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Conor Murphy
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LGBTQ rappers make their own marks in diverse genre

Remember in 2012 when every basement party south of Regent Street would play Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” at least twice every night? It was hard to get away from that song, which kicked off a vintage clothing craze and helped Macklemore receive accolades from VMA performances to winning the Best Rap Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.


Jim Dayton
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Heisman Watch: Week 12

This is the ninth edition of the Heisman Watch, a weekly feature tracking the candidates for college football’s most prestigious award. For last week’s rankings, click here.


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‘It’s Always Sunny’ finds lasting comic success where others fail

Sustainability is one of the key elements of any television show. For comedies, it may be the most important element. Once a show stops being funny, it’s (normally) cancelled. Of course, the longer a show runs, the less likely it is to be cancelled regardless of quality (looking at you, “Family Guy”). And, obviously, the longer a comedy runs, the harder it is to come up with new, unique situations and the easier it is to fall back on what worked before. Rarely do you find a show that does not stagnate—even “Seinfeld” was not as good at the end. Yet, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”—which borrows a lot from “Seinfeld”—is atop the short list of shows you still have to watch.


Jim Dayton
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Heisman Watch: Week 11

This is the eighth edition of the Heisman Watch, a weekly feature tracking the candidates for college football’s most prestigious award. For last week’s rankings, click here.


Austin Wellens
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‘Interstellar’ inspires awe and tears

So here’s the thing. My original plan was to run out tonight, catch the first screening of Christopher Nolan’s newest work, “Interstellar,” collect my thoughts and calmly put down some words about the movie. However when I made these plans, I wasn’t expecting the film to be the full body spiritual gut punch experience that I just had (and am still kind of shaking from).


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Holiday episodes spread no cheer

Halloween has now come and gone and with it have gone the smattering of Halloween-related sitcom episodes that have graced both network and cable alike. Soon, Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes will usher us into the most wonderful time of the year. As such, I figured I would take this opportunity to break down the trope that is the “Holiday Episode.”


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Heisman Watch: Week 10

This is the seventh edition of the Heisman Watch, a weekly feature tracking the candidates for college football’s most prestigious award. For last week’s rankings, click here. 


Conor Murphy
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All hail the sexual ambiguity of Kalinda Sharma

I’ve recently started binge watching “The Good Wife,” one of CBS’ hour-long prime-time dramas. While I’d heard of the show before, it wasn’t until I saw Julianna Margulies’ speech after winning her second Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series that I thought I should give the show a try.


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BBC’s ‘Peaky Blinders’ perfectly melds crime with history in post-war era drama

If there’s one thing television does not lack, it’s shows about criminals. If there’s one thing Netflix doesn’t lack, it’s acclaimed BBC dramas. “Peaky Blinders” fills both of these criteria. The BBC’s slow-burning drama about life for one gang in post-WWI Birmingham showcases life and criminality in what is undoubtedly one of the dirtiest cities I have ever seen (on television).


Maham Hasan
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Following the development of horror over time

Clive Barker once said that horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion. It’s a curious thing to say, but it makes you wonder. Where did the need to scare come from? What caused the birth of horror literature? What would induce someone to wake up one day and concoct a milieu of elements designed to do nothing but inspire the existence of fear within the imagination of those who cross paths with it?


Brian Weidy
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Looking back at favorite bands from the tween years

In the late ’90s, I wasn’t old enough to use a second hand to count my age. With that being said, you may be wondering why that era’s rock music brings me back to my tweenage years. It all starts at camp, the place where my musical horizons expanded beyond the purview of 50 Cent and everyone else that can be generously lumped into the category of party rap.


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