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The official documentary poster for HBO Maxs Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Brandy Melville exposé documentary isn’t wildly shocking, and that’s a bigger problem

Emily Chao, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor April 28, 2024

Contains spoilers for the documentary film “Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion” (2024). With the popularity of some of the world’s largest fast fashion brands like SHEIN, Zara...

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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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OPINION: Cable TV is the past; streaming is the future

OPINION: Cable TV is the past; streaming is the future

Anya Marquardt September 25, 2022
#OPINION: Streaming services now provide a wider variety of entertainment compared to cable, cater better to the busy schedules of today’s younger populations and are also producing better quality television due to higher budgets.
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Euphoria Season 2 review: An exhausting journey with a hopeful ending

Anjulina Varghese March 6, 2022
It has now been over a month since the release of the much-anticipated second season of Euphoria, leaving many fans in a state of utter emotional turmoil. No truer words have been spoken than when Zendaya said Season 2 would be "hard to watch."
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The evolution of music festivals – Americas favorite pastime

The evolution of music festivals – America’s favorite pastime

Skylar Sena September 23, 2021
With the return of live music has inevitably come the return of beloved and glamorized music festivals — the close of September will host the long-awaited Governor’s Ball at New York City’s own Citi Field.
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The official cover of Gossip Girl. Gossip Girl reboot is now streaming on HBOmax.
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The Gossip Girl reboot: A Gen-Z, drama-filled NYC fantasy

Melanie Navarro August 24, 2021
Produced by HBO, the much-anticipated reboot of the 2007 CW drama, “Gossip Girl.” The show premiered on July 8 and featured six episodes as a part of the first half of season one.
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I hate-watched HBO’s “Girls” and you should too

Lajiere Blake April 8, 2020
"Girls" is meant to show us the duality and multitude of women — an ode to the real-life difficulties most young girls face. But how can the show claim to represent girls when so many of us were left out?
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“Need a Break”: Quarantine Edition

Melissa Azofeifa March 25, 2020
We know being in self-isolation is hard. In case you need something to distract you or something to do in between online classes, take a break and check these out!
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The Staller Center for the Arts closes their doors through May 15

Melissa Azofeifa March 23, 2020
COVID-19 is disrupting life as we know it and Inkles wanted people to know that The Staller Center for the Arts is committed to doing their part for the common goal, which is keeping everyone safe and healthy.
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The official poster for Game of Thrones season eight. The season premiered on Sunday, April, 14. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Game of Thrones” Season 8 Episode 1: Heartwarming reunions and the threat of the White Walkers

Alexander Bakirdan April 18, 2019
The beginning of the end has finally arrived for Game of Thrones, and it did not disappoint.
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Poster for the second season of Barry starring Bill Hader. PUBLIC DOMAIN

HBO’s “Barry” Season 2 is hilariously raw and darkly unforgiving

Rachel Parker April 2, 2019
The first three episodes of Season 2 do more than deliver; they exceed expectations and promise a thrilling, entertaining and thoughtful season.
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