22 Jump Street and the problem with comedy sequels

Based on a painfully dated police procedural remembered for launching Johnny Depp’s acting career and not much else, the first 21 Jump Street movie should have been a spectacular misfire, another cautionary tale about the dangers of exhuming a once-popular television series and hastily retooling it to attract modern audiences. Instead co-directors Phil Lord and […]

Kiffin deserves respect from USC

As of Tuesday, the NCAA sanctions on USC’s athletic programs have expired. After four years of being hamstrung by a two-year postseason ban, scholarship limitations and the vacating of a Heisman Trophy, as well as the 2004 BCS National Championship and all of their victories in 2005, the USC football team is now free from […]

Marshall receives $15 million gift

On Tuesday, it was announced that USC Trustee Thomas J. Barrack Jr. and his family have donated a $15 million dollar gift to the USC Marshall School of Business. The donation will both renovate a current Marshall Building and “significantly advance” the global mission of the school, according to a press release. “The Barrack family’s […]