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Archive for: March, 2017

“Thrifting” To be brief, there is a clearly defined case for buying second hand, especially clothing. I don’t plan on doing an exposition on the fast fashion industry. In short, buying a lot of cheap new things is not good for the environment (nor is it good for us). Clothing, which is usually something we replace often...

Nine times out of ten, when I finish a book I write the review immediately. I find that while the book is still fresh in my mind it’s easiest to put my thoughts into words. For the first time in my 7 months as a book blogger, I have spent days trying to decide how to rate “Wayfarer.” I just couldn’t put my finger...

  The second annual Houston Latino Film Festival will be held March 23 to March 26 at Talento Bilingue de Houston theater located in the East End of the city as well as the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the U.S. will be screened at the three-day long event. Badges...

Review When the final Harry Potter book was released in 2007, I vividly remember borrowing $20 from my dad so that I could wait in line at midnight to purchase it. The entire drive home, I found myself hoping I would hit a red light so that I could pick up the book and begin reading it. As soon as I stepped out of my...

From the years of 2008 to 2010, Kanye West released two seemingly opposite albums, “808’s & Heartbreak” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Both projects use relationships as the thesis, but deal with them completely differently sonically and structurally. Upon release, 808’s was not commercially acclaimed by his...

As a society, we seem to have this idea that feminists, or let me rephrase this—“real feminists”—have to reject all social constructs of feminine beauty. By this I mostly mean that any good feminist shouldn’t wear makeup, or trendy clothes or be bothered to shave. But the concept that a woman has to look, dress, act...

“Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking....

Why even bother? As someone who used to be thoroughly unconcerned with environmental issues, I can attest to the fact that it’s exceedingly easy to disregard small choices that concern our environment. It’s become a common trope—the white girl who wants to save the world but smokes weed instead, and stands tall on her...

“SLIDE” Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos A seemingly odd paring of musical dynamics, “SLIDE” features the best parts of Harris, Ocean, and Migos. They work together is a totally unexpected way that, frankly, sounds like straight up magic. “LOVE” Lana Del Rey The Queen of the smoky crooning is back and her voice is almost...

The Exhibit The Dogon people — a culture living along the steep and rocky Bandiagara escarpment in present-day Mali — have crafted art for centuries. Recently, the Menil Collection is displaying an exhibition showcasing a variety of subject matter, techniques and materials. A beautifully curated exhibit, “ReCollecting...