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Comedian prompts laughter despite uncertain circumstances

Hannah Widener

May 28, 2014

Until four months ago, I knew that I wanted to work for a fashion magazine, or at least that’s what I thought I wanted to do until four months ago. That was when I received an email from Chelsea Handler’s publicist about th...

‘Freaks and Geeks’ serves as relatable, amusing cult classic hit

Hannah Widener

April 21, 2014

As dead week approaches and the sweet taste of summer is almost within reach, it’s given me time to think about the things I’ll miss once I go home. I’ll miss the sound of the train at 2 a.m., the way the Quad looks the n...

Shows such as ‘Game of Thrones’ provide imaginative escape

Hannah Widener

April 8, 2014

According to Buzzfeed, my “Game of Thrones” name would be Lady Hannada Baelish, Defender of the Vale. A few years ago I would have thought it was ridiculous to have even uttered that sentence, but, alas, it is a new age: an...

‘How I Met Your Mother’ TV finale lives up to audience hype

Hannah Widener

April 2, 2014

Well, the “How I Met Your Mother” series finale was everything I thought it would be and more. In one word it was legen-, wait for it, dary! After nine seasons, all loose ends were finally tied up. Warning: If you have no...

“Modern Family” vacations not all that modern, typical

Hannah Widener

March 20, 2014

There are two vacations in my household that will go down in infamy ‘til the end of time. One summer, my dad was allowed to pick where we went on vacation, and the following summer my mom decided. My dad picked a cruise to...

'Glee' made musical theater performance popular in high school

Luke Haynes

March 19, 2014

We’re all excited about this upcoming Friday and the freedom that comes with spring break, but for some theater and television enthusiasts there is another reason to count the hours down until this Friday: “Glee.” That’s ri...

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ stands test of time, keeps loyal audience

Hannah Widener

March 17, 2014

I will never forget the look on my friend Amanda’s face when I asked her “So, has Burke left Christina at the alter yet?” She had only watched the episode before the finale, and I was the jerk who just dropped the biggest Mc...

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ accurately portrays police precinct dynamic

Hannah Widener

March 11, 2014

I did something really stupid… I ran the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon. Yes, I signed up for 13.1 miles of self-inflicted pain and misery because I thought it might be “fun.” I trained for the last four months, and what started of...

NBC’s ‘About a Boy’ series manages to capture book’s wit

Hannah Widener

February 27, 2014

I can still hear the Five for Fighting “Superman” song when I remember going to the pizza-and-video store in my small town in New Hampshire and staring up at the “About a Boy” movie poster. Hugh Grant looked devilishly ha...

Shows like ‘Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’ further conceited culture

Hannah Widener

February 25, 2014

I know, I know – this column isn’t about “House of Cards,” which I’m sure must be so upsetting. Believe me, dear reader, when I say I am just as upset as you are. I still don’t have a Netflix account, but have no fe...

‘Masters of Sex’ promotes female sexuality

Hannah Widener

February 13, 2014

Whenever I watch TV with my family, uncomfortable silence always seems to follow when a sex scene comes on. No one looks at each other, all of us shifting from side to side awkwardly, deciding whether or not to run or just le...

‘Law and Order: SVU’ binges worth the lost time, sleep

Hannah Widener

February 6, 2014

In between Sarah McLachlan torturing millions of Americans sitting in their underwear eating Cheetos late at night and sexy singles hotline ads, I like to spend the majority of my evening watching “Law and Order: SVU.” We...

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