Our recap and review of Serial Season 2, Episode 2: "The Golden Chicken"

Serial Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: Saving Private Bergdahl

December 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Welcome to National Ave’s weekly Serial recaps. This recap covers Episode 2 of Season 2: “The Golden Chicken.”

A review of Dave Chappelle's cellphone-less show at Chicago's Thalia Hall

A Night With Dave

December 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dave Chappelle has the biggest balls in comedy.

Darkest Dungeon Review

Darkest Dungeon: A game of risk and reward, sacrifice, and infuriation

November 18, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Picture this: You’ve sent four intrepid heroes into a forest.

As is custom on Bachelor in Paradise, Champion Shitstarter Chris Harrison brings in the one person that would bring the present situation to a head: Samantha.

Bachelor in Paradise, Season 2 Episode 5 Recap

August 16, 2015 / by / 13 Comments

We left off last week’s Bachelor in Paradise on a cliffhanger: Clare had just run off into the jungle in a fit of tears, frustrated by her lack of prospects on the show.


Bachelor in Paradise, Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

August 10, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

When we return to the second helping of the two-night, three-hour (not counting After Paradise) tour de farce that is Bachelor in Paradise, Mikey T takes to the beach with a new, fresh face.

On the surprising feminism and originality of Mad Mad: Fury Road

The Awesomely Original and Totally Unexpected “Mad Max: Fury Road”

May 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t just the best action movie of the summer. Or the best action flick of the year. The fourth installment of the Mad Max franchise might just be the best action movie of the whole goddamn decade. 

Looking into the major themes, trends, and happenstances of 2014

Eyebrows, Elevators, and Michelle Pfeiffer: 2014 in Pop Culture

December 31, 2014 / by / 131 Comments

You can find all the top 5, 10, 50, 100 lists of 2014 you want for literally everything that can be ranked. But what do pages of unrelated Best Ofs really mean? To get to the heart of what 2014 was truly about, we’ve got to look at the year’s major themes and trends.


Are You The One Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

October 30, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Whoa guys. I’ll admit that I’ve spent the past few episodes wondering if AYTO could recapture the magic that made the first season so great. I was skeptical. I didn’t like the cast as much, and it just felt like the stakes weren’t as high. But after episode four I am a believer. AYTO’s formula is solid even when repeated, and I couldn’t be happier.

Review of Taylor Swift's pop album 1989

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’; or, Here’s What Happened When I Bought Taylor Swift’s New Album on CD

October 28, 2014 / by / 40 Comments

When Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album appeared on the scene in 2006, I was too busy ripping Stadium Arcadium from LimeWire and straightening my bangs to pay much attention to the country princess from Nashville.