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Synergy Week - Have you ever wondered why the X-Men can fight alongside the Avengers and Spider-Man in Marvel Comics but not on the big screen? Here's a breakdown of the reason why that is: comic book character movie rights.
Since it was released in 1993, Tim Burton's ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas' has amassed a cult following, and prompted a divisive debate: is the stop-motion film a Halloween or Christmas movie? The feature's director has weighed in, but does he really have the final say?
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane are joined by Samantha Spoto to chat about grammar and online dating. Then, the three analyze what the number of sexual partners we've had says about us. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion between Molly and Dane regarding the three most recent episodes of FXX's 'You're the Worst.'
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane feature a full show of Relationships in the Digital Age segments. The first segment covers relationship problems caused by social media. Then, the pair delves into revenge porn and what PornHub is doing to combat it. The show wraps with an analysis of the recent Twitter scandal surrounding IHOP's insensitive and offensive tweets.
Fear Week - There are as many fears as there are people in the world--in fact, it may be fair to say there are even more fears than individuals since each person can be afraid of more than one thing. In honor of discussing our fears, some BTR staff members have faced their phobias to explain where they come from or why they feel such fright.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss surprising statistics about sex. Then, the pair delves into the importance of selfies for young women in response to a Huffington Post article. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about The CW's new show, 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.'
Bond Week - There are many ways to bond with those around you. Perhaps you share a love of TV or a love of coffee (or maybe a love of both). Here are the many ways in which BTR staffers bond with their friends and family.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane analyze the relationship between Lindsay and Edgar on FXX's You're the Worst. Then, the pair chats about how to make friends as adults. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion about Nancy Meyers' films, her career, and what she thinks about women in the film industry.
New findings suggest selfies are more deadly than sharks and pose a serious issue to travelers. As explained by Mashable, four of this year's selfie-related deaths were the result of falling, while others were caused by photo-takers being hit by a train.
Starbucks' first new fall drink in four years is the Toasted Graham Latte, which was introduced on September 23. The espresso beverage is a perfect combination of sweet flavor with the comfort of autumn.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane start off by discussing five ways people might be slut-shaming women. Then, the pair delves into the debate over Justin Bieber's most recent hit, "What Do You Mean?" and whether or not the song condones rape or promotes consent. The show wraps with the hosts joined by Samantha Spoto and the three chat about friendships and work relationships.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the aspects of a date that guys feel awkward about in response to a Cosmo.com article. Then, the pair delves into an Anna Breslaw story about Manic Pixie Dream Boys. The show wraps with an analysis of the first two episodes of the latest 'You're the Worst' season.
Several BTR staff members checked out Sabores on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. The highly-rated Mexican joint serves up spicy sauces, fresh guacamole, and even margaritas as long as you bring your own tequila.
The Brass Rail, located on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, offers bottomless brunch on weekends starting at 11:30am. Brunchers who typically hop across the Hudson River for bottomless options can rejoice in the fact that The Brass Rail offers the same deal for a comparable price.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the reasons why feminism may not be for everyone in response to this Thought Catalog piece. Then, the pair reads GLAAD's report on LGBTs on television in 2015. The show wraps with an analysis of Sizzl, a bacon-themed dating app launched by Oscar Meyer.
A new survey about the perceptions of color in terms of fashion has found that people who wear black tend to be seen as confident, serious, and reliable.
Fall Week - It used to be, television followed a regimented schedule: new seasons and series premiered in the fall, new episodes aired each week through the winter, finales marked the end of seasons in the spring, reruns were played during the summer. Now, although fall is still the time for premieres--this year, more than 120 series are returning or kicking off--it isn't the only season for premieres.
Starbucks' famous Pumpkin Spice Latte has recently hit stores in honor of the impending fall, but this year the beloved drink actually includes pumpkin. However with its popularity dwindling, will this help the coffee drink's reputation?
