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‘Emily in Paris’ falls flat on its designer heels

Lily Collins stars as Emily Cooper in the Netflix series 'Emily in Paris'

By Christine Kim

October 25, 2020

Netflix’s new series, “Emily in Paris,” premiered on Oct. 2 and was a hit, immediately making it onto the top ten list for the Internet TV network.  Full of charming clichés, the show was enjoyable to mindlessly binge-watch. But no amount of love affairs, Chanel bags or pain au chocolats...

Memes represent gateways to humor, toxicity in modern culture

MEMES IN MEDIA: Many issuing topics in the news media such as COVID-19 aren’t taken seriously due to joke making and disrespectful remarks.

By Nitya Kashyap and Yukari E. Zapata

April 25, 2020

Memes: one of the most used forms of communication and expression for students, according to The Student View. Memes can be used in many forms of communication as well as an expression of thoughts and emotions.  For example when friend groups, friends or classmates are talking about a funny ...

Celebrity involvement impacts community positively during COVID-19

IN THIS TOGETHER: Popular talk show hosts, like Trevor Noah, issue comedic relief and promote unity within the community.

By Shreya Partha

April 23, 2020

From helping those who are most affected by COVID-19 to streaming free concerts online, celebrities like Trevor Noah and John Legend are helping aid social distancing efforts.  Despite the fact that the hardest hit by the outbreak are the homeless, the people working in the entertainment industry a...

Hulu vs. Netflix: which streaming platform is right for you?

Comparing price, quality and the best TV recommendations from each platform.

By Renee Wang

April 23, 2020

I watch an embarrassing amount of television — so much so that I use two streaming platforms, Netflix and Hulu, because I had exhausted almost all of Netflix’s options. Today, I’m going to break it down and help you find the streaming platform that is perfect for you! PRICE In terms of the cheapest streaming option, Hulu wins. Its basic package be...

‘Tiger King’ reveals world’s absurdity, even before COVID-19

The Netflix Original docuseries incited hilarious trends and memes highlighting ridiculous aspects of the show.

By Andrea Sun

April 21, 2020

It has been long overdue – the hype is almost gone, the memes have died down and the search for Carole Baskin’s “missing” husband has gone underway. Despite this, I have only now processed the infamous Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.” Earning its title as 2020’s most jaw-dropping TV show, the doc...

‘After Hours’ illustrates The Weeknd’s past, present

Tesfaye reveals his inner conflicts through a dark, yet beautiful album.

By Miya Liu

April 18, 2020

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, more commonly known as The Weeknd, released his album “After Hours” on March 20. The album features his famous falsetto-filled melodies with strong synthesizer quality, accompanied by echoes of voices and retro sound effects — like space lasers and police sirens. The Wee...

Yawnward: Pixar’s latest film follows predictable formula

Brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical journey with the lower half of their father, following stereotype after stereotype to fulfill the plot.

By Allen Zhang

April 18, 2020

Disney-Pixar’s latest animated film “Onward” debuted on Disney+ April 3 after a short-lived premiere due to the closure of many theaters caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Forbes, “Onward” only made $39 million in box office sales, scoring Pixar’s lowest opening ever in term...

Finding comedy, humor amid pandemic

Late-night TV hosts are delivering a unique take on comedy in their living rooms and backyards following concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in early March. Clockwise, from top left, segments from “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” and “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah (interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci).

By Melody Chen

April 6, 2020

A heavily bubbled bathtub in a 4-star bathroom commences the scene as we hear a tooting rendition of The Late Show theme song in the backdrop. A few seconds in, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert emerges in a suit and a tie behind a massive bubble tower — kicking off his second monologue at his home...

Production shutdowns leave crew members without jobs, income

PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: More than 100,000 workers in the entertainment industry, who heavily relied on their paychecks for basic necessities, are out of a job, according to the LA Times.

By Shreya Partha

April 4, 2020

From major movie releases to late night talk shows, much of the entertainment industry is receiving the fallout of COVID-19’s rapid spread.  Movies, shows and other forms of entertainment are available on multiple streaming platforms so they can be easily accessed at home away from the public, bu...

‘Rare Beauty’ is a no-go

Make-up Mishap: Gomez’s makeup looks sloppy as she stands next to other Met Gala attendees who have their looks put together.

By Sara Shohoud

April 2, 2020

Singer-songwriter Selena Gomez took to Instagram Live to announce the launch of Rare Beauty, her new makeup line. Gomez claims she has been working on the makeup line for two years now. To be honest, for two years of “hard-work,” Rare Beauty seems like a massive flop for the beauty industry.  The...