Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:49pm

When I applied to write the entertainment column three years ago, my pitch was that most of my articles would focus on what I considered a modern day Hollywood concept of the “never ending story.” Any storyteller will tell you that the ending of a story is what gives it its meaning, and I’ve spent thousands of words over the past few years talking about what it means for our collective storytelling consciousness that nowadays money dictates that stories cannot end. “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars,” “Avengers,” none of these stories are allowed to end.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 5:51pm

To an elementary school kid with an insatiable thirst for reading, there was no greater joy than going to the school library. In a way, besides the books in your own home or the books you might occasionally buy from a store, the books contained in a library were all that there was. All the books contained in that school library were books you could find easily, checkout and read. Everything beyond those walls was an enigma, out of reach and out of sight. Libraries, by their very nature, exist a few years behind in terms of their book availability. School libraries even more so.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 5:51pm

This Sunday will be the first time I haven’t watched the Academy Awards ceremony live since I was a little kid. Growing up as a film lover and now pursuing film as my major, the Oscars have always been required reading in order to understand and partake in the discourse surrounding media this time of year. This weekend is also regionals for the Michigan Mock Trial team, of which I am a member. Consequently, I will be driving home from Northwestern University when the Oscars air. I’ll have to check Twitter or something to find out the results.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 5:34pm

My house recently stumbled upon a gold mine. While casually browsing through YouTube one of my housemates came across a video entitled “Was Kid Nation the worst reality show ever?” After watching only two minutes of this video, my friend turned it off and immediately texted the group chat with two simple words: New show.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:04pm
Ian Harris

Who is the author of the MCU? Is it Kevin Feige, the producer? Is it the Russo brothers? Is it the Disney company?

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:37pm
Ian Harris

We’re all living cable free, right? We’re the digital generation, we cut the cords, we use streaming services and we don’t pay for cable. But would we be better off if we did? While fewer college students have cable subscriptions than in the past, I would hazard a guess that most still watch an impressive amount of television.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:41pm
Ian Harris

If we can’t protect that much, if we can’t protect our own freedoms of speech from countries and groups that would seek to silence us, then it doesn’t matter what happens politically in these fifty states because we’ll have already the lost where it counts.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:16pm

The ending of “LOST” looks great in comparison to the ending of “Game of Thrones,” and the ending of “Game of Thrones” could look great compared to the ending of whatever the next big thing is.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:26am
2001: A Space Odyssey

Chicken Little once said the sky was falling and while no one believed him then, audiences can’t stop believing it now.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:15pm
Ian Harris

Faced with the death of iTunes and the increasing feeling that I was depriving myself of quality music listening time by having to look up songs on YouTube and listen to ear splitting YouTube ads when I biked around campus, more and more I thought that joining Spotify might not be the worst decision I’d ever made. Why had I fought against it all these years? Was it really because I hated “media socialism?”