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Archive for: January, 2017

Spoilers for the first season of “The Good Place” ahead: I was skeptical of “The Good Place” in the beginning. Cautiously awarding the first two episodes a 7 out of 10, the plot of “The Good Place”—bad person ends up in heaven by accident and must work to become a better person—was one that would seemingly struggle...

This week, the 89th Academy Award nominations were announced. As always, there are some shocks, snubs, and surprises, but here are the five topics of interest you should be geared into. “La La Land” has tied the record for most nominations at 14 It isn’t surprising that an awards juggernaut like musical “La La Land”...

It’s a new year, our style may be evolving, our weight may be fluctuating or it may just be time for a wardrobe update. Whatever reason we have for spending money on new clothes, here is short guide to help you save money on your new threads, this new year: Local Shops Shopping locally pairs the convenience we college...

Director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film is a psychological horror thriller film that stars James McAvoy in the role of a man who has 23 personalities living inside his head. “Split” tells the story of Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy), a man who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Forced to kidnap three girls...

Review As is the case with most women my age, I’ve suffered my fair share of heartbreak. The kind that has you curling up in bed and sobbing, while eating any kind of chocolate you can get your hands on. No offense to my ex-boyfriends, but not a single one of them has broken my heart as much as Marissa Meyer’s...

You’ve already declared 2017 to be the year you eat and live a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. You’re cutting out the toxic patterns of diet, relationships, study habits (or lack thereof) and starting fresh this year. You, however, are currently binge watching Netflix’s newest release of “A Series of Unfortunate...

As TV adapts to the streaming format offered by Netflix, HBO, etc., networks as they exist will become more and more specific in order to find a core audience in a niche group who are willing to subscribe to them. They will begin aligning their programming with a genre in the same way networks like Comedy Central and...

There are a lot of TV shows on air right now—over 400. That means that the only people capable of watching all of them wouldn’t have the time to write up an end-of-year top 10 list of the best shows that aired in 2016, lest they miss one. This means that the idea of a “best” TV show becomes more meaningless as the...

“Carnival” by Stephanie Garber Release Date: 01/31/17 In her debut novel, Stephanie Garber tells the tale of two sisters, Tella and Scarlett, who escape their tyrannical father to attend an infamous Carnival. Upon arrival, Tella is kidnapped, leaving Scarlett alone in an unfamiliar world. Above all, this novel promises...

2016 was the year that gave us “Three Dark Crowns,” “Crooked Kingdom,” “Crystal Storm,” “Lady Midnight” and my blog, As The Book Ends (which I know you’re all beyond ecstatic about). I have to say, last year was a pretty phenomenal book year, and I am so glad to have been a part of it. Below is a list of my top 2016 picks for...