Monday, September 24

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Student Football Managers: The Unsung Workers of UCLA Football

Student football manager Gus Hendrick finds 8 a.m. classes a breeze. In fact, he has usually been awake and running for four hours. Hendrick describes a day in his life as head student manager, from the long hours of loading and unloading equipment to the balancing act involved when it comes to away games and midterms. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jesus Ramirez)

(Courtesy of Jesus Ramirez)

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Movie Review: ‘Into the Woods’

In contrast to previous movie adaptations of musicals that favored big names over actual singing ability – see Russell Crowe’s performance as Javert in 2012’s “Les Misérables” – Disney’s “Into the Woods” provides a worthy adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical and a strong ensemble cast that can carry the weight of Sondheim’s winning score. Read more...

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(Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)


Hulu's parody of reality television, "The Hotwives of Orlando" mimics the likes of Bravo's "The Real Housewives" franchise by poking fun at certain characters from the Bravo shows. The "Hotwives" season premiered this summer on Hulu and released all episodes at once.
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Up Next: ‘Burning Love,’ ‘The Hotwives of Orlando’ satirize popular TV series

The rise of original online programming has revolutionized the way we consume television. But are any of these new shows actually worth watching? Up Next highlights noteworthy original content from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Studios and examines how the flexible online format functions within each show. Read more...

Photo: Hulu's parody of reality television, "The Hotwives of Orlando" mimics the likes of Bravo's "The Real Housewives" franchise by poking fun at certain characters from the Bravo shows. The "Hotwives" season premiered this summer on Hulu and released all episodes at once. (Hulu)

Hulu's parody of reality television, "The Hotwives of Orlando" mimics the likes of Bravo's "The Real Housewives" franchise by poking fun at certain characters from the Bravo shows. The "Hotwives" season premiered this summer on Hulu and released all episodes at once.
(Hulu)

Netflix's original programming has expanded into adult animation with the program "BoJack Horseman," following titular character BoJack as he tries to reestablish his frame by writing a memoir about his days as a '90s sitcom actor.
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Up Next: ‘BoJack Horseman’ uses freedom of web format better than ‘The Awesomes’

The rise of original online programming has revolutionized the way we consume television. But are any of these new shows actually worth watching? Up Next highlights noteworthy original content from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Studios and examines how the flexible online format functions within each show. Read more...

Photo: Netflix's original programming has expanded into adult animation with the program "BoJack Horseman," following titular character BoJack as he tries to reestablish his frame by writing a memoir about his days as a '90s sitcom actor. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Netflix's original programming has expanded into adult animation with the program "BoJack Horseman," following titular character BoJack as he tries to reestablish his frame by writing a memoir about his days as a '90s sitcom actor.
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"Video Game High School" is an action comedy web series independently produced by Freddie Wong's RocketJump Studios and funded through Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Its series finale aired Monday on YouTube. (RocketJump Studios)

Up Next: Success of ‘Video Game High School’ model for future of web TV

The rise of original online programming has revolutionized the way we consume television. But are any of these new shows actually worth watching? Up Next highlights noteworthy original content from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Studios and examines how the flexible online format functions within each show. Read more...

Photo: "Video Game High School" is an action comedy web series independently produced by Freddie Wong's RocketJump Studios and funded through Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Its series finale aired Monday on YouTube. (RocketJump Studios)

"Video Game High School" is an action comedy web series independently produced by Freddie Wong's RocketJump Studios and funded through Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Its series finale aired Monday on YouTube. (RocketJump Studios)

The Amazon Studios' second pilot season produced "Transparent," a shining example of the democratic nature of web television. Created by Jill Soloway, the show explores the lives of transgender individuals in a manner incomparable to that of cable television programs. (Amazon)

Up Next: Exploration of transgender themes in ‘Transparent’ perfect for web TV

The rise of original online programming has revolutionized the way we consume television. But are any of these new shows actually worth watching? Up Next highlights noteworthy original content from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Studios and examines how the flexible online format functions within each show. Read more...

Photo: The Amazon Studios' second pilot season produced "Transparent," a shining example of the democratic nature of web television. Created by Jill Soloway, the show explores the lives of transgender individuals in a manner incomparable to that of cable television programs. (Amazon)

The Amazon Studios' second pilot season produced "Transparent," a shining example of the democratic nature of web television. Created by Jill Soloway, the show explores the lives of transgender individuals in a manner incomparable to that of cable television programs. (Amazon)


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