It’s a question virtually all of us will have been stumped by at some point in our lives: what is love? Though of course our answers vary across the board, culturally speaking love is something that for centuries has been understood as a bond or connection solely between two people. Most of us have accepted this definition as fully encompassing what love entails. But can something as vast as love really be reserved for only two people at a time?Read more "The Culture of Love: How Polyamory Challenges What We Know About Intimacy"
Preface (Just So Y’all Know What Up, What’s Haapnin’): This will contain big spoilers for some big names on the bestsellers list. You have been warned. Hey boys, girls and nonbinary pearls. I have some thoughts about gender in fiction. To preface this post, make no mistake or prejudgment about my character; I am not […]Read more "Boys Will Be Murderers: How Women Fiction Writers Are Complicit In Patriarchy"
As humans, we’re needy as hell; we crave attention. It doesn’t matter whether we are at our very worst or our utmost best, we long for eyes on us, to validate our experiences. We’re like emotion addicts, always scratching ourselves, eager for the next fix. Each of us has the intrinsic desire to be seen, […]Read more "I Have Friends…On TV: Media and the Power of Relatability"
Hey folks. I recently watched the Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay film ‘Room’ in theatres, and it really affected me. Usually I would write some goofy, long-winded post about how much I loved it and make all these jokes blah blah blah but I have little capacity for humor after watching this film. I’ll try […]Read more "The Underlying Horror of “Room”"
Hey hi hello yo what’s up? My oh me oh… Ahem. *coughs out Azealia Banks voice* Hey, how y’all doing? Hopefully better than the characters in this freaking movie, I’ll tell you that much. YASSSS NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL AF NOTHING COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG OUT HEREEE. So I watched The Witch, the […]Read more "This Ain’t No Good Witch: Race and Gender in Roger Egger’s “The Witch”"
What’s up? I’m back, like acne. Back like a burner. Back like baby ribs. Back like Beyoncé is with her new, unrestricted, revolutionary visual pop album LEMONADE. If you look closely at her braids you can see the think pieces already. Can we just discuss for a moment that glory… BeeHive, it’s been quite a […]Read more "Okay Ladies, Now Let’s Talk Fomentation: Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah and The Power of Late-Night TV"
I’M BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH A BLOG POST. It’s been so long… For Blog 2, I listened to the entirety of Orson Welles’ controversial War of the Worlds radio broadcast and I have to say, this is hilarious. HILARIOUS! Terrible, but hilarious. Can you imagine how it must have felt being in front of […]Read more "Blog Post #5 (Week 6) Orson “Oh Well”es"