor’s Version)

In 2019, Taylor Swift revealed her plan to re-record her first six albums due to an ongoing legal battle over her masters. Fast forward two years, and now millions of... Read more

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One team, two cities?

The Tampa Bay Rays have only ever called Tampa Bay home. The baseball team has put down roots in a community that has rallied around it in moments of triumph... Read more

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Ted Lasso ups its game in its second season

It’s impossible to talk about pop culture during the pandemic without mentioning the masterpiece that is Ted Lasso. The show follows an American football coach, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis), as... Read more

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The Weekly List: songs for taking a breather

Feeling overwhelmed and pulled in too many directions? Head noisy from too many thoughts? Restless from an ever-present sensation of being behind? No? Maybe that’s just me. Either way, here... Read more

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You Season 3: impressive acting and haunting takeaways but a convoluted plot line

Lights up on the quiet, suburban town of Madre Linda, California. A couple makes the expected move from a large city to a quieter setting in order to raise their... Read more