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Teenage Comedy Loses Spirit in Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’

Teenage Comedy Loses Spirit in Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’

The original ABC series “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” first aired in 1996 and continued until 2003. Although it’s been 16 years since the show ended, the sitcom still holds a nostalgic, soft spot in the hearts of American television viewers. Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” attempts to redefine the original[Read More…]

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Us’ Loses Its Message in Complex Plot

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Us’ Loses Its Message in Complex Plot

I saw Jordan Peele’s “Us” in an early release a couple weeks ago and had initially planned on writing this response that same night. That, unfortunately, did not happen. “Us” is a film with a lot to unpack, and it will leave you with questions not only regarding the story,[Read More…]

by April 16, 2019 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘The Daydreamer’ Rekindles the Magic of Imagination

Twenty-one is an odd age. I have graduated from my teenage years and live away from home for eight months of the year. I am still in school, however, and not financially independent. At least until I graduate, I am riding the wave between childhood and full-fledged adulthood. My occupancy[Read More…]

by April 16, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Ye Bin Won

AFTER HOURS: Friendship Macaron Cafe Offers Cute, Tasty Sweets

Strolling into Friendship Macaron Cafe, the first thing I saw was pink. It’s so aggressively pink everywhere — the alcove, the door, the chairs — that it took a minute for me to absorb it all. The untainted bright white walls and the smell of fresh paint made the 18th[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘The Quarry Wood’ Emphasizes the Power of Education

At the beginning of March, I hit an academic wall. Having coasted through two months at St. Andrews with relative ease, I suddenly found myself bombarded by deadlines for essays, my thesis proposal and my application to Georgetown’s accelerated graduate program. I was floundering, and I couldn’t seem to shake[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: Binge-Worthy ‘Bodyguard’ Compellingly Depicts Romance and Trauma

NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: Binge-Worthy ‘Bodyguard’ Compellingly Depicts Romance and Trauma

“Bodyguard,” a gripping British series, bakes drama into intense action scenes and a scandalous romance, authentically portraying the realities of a taboo relationship. However, the viewer must endure the occasional cliche as many of the subplots seem to have predictable journeys. The bingeable six-episode hit series was initially introduced to[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Humanizes Western Front Soldiers

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Humanizes Western Front Soldiers

As I was browsing the AMC website the other day, I noticed that Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” had returned to the theater on account of popular demand. Given the endless critical praise and the film’s status as one of the highest grossing documentaries of 2018, I was[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Ye Bin Won

AFTER HOURS: Zenebech Celebrates Classic Ethiopian Cuisine

At an Ethiopian or Eritrean table, a meal isn’t a meal without injera: a thin, spongy flatbread made of teff flour, a type of grain found in Eastern Africa. In many homes, the stew, vegetables and meat are arranged on top of the injera itself, rolled into small morsels, before[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘44 Scotland Street’ Offers a Locale Defined by Its People

I have never been a spontaneous, go-with-the-flow person, and now that I’ve been in St. Andrews, Scotland, for a month I’m relieved to say that I have finally established a weekly routine. My Mondays are mostly free and devoted to readings and research. I attend Zumba on Tuesdays, orchestra on[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: ‘Sex Education’ Depicts Complicated but Realistic Relationships

NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: ‘Sex Education’ Depicts Complicated but Realistic Relationships

Right off the bat, we learn two very important facts after watching the very first scene of “Sex Education”: first, the intensity that the show starts with will surely grab viewers’ attention, and second, British television beats American television by a landslide. Laurie Nun’s “Sex Education” delivers the brutal truth[Read More…]