The Beachcomber

A Case Study in Bad Television

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | January 9, 2021

Big Mouth is a Netflix adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, with a cast populated by famous character actors, stand-up comedians and Hollywood insiders like John Mulaney, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate and Jordan Peele.  The show centers around...

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My Top 10 Christmas Films of All Time

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor | December 9, 2020

Christmas is my favorite time of year. There are so many things I love about the season: the Christmas lights people put up on their houses, Christmas trees glittering in windows, random people saying “Merry Christmas” to me as I pass them, Christmas...

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The Reactionary Politics of ‘The Legend of Korra’

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | November 14, 2020

The Legend of Korra (2012-2014) is the long-awaited and extraordinarily divisive sequel to the classic Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Critics of Korra often cite the vapidity of the protagonist’s character, the comparatively joyless...

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Bison Book Blurbs

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | November 4, 2020

The Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Haddix You know that age-old story of kids whose mother disappears shortly after a news report of kidnapped kids who look just like them and have the same names? ...Okay, so maybe the plot isn’t...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Stares Down the Barrel of Fascism in Borat 2

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | November 2, 2020

The anticipated sequel to the 2006 cult-classic Borat was released to Amazon Prime video on Friday, Oct. 23.  The original mockumentary film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was released fortuitously...

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Selling Sunset? More Like Selling Funset

Tal Rothberg, News Editor | October 30, 2020

There is nothing like sitting back with a bowl of popcorn and watching real estate agents fight. The Netflix Original Selling Sunset is the perfect blend of drama and reality.  The show follows seven real estate agents from the Oppenheim Group,...

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‘Among Us’ Gains Popularity During COVID-19 Pandemic

Evelyn Zhang, Staff Writer | October 27, 2020

The popularity of the game Among Us has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The social deduction game (based on the party game mafia) takes place primarily on a spaceship, where crewmates root out a murderous imposter. The game can be played...

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‘That’s Not What Happened’ Explores a Community in Turmoil After a School Shooting

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief | September 27, 2020

What goes on in the lives of school shooting survivors after the news trucks and the cameras are gone? That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger explores the life of high school senior Leanne “Lee” Bauer and her friends as they cope with loss,...

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A Reality Show Presents the Pitfalls of Marrying for Money

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor | August 29, 2020

 Lifetime’s Marrying Millions reality show is a captivating, over-dramatized, ridiculous look into modern day standards of a “normal” relationship.   The producers start every season by introducing a set of couples that differ heavily in financial...

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Hamilton and the Dangers of Historical Revisionism

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | May 27, 2020

“History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.”                                                               -Alexis de Tocqueville   Hamilton is a hip-hop musical...

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