Underrated Music Videos That Cleared My Acne in 2017

Have you ever been so blessed by a music video that it payed off your student loans, boosted your credit score and cleared your acne? Music videos are an often overlooked form of entertainment, but — when done right– have the capacity to elevate songs to their full artistic potential. This year, I have gotten…

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IT Movie Review

The following article contains It (2017) spoilers. I felt like I waited my whole life to see Andrés Muschetti’s 2017 adaption of Stephen King’s legendary It. When the trailer surfaced earlier in the year, the anticipation to relive this childhood nightmare burned inside of me until I sat in the theater Saturday night. Finally, finally this integral part of…

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AHS: Trigger Warning

The following article contains American Horror Story: Cult spoilers. I think Ryan Murphy misses Scream Queens. Because what I saw Tuesday night– demonic, horny clowns terrorizing Sarah Paulson, a deranged and racist Evan Peters peeing into a condom, Chaz Bono wearing a MAGA red cap– was hilarious. The season seven premiere of American Horror Story: Cult was met with plenty…

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STOP the Reboots

Have you ever had that friend– the one who wants to relive that one night every single time you’re together? You had an awesome night out once, complete with happenstance hilarities and giggly coincidences. It was the perfect storm of a good night. So perfect that your friend relentlessly tries to duplicate it. You go to the…

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WTF is ASMR?

I must share my newest guilty pleasure. Picture this: It’s late at night and everyone at home is in bed. I have the covers up to my nose and I’m clutching my iPhone, squinting in its bright light. I set the video volume at its lowest notch, keeping what I’m watching a nearly silent secret. I typically…

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Look What You Made Me Do

Let’s talk about Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” music video.   The video for Swift’s lead single off her upcoming album Reputation is smashing everywhere. What many consider the return of their favorite pop star, Reputation is supposed to be as much a reinvention as it is a response to her recent media backlash. “Look What…

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31 College Majors as Britney Spears Songs

Summer is officially coming to a close. Though that news once brought me sadness, moving back to school for a new semester is nothing but good news. To celebrate the kick-off of my junior year and all the analytical essays I will no doubt have to suffer through, I figured I could shake up my…

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Child Stars & Feminism in Annabelle: Creation

The following article contains Annabelle: Creation (2017) spoilers. Annabelle: Creation is the fourth installment in James Wan’s The Conjuring cinematic universe. This film, of course, has James Wan written all over it– everything from the skillful dolly shots to spooky background attention-getters. Annabelle: Creation follows the famous Wan formula meticulously, which is why many claim this film is the weakest in the…

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The Media Spiral & How It Got Us Here

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…

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Summer Vacation As Explained By The Movies

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…

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