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Pop Culture Corner: The Emmys 2015

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THE HOST

I thought that Andy Samberg was an overall good host for the Emmys. He’s definitely a safe choice, about one step above Seth Meyers. I thought he was funny but his hosting also seemed like an obvious effort to pull in a younger audience. My vote for next year is John Oliver or Kate McKinnon.

I did appreciate the lack of cheesy song and dance skit. The opening video set the tone of his opening monologue, which was playful, but honest. As was portrayed in the opening – it is a little ridiculous to expect anyone to keep up with the amount of good television that’s available today. Living in LA, the billboards and constantly changing posters along the sidewalks make it difficult to ignore the shear quantity of pop culture to keep up with. Since the summer is such a down time for “good” television, the recent visual promotions and repetition of the titles of upcoming shows, makes me excited for fall television, but also wondering what I’ll have to miss out on since I also care about sleeping, socializing and having a full time job.

If Hollywood wants to pull in a younger audience for award shows, a more obvious, and possibly effective route would be to make the show available via live stream. It’s still frustrating that award shows are not able to be live streamed. If you can watch any sporting event on the ESPN app, on any device, why can’t you get on a FOX app and pay a certain amount of money to just stream the award show? It seems mutually beneficial and is mostly frustrating because I know we have the technological capability to make it a reality.

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S/S ’16: NYFW Recap

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Erica Boisaubin, 23, is a stylist and fashion blogger based in New York City. For more on her sartorial musings and styling work, visit her website.

 
 
 

Iridescent slip dresses, 90’s raver pants, the continuation of the skinny scarf, and fun silhouettes were all present at New York Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. With a myriad of trends spotted on each runway the major underlying theme of this fashion week was clearly individualism. Heavy hitters such as the Mulleavy sister’s for Rodarte, Shayne Oliver for Hood By Air and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy (who showed for the first time in NYC) all embraced their roots and contrasting aesthetics, which made for an exhilarating experience for show goers and those watching from their smart devices alike. While fashion has always been an outlet of expression for the individual, these past few seasons’ large portions of designers were embracing normcore and minimalism advocating that less is more. This upcoming spring however, the maximalist is back and more finally equates to more.

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