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The 10 Best Albums of 2020

The 10 Best Albums of 2020
December 23, 2020

2020 has been a rough year in basically every conceivable way and the music industry has been no exception to this. Quarantines worldwide have kept musicians from being able to perform, causing many indie...

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight: An Interesting Look into Polish Horror.

The movies original Polish poster. (Akson Studio)
December 20, 2020

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight is a Polish horror movie that was released publicly in Poland in the spring and came to American Netflix on October 28 in time for Halloween. I ended up watching this...

Grande’s ‘positions’ Is Fun, But Nothing Groundbreaking

Ariana Grande’s positions was released on October 30.
December 11, 2020

Expectations were high for Ariana Grande’s sixth studio album. This latest release follows the three most successful years of Grande’s career: two No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Hot 200, four No. 1...

Is The West Wing Still Relevant to American Politics?

Is The West Wing Still Relevant to American Politics?
November 3, 2020

On October 15, just a few weeks before election day, HBO Max released “A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote,” the latest television reunion and celebrity PSA about the importance of voting....

The Golden Girls’ Positive Take on Older Women and their Sexuality

Estelle Getty, Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White, the 4 main characters of The Golden Girls.
November 1, 2020

The Golden Girls is a widely beloved sitcom from the late 80s and early 90s. There always seems to be a constant stream of reruns, and it has managed to remain pretty relevant in pop culture. Its comedy,...

“Emily In Paris” Was Awful. I Loved it.

Mindy (Ashley Park) and Emily (Lily Collins) in Paris. Mindy was one of the redeeming characters of the show.
November 1, 2020

In the beginning of October, Netflix released the 10 episode show, Emily In Paris. It immediately became the internet’s favorite hate-watch. It seems that everything — the fashion, the characters,...

The Foreword Book Club: Aseroe by Francois Dominique

October 19, 2020

The Foreword Book Club is back! The first reading recommendation of the year is a fresh and offbeat novel as atypical as the circumstances of today, perfect for those looking for an immersive escape. Dominique’s...

Mulan in 2020: Worth a Watch?

October 19, 2020

The new version of the beloved 1998 animated film Mulan was released on Disney+ last month, for a $30 fee. With a $200 million budget, the film has been widely anticipated, even as the chances of seeing...

‘folklore’, Ranked: a Careful Dissection of Each Track on Taylor Swift’s Soft New Record

A scene from Taylor Swift's
September 17, 2020

While promoting her seventh studio album Lover in the summer of 2019, Taylor Swift told British Vogue, “I sort of equate my twenties with walking into a costume shop and trying on all these different...

7 Albums to Listen to During Quarantine

June 19, 2020

During this time where we are stuck in our houses 24/7, it’s important to do things that bring you joy and can help take you out of that depressive slog that many of us are feeling. One way I have done...

“Miss Americana” Shows Taylor Swift’s Human Side

Taylor Swift and Lana Wilson at the premier of Miss Americana at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23 //
March 12, 2020

  On January 23, Lana Wilson’s film about Taylor Swift, Miss Americana, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The next week, it was released on Netflix, bringing it to a massive audience of...

Parasite: A Class-Conscious Masterpiece

Parasite: A Class-Conscious Masterpiece
January 29, 2020

Parasite is an extremely unique experience with the beginning of the movie carrying a relatively funny, lighthearted tone, but as the movie progresses, you start to get stressed. The movie is very good...

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