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Rising in polls and troubling the establishment, Donald Trump moves forward

(07/16/15 5:00am)

Donald Trump’s rapid advancement in national polls has pundits and voters wondering whether the business magnate’s campaign for president can galvanize Republican voters, or whether his short-term burst of popularity will fade.In a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released on Tuesday, Trump, 69, led the crowded pack of Republican candidates for president with support from 17 percent of those surveyed.

TV critic Alan Sepinwall talks Game of Thrones and diversity in TV

(06/18/15 5:10am)

1996 College graduate Alan Sepinwall definitely watches more TV than you. As a TV critic for, he watches dozens of shows each week “at a minimum.” This former 34th Street managing editor spoke with the Daily Pennsylvanian on Tuesday about that shocking Game of Thrones season finale, the growth of weekly TV recaps and shows he really doesn’t like.Weekly episode recaps — which Sepinwall helped popularize — were not always the preferred format of TV recaps.“It started online,” Sepinwall said.He began blogging about TV while at Penn, sometimes surreptitiously completing recaps of his favorite show, NYPD Blue, during an all-night editing session at the Daily Pennsylvanian office.“I had kind of fallen for NYPD Blue in my sophomore year,” he said.Once Penn students were first given emails, he began meeting other NYPD Blue fans online, encouraging him to eventually set up his own blog. At The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.