Trojans can reclaim national spotlight

Most coaches would prefer that their teams fly under the radar. The idea that their players are not getting the recognition they deserve creates an “us against the world” mentality that most teams thrive on. At USC, this is most certainly not the case. Arguably the premier sports team in Los Angeles, the Trojans have […]

Whedon achieves cultural icon status

If there were a crown for the godfather of modern geekdom, Joss Whedon would take the throne. Considering Whedon’s a third-generation television writer, it’s fair to say the native New Yorker has storytelling in his blood. But after moving to Los Angeles and spending a few years working for the show Roseanne, Whedon really got […]

The Mindy Project is fall’s best new comedy

Watch out Zooey Deschanel, there’s a new, new girl in town. The Mindy Project hasn’t even officially premiered, yet the show starring and created by actress/writer Mindy Kaling already has viewers excited about this clever and fresh new comedy. The show began generating buzz last week thanks to Fox’s initiative to release its pilots to […]

TV campaigns find signature promotions

If a show airs in its time slot and no one is tuned in to watch it, does it make a sound? It’s an “if a tree falls in a forest” question that most network executives would be perfectly happy going their whole careers without ever discovering the answer to. Countless dollars are spent every […]

Administration responds to controversial web series based on USC

James Franco’s new web series “Undergrads,” which the video says will air Thursday at 8 p.m. on, follows the lives of several USC  students. In an interview with MTV, Dave Franco, James Franco’s brother, said he helped film, direct and produce the web series. “This past semester, I was working more behind the camera, […]

Pay cuts might bring down ‘The Simpsons’

It’s hard to believe that after 23 seasons, sheer exhaustion won’t kill The Simpsons — but money just might. It was announced Oct. 4 that unless the famed voice cast agrees to take a 45 percent pay cut — from the $8 million they receive a year to just over $4 million — Fox sees no […]

It’s just science

Following FBI scientists as they investigate strange occurances, Fringe premieres season three and fills some gaps between unanswered questions from last season.

A gay old time at movement’s expense

With speeches here and interviews there, let’s face it: All that ever sticks with us are sound bites — short, 10-second remarks that get straight to the point. In politics, there are obviously quite a few notable ones: President Barack Obama’s “We are the change we’ve been waiting for;” Richard Nixon’s “I’m not a crook;” […]