Despite loving brunch and booze, Molly Freeman had yet to enjoy the two together. In order to remedy this tragedy, she dined at The Crooked Knife's 30th St location with a group of friends for boozy brunch.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the benefits of having your coupled friends take over your Tinder account. Then, the pair chats about roommates and how the practice impacts Millennials. The show wraps with an analysis of why women are more likely to propose open relationships than men.
On one summer night, Molly Freeman ventured to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to check out L'isola's wood fire pizza. Though the pizza was delicious the service was slightly lacking.
Open Week - There are many types of grand openings, including restaurant debuts and movie premieres, and some members of the BTR staff have had a chance to check out a few. From nerdy midnight movie premieres to band documentary releases, not to mention the re-opening of The Westcott Theater to a Central Perk pop-up cafe, these are the grand openings attended by BTR staffers.
Ordering food with emoji is a rising trend in meal delivery, but does it truly have staying power or are there simply too many problems with this system for it to have a future?
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane analyze the concept of cheating in response to the Ashley Madison hack. Then, the pair delves into sexism against waitresses in the restaurant industry. The show wraps with a discussion on being single and happy.
Work can be draining; learning can be strenuous. How can you get through these feats efficiently and effectively? BTR staffers have experimented with several strategies, and can profess what works best.
Although #NoFilter may have been a popular trend on Instagram a few years ago, the app and its users have begun to embrace more editing on photos uploaded to the feed.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by delving into the ways in which men respond to women who reject them. Then, the pair discusses Target's recent decision to do away with gender specific aisles in their toys section. The show wraps with a conversation about what women (and men!) need to know about sex before they head off to college.
Surface Week - There are many reasons for women to put on makeup: to accentuate certain features, to display their mood, or to portray themselves in a certain way. There are as many reasons to wear--or not wear--makeup as there are women. Some women of BTR weigh in on why they don makeup.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by taking a look at a list of do's and don'ts for the first week of college in honor of School Week. Then, the pair delves into athlete and celebrity sexual assault charges and reads "Why I choose to believe accusers." The show wraps with an in depth discussion on Vanity Fair's commentary regarding Tinder's impact on hook up culture.
A new Facebook study has found that found emoji, "haha," and "hehe" have surpassed "lol" in usage. The Hash's Molly Freeman and Dane Feldman weigh in on how they laugh online.
At this point in time, the stereotype that food on college campuses is a joke still holds up for many. Tons of schools are serving mass-produced food to their students, and plenty of these same colleges and universities even offer fast food from chains like Dunkin' Donuts and Wendy’s.
School Week - Princeton Review dropped its book 'The Best 380 Colleges' yet again for 2016. BTR staffers take a look at their alma maters’ rankings, both good and bad, and take a walk down memory lane.
Excess Week - Everyone has certain things we can't get enough of. In honor of Excess Week here on BTR, some of the staffers disclose items, people, or pastimes that they love almost to the point of excess.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the ways in which men and women respond to breakups. They also take a look at Type A- vs. Type A and how people convey laughter on social media.
Molly Freeman recently checked out the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar at The Conrad Hotel in Battery Park City. While the views and drinks were enjoyable, she found the whole venue to be a bit overrated.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss how they stay happy. They also review Veronica Chavez's piece "Explaining Happiness," and apply the ways to stay happy to their own lives. Then, the pair reads through an AskMen piece about online dating mistakes. The show wraps with an analysis of office temperatures. The hosts are joined by Jess Goulart and Samantha Spoto to talk about the viral New York Times piece "Chilly at Work? Office Formula Was Devised for Men."
From cheese fries to grilled cheese to spaghetti, our favorites have one thing in common: carbohydrates.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss The Emotional Bodyguard, a new trope in romcoms. Then, the pair delves into a Jezebel piece that comments on exes. The show wraps with a reading of BuzzFeed's dating tips for introverts.
Buzz Week - Movie studios and television networks are looking to the past for inspiration, reviving or adapting old properties. But what of the current shows that viewers don't want to see cancelled? Can buzz from a series' fans help save them?
