ENTERTAINMENT: Top 10 Collaborations of 2012

While 2012 may not have ensued in an earth-shattering zombie apocalypse, it sure proved to be a year ripe with radicalism, boundary-breaking creativity, and in this MIT-er’s eyes, a new type of collaboration. Going beyond the realm of popular music and David Guetta feat. everyone-ever-on-Top-40-radio, here is a comprised Top Ten list of duos, trios,…

SCREEN: Top 10 Worst of 2012

Sometimes the best “Top 10 Lists” are made up of the ten worst. Here are the five worst television shows and the five worst movies made in 2012. Together they make up the ten worst productions to hit the screen last year.

Bully’s bully: a new low for MPAA ratings monopoly — Updated

Activist trends come and go—time will tell if KONY 2012 can have any lasting impact—but anti-bullying sentiment seems to have stuck around. A whole slew of anti-bullying campaigns have exploded into the cultural eye in the last 15 years, including recent Western guest Dan Savage’s ultra-successful social media campaign, the It Gets Better Project. The power…

Carnage is an annoying little film

I wasn’t quite sure who to like in Carnage, Roman Polanski’s annoying little film about two sets of wealthy Brooklyn parents bickering over their children’s schoolyard fight. Was it the women, demeaned to one-dimensional wrecks? Was it the men, miscast or otherwise reduced to unconvincing buddy-film cliché? Though Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet offer a…