The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines “sonder” as “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.” The podcast Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People, aka Beautiful/Anonymous, captures this feeling well. The premise of the show is that the host, comedian Chris Gethard, takes a call from a […]
Looking back, the songs that held the most meaning for me were tied to phases of my life.
Let’s get one thing straight: Lolita is not actually a love story.
My relationship with social media is presented in a series of paradoxes. I am socially anxious in general and find that I care way too much of what people think of me.
Artists with the ability and desire to rapidly create hit songs like it’s nothing deserve to be commended, but for many others, the creative process takes time and thought.
If you’re reading this and feel like you haven’t found your place on campus, I assure you there is something here for you.
If there’s one thing that’s for certain amid all the ambivalence, I’m undoubtedly appreciative that I am granted options in my day-to-day comings and goings, have endless selections at my disposal and am given the power of choice in spite of the circumstances.
I've always been obsessed with female dissidents. In the annals of literature and pop culture, these women were my heroines — Joan of Arc, Jo March, Anna Karenina, Mulan, Offred.
Sometimes the music is mild, like I have a metronome inside my head and my footsteps are the beat, or my hands typing on the keyboard strings together a harmony with the sounds of chatter from bystanders.
To be young, gifted and black; oh what a lovely, precious dream. Nina Simone’s tribute to the late playwright Lorraine Hansberry in the opening stanza of her song “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” has been echoed in the music of acclaimed artists such as Aretha Franklin and Rapsody, but the sentiment itself has had […]