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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Revenge Porn and Rob Kardashian

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…

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Neo-feminism?: Wonder Woman Movie Review

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…

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Does Rihanna Deserve the Video Vanguard Award?

Earlier this week, MTV announced that Rihanna would be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 Video Music Awards. The award is considered the premier honor of the night, in which the artist is expected to perform an epic medley and give a heartfelt speech upon receiving the award. Naturally, Rihanna’s…

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Girl Powered Summer Blockbusters – Get Used to It

There is nothing quite like going to a see a summer blockbuster. The experience takes me back to the times I would walk to the downtown theater with my dad in elementary school or as a preteen meeting up with a gaggle of my classmates. The summer movie-going experience is unexplainably special; the air feels…

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Serial Dating Hate Explained

June 1, 2016, media outlets received word that the 15 month relationship between Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris had ended. June 14, 2016, Taylor Swift was photographed with Tom Hiddleston, her new boyfriend, nestled on a beach. The photos featured the two kissing with their limbs intertwined. Since then Tom and Taylor— or HiddleSwift, if…

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Why the World Needs Girl Groups

Some time last week I was chatting with a friend in my room, my Spotify at medium volume in the background. Little Mix’s “Black Magic” then began to play causing my friend to look up from her coffee. “Who’s this?” “Little Mix!” I replied with a slight hair flip, proud to introduce my friend to…

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