Rather than fear illegal downloads, movie studios and TV networks should embrace bootleg versions of their media because they generate buzz and often lead to greater viewership. Such was seen after this year's Comic-Con event and through popular shows like 'Game of Thrones.'
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane celebrate the show’s two-year anniversary. The episode begins with a discussion on the meaning of likes on social media, as explained by Mic. Then, the pair discusses Lane Moore’s piece on Cosmo.com “8 Signs You’re Not Getting the Love You Deserve.” The 104th episode wraps with a conversation about men who lose in video games and how it correlates to harassment.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by discussing the recent addition of verified profiles to Tinder. Then, the pair looks into Aziz Ansari's book 'Modern Romance' and the topics that it explores. The show conclues with an in depth discussion on Molly's article regarding the television show 'UnREAL.'
On a recent outing with friends, Molly Freeman managed to try five different kinds of hard ciders, including those from Downeast, Magners, and Harpoon. While some were forgettable, others have become a standard for when she drinks cider with friends.
Reality Week - Reality television may have seemed like a preposterous idea when it first began--with shows like 'The Real World,' 'Survivor,' and 'Big Brother'--but it has officially carved out its own spot in the weekly television schedule. Now, Lifetime's 'UnREAL' manages to honor and critique reality television.
PHOTOBLOG: This summer, BTR staffers traveled all around the tri-state area as well as to other parts of the USA and the world. Tanya Silverman traveled to Detroit where she visited the Henry Ford Museum and the Belle Isle Conservancy. Ashley Rodriguez journeyed out West to see Mt Hood in Oregon and outdoor chess in Seattle, while Kenneth Miller cruised to Bermuda.
Reality Week - We at BTR have made the effort to experience locations like the Jersey shore’s Shore Store to New Orleans’ Cafe du Monde, both on screen and off. What were these places like in real life as opposed to on TV or in movies? Read to find out.
This week on the Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss the upswing in babies given gender neutral names. Then, the pair reads through a Bustle piece on love advice from classic literature. The show wraps with a conversation about the cons to online dating.
Shaka Burrito is a Hawaiian-themed burrito joint located on 23rd Street in Manhattan between Second and Third Ave. The restaurant boasts "grass fed, GMO-free New Zealand beef," as well as "non-GMO basmati brown rice and cooking oil," which means Shaka is off to an impressive start.
Party favor bags shouldn't be discarded along with childhood. Here's how to keep the goody bag trend going into adulthood. If done right, goody bags take time, effort, and care to create, which any grateful friend will appreciate.
Recent years have seen multiple artificial flavors become popular, including birthday cake, salted caramel, and red velvet. However, with the popularity of these flavors waning, what will take their spot? The favorite campfire treat: s'mores.
For those of you who drank a little too much yesterday and woke up feeling completely out of commission, we're here for you. We know what it's like and we're sharing our personal experiences and our favorite cures for the common hangover.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane analyze a new app called Binder that facilitates breakups. Then, the pair discusses the 2014 film 'Life Partners' featuring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about sexual harassment on subways.
Made in the USA Week - There are many long-standing traditions to uphold during the United States of America's Independence Day. One way to celebrate the Fourth of July is with a good old fashion movie marathon. In honor of the holiday here our favorite American action movie heroes.
Cold brewing has hit coffee shops all over, including chains such as Starbucks. But what about pre-packaged cold brew? High Brew's canned cold brew coffee offers a delicious and healthy pick-me-up.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by discussing this piece on feminism from The Mary Sue. Then, the two divulge stories of their own about staying friends when it comes to being a sports fan. The show wraps with an analysis and conversation in response to the Huffington Post piece "The 8 Things All Genuine Friendships Have In Common."
BTR staffers found an assortment of Jelly Belly bags worth taste testing. Here’s what we thought about the Cocktail Classics, Superfruit Mix, Sours, and Tropical Mix.
Fan Week - 'American Idol' and 'Fashion Police' are among many reality shows that promoted teardown culture. However with both shows in trouble this spring, it could indicate that an end to teardown culture could be on the horizon.
