Harry and I

I recently had a conversation with someone about Harry Styles being my “celebrity crush.”  “Is that your little celebrity crush?” he asked, dismissive and pompous as ever (the implication being that if Harry Styles were “my little celebrity crush,” it would be out of pure virginal giddiness, a reflexive response to his irresistible charm, ratherContinue reading “Harry and I”

My Winterland

Originally built in 1928, the Winterland was first and foremost an ice skating rink. In the 1940s, the rink began showcasing professional ice skaters, and eventually held jazz concerts to entertain the good people of San Francisco’s historic Fillmore District. This continued until 1966, when famed impresario Bill Graham took over the venue and transformedContinue reading “My Winterland”

Marry Meta

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing and expecting different results. And that’s how I felt watching Marry Me for the second time – insane.  Marry Me tells the story of a dejected pop star, Kat Valdez (JLo), who finds out her fiance (Maluma) has cheated on herContinue reading “Marry Meta”

On Sacramento

I’m a Sacramentan. Actually, I’m technically not even a Sacramentan, but a Folsomite (Folsomer? Folsomess?), having grown up in a smaller suburb 20 miles northeast of the city proper, known principally for the prison once visited and sung about by Johnny Cash (a fitting representation, if you ask me). Upon hearing the news of JoanContinue reading “On Sacramento”

Alone Together Review

Alone Together by Sherry Turkle is a 2011 analysis of how technology has transformed the way people react with one another on an individual level. Despite being published a decade ago, the book is chock full of observations and takeaways relevant to the present day. Turkle’s early concerns with the impacts of overwhelming technological stimulationContinue reading “Alone Together Review”

The Jonas Brothers: Then and Now

The Jonas Brothers were an integral part of my identity growing up. On my first day of fifth grade, I wore an “I Heart Joe” pink t-shirt to declare my undying love for my favorite Jonas whose wispy 2008 hair made me swoon. I was known as “the girl obsessed with the Jonas Brothers” inContinue reading “The Jonas Brothers: Then and Now”

How Boulder Made Me Bolder

After a rough, confusing, lonely, and excessively hot summer in LA, I decided I needed an escape. I booked a ticket for Boulder, Colorado, opting for the American Mecca for modern day hippies over my shoebox sized apartment with rampant issues with horseflies and screams from an unidentifiable neighbor. If I could live alone inContinue reading “How Boulder Made Me Bolder”

Jesus Christ in True Detective

As I’ve said many times before: It’s no secret–I love Matthew McConaughey. Upon watching the first season of True Detective, I came to admire McConaughey’s acting chops even more than I previously had. His descent into the nuanced pessimism of Rustin Cohle was truly awe-inspiring. After finishing the season, I began researching more about theContinue reading “Jesus Christ in True Detective”

Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” Review

Ever since May 21, 2021, nearly all of my friends have raved about the same thing–SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo. Initially, I was skeptical–could an album by a 17 year old Disney star really be that good? However, a few weeks after the fact (and after hearing a catchy bit of the single “good 4 u”Continue reading “Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” Review”

The Misguided Nature of Modern Self Care

I once had a friend ask me a piece of advice often administered that I believed was actually bad advice; I quickly responded, “self care.” Although I had reason for this belief, I had a hard time articulating and understanding why I thought this, despite my conviction. Why would taking care of yourself be badContinue reading “The Misguided Nature of Modern Self Care”