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The soaring popularity of sci-fi in modern culture

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor November 19, 2023
Due to renewed interest in cutting-edge technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and increased Internet accessibility — which generates climate change awareness — the desire for escapism has impacted the rise of the science fiction (sci-fi) genre.
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Kim Kardashian featured on American Horror Storys season 12 poster. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The enduring appeal of “American Horror Story”: A look at Season 12

Himma Sharma October 8, 2023
The anthology series “American Horror Story,” which first premiered in 2011, has begun its 12th season. The first episode of the highly anticipated season “American Horror Story: Delicate” aired on FX on Sept. 20.
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The official TV show poster for Disney+s Moving. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Moving”: A supernatural K-drama with heart and empathy

Emily Chao October 4, 2023
The star-studded, supernatural Korean drama “Moving” finished its 20-episode first season with unexpected messages of support and empathy.
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The official show poster of the Netflix show Surviving Summer. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Surviving Summer” Season 2 rides the waves of teenage melodrama

Clare Gehlich October 1, 2023
“Surviving Summer,” the Australian series about surfing that satisfies fans wanting soapy drama, has made quite a splash on Netflix since the debut of its second season on Sept. 15.
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The official show posters of XO Kitty(top left), American Born Chinese (top right), Never Have I Ever (bottom left) and The Summer I turned Pretty (bottom right). ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/ THE STATESMAN

A new wave of coming-of-age series starring Asian American leads

Emily Chao September 10, 2023
The summer saw the emergence of several young adult and coming-of-age shows with an unexpected twist: a significant Asian American lead presence. 
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“The Summer I Turned Pretty” brings a fresh love triangle for a new generation of fans

Clare Gehlich August 23, 2023
The second season of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” on Amazon Prime Video brings yet another cruel summer to Cousins Beach, continuing the teen romance drama with a touch of melancholy.
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Poster for Netflixs Heartstopper Kit Conner (left) and Joe Locke (right) as Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring. Season two of the hit show has NETFLIX

“Heartstopper” Season 2: predictions for what’s to come

Jenna Zaza May 1, 2023
The streaming service and “Heartstopper” author and screenwriter Alice Oseman posted the announcement on their Instagram accounts on April 24. While fans wait eagerly to see their favorite Brits on the screen again, here are some predictions for season two.  
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Music, media and the mental state of the University

Anya Marquardt and Skylar Sena April 23, 2023
We at The Statesman wanted to take a look at how this increase in music and media consumption could possibly be linked to the mental health issues currently facing college students today.
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A scene from Run On (top left), Nevertheless (top right), Mine (bottom left) and Squid Games (bottom right. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

The increased representation of queer relationships in K-Dramas

Jenna Zaza March 21, 2023
In recent years, there has been a trend of increased representation of LGBTQ+ relationships in Korean dramas, or K-dramas. South Korea is traditionally an extremely conservative country, but this trend may be showing a shift in attitudes toward the queer community.
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The official poster for HBOs The Last of Us. Based on Naughty Dogs video game of the same name, actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey play leads as Joel and Ellie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. HBO

“The Last of Us” Review: More than the newest sci-fi craze

Anya Marquardt March 19, 2023
“The Last of Us”, an HBO adaption of the wildly popular 2013 video game, isn’t really about zombies; it’s more a philosophical look at human nature and what we are willing to resort to in order to survive.
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HBOs House of the Dragon is set about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The prequel depicts House Targaryen at the height of its power, ready to shred itself from within.  Public Domain

House of The Dragon Season 1 finale: The dance officially begins

Melanie Navarro October 25, 2022

Major spoilers and speculation ahead for HBO’s “House of The Dragon” (2022). After this season finale, die-hard fans will find it helpful to get themselves a Negroni Sbagliato, with Prosecco...

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Netflix original series Heartstopper featuring Kit Connor and Joe Locke.

Prideful queer show “Heartstopper” has been renewed for two seasons

Jenna Zaza September 18, 2022
Netflix’s hit queer show “Heartstopper” was confirmed for two additional seasons at the end of its successful first season with a 100% tomato score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 97% audience rating.
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