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Monthly Archives: January 2014

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: E!’s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills

  First Impressions takes a look at new and returning TV shows, just as they’re kicking off. We fill you in, spoiler-free. Although Jersey Shore ended just over a year ago, it has felt like an eternity to some of us. The conclusion of that hallmark entry in reality television history has left a gaping chasm in lowbrow […]

DOPE Digest Special Edition: 2013 in Music

In celebration of our podcast’s one year anniversary, we recapped the Grammy Awards and talked about our favorite music from 2013. Here’s the as-promised audio supplement, giving listeners easy access to some of the amazing music we talked about. Tweet

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HBO’s True Detective

First Impressions takes a look at new and returning TV shows, just as they’re kicking off. We fill you in, spoiler-free. Guest Commentary by theroaring20s  Beginning a new TV series is a serious commitment. This is especially true if, like me, you already have a full-time academic schedule, part-time job, and serious boyfriend…sort of (apologies Danny […]

The Case For (and Against) Matthew McConaughey

“Be the lean horse for the long ride. I figure I am in the third round of a fifteen round fight.” Matthew McConaughey, circa 2002 Last week, Matthew McConaughey shocked the world as he stood up to accept a Golden Globe for his role in Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club (2013). As the film’s leading […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 3 – Guardians of the Galaxy, Shakira, Archer, and more!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. First Look – Guardians of the Galaxy Lineup syvo: So far, I’ve severely tempered my expectations for Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Although the studio appears unstoppable, I’ve had the feeling for a while now that the Marvel bubble, and the […]

FILM REVIEW: Notes on Blindness

To say that film is an inherently visual medium is perhaps to state the obvious. It is rudimentary to the art of cinema that a filmmaker’s job is to show, not tell, the audience what is happening onscreen. This prioritization of visual cognition distinguishes film from other modes of storytelling, such as literature or song. […]