Elena Wandzilak

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‘A Day in the Life’ lives again

Missed your chance to see “A Day in the Life” at Wash. U.? Check out its second run this Sunday instead.

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In defense of ‘American Idol’

I don’t watch “American Idol” anymore. To be honest, I don’t know anyone who still watches “American Idol,” aside from my parents, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the show and think it deserves all of the praise before it ends forever this week.

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Netflix’s latest series flakes on human element

If a television show is aware of its pretension, does that make it less pretentious? Unfortunately, in the case of the new Netflix original series “Flaked,” its self-awareness only makes it more frustrating.

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7 reasons why we need ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ on television

his Monday marked the premiere of former “Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee’s new late-night program, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.” Here’s to women taking over the late-night sausage fest! Here are seven reasons why you should join me in watching “Full Frontal” Monday nights at 9:30 on TBS.

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‘A Day in the Life’ aims to inspire action against exploitation

This Friday and Saturday, 13 Washington University women will take to the stage in the Village Black Box to share true stories of young women affected by commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. “A Day in the Life,” directed by Anna Richards (`l5) and produced by Thyrsus Student Theatre, makes its St. Louis debut this weekend and strives to shed light on stories usually hidden or ignored.

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Album review: ’25’ by Adele

This holiday season, be thankful for Adele and her ability to make you feel nostalgic for people and emotions you didn’t even know you had. You’ll find yourself belting out ballads about love and heartbreak like you wrote the lyrics yourself.

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TV review: ‘John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid’

John Mulaney is back and better than ever. With the release of his new Netflix comedy special, “John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid,” Mulaney reminds us all why we fell in love with him after seeing his previous special, “New In Town,” in 2012.

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Kids On Campus Live! brings sketch comedy to students

If you have not heard of Kids On Campus yet, let this be your first introduction, but certainly not your last. This year-old sketch comedy group formed last fall and has already made a name for itself in the Wash. U. performing arts community, bringing together writers, actors and musicians to put on a sketch show each semester.

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Album review: ‘Revival’ by Selena Gomez

“More than just survival/This is my revival,” Selena Gomez sings on the opening and titular track of her newest album, “Revival.” With these words, she sets the vibe for the rest of the record.

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Trevor Noah brings a welcome refresh to ‘The Daily Show’

Self-appointed late-night talk show critics Elena Wandzilak and Katharine Jaruzelski are back to weigh in on the first week of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”

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