Shape of Abuse

You know, The Grammy’s almost had me fooled. As I watched my favorite musicians smile and wave upon entry, white #TimesUp roses in tow, I thought this awards ceremony would be a solid progression in keeping the movement relevant, giving the collective statement against sexual abuse the respect it deserves. Red carpet interviews were directed…

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The Politics of White Guys With Guitars

Hi, nice to meet you. I recently got engaged. Oh, that’s nice. Did I mention I’m engaged? Somehow that statement is equally exciting and nerve-wracking every time I say it. About two weeks ago, my boyfriend of over five years proposed at a downtown park in my city. I haven’t stopped smiling since. Between looking down…

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Gaga: Five Foot Two

A Netflix documentary on the life of Lady Gaga seems so right, don’t you think? Netflix has successfully branded their original projects with a no-holds-barred sort of flare, so the news Gaga: Five Foot Two would premiere September 22nd on the streaming service delighted fans. The documentary promised to show a side of the star we had never…

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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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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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We Built Sandcastles

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…

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Who’s Worse?

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…

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