The geek next door

Work in Progress

As is to be expected of an arts journalist, I have never been one to quietly consume media. But it’s a different breed of fan altogether who invests time, money and often blood, sweat and tears into conventions.
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Family Mashup: Don’t hide stuff

Catching up on ‘This is Us,’ ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Young Sheldon’

This week, both “This Is Us” and “Modern Family” deal with the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell the people around us. There are also arguments between mothers and daughters, one being much-needed and the other being a good example of shockingly bad writing. Keep reading to
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Family Mash-Up: Get even more Kleenex this time

Catching up on ‘This is Us,’ ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Young Sheldon’

This week, the central story arc of “Modern Family” deals with Manny (Rico Rodriguez) finally moving to college. Yeah, Manny, the cute kid who wore his heart on his sleeve back in Season 1, is now a fully functioning adult. Anybody feel old yet?
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Our TV Club

Mind the Gap

My mom gave me a lot of advice; advice from an infallible person is hard to say no to. But from Berkeley, I didn’t have to say no — she wasn’t there to record the shows.
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Family Mash-Up: Season premieres

Catching up on ‘This is Us,’ ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Young Sheldon’

“This Is Us,” the drama set around the past and present of the Pearson family, returns with its almost supernatural power to make us cry.
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10 things you already miss about being back home

No matter how much you love Berkeley, there are certain things about home that you can’t help but miss. It might feel like you’re still back at home on Netflix with a bag of extra-buttery popcorn and some Nutella on the side.  We know it’s only been a week since
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