With only 700-odd words standing between me and the end of my time at the Trinitonian, I’ll get to the point fast. Simply put, this column is a summary of and a reflection upon my four years at Trinity, modeled on the “Ithaca” chapter from James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” It is dedicated to my fellow Trinitonian staff, without whom my time at this place would mean a great deal less. I love you all dearly, and...

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If someone asked me to summarize my last five years, I’d have to take five hours to think about the answer. Five years? It’s hard enough to remember what Lean Cuisine I heated up last night. The same is true of movies. Nonetheless, now that we’ve reached this mid-way juncture, I think there’s value in looking back, in seeing what trends united this time period in our cinema, and what tensions set it apart. What...

If movies are one of my true loves, then television is more like the distant mistress I call up every now and again. Nonetheless, I’ve enjoyed journeying away from the silver screen for my past two A&E articles. As such, I’d like to extend my holiday from the movies a little while longer””at least until the doldrums of spring are over and a decent indie or badass “Avengers” picture comes out. And on today’s excursion,...

Last Friday, “Glee” ended not with a bang but with a whimper. Okay, not a literal whimper; the show’s final moments were filled with the typical blend of skipping, twirling and electronically processed diva-belting. But in the broader pop culture galaxy, the “Glee” finale was not an astonishing supernova but a hard-to-spot wink. The show’s final season had only netted about 1/10 of the viewers who had once tuned in week after week to be...

(Note: Spoilers for all three “House of Cards” seasons abound.) Continuing “House of Cards” after Frank Underwood won the White House was a ballsy move. Oh, sure, it makes sense fiscally; if they funneled the money that Netflix has made off this show into Hillary’s coffers, it could practically finance her entire campaign. But from a narrative standpoint, it’s dangerous to continue a show once its main character has reached their central objective. Just ask...

I think award shows are dumb. I am really sorry. I just think they’re pointless at best and incredibly insulting at worst. They last way too long, the hosts can sometimes be entertaining but, like the show, it just feels so artificial. These shows ruin a lot of the appeal of celebrities for me. Watching them in this environment make me realize just how much they’re all just, well, people. They’re kind of awkward, kind...

When I watch the Oscars with my friends, the noise tends to frighten them off. Not the show’s noise, mind you; my noise. From the first red-carpet starlet to the final shiny trophy, my co-viewers are subjected to a godless fusillade of shrieks, screams, cries and yelps courtesy of yours truly. Sometimes they’re joyous noises, as they were when Lupita Nyong’o won last year.Often, they’re angry noises, as they certainly were when Tom Hooper won...

There’s an awful lot to like about being a senior here at Trinity. Due to your registration time, it’s much easier to procure the classes you want. Due to your age, it’s much easier to procure the alcohol you want. And due to your class status, it’s finally possible to participate in that revered and much-anticipated ritual of adult life ““ living off campus. But what about those of us who do not choose the...