The New Paramount Network Is Made For Female 20-Somethings

This past week, network programming waved goodbye to the 15-year-old Spike TV network and officially welcomed the re-branded Paramount Network. Other than a new association with a major film company, the quiet premiere of Paramount Network doesn’t initially forecast any waves made against the primetime giants. The new network does, however, show exciting promise– hinting…

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Black Museum is Scarier Than Anything Coming Out in 2018

The first month of the year is often met with optimism– we are certain of all the good things coming our way in the next 52 weeks. Prosperity, new beginnings and– of course– new media. I hate to put an end to that optimism, but there is a glaring issue in the upcoming year I…

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Grand Illusions

Against my life-long New Year’s tradition of staying home, a cocktail of whimsy and persuasion pushed me to begin 2018 by road tripping across country with my partner. Over the course of about eleven days, riddled with countless to-go burgers and GPS frustrations, we decided to make the most of the American Southwest by traveling to…

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I’ve Had It With Hollywood Elitism

Okay, crucify me: I have no interest in seeing Lady Bird anytime soon. Same goes for The Post and del Toro’s latest where the lady hooks up with a fish. Awards season has officially arrived, its legion of critically-acclaimed films bombarding theaters. As a lover of film, this time of year of has always been exciting for me because…

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MY JAWBREAKERS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

What. A. Year. The voices of 2017 were anything but quiet. I consider this a year of so much passion, courage and expression for women. As 2017 comes to a close, and we reflect upon peaks and pits, I wanted to celebrate women that really did it this year. Here are the females in media that made…

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The Politics of White Guys With Guitars

Hi, nice to meet you. I recently got engaged. Oh, that’s nice. Did I mention I’m engaged? Somehow that statement is equally exciting and nerve-wracking every time I say it. About two weeks ago, my boyfriend of over five years proposed at a downtown park in my city. I haven’t stopped smiling since. Between looking down…

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Is DC late to the Party? | Justice League Review

The following article contains Justice League spoilers. Over a relaxing, cozy weekend with my fiancé, I saw Wonder Woman and Friends. Sorry– I mean Justice League. The DCEU has undergone some serious rebranding in the last five years. Warner Brothers has done their very best– or tried, at least– to keep up with the staggering success of Marvel films.…

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Corey Haim’s Rapist Finally Identified

It’s a rainy day in Southwest Virginia. I woke up with the aching residuals of a chest cold and a gruff mood that carried into lunchtime. The wet air outside hung like a warning, not a smile in sight. As I reclined for a moment to check news updates, I expected stories that matched the…

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Femininity Doesn’t Limit Your Intelligence

Yesterday I decided to snack on some cookies during break at my internship with a fellow intern. My mom sent me back to school with Pumpkin Spice Milanos from fall break, and I stashed them in my car for a snack emergency such as this. I casually offered my colleague a cookie and she shook…

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The Stranger Things Formula | Stranger Things 2 Review

The following article contains Stranger Things season two spoilers.  A six-pack of beer, sheer excitement and a large pepperoni pizza courtesy of Pizza Hut. That’s all I needed when I sat down Saturday afternoon to officially begin binge-watching the long-awaited season two of Stranger Things.  Over those nine-or-so hours, I laughed, I cried. I cheered, I gasped, I…

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