Picture an elementary-level drawing of a tornado. Anyone with a pen could accurately begin with wide loops or squiggles at the top, decreasing in size until it reaches a slim base. If you've ever witnessed tornado footage, or perhaps the way the toilet flushes, you can understand a spiral continuously winds until it reaches a … Continue reading The Media Spiral & How It Got Us Here
Over the history of film, people have found excitement in movies that take them places. Often we enter the theater and go on epic voyages, fall in love, conquer evil and live the lives we only dream of. The appeal of film is its ability to expose audiences to stories untold, exploring the worlds of … Continue reading Summer Vacation As Explained By The Movies
The following article contains To the Bone (2017) spoilers. When I first saw the trailer for To the Bone (2017), I mistook the film for an upcoming Netflix original series. As the trailer portrayed the story of a young woman's battle with an eating disorder, I was immediately disappointed in Netflix. Surely they weren't going to make the … Continue reading Just Eat: To the Bone Movie Review
One evening around 2009 or 2010, I was piddling around on my Dell Ispiron like any other middle schooler my age. I basically had to teach myself internet safety, often fast-clicking out of phishing websites and discovering the seedier parts of the internet upon accident. A site my friends and I loved at the time … Continue reading Revenge Porn and Rob Kardashian
There's plenty happening on the Carter-Knowles home front. No one knows completely for sure, but it is essentially confirmed that Beyoncé gave birth to her twins very recently. While the birth of the near-royalty twins is exciting news, the media seems to have all eyes on Jay-Z, who recently released his newest album, 4:44. The reviews for the … Continue reading We Built Sandcastles
Hatfields and McCoys. Capulets and Montagues. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Throughout history, our society has held dear a good feud. A classic catfight usually consists of two parties, each at odds over words, actions and, more often than not, hearsay. Increasingly, modern media rejoices when celebrities, particularly female ones, throw shade in the direction … Continue reading Who’s Worse?
I like to consider YouTube like an old friend. Reliable and constant, I have always been able to fall back on YouTube at any time of the day for a few minutes away. The site holds a special place in my little millennial heart, because I grew up having YouTube in my life. I recall … Continue reading A Weird Time for YouTube
The following article contains spoilers from Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman (2017). With it's immaculate Rotten Tomatoes score and mega hype on the box office front, I figured it would be foolish not to go see DC's new Wonder Woman. And I must say, it met every one of my expectations. On Saturday I had a movie viewing … Continue reading Neo-feminism?: Wonder Woman Movie Review
Today is my 20th birthday! That feels bizarre to type and even more bizarre to admit to myself. When I was younger, up until like four years ago, I would hear about my favorite celebrities turning 20 and think to myself "I'll never be that old". 20 seemed so fresh and luxe. If you were 20 … Continue reading Turning 20
The following blog post contains 13 Reasons Why spoilers. Typically I allow hype for streaming series to die down before I divulge into them. And to say there was hype surrounding 13 Reasons Why would be a massive understatement. I honestly couldn't open an app without some sort of review or spoiler popping up. I never read the novel, … Continue reading What If Hannah Baker Had Been a Slut?