Our Take

Maddie DePree, Mckenzie Rhone, and Andy Samandari

Carpe Diem weighs in on the moment’s hot topics. 

DIGGIN’ IT

ABC’S “Blackish”blackish

With recent events in Ferguson, people are paying closer attention to racial issues, and TV is no exception. We applaud these new shows, like “Blackish,” and the bold way they address racial issues and stereotypes with a comical twist.

shakyShaky Knees music festival

With a lineup featuring The Strokes, Tame Impala and Neutral Milk Hotel, we’re loving the chill feel of this three-day concert. Too bad about that $200 ticket.

Microsoft HoloLens kinect

Microsoft’s hologram project is a step into the future. The company improved its failed Kinect technology and wowed the world with expert demos. Now, the company wants to make holograms “practical tools” to play, create and communicate.

DITCHIN’ IT

dailyshow“The Daily Show” ending

First The Colbert Report, now this? After 16 years, Jon Stewart announced that he’ll leave The Daily Show by the end of 2015. We will miss his signature blend of goofiness and top news.

50 Shades of Grey, the movie 50shades

The crude and controversial movie adaptation of one of the least appealing (but best-selling) books just didn’t fly. Combine the weak plot with a cheesy Valentine’s release date, and it’s an automatic ditch for us.

iphone
iPhones

Remember when phones were just for staying in touch? Neither do we. Apple’s phones don’t do anything better or faster than competing models – they’re just money and fashion statements.

 

 

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