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A screenshot from the docuseries Telemarketers shows a man in distress while sitting at his computer. The series aims to expose the telemarket industry and expose its corruption. (YouTube)

‘Telemarketers’ highlights highs, lows of humanity

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | September 13, 2023

Editor’s note: This piece contains spoilers HBO’s latest docuseries “Telemarketers” offers viewers everything from ex-convict telemarketers shooting up heroin in a warehouse office to a confrontational interaction with a circus promoter. The...

Actors Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong from Succession talking itno a phone. The shows fourth and final season premiered Sunday.

Final season of ‘Succession’ begins

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | March 29, 2023

The first episode of the fourth and final season of “Succession” aired Sunday on HBO. The show, which first premiered in 2018, follows wealthy media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his children as they deal with their father’s legacy and the...

Streaming services are slowly replacing the concept of movie theatres.

Point/Counterpoint: Movie theaters vs streaming platforms

By JaMaria'h Crider and Parker Otto | January 23, 2022
Streaming services are on the rise, but what about the classic enjoyment of movie theaters?

“Euphoria” displays the real-world problems of teenagers

By Alyse Jones | September 7, 2019

The first season of “Euphoria” on HBO was a whirlwind phenomenon. Despite only being eight episodes, the complex drama showed its viewers a different point of view of a not so typical teenager. Euphoria explores various situations, from losing their...

King of Pop’s personal life investigated in docuseries

By Peter Zemeske | February 27, 2019

“Leaving Neverland” is an upcoming two-part documentary from HBO featuring two men, choreographer Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim to have been sexually abused by the late pop legend Michael Jackson when they were younger. The series will...

Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Raymond James Stadium on Friday in Tampa, Florida. 

Beyonce gets artistic, emotional in album

By Alexis Malapitan | May 2, 2016

Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Raymond James Stadium on Friday in Tampa, Florida. 

‘Looking’ actors bring realism to gay couples

By Josh Alfrey | January 20, 2014

Although slow at times, the best quality of “Looking,” a new HBO series about three gay men searching for the perfect relationship, is its great actors.Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett portray genuine characters. They are wonderfully...

‘The Newsroom’s’ latest season inspires again

By Josh Alfrey | August 26, 2013

The second season of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” brings intelligent discussion and political commentary through high-octane dialogue performed by phenomenal actors.“The Newsroom” is an HBO original series starring an ensemble cast led by veteran...

Girls vs. Sex in the City

‘Girls’ vs. ‘Sex in the City’

By Aymie Telinski | February 26, 2013

“Sex and the City” was about four women who are independent, can support themselves and have what seemed to be an unlimited amount of Manolo Blahnik shoes casually laying around. After seeing how these four women lived, I knew that’s what I wanted...