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What is grunge? There is no universally accepted way to impose a definition onto the genre. Grunge was an evolution of 70's and 80's punk and rose to notoriety thanks to a number of Seattle-based bands. Beyond this, grunge was a genre that was open to a number of different interpretations. Though grunge is considered to have started it's decline after Kurt Cobain's death, it seems the spirit of the era is making a comeback today.
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The 90's power couple: Hole's Courtney Love with the late Kurt Cobain. Courtesy of Fanpop
From Tony Soprano to Don Draper, anti-heroes have been a strong theme circulating throughout media. It is a motif that is particularly apparent in television with characters like Dexter Morgan from Showtimes’ “Dexter” and Walter White from AMC’s “Breaking Bad”. The main characters' moral ambiguity are central themes to both shows, and have served both series' well throughout their respective runs. Anti-heroes are evidently the most popular trend on television right now.
“Binge-watching” is the act of watching a television show straight through a season or entire series, often marathoning episodes within a short period of time. This cultural sensation is being fed to students through sites like Hulu, Megavideo and Sidereel. The most common service to offer these glutinous opportunities nowadays, though, is Netflix.
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There is no avoiding it: College is expensive. Fortunately, Rutgers provides all students with an .edu email address, which can be used for much more than just corresponding with professors. There are a lot of companies willing to shave a few dollars off sticker prices for destitute academics. —
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Since it's inception in 2002, the Tribeca Film Festival has been the premier event in independent cinema. We look at some of the Festival's highlights.
Even four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is still considered an influential playwrite. Today authors, screenwriters, television producers and contemporary theater writers cite him as an inspiration. Modern entertainment draws upon his works, and to celebrate his upcoming birthday on April 23, Inside Beat looks at the adaptations based on the Victorian writer's work, along with Shakespeare's influence on the English language.
When Rooster Teeth Productions first launched its now famous webseries “Red vs. Blue,” company co-founders Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum could not begin to envision the degree of success that their fledgling idea would eventually enjoy.
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From high powered exotics to affordable electric cars, the New York International Auto show features makes and models from all the world's most exciting manufacturers. Inside Beat looks at some of the trends from this years show.
In anticipation of the American release of Studio Ghibli's new film, "From Up on Poppy Hill,"Inside Beat takes a look on the Studio's stories past, the movies that made it great, and the man who made it happen.
The rise of artists like One Direction and Justin Bieber marked the return of boy bands. But we 90's kids know that our boy bands will always be the best. After years of explaining to the younger generation that The Jonas Brothers are no match for *NSYNC, fangirls everywhere can finally rejoice. This sudden surge of millennial boy bands has finally caused our favorite bands to resurface. With big comebacks from Justin Timberlake, New Kids on the Block and Aaron Carter, 90's kids can relive their youth.
Reality TV is experiencing a shift from shows based on glamorous locations such as New York City or Los Angeles. Now, the latest surge is of blue-collar, redneck, or just Southern reality shows. What does this say about us as viewers? What is so interesting about Southern drama?
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There is no film genre that gets a worse rap than the infamous romantic comedy. Belittlingly dubbed the “rom-com,” the genre has been the plague of moviegoers since the first theaters opened. Both romantic films and comedies often work well on their own so why are they so often problematic when combined? The straight truth: Hollywood often churns out cash cows for quick and easy profits. The key to finding good ones is locating those made with a passion and purpose. The films highlighted here are much more than just “rom-coms”; these groundbreakers are well-told stories with both sincere romance and genuine laughs.