Fourth Estate Recommends

Hannah Menchhoff, Online Lifestyle Editor:

Somehow I overcame the odds this semester and read a book for fun. “Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema” by Anne Helen Peterson is a must if you have any interest in Hollywood and celebrity. Even if not, this book discusses celebrity intelligently by talking about the importance of celebrity culture in America and how studios create celebrity. It is a fascinating read. Or if you don’t feel confident committing to a book just yet, you can read Peterson’s equally awesome longform writing on Buzzfeed.

Savannah Norton, Print Lifestyle Editor:

The online premiere of “Community’s” sixth season recently hit Yahoo Tuesday, March 17. This show has been consistently making me “Laugh-Out-Loud” since the first episode of season one. NBC canceled this show after season five but Yahoo swooped in to steal this sitcom favorite. The characters are quirky but lovable underdogs and the writers are always looking for a fresh way to make their show stand out. It isn’t too late to start watching now, just because it has moved to the online status. Community is still, very much, worth watching. According to E! online, Joel McHale who plays Jeff, promises that this season has “some of the best scripts we’ve ever done.”

Raquel DeSouza, Assistant Online News Editor:

After the “Parks and Recreation” finale, I felt a void of comedy in my life. But thanks to Netflix, I found my new funny TV show to indulge on: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Tina Fey is one of the producers, so of course the quick humor makes the 30-minute episodes fly by. It’s about a woman who moves to New York after being kidnapped and trapped in a bunker for 15 years with a crazy “preacher,” two other girls and a Latina woman who doesn’t speak English. If you’re still not convinced to give this Netflix Original a shot, just imagine a 30-year-old woman walking around the Big Apple with a purple Jansport backpack. Season 1 has 13 episodes and the Season 2 premiere will be March 2016, according to IMDb.