Behind the Blindfold

Love at first sight? It’s an elusive romantic ideal that has lived on for generations. The Daily Trojan set up two writers on a blind date, and what they found was not what they expected.

Column: Valentine’s, Undefined

Josh had a weekly radio show and was part of a touring improv troupe. I had his name saved in my phone with the octopus emoji. When I think of him, I often picture him telling me he knew how to do a gun trick straight out of an old Western film. I cringed at […]

Binge-watching detracts from TV-viewing experience

Valentine’s Day and the long weekend for President’s Day made last weekend perfect for bingeing. No, I don’t mean the type of bingeing where you drown your loneliness and sorrow in a box of chocolate; I mean binge-watching “House of Cards.” The highly-anticipated second season of the political drama premiered in its entirety on Netflix […]

Romantic new releases face box office struggle

With the most romantic day of the year falling on Friday, this weekend’s three new releases are, unsurprisingly, romances. About Last Night, starring Kevin Hart, will most likely come out on top as the only comedy. The star-studded Winter’s Tale, helmed by Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, may not be a big draw due to […]

Cooking with chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Well, here I am, a single girl on Valentine’s Day. Am I bothered by this fact? Not a bit. Being single is awesome when you’re in a relationship with your kitchen; your heart only becomes broken when you run out of your favorite extra virgin olive oil from Ravece Rotondela, Italy. To be truthful, I […]

A cookie a day keeps your heart in place

Thank goodness Friday has arrived – treat yourself to something sugary. You  deserve it. I am an advocate of sweets; whether that includes ice cream, cupcakes, soufflés, pudding, fruit, macarons or cookies, I believe that everyone should allow himself or herself to have dessert. It’s the beginning of the year, so like myself, many people […]

President’s Day weekend boasts multiple movie options

Though Valentine’s Day was this week, Cupid apparently came early, showering lots of love for Identity Thief this past weekend. The comedy managed to steal $34.5 million, earning more than Melissa McCarthy’s Bridesmaids ($26.2 million) and Jason Bateman’s Horrible Bosses ($28.3 million). This feat was especially impressive considering that the storm Nemo essentially shut down […]

Cupid’s Shuffle

Whether you’re with your friends, on date, or hanging out on your own, this soundtrack can help you get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day.