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TV: HAWAII FIVE-0, S07E25: “Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ‘Aina I Ka Pono”

#1 TV show, Friday, 5/12/17 8.22 million viewers What it is: A buddy cop procedural drama about a Hawaii state police task force, rebooted from an original series which ran from 1968 to 1980. In this episode, the protagonists must rescue a bunch of … Continue reading

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Books: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY

By Jay Asher #1 USA Today bestseller, weeks of 4/13/17 and 4/20/17 What it is: A 2007 young adult novel that returned to the bestseller list after having been adapted into a Netflix series. In the book, a high school kid named Clay receives a … Continue reading

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TV: THE BIG BANG THEORY, S10E23: “The Gyroscopic Collapse”

#1 TV show, Thursday, 5/4/17 12.39 million viewers What it is: A CBS sitcom about nerds and their romantic relationships. In this episode, the military (personified by Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris in his recurring role as a gruff officer) shuts down some advanced … Continue reading

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Film: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

#1 movie, weekends of 5/5-5/7/17 and 5/12-5/14/17 Gross: $146,510,104, $65,263,492 What it is: The second entry in Marvel Studios’ series about the adventures of a band of intergalactic misfits. This time around, Quill a.k.a. Star Lord (Chris Pratt), the only seemingly human member of the … Continue reading

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Books: THE SHACK

By William P. Young #1 USA Today bestseller, weeks of 3/2/17, 3/9/17, 3/16/17 and 3/23/17 What it is: A novel originally self-published in 2007 and eventually adapted into a recent film starring Sam Worthington, the release of which seems to have prompted the book’s return … Continue reading

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TV: SURVIVOR, S34E08: “A Line Drawn in Concrete”

#1 TV show, Wednesday, 4/26/17 8.49 million viewers What it is: A competition reality show in which contestants camp out in an exotic location and compete in various summer camp-ish games while gradually voting each other out of the running until only one remains. … Continue reading

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Music: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

#1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, weeks of 5/6/17, 5/13/17 and 5/20/17 What it is: The fourth studio album from rapper Kendrick Lamar. In a way, Kendrick Lamar achieved rap dominance the same way Kanye West did: By bringing together … Continue reading

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