Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
What use is rebellion when it’s sponsored by your overlords?
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
The move to Facebook Watch has proven to be, like, a totally dope move for the hilarious series.
Thomas Turner, University of Rhode Island
Video games have come front and center in the discussion surrounding freedom of online speech.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
If she pulls it off, Bynes’ turnaround would be one of the most dramatic in celebrity history.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
For anyone who was dying to make Krabby Patties, Kevin’s Famous Chili or milksteak of their own.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
Macabre humor makes taboo topics accessible, and that can lead to their much-needed discussion.
Daisy Orozco, Cal State University, Northridge
A new Tumblr is on the horizon.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
If you feel like you haven’t smiled in a week, these are for you.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
You’ll find that the lovely singer only gets sweet[en]er.
Cassie Rowett, Southern New Hampshire University
Channels like Crash Course, Khan Academy and others are perfect for complementing your in-class education.
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
Beauty pageants have always been, and will always be, backdrops for soaring human drama.
Megan Mehta, University of Illinois at Chicago
After starring in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Ocean’s 8,’ the Queens native has become an articulate voice for diversity in media.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
A definitive ranking of the DC films, as well as where Jason Momoa’s new flick will fall in the hierarchy.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Looks can be deceiving.
Becca Blyn, Harvey Mudd College
Creator Brian Baldocchi talks ‘Fake News at Night,’ a new kind of satire airing on Facebook.
What won’t trolls ruin?
Sierra Zareck, Haverford College
China wants a censored search engine, and Google might be greedy enough to oblige them.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
Through a series of vignettes, the directing duo deconstruct several of the genre’s more hackneyed tropes.
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
Honestly, why hasn’t someone made this yet?
Lily Harrington, University of Georgia
Years ago the Japanese artist understood that art could offer an experience, and now there’s no going back.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
Rest in peace, Stephen Hillenburg
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
Representation in criticism is more important than you know.
Through its ‘VR for Good’ initiative, the company hopes to expand beyond gaming.
2018 saved the best for the last.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
The streaming service is ending the year with a bang.
For a ‘love yourself as you are’ video, why wear makeup and shoot in monochrome?
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
Jon Favreau’s live-action remake has gone to great lengths to recreate the film’s transcendent appeal.
More like the crimes of a completely unnecessary shark jump.
In almost every field, from education to firefighting to medical care, IoT tech offers potential breakthroughs.
During his lifetime, even Lee was amazed with how popular the MCU had become.
Head-bobbing background noise has never been so in.
Kaitlyn Quinn, Seton Hall University
It’s that time of year again.
It requires so much more than you’d think.
Moiz Rizvi, University of Texas at Austin
Share if you agree.
We examine the receipts.
Sarah Brown, University of Florida
It’s the holiday season, Belcher style.
Answers are mixed, but there are certainly more no’s than there were a few years ago.
The show captures the wit of Dan Harmon’s series, but adds emotional complexity and warmth.
When the food runs out, who gets to eat?
The series aims to join the ranks of other cult cartoon classics, like ‘Gravity Falls’ and ‘Adventure Time.’
Chill with the CGI, please.
Recent comments have revealed just how behind the times the company is.
Now players are going crazy over the sequel AND the prequel.
Victoria Macias, University of California, San Diego
Akana’s ‘Youth and Consequences’ series should be the model for modern television.
It might have been a soapy teen drama, but it was the second-longest-running series in television history.
Meet the guys who love being the butt of their own jokes.
Larsson’s books and their adaptations succeeded because they bucked stereotypes, something no one told Fede Álvarez.
Anastasia Cottone, St. Bonaventure University
This one’s for Tina.
The network has a track record of overexposing its brightest stars until they dim and burn out.
Doing so, however, cost them a coherent timeline and historical accuracy.
YouTube has had serious trouble keeping their adolescent content family-friendly.
We’ll always have Paris.
The new beta from Bethesda has been almost universally panned, and it’s not even technically out yet.
It’s been a good year for scary video games.
Here are the five leading options, brought to you by my obsessive tweet sleuthing.
The nature documentary took years to film and appears to be the celebrated filmmaker’s magnum opus.
An A-list actor does not a good movie make.
Director Lee Chang-dong takes the familiarity of jealousy to unsettling new heights.
Is driving drunk okay if it’s for educational purposes? Fans are split.
The small New York production company has upended a number of entertainment industry shibboleths.
In a brilliant new style, ‘Patriot Act’ blends talk show information with standup entertainment.
Rockstar Games could focus on the game because they’ve tabled the development of another popular, albeit more controversial series.
It’s time to think about your body in a more positive light.
And a few honorable mentions, or sharkitos.
From the simple villainy of the original Joker to the cerebral sadism of Heath Ledger, the villain has always been a reflection of his audience.
Like the food they eat, Rhett and Link are hilarious but weird.
Raina Sciocchetti, Unity College
Sustainability guru Manuela Baron wants to make living well less intimidating.
Christine Fang, University of California San Diego
A trio of Canadian-born Chinese YouTubers has helped illuminate the second-generation experience the best way they know how: comedy.
Cameron Andersen, New York University
New York University student Sophie Sandberg is chalking back to cat callers.
Monica Petrucci, Emerson College
The Austin artist discusses his ‘candy minimalist’ style and its addictive popularity.
Twenty-year-old vlogger Kelly Vuong is a thrift shopper’s dream.
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
If you were raised on Cartoon Network and trap rap, your sense of reality is fundamentally unlike any other in human history.
Jen Tombs, University of Warwick
Combining tenets of female empowerment and pagan mysticism, witchcraft is on the rise in modern America.
Stick to acting please, Alec.
Is this the most ambitious crossover in history?
For a number of reasons, it seems unlikely.
Get ready for new ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Narcos,’ Trevor Noah and many, many more holiday movies.
Some of the most popular video makers are switching platforms.
Maybe ‘Wreck it Ralph’ isn’t as original as we thought.
In the past two years, Handler has moved from being an uncensored comedian to a voice for intersectional feminism.
Done well, they can vastly improve the gaming experience, so why aren’t companion apps everywhere?
Stuck on campus with an itch to game? Whip out one of these mobile apps.
In fact, the true focus of the movie came as a surprise to many.
Ghosts are great for spooky season, but no one wants them in their love life.
Move over, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’
Last year’s jokesters are this year’s Oscar contenders.
With her vibrant pop art and unapologetic politics, Longshore has drawn comparisons to the late Andy Warhol.
The film captures the horror of substance abuse through the intimacy of father-son relationship.
These canonical texts are the basis of nearly every film curriculum.
Tiger Woods dominated golf for a decade by incorporating strength training. Gamers would do well to take note.
Time to get spooky and rich.
It’s a message: stand up for what you believe in, regardless of the consequences.
Here are the four best stories from the animated YouTube series.
In destroying a marriage and tearing apart a family, Season 4 set the stage for a dramatic turnaround.
Could losing the controversial filmmaker cost Disney?
It all comes down to access.
Plus, what a YouTube community is in the first place.
The state has long played a role in the film industry (mostly by providing desert vistas), but the announcement means big things for New Mexican film.
If you don’t recognize them, were you really a ’90s gamer?
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