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Jake Martin, S.J. is a doctoral student in Film at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Fellow at Trinity Long Room Hub, Arts and Humanities Research Institute.  
Conan O’Brien ended his nearly 11-year run on TBS, Thursday, June 24, 2021, with the final episode of the late-night show “Conan.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jake Martin
Conan never did quite fit in, and I mean that in the best possible way.
The cast reassembled for “Friends: The Reunion” (photo credit: HBO Max)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jake Martin
“The Reunion’’ shows “Friends” for the fantasy that it always was, while at the same time showing what sustained and continues to sustain that fantasy: the shared affection, admiration and respect of six very talented actors.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jake Martin
It's still 2020, and Borat and Rudy are still with us.
(CNS photo/Warner Bros.)
Arts & CultureFilm
Jake Martin
“Joker” is more than just another comic book film. It has hit a nerve with an already nervous American public.
Hailee Steinfeld and Wiz Khalifa in “Dickinson.” 
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jake Martin
The new show subverts the traditional Dickinson iconography, but also takes away the best part of her.
Arts & CultureBooks
Jake Martin
Robert Dean Lurie's biography of R.E.M. aims to trace the group’s rapid ascension from college town obscurity to rock’s upper echelons.
The Priest in ‘Fleabag’ (photo: IMDB)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jake Martin
The priest in “Fleabag” is of a type that has become, surprisingly, quite common in film and on television
John Mulaney at Radio City Music Hall (photo: Netflix)
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jake Martin
John Mulaney freely admits that he needs to be liked by everyone.
Chris Rock (photo: Netflix)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jake Martin
“Tambourine” should be mandatory viewing in all diocesan Pre-Cana programs.
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue of Canada perform in the ice dance free dance figure skating team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12 (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson).
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jake Martin
The Winter Olympics are upon us once again, and once again, figure skating steps out of its burrow of athletic obscurity.