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Under the Influence: When A Landslide Brought Me Down

Lately, everything’s been feeling a bit like a landslide. It gradually starts with just a bit of instability, picks up speed when it finds like-minded volatile objects, and suddenly, with the solidarity of a thousand moving parts all determined to fall, it comes crashing down. Sometimes I can’t tell if I am one of the … Continue reading Under the Influence: When A Landslide Brought Me Down

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Girl Crush: Obsessing Over Kilo Kish, and Looking Ahead to Vince Staples

Kilo Kish, sitting poolside at her apartment complex in LA on a token sunny day in California this winter, picks up the phone to speak to me. I then proceed spend over a minute gushing over how much I love her and her debut album, Reflections in Real Time, before actually asking any questions. She … Continue reading Girl Crush: Obsessing Over Kilo Kish, and Looking Ahead to Vince Staples

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An Appreciation of ‘Community’: The Television Show That Loves Movies

I like my movies dark, but my television with some levity. Maybe it’s because the impact of well-constructed dark movies, while finite within their time allotment, will linger in my mind well past the end credits. This is why many of my television obsessions (sans a few exceptions) are mainly comedies: I use shows like … Continue reading An Appreciation of ‘Community’: The Television Show That Loves Movies

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‘Albendrot’ Is Like a Cup of Tea: An Interview with Tanner Jones of You Blew It!

[Photo by Kayla Surico] I arrive to The Vera Project on February 15th, happy to get out of the rain, and holding a box of tea and a bottle of honey in my hands. Not my usual concert essentials. You Blew It!’s tour manager meets me at the door and proceeds to introduce me to … Continue reading ‘Albendrot’ Is Like a Cup of Tea: An Interview with Tanner Jones of You Blew It!