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The Splat Falls Flat

The Splat Falls Flat

The last good cartoons I remember watching on Nickelodeon were Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, which blew away all the normal conventions of children’s cartoons to produce something uniquely entertaining. Now it just seems like Nickelodeon has...
Another Assassin, But is it Work it?

Another Assassin, But is it Work it?

Assassin’s Creed is a lot like real-estate: it’s all about location. They’re selling us the same game with a different venue. But are there enough differences here to make Syndicate worthwhile? Players find themselves in London at the cusp of the Industrial...
Remembering: Captain Planet

Remembering: Captain Planet

Twenty-five years ago on a cool September day, my favorite journalism-related madman, Ted Turner, created a little show known as Captain Planet and The Planeteers. This show was a product of the 90s: five teenagers from around the world saving the earth from...
Remembering: Dragon Ball

Remembering: Dragon Ball

As heaven, hell, and Earth joined forces to provide Goku with enough energy to create the ultimate Spirit Bomb, I rejoiced at witnessing the incredible defeat of the universe’s greatest threat, Majin Buu. It’s been about 19 years since the finale of Dragon Ball Z, yet...
Daily, Nightly and Weekly: Is It Even a Contest?

Daily, Nightly and Weekly: Is It Even a Contest?

When Edward Snowden opened the folder to find a picture of John Oliver’s junk, it was clear that Oliver had made it. Oliver, the charmingly British political satirist, has overtaken the satire news genre by blending the perfect amount of humor and journalism. This was...
How to Earn College Credits With Beyonce

How to Earn College Credits With Beyonce

Rutgers Professor Kevin Allred, who teaches a course titled Politicizing Beyoncé: Black Feminism, U.S. Politics, and Queen Bey, has a beanie, tattooed knuckles that read “Wild Seed,” and a whole lot to say about Beyoncé. “People assume I’m teaching Beyoncé dance moves...