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Top 10 TV Stories of 2013

2013 was a beauty. While some may claim that television is a dying medium in a digital age, I say that couldn’t be less true. In 1970, at the time considered the peak of television, Americans spent 1,226 hours a year watching television. By 2009, it had jumped to 1,774 hours. Our online habits do…

Hot Dog: Sharing is Caring

A little ways down Richmond (or for the beer educated, kitty corner from the Labatt Brewery) exists a musical treasure meets mothers kitchen-esque array of tapes, vinyl, and DVDs known as Hot Dog: Musique and Cinema. Don’t worry: if you feel like you might get lost, it’s bright pink. I got the opportunity to chat…

The Emmys: Why Some Shows Soar And Others Sink

My heart broke during last Sunday’s Emmys, as the portrayals of Walter White, Leslie Knope, and Schmidt went unappreciated while Homeland, Modern Family, and HBO swept up the awards. As a TV junkie, I was well aware that the Emmys are not an absolute measure of quality, and that I was bound to be let…

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Top 10 #Hashtags of 2011

This past April, the late great Jack Layton described Stephen Harper’s crime policies as a “hashtag fail”. Many Canadians most likely responded, “what’s a hashtag?” Well, according to Twitter, the hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet, all indicated by the symbol #. Here are ten of 2011’s most hyped hashtags.

EDITORS’ CHOICE: Top 10 TV Shows of 2011

By: Jonathan Forani and Taylor Pearce TV’s been called a vast wasteland, a mind numbing pastime and the bane of modern day society. So why do we still watch it? In 2011, it was because of shows like the ten featured below, which show how, despite J-Shore and reality television’s ratings reign, TV can also…

Top 10 TV Shows of 2011

Television often acts as a little slice of escapism in a hectic world. 2011 was a year of unrest in many ways, and so television, with its little vignettes of un-reality, was perhaps more important to some than ever before. TV is also often an arena for the exploration of hot-button issues and social taboos,…