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Lets make sure this one isnt a Siesta

Let’s make sure this one isn’t a Siesta

Alejandro Cardona April 21, 2017

Everyone who has spent more than a few weeks in San Antonio knows about Fiesta. But how many of us know why we have Fiesta? I didn't, so here's a little crash course of the History of San Antonio's iconic...

Looking for “Love” in all the right places: on Netflix

Alejandro Cardona March 31, 2017

We're all familiar with romantic comedies. It's fun to indulge in the hopeful world of rom-coms, where stories are simple and happy endings are guaranteed. "Love," the hardly-new-anymore series produced...

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Roxane Gay lecture packs Ruth Taylor Hall

Alejandro Cardona March 24, 2017

At about 6:55 p.m, people started being directed to the overflow room, since every seat in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall had been filled by an eager, talkative crowd. The stage was not set for a traditional...

Vagina Monologues promote student-run feminism by encouraging go with the flow

Vagina Monologues promote student-run feminism by encouraging “go with the flow”

Alejandro Cardona March 2, 2017

"So "” I'm gonna talk about periods for a little bit." If you stepped into the Fiesta room on Monday night, you might have heard Emily Bourgeois speaking those words from a raised platform. You...

Endzone TigerTV show focuses on sports

“Endzone” TigerTV show focuses on sports

Alejandro Cardona February 27, 2017

New show on student-run channel hopes to remedy dearth of athletic news coverage This past Wednesday, for the first time in 10 years, a brand new show broadcasted live on TigerTV. "Endzone" aims to...

Donald Trump is the latest, greatest president to fix SNL

Donald Trump is the latest, greatest president to fix SNL

Alejandro Cardona February 16, 2017

Saturday Night Live is in the midst of a ratings bonanza, and it's all thanks to Donald Trump. This season is bringing in SNL's highest viewership in almost 20 years, and sketches featuring Alec Baldwin...

Wait a few years to start the backpatting

Wait a few years to start the backpatting

Alejandro Cardona February 2, 2017

The Oscars don't matter "” we know. They are a political, self-congratulatory, imperfect ceremony which absurdly aspires to rank works of art, as if any objective consensus could be reached.  And still,...

Upsides of Creative Franchising

Upsides of Creative Franchising

Alejandro Cardona January 19, 2017

Hollywood has latched onto the cinematic universe model as a safe bet, letting in more risky intellectual properties The franchise, or cinematic universe model, has been gaining traction in Hollywood...

HBO GO: How to use it correctly and binge shows until reading days are complete

HBO GO: How to use it correctly and binge shows until reading days are complete

Alejandro Cardona December 5, 2016

I recently walked in on one of my roommates committing a heinous act. He was sitting alone, on our living room couch, with the lights turned off, staring at our living-room television screen. He was using...

Dystopian anxiety, or how I learned to stop worrying and love magical realism

Dystopian anxiety, or how I learned to stop worrying and love magical realism

Alejandro Cardona November 18, 2016

My recent obsession with "Westworld" got me thinking about what sets apart a good television show from a show that will turn audiences into an obsessive horde. Of course, some basic elements must be...

Alejandro of the West: Insights into Western tropes, android philosophy in Westworld

Alejandro of the West: Insights into Western tropes, android philosophy in “Westworld”

Alejandro Cardona November 13, 2016

If you are not familiar with "Westworld," I'd suggest you acquaint yourself. The show opened to HBO's highest viewership numbers since True Detective in 2014 and has received significant critical acclaim...

A written look at the video essay

A written look at the video essay

Alejandro Cardona November 7, 2016

The YouTube video has been long maligned for being a worthless, stupefying form of media, guilty of dumbing down America one cat video at a time. I'm not here to fight the statement - Top Ten videos and...

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