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Channel J: ‘Making a Murderer’ is blasphemy


Manitowoc, Wis. is a fellow Midwestern city, about eight hours northwest of Columbus, that I had never heard of. It wasn’t until I read spews of tweets on my Twitter timeline that mentioned the city — along with huge skepticism of America’s justice system — ...

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Opinion: Shonda Rhimes should have tenure

For the past 12 years, Shonda Rhimes has been allowing us to enter the dramatic and exciting world of ShondaLand every Thursday night. Having written and produced three very popular dramas, Rhimes has full control over many viewers’ Thursday nights. As a dedicated fan of ...

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Opinion: New web series true to millennial spirit

If you can imagine Fetty Wap lyrics as wall decals in script next to lit artisan Thai candles, you understand how to be a millennial. This aesthetic is similarly demonstrated in the new web series “The Bedford Stop,” about four girls moving to Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  ...

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Jon Taffer talks Columbus and college bars


On Spike’s show “Bar Rescue,” bar consultant Jon Taffer is often shown screaming and yelling at lazy bartenders and overwhelmed owners. But during a phone call with The Lantern, Taffer was calm despite being amidst another feud. Taffer mentioned that he was calling from the ...

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Opinion: TLC does reality TV right

Jim Bob, 40, center right, and Michelle Duggar, 39, center left, pose for family portrait with their 16 biological children, ten boys, and six girls, at their family home in Springdale, Arkansas, December 14, 2005. 
Credit: Courtesy of TNS

I have always found cartoons to be stressful. They are too brightly colored, too loud with too much activity. This caused me to look elsewhere for my television fill at a young age. Enter TLC. My obsession with the network began before I had even ...

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