Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Starks, Targaryens and Lannisters, oh my

By Alex Frail

April 9, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Television

Editor’s note: Spoilers for Season 3 of “Game of Thrones” are contained in this article. After last year, I don’t think any of us are going to look at weddings quite the same. When “Game of Thrones” hosted the Red Wedding, it instantly became a fixture in pop culture lore, and not only because it...

Change in attitudes necessary to lowering violence

By Hannah Sparks

February 26, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Violence is endemic in the United States, and the status quo approach we take to it has to change. Though overall trends show that assaults in America have decreased since they peaked in the 1970s, acts of mass violence are increasing, according to a Washington Post blog post, “Why are mass shootings becoming more co...

Sunday night TV returns with “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones”

By Kevin Romani

April 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Sunday night television just got a whole lot better. AMC’s “Mad Men” – the four time consecutive Emmy winner for Best drama – made its much-anticipated return on March 25. The fifth season premiere – “A Little Kiss...

10 reasons you should be watching ‘Game of Thrones’

By Kevin Romani

March 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living

April is coming. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was one of last season’s most popular programs, and fans are excited that it is finally returning to the small screen for its second season. The series established what co-creator...

The Most Conservative Game

By Daniel Stratford

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

“When you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die – there is no middle ground.” So proclaims Queen Cersei Lannister to Lord Eddard Stark in one of the most memorable scenes of the first season of HBO’s acclaimed...

Television Continues to Reign Supreme in 2011

By Kevin Romani

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Over the past decade, a clear shift has taken place between television and film in terms of quality. Television used to be widely considered the lesser of the two media in crafting innovative narratives and production technique,...

HBO does it again with ‘Game of Thrones’

By Kevin Romani

April 21, 2011

Filed under Television

The premium cable television network has been running this slogan for years now, and it continues to live up to its reputation. With its dedication to story, character and high production values, HBO’s (Home Box Office) ...