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Maggie, Lisa and Bart Simpson as they appear in the “Oh, the Places You’ll D’oh" segment of the Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror XXIV." (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer “The Simpsons” annual “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween specials have always been one the series’ calling cards. Personally I’ve been a life-long “Simpsons” fan, and even when I missed the majority of a season, I would always tune in each October to see what the creators had concocted for the …

The cast of American Horror Story: Coven (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer If you aren’t familiar with the format of American Horror Story, each season depicts completely different stories that do not intertwine in any way. The first season revolved around a haunted house, the second focused on an insane asylum, while the third is centered around—as the title suggests—a witch’s …

Nicole Beharie, left, and Tom Mison, right, star in FOX's new supernatural series "Sleepy Hollow." (FILE)

Going into FOX’s latest drama series “Sleepy Hollow,” I was a bit skeptical. While I love the original tale of Ichabod Crane, I’m not fond of modern retellings of classics—especially when they involve time travel. After seeing the result, however, “Sleepy Hollow” uses the right balance of fantasy, mystery, and allusions to make it one of the best supernatural themed …

Robin Thicke, left, gets twerked on by Miley Cyrus, right, during a performance of "Blurred Lines" the 2013 Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, August 25, 2013. (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Contributing Writer The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was an event filled with over the top performances, surprising appearances, triumphant returns and, of course, music. This year’s ceremony boasted a solid set of performers including: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & …

The Campaign

By Kyle McCarthy | Contributing Writer Deep in the small town of Hammond, N.C., the weight and emotional struggle of the political machine takes its toll. The tears, the bloodshed, the sex scandals, and, yes, the baby punching. Political campaigns have become ugly, absurd competitions. Slander is common, and ads create a temporary soft spot …

Pearl jam Twenty

By Jay Powell // Staff Writer If grunge music had its own Mount Rushmore, then Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam would be the images carved into the rock’s face. While three of the four aforementioned groups have fizzled out into obscurity due to suicide (Nirvana), drug overdoses (Alice in Chains) or simply just getting …