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10 Things You Need to Know This Week – February 20 – 26

This week’s On the Beat is brought to you by the letter “F”: for Fun, Fancy and in places, just a little bit Freaky. 1. WHAT TO WATCH IF YOU NEED TO LET OFF STEAM THIS WEEK After winning the Grand Jury Prize at last month’s Sundance Film Festival, this offbeat crime comedy film hits Netflix […]


10 Things You Need to Know This Week – February 13 – 19

If you were thinking this week might hit a pop cultural slow patch between last night’s BAFTAs and the Oscars on February 26, well, think again. As our latest On the Beat selections demonstrate, there’s actually lots going on to keep you entertained.  1. WHAT TO SAVOR ON THE BIGGEST SCREEN YOU OR YOUR NEIGHBORS HAVE After […]

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10 Things You Need to Know This Week – February 6 – 12

This week’s pop culture highlights cover all the emotional bases. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll gasp, you’ll cringe… and you might just end up feeling romantic. 1. WHAT TO WATCH WHETHER YOU HAVE A DATE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY OR NOT Don’t worry, this Netflix special premiering Tuesday (February 7) is a little bit tongue-in-cheek. Sure, Michael […]

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10 Things You Need to Know This Week – Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

Whether you’re feeling serious or a little bit silly right now, this week’s pop culture essentials have you covered. In fact, we’ve included everything from a self-help manual to a Snapchat. 1. WHAT TO SIT DOWN AND WATCH WITH A DONUT (BECAUSE IT’LL MAKE YOU WANT ONE) CBS has high hopes for this new sitcom based […]


10 Things You Need to Know This Week – Jan. 23 – 29

This column always aims to be as varied and far-reaching as possible, but this week could be a new peak. Put it this way: if you’re looking for a pop culture round-up that includes both Oscar Wilde and the Kardashian family, you’ve hit the jackpot. 1. WHAT TO WATCH IF ARYA STARK IS YOUR GAME OF […]

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10 Things You Need to Know This Week – Jan. 16 – 22

In need of some pop culture distractions this week? We hear you. Read on for 10 things definitely worth turning your attention to in the next seven days. 1. WHAT TO WATCH WITH A FULL BOX OF TISSUE AT YOUR SIDE The original 1988 Beaches film is a camp classic. Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey play women from […]


10 Things You Need to Know This Week – Jan. 9 – 15

We’re only a couple weeks into 2017 and already the entertainment world is beginning to get hectic again. Here are some highlights to look out for over the next seven days. 1. WHAT TO WATCH IF YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR SEASON TWO OF THE CROWN Former Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman stars as Queen Victoria in […]


10 Things You Need to Know This Week – Jan. 2 – 8

Happy New Year! Here are 10 ways to console yourself if you happen to break those pesky resolutions this week. 1. WHAT TO WATCH IF YOU’RE CRAVING AN OLD-SCHOOL SITCOM Fuller House has been a big hit for Netflix since it launched last year, so this reboot of a classic ’70s sitcom could be another shrewd […]


10 Things You Need to Know This Week – December 26 – January 1

The days between Christmas and the new year can be some of the year’s most boring, so it’s important to keep yourself entertained and engaged. Here are 10 pop culture-related things to make you smile, or at least stifle your yawns, between now and New Year’s Day. 1. WHAT TO WATCH TO JOLT YOUR BRAIN […]


10 Things You Need to Know This Week – December 19 – 25

Happy holidays everyone! If you and your family run out of things to talk about this week, do not fear: We’ve rounded up 10 slices of pop culture goodness to provide some festive entertainment. 1. WHAT TO WATCH IF YOU FANCY A CHRISTMAS DAY ADVENTURE (BUT DON’T WANT TO LEAVE YOUR COUCH) With Deadpool even […]

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