TV & Movies

Why We Needed Glenn to Live

November 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

WARNING: This article may contain spoilers. After holding us in suspense for weeks, The Walking Dead confirmed that Glenn Rhee isn’t actually dead. I’m going to be honest with you. I cried a bit when I saw him slide under that trashcan. All across the TWD fandom, I could hear cries of relief. Social media went crazy! Check out the chatter on Twitter: #GleenIsAlive, #GlennLives, #GLENNSNOTDEAD. While there’s been a long-running joke about Daryl’s survival (If Daryl dies, we //

Tweek x Craig: Real-life Shipping can get Weird

November 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

South Park is a show built on satire and current events. For 19 seasons, the show has featured popular news and media as well as whatever creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone feel like cooking up. Always topical and regularly offering candid opinions, the show is a sensational hit. On October 28th, the sixth episode of the 19th season released. Titled “Tweek x Craig,” the theme was yaoi fanart and shipping real-life people. The premise of the episode was based on newer Asian students //

How Adventure Time Addressed the Generation Gap

November 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

WARNING: This article may contain spoilers for season six. Season Six of Adventure Time has been a roller coaster of character development so far. We’ve seen Princess Bubblegum loosen up her control over the Candy Kingdom. Finn has gone up and down about his dad and dealing with having a deadbeat for a biological father. Jake and his brother Jermaine had a heart to heart about taking responsibility for their father’s legacy. Yet, so far, the episode that has struck a chord with me is //

Iron Man: Living with a Fusion Reactor in Your Chest

November 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

Science in Popular Culture is a column by contributor Jae Bailey. In this column, Jae explores the science and technology of bionic limbs, arc reactors, and Death Stars in popular culture. “What is the point of owning a race car if you can’t drive it?” —Tony Stark, Iron Man 2 (2010) And what is the point of owning a kick-ass metal flying suit if it’s too heavy to ever leave the ground? Tony Stark, the man inside the armor, masters this engineering challenge by using //

A Superhuman Disaster, A.K.A. Jessica Jones: Exploring Gender in Superhero Media

October 27, 2015 // 2 Comments

Marvel fans, particularly fans of Netflix’s Daredevil, are getting excited about Netflix’s next contribution to the MCU: Jessica Jones, the first season of which will be released in its entirety on November 20. Something of a companion show to Daredevil (The comics see Matt Murdock sweeping in as Jessica’s lawyer when she’s in a pinch—maybe there will be something similar in the show?), Jessica Jones follows the adventures of its eponymous protagonist, a former superhero //

For the Love of Draco Malfoy

October 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

Draco Malfoy is the Slytherin fantasy of Harry Potter fans across the globe. His popularity became so notable that J.K. Rowling said she was “unnerved […] by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character.” Readers can’t help but swoon over his Death Eating, Voldemort-following angst. Sure, he might spend the majority of his time at Hogwarts threatening to tattletale to his father, but he’s still the bad boy we all wish would sweep us off our //