‘You’ Season Two: the same old open curtains

I’ve realized two things over winter break: first, I watch far too much television, and second, second seasons of television shows rarely ever live up to the first. The first season of “You” introduced us to a generic white guy, Joe Goldberg, artfully played by the effortlessly disturbing Penn Badgley, who meets and falls in […]

Hasan Minhaj’s show remains an oasis amid the Netflix desert

Oh Netflix, consistency is not your strong suit. From the failure that was “Iron Fist,” the mediocrity that is and always will be the sixth season of “Orange is the New Black,” and the nostalgic brilliance of “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus,” Netflix has an issue with reliably producing quality content. Despite this fact, I […]

‘Patriot Act’ spins the news

As a habitual binge watcher of TV shows, I always get excited when Netflix decides to come out with new ones; it’s another excuse to procrastinate. Despite my excitement, there is always a sense of uncertainty because Netflix gives its writers and creators creative freedom, and they don’t always deliver their best material. When I […]

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute responds to problematic slideshow

Last week, I reviewed the opening and artist talk on the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) exhibit “One Foot Planted,” during which a problematic photo was displayed from an independent artist portfolio. On Tuesday, I sat down with the director, Lisa Joffe, and Amy Powell, assistant director for communications. Susan Metrican, director of the arts, called in […]

‘One Foot Planted’ opening event presents beautiful art, but problematic

The Hadassah Brandeis Institute (HBI) has promoted art relating to Jewish women for nearly 20 years on the Brandeis campus. This semester’s exhibit is a celebration of the female form and its relationship to Israel through cinematography. “One Foot Planted” is a series of videos by Israeli artists Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman. The videos […]

‘The Punisher:’ Let’s just pretend there’s only one season

The second season of The Punisher is another show that has fallen into the dark pit that is a TV show’s worst nightmare: the sophomore slump. As a fan of “The Punisher,” who has watched the first season three times (at least), the second was incredibly disappointing. One of the last remaining Marvel shows on […]