“Rutherford Falls” is the Show That “Parks & Rec” Forgot to Be, TV Review

It’s no secret that Parks & Recreation is one of NBC’s best sitcoms, yet it’s hard to ignore the fictional town of Pawnee’s long, horrific history of violence against native tribes who lived on the land before the white settlers “claimed” it as theirs. Across seven seasons, this was often little more than aside-jokes to fill idle moments where the implications were worse than the actual content.… Read More “Rutherford Falls” is the Show That “Parks & Rec” Forgot to Be, TV Review

Movie Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a Captivating Look at “the Other Side” of American History

My knowledge of the Black Panther Party has always been fairly limited—it wasn’t exactly a part of my high school history curriculum. So when I took a class on counterculture during my time at UWB, I jumped at the chance to read more about them. The Huey P. Newton Reader was my first introduction to the real BPP: it was like opening my eyes to a part of history that had been forgotten or perhaps covered up.… Read More Movie Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a Captivating Look at “the Other Side” of American History

The 10 Best Shows I Watched Since the Pandemic Hit, Ranked

Well, we hit it. One year since the first stay-at-home order was issued in Washington thanks to COVID-19, meaning that I and many other people had way more time to watch a variety of things on television and any other streaming services. I found several favorite shows of mine from this, and I have to say I love everything about all of these shows.… Read More The 10 Best Shows I Watched Since the Pandemic Hit, Ranked