The Commercialization and Aestheticization of the “Sad Girl”

She lives alone. Her torso dangles out of her window over her fire escape, taking long drawls of her cigarette. Her apartment is small, but the minimalism is encompassed with dying flowers and classic novels. Lana del Rey spins on vinyl as she runs her hands over the neatly spaced lines of poetry inked on […]

It’s Time for the Oscars!

The Oscars, or the Academy Awards, is a ceremony that annually recognizes achievements in filmmaking and acting. Since 1929, the ceremony has rewarded work in twenty-four categories. Only members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are able to nominate and vote for the candidates, leading to controversy over the ethicality and bias […]

Why Does Everyone Hate Rory Gilmore?

What is Gilmore Girls?             Debuting October 5th, 2000, Gilmore Girls lasted seven years and seven seasons, in which it detailed the life of Lorelai Gilmore, a quirky and independent single mother, her daughter Rory, a quiet and studious teenager who dreamt of attending Harvard, and her mother Emily, a slightly controlling and high-strung woman […]

The Problem with Escapism: Social Media and Shifting

In the height of the pandemic, in the isolation and boredom of online school and FaceTime calls, many turned to the internet to renew a sense of comfort and belonging they’d been missing from outside. And through this, in certain corners of the internet, people started claiming they had lived in a fictional universe for […]

The Importance of New Movie – Shang-Chi

Marvel Studios has been “experimenting” with representation in its movies in the pastfew years. We saw Captain Marvel with the MCU’s first female-led movie, then Black Pantherwith their first black-led movie, and now Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hosts their first Asian American superhero as the lead in his own movie. Not […]

Fast Fashion & Social Media Are Changing Fashion Industry

The rise and fall of trendy items is nothing new, but the speed at which we discard trends has never been so fast. Have you ever bought a piece of clothing because it was trendy online and cheap only to find it ugly a week later? It seems harder than ever to be ahead of […]