This week is a special one here on BTR as it's Relationship Week. The Hash hosts Molly and Dane begin by discussing Millennial weddings and later are joined by BTR's own Kenneth Miller, who penned "Becoming Monogamish," and Jess Goulart, who wrote "Play Me A One Night Stand."
On June 8, Seattle-based Starbucks announced six new flavors of Frappuccino in celebration of the blended beverage's 20th anniversary. The variations are dubbed Fan Flavors in honor of customers' favorite ingredient combinations; they include Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cinnamon Roll, Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Lemon Bar, and Red Velvet Cake.
Netflix has made a few changes to its site, but how will they affect users? BTR examines the company's plans and evaluates how this entertainment service's model relates to that of competitors.
Relationship Week - Romantic comedies--movies wherein comedy is derived from the romantic plot--have long been successful on the big screen. Now, romantic comedies have hit television, to varying degrees of success.
This week on The Hash, Molly and Dane begin by discussing tests for female representation in media. The tests were designed to apply to movies, but Molly and Dane analyze how they apply to books as well. Then, the two hone in on plastic surgery for men in response to an AskMen piece. The show wraps with a celebration of Lauren Conrad’s move to ban words like “skinny” from her website.
Rain Week - With more and more modern technology--television, internet, radio, internet radio, smartphones, and apps--there are numerous ways of getting the weather report for the day before venturing outside. BTR staffers chime in on how they get their weather reports.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss a 'Cosmo' piece on how to get a boyfriend. Then, the pair analyzes a Jessica Valenti piece that talks about sexism as it pertains to the media we consume. The show wraps with Molly and Dane divulging the stories of their first relationships.
Throwback Week - This summer, MTV will premiere a semi-remake of the classic '90s horror movie 'Scream'. However, rather than continue the story of the 1996 movie, the show will adapt and update the original plotline.
Today marks the first day of Throwback Week here at BTR and we thought it best to kick it off with a celebration of our favorite discontinued food products. Aside from a few pleas to bring them back, we’re also talking about our own personal experiences.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss a 'Cosmo' article about significant others and social media. Then, the pair shares advice on traveling as a couple. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about street harassment. Molly and Dane are joined by fellow BTR staffer Samantha Spoto and the three share personal stories regarding harassment and catcalling.
Vacation Week - We long to get away from our confining routines. Instead of sulking about feeling trapped, we should instead try to find ways to take mini-vacations in the places we live.
Blacklist Week - BTR is getting a jump on Banned Books Week by discussing our favorite books that have been challenged or banned either in the United States or abroad. Our picks include 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', 'The Catcher in the Rye', and more.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane begin by taking a look at an AskMen piece called “Confronting Male Stereotypes.” Then, the pair talks the importance of a #SelfieClass that is taught at the University of Southern California. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion about Hollywood’s sexism problem. The hosts analyze a BuzzFeed piece that brings to light an ugly encounter with actor Paul Johansson, which opens up the conversation on broader issues.
This small West Village tapas restaurant successfully brings a taste of Spain to New York City. With a menu full of small plate dishes and delicious sangria, as well as a cozy atmosphere, Las Ramblas is cool spot, if a bit pricey.
This week, DJs Molly and Dane talk about awkward situations and how to survive them. They also discuss stay at home moms, feminism, and what not to do on a first date.
Are you excited or bored when you hear of the next comic book to screen release? BTR breaks down the superhero comic book movie trend currently popular in Hollywood.
BTR took its talents to the biannual foodie haven that is the Mad. Sq. Eats pop-up here in NYC where we tasted everything from beer to ice cream sandwiches to tuna hand rolls.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane begin by discussing FOMO and how it pertains to their personal romantic lives. Then, the pair chats about the new era of rom-coms in response to a Mic.com piece. The show wraps as the DJs are joined by DJ Samantha to discuss platonic friendships between men and women.
FOMO Week - For many of us, entertainment has become a major part of our lives, especially with the rise of online-streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu. Here's how we deal with the fear of missing out at it relates to entertainment and avoiding spoilers.
