The Only Thing I Care About Is Harvard Square’s Milk Bar

There is a genre of online content known as “oddly satisfying videos.” These are the weird clips of disembodied hands doing strange activities that clog your discover page on any given social media platform. For most of these, I believe the word “oddly” applies to the word “satisfying” in that I am utterly mystified as…

Christmas Items at Target: A Review

There are very few purely, truly, unambiguously one hundred percent Good things in this world. It is the nature of living. But there are fully good things to be found. That picture of Orlando Bloom delightedly bicycling with a small dog in a makeshift Babybjörn, for instance. Or the cinematic masterpiece Zendaya is Meechee. Three…

Thoughts on “Ghostbusters,” the Loathed Remake

There is a moment in the new Ghostbusters movie where Kristen Wiig’s character, Erin, mistakenly reads aloud an online comment that says, “Ain’t no bitches gonna hunt no ghosts.” It’s a funny line that is made poignant with added context. Since the film’s announcement, this remake, its cast members, and its director (Paul Feig) have…

Believe the “Hamilton” Hype

  Even if you’ve never had an interest or taste for musical theater and have found long-running, popular musicals such as Les Miserables or the Phantom of the Opera to be dreadful, there is still a high chance you might enjoy Hamilton. The musical, which is quickly making its composer and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, a…

The End of an Era: “The Hunger Games”

“Why do you like The Hunger Games so much?” It’s a question I’ve gotten multiple times, as well as the one asking why I’m emotional about it ending, and I’ve never fully known how to answer. My generation was the the age of Potterheads, filled with those who clutched to the large volumes of Harry…

Movie Review: The Martian

What would you do if you got stuck on Mars? The movie The Martian is based on the book by Andy Weir. The time is somewhere in the near present and space travel is common. This is the story of astronaut Mark Watney, who is left behind and presumed dead after a manned mission is…

This Season’s Amazing Race Rundown

Warning: This includes spoilers from the first three legs of the race.  I have to say that The Amazing Race (my previous articles can be found here and here) is probably one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I started watching it when I was in eighth grade when my aunt was living…

“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…

Book Review: A Work in Progress

Lately, a lot of YouTubers have been writing books. (Click here for my Atlas Online article about YouTubers branching out.) While I had heard of a ton of YouTubers coming out with books, I never bought one because none of the YouTubers who had released books were YouTubers I really followed closely. When Connor Franta…