Vampire Weekend is evergreen and so is Ezra Koenig’s Twitter

I do not love many things. This can largely be blamed on the fact that I am a cynical monster, subsisting on a diet of negativity and sadness, pessimistically roaming through life, crushing earnest appreciation in my wake. Or something. However, when I love, I love HARD. One of the subjects of my pure adoration…

Your Guide to the 2018 National Book Award Nominees

I am a sucker for a must-read book list. A hundred-books-to-read-in-a-lifetime list? Sold. A ranking of thirty literary fiction books you just have to read before you turn thirty? You’ve got my attention. If someone just rattled off a bunch of those recently-published books that are actually just Wattpad fanfiction in a light disguise under the heading “You Have To Read These,” there’s a 75 percent chance I’d at least consider adding them to my to-read list.

Easy Ways to Keep Up with the News

There was probably a time when keeping up with the news was easy. Back in the good ol’ days, when people read the Sunday paper and there was about as much space devoted to the Big Game as to politics as a concept.

Theatre as a Safe Space

It’s 2016 and news is traveling incredibly fast. In the wake of the presidential election, it’s hard to keep track of every political issue or scandal being buzzed about by the media. But, there’s one news story that has definitely kept my attention. A few weeks ago, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended a performance of…

Life After Vine

By now, you’ve probably heard the news. On October 27, Vine announced that they would soon be discontinuing their mobile app. Twitter, Vine’s current owner, has evidently decided that the app is no longer economically viable. For the social-media-savvy, this announcement was shocking. Though most people were not as active on Vine as they may…

“The Perfect Dictatorship:” Finding Truth in the Media

On September 26, 2014, 43 students disappeared in Ayotzinapa, México. A year later, there is still no definite answer as to what happened to these students. An investigation and report was released recently, which stated that the students were murdered by the violent group Guerreros Unidos. Yet, the parents of the missing students refuse to…

Venezuelan Students Speak

On Saturday, May 30th, the leader of the party Voluntad Popular (VP), Freddy Guevara, shaved his head as a gesture of opposition to Nicolás Maduro’s government in Venezuela. This gesture was also in solidarity to Daniel Ceballos, ex-mayor of San Cristobal, who is also among the leaders of the opposition and was recently transferred to…

Matt Damon Hijacks ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Over the past few years, Jimmy Kimmel has concluded his talk show by apologizing to Matt Damon, not having enough time in his show to have him for an interview — apparently ever. Kimmel, who is familiar with pranking Boston actors — his ongoing prank war with John Krasinski in particular — was kidnapped by Damon on…