(Photo from Wikipedia Commons) The Handmaid’s Tale, originally a novel written by Margaret Atwood in 1985, has been turned into a television series on Hulu. The premise is simple, yet terrifying. In a dystopian future, the majority of the female population has become sterile due to pollution and sexually transmitted diseases. In an effort to … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: Is This Our Future?
(Photo via Facebook) “While I was studying abroad, I went to this wall in Prague where people can write things on it, and I thought it’d be funny to write ‘Prom King, 2010’ on it since I was being an obnoxious American, and was actually chosen as my high school’s prom king back in 2010. … Continue reading With Prom King, 2010, Seattle University’s Christopher Schaap is Destined for Greatness
(Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment) Disclaimer: This entry contains spoilers for “Wonder Woman.” Last February, my English professor asked our class which characters in the media we consumed inspired the ideal of “hope.” Immediately my mind sprang to Superman. Or, at least, the character he used to embody. I’m sure you’ve seen or even … Continue reading Why We Need a Wonder Woman
(Photo via SPIN) From the dim depths of a Montreal apartment, there stands a source of tranquil melody known to the public as HOMESHAKE. Over the course of three full-length albums, HOMESHAKE’s sound has developed and matured into the pacifying haze of guitar, drums, synthesizer, vocals, and electronic decorations that combine into a unified and … Continue reading A Conversation with HOMESHAKE
There are few artists out there that capture my attention like Alex G. Please don’t look him up on YouTube; you’ll get a pop-cover sensation. Instead, lookup “(Sandy) Alex G” on Bandcamp or Spotify, and you’ll find an enormous arrangement of incredibly innovative recordings done by this Philly-raised songwriter, named Alex Giannascoli off-stage. The product … Continue reading It’s (Sandy) Alex G: Interviewing the Philadelphia Star
[Photo by Julia Olson] I didn't think this year’s Sasquatch was going to be good. There it is. It’s on the table, no sugar coating. I didn't think the lineup was great, and I personally knew quite a few people boycotting the festival. I just couldn't quite shake the shock of seeing Twenty One Pilots, … Continue reading Get Over Yourself and Enjoy This Beautiful Thing: A Review of Sasquatch 2017
Country music has always had a pretty rough reputation; that is, to most, it’s all about dogs dying, hunting, fishing, and tractors (…). The genre has its fair share of critics—myself included—because of the content that so many artists distribute to the world. But, with every cliché-driven song and album released by so many similar-sounding … Continue reading Big Day in a Big Town: Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham Ride into Tractor Tavern