Beat the Bruins

Childish Gambino, the rapper persona of Community star Donald Glover, performs at Conquest, an annual spirit rally held in McCarthy Quad. The Thursday pep rally, traditionally held before the USC-UCLA football game, featured a fireworks show, appearances by USC athletes, a Bruin bonfire and performances by the USC marching band.

64th Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions

Though the Oscars have always been the most buzzed-about event of awards season — and likely will be for the foreseeable future — they might no longer be the most important. Long thought to be out of touch and subject to the whims of Academy politics, the ceremony’s self-righteous sanctimony and lack of any real […]

TV becomes a celebrated medium

Three and a half months ago, my first tack in trying to come up with a name for this column involved attempting to riff off some of television’s more colorful nicknames. Dispiriting as it was to discard a slew of admittedly horrible ideas, it wasn’t nearly as disheartening as the realization of what some of […]