Melissa Locker

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Spring Cleaning: Update Your Queue With These Podcasts

Friday, March 24, 2017

Now that spring is here, you may find yourself in the park or on the beach with some earbuds in your ears. Here's a short list of what you should be listening to. 


The Buzzworthy British TV Shows You Should Be Watching

Friday, March 17, 2017

Streaming platforms like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu are helping to make British television programs popular again in the United States. Here are a few you should check out. 

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A Homebody's Guide to SXSW

Friday, March 10, 2017

Can't make it to Austin? Here's how to get the full South by Southwest festival experience from the comfort of your living room. 

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Music at The Oscars: Predictions For Best Original Song

Friday, February 24, 2017

An analysis of the nominees for Best Original Song, which include tunes from "La La Land," "Trolls," "Jim: The James Foley Story," and "Moana."


Movie Music at The Oscars: Predictions for Best Original Score

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Academy Awards are just days away, and though there is a sea of strong contenders, one culture critic argues that a musical is bound to win Best Original Score at the Oscars.


What To Expect At The 2017 Grammy Awards

Friday, February 10, 2017

Takeaway culture reporter Melissa Locker previews the 2017 Grammy Awards, from the big nominations and dark horses, to expected performances and remembrances.


Turn It Up To Eleven With These Music Documentaries

Friday, February 03, 2017

Culture reporter Melissa Locker reviews music documentaries about the evolution of punk rock, heavy metal, iconic festivals and the birth of hip-hop.


Protest Music for the Trump Era

Friday, January 27, 2017

Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker discusses protest songs in the Trump era, from artists like Angel Olsen, R.E.M., Sam Cooke, and more.


The Man Who Made the White House Cool: Examining Obama's Cultural Legacy

Monday, January 16, 2017

How has President Obama made the White House culturally significant? With just a few days left in office, The Takeaway considers Obama's cultural legacy.


Watch These TV Shows After the Mid-Season Break

Friday, January 06, 2017

Culture reporter Melissa Locker shares her picks for mid-season TV series, including "This Is Us," "Homeland," "Beaches," "Jane the Virgin," and "Girls."

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Movies to Help You Get Through the Holidays

Friday, December 16, 2016

Update your Netflix queue beyond "Elf" and "Home Alone."

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Alternative Christmas Songs to Get You Through the Holidays

Friday, December 02, 2016

Culture reporter Melissa Locker talks about alternative holiday songs to get you through the next few weeks from David Bowie, Paul "Fat Daddy" Johnson, and more.

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The Feminist Horror Films You Should Be Watching on Halloween

Friday, October 28, 2016

Enrich your scary movie diet with some progressive feminism.


2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Who Will Make the Cut?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker fills us in on the nominees for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Need a Break From the Election? Watch These Comedy Specials

Friday, October 14, 2016

This week, culture reporter Melissa Locker gives us a break from the election cycle with round-up of new comedy specials from veterans and up-and-comers.


Characters of all Shapes, Sizes, and Colors Flock to New York Comic Con

Friday, October 07, 2016

Pop culture geeks from near and far are gathering at New York Comic Con this weekend. 

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South by South Lawn: Obama's Answer to SXSW

Friday, September 30, 2016

On Monday, President Obama will throw a mini arts festival called South by South Lawn at the White House.  


Binge-Worthy Breakup Movies to Help You Mend a Broken Heart

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sure, you may not be directly affected by the recent announcement of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce, but sometimes you just need a great, binge-worthy breakup movie.

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Our Picks for the Best Emmy Nominees

Friday, September 16, 2016

This week, Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker gives us her picks for the television shows that have the best shots at getting an Emmy.

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The New Music You Should Be Listening to This Fall

Friday, September 09, 2016

We've got your fall music preview with tunes from Angel Olsen, M.I.A. Wilco, Against Me!, Dwight Yoakam, Jack White, and more.

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