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Archive for: March, 2017

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...

Alright, 2017, we need to have a talk. You are turning me into the Oprah of 5-Star book reviews. Four 5-Star reviews in less than three months is too many. I’m not sure if this year is just a magical book year, or if January and February are great months and I’m bound to be disappointed for the remaining 10 months of...

The American coffee shop has evolved over the years to embody an image we millennials would call “hipster,” but in the evolutionary process of adding vintage furniture, local artwork, indie rock playing softly in the background and baristas required to have a minimum of three tattoos, I think the true purpose of...

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Eating disorders affect all races, genders and ethnic groups. | Justin Tijerna/The Cougar In 62 minutes you could catch up on your favorite TV show, take a nap during your boring lecture or give your resume its much needed update.  But every 62 minutes, at least one person will die from an eating disorder. In the U.S....