Four fall favorites

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If you’re a social justice-minded Lute, make your way out of the Lute-dome to a screening of “Suffragette,” a U.K. film about the British women’s suffrage movement. Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan star. If the story wasn’t enough, the cast should be.

Don’t forget the return of all the favorite TV shows this fall. My favorites to catch up on are “Modern Family,” back in classic form, “The Mindy Project,” which made its Hulu premiere Sept. 15, and “Scandal,” because I can’t resist quality time with Olivia Pope.


Look no further than the Lenny Letter for a weekly dose of… well, everything. It’s the “email newsletter where there’s no such thing as too much information,” compiled by Lena Dunham (famous for “Girls” on HBO) and Jenni Konner (the Executive Producer of “Girls”). Every Tuesday, it features writing about anything and everything by women. From the political (Jennifer Lawrence expresses her disgust with wage gaps) to the outrageous (Actress Jenny Slate reviews her “vagacial” – vagina facial) and the personal (women discuss their abortion stories), every week is filled with stories worth reading. Sign up at


Everyone within a 10-mile radius of 208 Garfield should be eating there once a week. I don’t just mean stopping for coffee and studying. I mean getting some real food. Happy hour is all day Saturday and Sunday with extremely student-accessible prices. Share the “Petite Fondue with Goat’s Milk Brie served with Green Apple, Ciabatta and Sweet Cherry Conserve” for $6 – for the sake of all things delicious, buy some goddamn cheese.

208 Garfield St S • 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat – Sun 
• Happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays, all-day weekends •


When I’m not bumpin’ some classic *NSYNC in the shower, I’m listening to “Caracal” by Disclosure. Remember them from that Sam Smith feature, “Latch?” That’s from their first album, “Settle,” which the electronic duo released to largely positive critical reviews in 2013. Their sophomore follow up, “Caracal,” was released Sept. 25, 2015. It’s a high-energy album with an all-star cast that keeps attention for the full 52 minutes. Sam Smith appears again on “Omen,” Lorde comes out of nowhere on “Magnets,” Miguel croons through “Good Intentions” and The Weeknd opens the album on “Nocturnal.” It’s great studying music. It pumps you up for those late-night library visits.Caracal

Originally written for the second issue of Mast Magazine on October 29, 2015 and available online here.

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