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If ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ characters went to UC Berkeley

With the whirlwind of emotions we went through with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”’s cancellation-to-rescue saga, Fox and NBC reminded us how much we really love all of the show’s eccentric, funny and witty characters. While the show can look like a simple cop comedy, a deeper look reveals that it effectively tackles important issues
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Alan Dershowitz’s problematic liberalism should be countered

There’s a free speech crisis in this country. Adam Serwer at the Atlantic sums it up nicely: “Republican legislators have proposed ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bills that essentially criminalize peaceful protest; bills that all but outlaw protest itself; and bills that offer some protections to drivers who strike protesters with automobiles.
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In the defense of ‘Family Guy’

I recently felt the room go cold when I told a few uber-liberal colleagues that I was bingeing “American Dad!” I suspect there’d have been an on-the-spot political demonstration from them had I chosen to binge “Family Guy” instead. “American Dad!” really is the superior series — its satire is
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New Fox crime series weaves a tangled web

There’s something captivating and endearing about “Gracepoint,” Fox’s new, 10-part remake of the British series “Broadchurch” that premiered Thursday. Like any compelling whodunit that tries a bit too hard, “Gracepoint” intertwines murder mystery with family drama and delights in teasing the viewer with suspense. Danny Solano, a 12-year-old, is found
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The return of Jack Bauer

The first time I met Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), the circumstances were different. I was entering my teenage years; he was trying to save his family and the president of the United States. As we both aged, the stakes were amped up. I got my driver’s license; he was now
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4 reasons Mindy Kaling is the epitome of dope

For those of you Cal students who are avid TV-watching fans – we know you’re out there – you may be familiar with Mindy Kaling. Kaling, if you do not already know, is a television show producer, creator and writer. She started out writing for and starring in NBC’s recently
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3 things to learn from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

If you do not already know, “So You Think You Can Dance” is a summer program on Fox in which contestants from all around the United States — and, in some cases, from all around the world — audition and compete for the title of “America’s favorite dancer.” Once the auditions are
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TV Land: It’s not lupus, it’s the end

This is the end. If I were more eloquent, I might delight you all with an- inspirational quote. But alas, the only saying that comes to mind is: “Jessica, please put a shirt on.” It’s something that my roommate tells me frequently because I’m staunchly anti-clothing and pro making her
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