In quarantine, childhood media gains relevance

Alyssa Leong SC ’23 discusses the exponential rise in popularity of various childhood television shows and book series during quarantine.

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Regularly scheduled programming: Anti-racist self-education can start with these 6 films

While supporting the Black Lives Matter movement can take on different forms, including signing petitions, donating to causes and attending protests, self-education through pop culture can be extremely useful in beginning to understand how and why systemic racism exists and persists in the U.S.

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Regularly scheduled programming: 10 shows you should binge while stuck at home

Whether feeling the blues or boredom, social distancing is leaving a lot of us with a lot of time on our hands. TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 recommends ten TV shows to get caught up on while we’re racking up screen time.

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Regularly scheduled programming: I haven’t finished it yet! My problem with series finales

TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reckons with her inability to watch series finales, and whether or not the fear even matters in the age of streaming and binge-watching.

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Regularly scheduled programming: To all the TV couples I’ve loved before

TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 takes a look back at the best TV couples of all time, from the heartwarming “Parks and Recreation” duo of Ben and Leslie to the toxic “Succession” pairing of Tom and Shiv.

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Regularly scheduled programming: ‘Sex Education’ is an amazing teacher of important issues

Claire Dumont SC ’23 discusses “Sex Education” and its powerful storyline concerning sexual assault and healing, and how it embodies the show’s incredible capacity to connect people.

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Regularly scheduled programming: ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ is ‘Glee’ meets ‘The Office’

TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reviews spin-off “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and its portrayal of high school theater. “‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ also thrives in its ability to find the balance between making fun of high schoolers and taking itself seriously,” she writes.

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Couch potato: Billy Eichner and Tig Notaro reckon with the cult of celebrity

TV columnist Gabriella Del Greco SC ’21 examines the critique of celebrity culture in “Billy on the Street” and “Under a Rock with Tig Notaro.” “Both “Billy on the Street” and “Under a Rock” reckon with the cult of celebrity. Watching famous actors … go unrecognized is a balm to the soul,” she writes.

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