The What's My Starbucks Name? generator pokes fun at baristas misspelling names of customers. If you type in your name, it will give you a funny adaptation based off of real written mistakes.
FOMO Week - FOMO prevails in our daily lives. We miss out and it causes us to feel jealous, envious, or regretful. Alas, there are many ways to fight and get over the feeling.
In the spirit of FOMO Week, the BTR Editorial team discusses our favorite spots to grab a cup of joe both in and out of New York. From Manhattan to Brooklyn and Massachusetts to Germany, we've included the places we love most.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane delve into the recent news surrounding Bruce Jenner’s gender identity. Then, the pair discusses their own experiences in response to a piece about chatting with strangers in restaurants. The show wraps with a conversation about soft sexism.
This week, The Hash covers how to stay friends after paychecks diverge, five ways our friends influence us, and what we wish we knew about sex.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane weigh in on popular first date spots. Then, the pair analyzes a 'New York Times' article regarding adult males and using emoji. The show wraps with an in-depth analysis of nostalgia and Timehop.
Jimmy's Diner is a delicious hole in the wall brunch spot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Like most diners, the menu at Jimmy's Diner is chock full of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes that are available all day, including burgers, sandwiches, and fried platters.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss an important Mic.com article about things we shouldn't be teaching young boys about dating. Then, the pair analyzes an AskMen piece regarding dating red flags. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation about comments threads online, which Molly writes about this week.
When it comes to digital photo sharing, Instagram is the most popular app. With 300 million monthly users worldwide as of December 2014, it would seem Instagram has situated itself as the only photo-sharing app worth using. In addition, Instagram's new Layout offshoot provides strong competition to already established photo collage apps.
Monitoring Week - It is easy for people who use the internet to observe how websites’ comments sections can become toxic. In fact, the discussion of comments sections has become almost as pervasive as comments sections themselves. However, avoiding comments sections isn't the solution, more website moderation is.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane cover a new app called HUG in their Relationships in the Digital Age segment. Then, the pair discusses boundary-pushing comedy like Get Hard. The show wraps with an in-depth conversation on what it means to be a "scary feminist" in response to a Femsplain piece.
It's that time of year: Girl Scout cookies are back! Here are our favorites.
This week, The Hash covers 'Fashion Police,' 'Looking,' and 'The Last Man on Earth.'
The Editorial Staff picks their favorite bars around the globe.
This week, The Hash covers dating, sexism, and pick up lines.
BTR staffers pick their favorite bars worldwide.
This week, The Hash covers 'The Odd Couple' and outdated stereotypes.
This week, The Hash covers secrecy vs. privacy, meddling, and Curt Schilling.
PHOTOBLOG: New York's puppy population is rockin' outerwear this winter.
This week, The Hash covers "I'm fine," selfies, and pplkpr.
Dish + Drink asks the Editorial Staff how they feel about spicy food and roller coasters.
This week, The Hash does a special Valentine's Day show.
BTR staffers weigh in on ‘Trivia Crack’ and whether it’s 2015’s follow-up to ‘Candy Crush’.
Outlier Week - Netflix is no longer the only service providing online-only original content.
This week, The Hash covers The League, rape culture, and domestic violence.
Disruptive Week - Conversation bias is instilled within men and women from an early age.
This week, The Hash covers Invisible Boyfriend, friendships, and a project at the Sundance Film Festival.
This week, The Hash covers cheating, vocal fry, and manspreaders.
Millennials Week - Beloved ‘90s TV and movies get new life for new audiences.
This week, The Hash covers feminist films and women-only transit in Nepal.
Inspired Week - Fans of TV, movies, and books don't always simply consume media--sometimes they inspire it.
This week, The Hash covers friendships, hopeless romanticism vs. cynicism, and what to read.
PHOTOBLOG: BTR gets a dose of winter from snoozy cats to snowy mountain tops.
This week, The Hash covers what it means to be sexy, bad relationship trends, and dating an actor.

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