Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:37pm

Last Tuesday, I was awakened from my mid-afternoon nap to what sounded like a party happening on the second floor. When I came down from the frigid attic I call my bedroom, I was greeted by the most wonderful of news: For only the third time in 40 years, the University had cancelled school, and not just for one day, but for two. With my schedule already perfectly aligned to give me Fridays off, I was now looking at an early spring break. How did I spend it? Did I catch up on all of the work I had? Did I finally get around to applying to all those internships I had been talking about?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:03pm

In 2019, as the decade draws to a close, it appears that three of the biggest entertainment products of the last decade may end as well: Marvel’s “Avengers”, Disney’s new “Star Wars” trilogy, and of course HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:40pm
"Rugrats Hanukkah"

As a child of an interfaith marriage between a Jewish father and a Lutheran mother, I have a slightly different perspective on holiday specials than most.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 8:37pm
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family. A holiday with no religious affiliation, a day filled with food and pie and football. The day begins with cooking and ends with cleaning. Somewhere in there the Lions will probably lose and someone will proclaim that Jim Harbuagh “really hasn’t been given enough credit.” Tears will be shed, a toddler will hit their head on a foosball table and the family will take their collective ability to talk at the speed of light and use it to verbally berate some politician or ghost of the family’s past.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:33pm
"Crimes of Grindelwald"

The magic that once permeated every frame and page of Harry Potter’s story has all but evaporated.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 5:39pm

It’s raining on Election Day. Generally speaking, turnout is lower when it rains on election day, and when turnout is lower it’s bad for Democrats. Now, this is an entertainment and media column and you might think that an entertainment and media columnist should stick to writing articles about blockbusters and pop artists and the state of the industry, but today is the first Tuesday in November.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 3:37pm
'First Man'

Movies have always been political.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:26pm

Many have called me insane.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 1:13pm
The First Man

It’s just not that easy to connect with the character of Neil Armstrong.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 5:41pm
The latest iteration of 'Avatar'

It’s possible the travelogue nature of the series will fall a bit flat if whole seasons are released at a time, as is the Netflix way.